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The Kentucky Medical Association is the professional service organization for physicians throughout the Commonwealth of Kentucky. It is the focal point for activities within the medical community. The Journal of the Kentucky Medical Association is published monthly for the Association’s physician members located throughout the commonwealth. The Journal features scientific articles, special articles about the Association and contemporary issues, as well as highlighting politics, legislation, socioeconomics, and news about medicine in Kentucky. Historical and philosophic articles of interest to the medical community are also occasionally featured. 

Beginning with the January 2010 issue, the Journal converted to an online-only format.  The new format will provide readers with access to the Journal in their homes, offices, or on their mobile phones.  It will also allow for links to additional content and related sites.

The Journal will continue to provide the original scientific articles and the regular features that have appeared in print, as well as the latest information on upcoming events and news related to the health care field.

Special Issues

Feature Articles

Each month, the Journal publishes original scientific articles written by physicians and other health care professionals. It is the primary medium for the dissemination of original medical manuscripts in the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

The Journal also publishes articles on such special topics as patient safety, clinical notes on cancer, medical history, politics, insurance, economics, and personalities in the medical community.


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  • Association news (new members, accomplishments of members, updates, obituaries)
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  • Book Reviews
  • Editorials
  • Letters to the Editor

Article Submission

Guidelines for Authors

To submit an article for consideration by the Journal, please contact:

Sharon Heckel
Phone: 502-426-6200
Fax: 502-426-6877

Subcription Information

Journal of the Kentucky Medical Association (ISSN 2155-661X) is published monthly by the Kentucky Medical Association, 4965 US Hwy 42, Suite 2000, Louisville, KY 40222, under the direction of the Board of Trustees.

Access to the Journal for KMA members is through the KMA website.  Subscribers will receive a PDF of each month's issue by e-mail or CD based on your preference.  When placing your order, please indicate your preferred method of delivery along with an accurate e-mail or mailing address.

Yearly Subscription Rates

  • $50 (USD)
  • Single issues $15 per PDF prepaid

Address Changes

Send address or e-mail changes to:

Journal of the Kentucky Medical Association
The KMA Building, 4965 US Hwy 42
Suite 2000, Louisville, KY 40222
Telephone: 502.426.6200
Fax: 502.426.6877

Copyright Information

Content may not be reprinted without permission of the Kentucky Medical Association. Reuse or redistribution of such content must provide proper attribution of the original source and authorship.

Additional Information

The Journal, its editors, and the Kentucky Medical Association do not assume responsibility for the opinions
and statements of its contributors and advertisers. The Journal reserves the right to make the final decision on all content and advertisements.

Claims for undelivered copies will not be honored beyond 6 months after the date of publication.

Stephen Z. Smith, MD

Managing Editor
Sharon A. Heckel

Assistant Editors
Garth M. Beache, MD
William J. Crump, MD
Bryan D. Murphy, MD
Patrick J. Murphy, Jr, MD
Mark Newstadt, MD
Richard M. Pokorny, MD
Christopher J. Schrodt, MD
Thomas M. Tu, MD

Executive Editor
Patrick T. Padgett

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