Mississippi Academy of Family Physicians


Lead the MAFP

Each member plays a vital role in the success of the MAFP. There are multiple opportunities with different commitment levels for you to be involved in with our Academy at either a state or national level. We encourage you to take a look and find where your talents can be utilized within the MAFP.

MAFP Board of Directors

MAFP Districts

MAFP Committees


Voting took place Tuesday, July 18, at the Annual Meeting’s Business Session. The following list of officers and directors was elected.

Katherine T. Patterson, MD, Indianola

David B. Wheat, MD, Clinton

Vice President
William M. Grantham, MD, Clinton

James W. Griffin, MD, New Augusta

Delegate to AAFP
Timothy J. Alford, MD, Kosciusko

Alternate Delegate to AAFP
John R. Mitchell, MD, Pontotoc

Director District 1
Paul M. Pavlov, MD, Biloxi

Director District 3
J. Lee Valentine, DO, Meridian

Director District 5
John P. Vanderloo, MD, Madison

Director District 7
T. Bruce Longest, MD, Bruce
Jason M. Waller, DO, Oxford

At Large Director
P. Brent Smith, MD, Cleveland

MAFP Foundation Board of Trustees
William R. Arnett, MD, Madison
Lakeisha R. Chism, MD, Verona

Board members are expected to attend meetings, and to take part in the decision-making process.  They are also required to exercise a reasonable degree of knowledge, skill and care in bringing their best judgment to the performance of their responsibilities.  It is the duty of the Board members to stay informed on the issues of the Mississippi Academy; to study the materials that are distributed to them; and to exercise sound judgment in arriving at decisions. At a meeting of the Board, it is important that Board members ask questions, express their thoughts, and receive ideas from other Board members to weigh pros and cons before reaching a decision.