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Jefferson and Orleans Parish Medical Societies are excited to announce the formation of a new unified and stronger organization to represent physicians and patients in our region - the Medical Association of Southeast Louisiana.

The two organizations have collaborated successfully in the past coordinating joint events, advocacy efforts, and most recently sponsoring ten COVID-19 Physician Update Calls to inform physicians in the region about diagnosis, testing, and treatment options for patients with COVID-19.

This collaboration, with input from physicians via survey and several focus groups, resulted in a decision by the respective boards and membership of both organizations to form the Medical Association of Southeast Louisiana in October, 2020.

During the focus groups, physicians indicated they wanted leaders of Jefferson & Orleans Parish Medical Societies to “build a better boat” – a new and improved organization to advocate for and serve physicians. In addition, the focus group physician participants shared the importance of needing a stronger, trusted voice in the community. They indicated the need for a unified voice on medical and public health matters, health equity, medical education and the physician workforce, health care access, financing and delivery, and physician autonomy and physician well-being.

The leaders of the parish medical societies were listening intently and have created an organizational structure which ensures an effective governance structure, and which encourages collaboration, leadership development and physician member engagement.

You are encouraged to get engaged in this new organization to ensure it represents your interests, your concerns and your challenges.

We want to help you be even more successful as you care for patients throughout Southeast Louisiana.

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MASELA’s mission is to unify and empower physicians in Southeast Louisiana to enhance medical care and the quality of life in our community.


MASELA’s vision is to create a medical practice environment which supports and encourages physicians’ professional satisfaction and well-being and enables them to provide accessible, equitable, and quality medical care.


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