About Us

Who We Are

We Are A Charitable Based Organization

Our Mission

The Medical Association of Jamaica is an organization of medical doctors committed to the enhancement of the professional and personal development of its members, thereby enabling them to contribute optimally to the health and well-being of society.

The Medical Association of Jamaica (MAJ) evolved from the British Medical Association (BMA) Jamaica Branch, which was constituted as the first overseas branch of the BMA in 1877.  After Independence in 1965, the MAJ was formed to replace that body and the membership has grown over the years to approximately 1,820 doctors.

Patient Advocacy

We advocate for patients rights and help them navigate the complicated healthcare system.

Educational Advancements

We strive to provide meaningful support and education so patients can take control of their health and make empowered decisions.

Industry Development

We keep you informed of the newest breakthroughs in medicine and the challenges faced in the medical community.

Who We Are

The Hub for Medical Associates in Jamaica

Being a charitable-based organization, the MAJ has donated and continues to contribute to many charities and institutions in need.  The MAJ also speaks on various national health issues and gives advice on how to improve the health and well-being of our society.

MAJ Symposium

Interested in discussing the latest innovations, advancements, and research in the medical field? Check out our premier event for medical professionals and healthcare providers.

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MAJ Executive Members

Get to know the people behind MAJ and learn how they work together to make our organization successful.

Leslie Meade

Dr. Leslie Meade


Prof. Marvin Reid

President Elect

Dr. Mike Mills

Vice President

Dr. Leslie Meade


Dr. Leslie Meade is a consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist.  He presently conducts his private practice in Obstetrics and Gynaecology at Winchester Surgical and Medical Institute and is also a Medical Officer at the University of Technology, Jamaica (UTECH) and was the Vice Chair of the Advisory Committee for the Integrated Health Science Course. 

He holds the Doctor of Medicine (DM) in Obstetrics and Gynaecology from the University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona, a Master of Public Health-Health Management and the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery degree with honours in Biochemistry from the UWI, Mona. Dr. Meade is a Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists.

He previously served the Jamaica Medical Doctors’ Association (JMDA) both as Assistant Treasurer and Treasurer and was part of JMDA’s Collective Bargaining Negotiating Team. Whilst in Medical School Dr Meade was elected Deputy Hall Chairman of Irvine Hall and also sat on the Guild Council. During his residency he was elected Junior Fellow Vice Chair and Chair of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, West Indies Section. During 2008-2009 he was appointed the Chief Resident in Obstetrics and Gynaecology at UHWI.  He is also an Examiner in Obstetrics and Gynaecology for the Caribbean Association of Medical Council Examinations (CAMC) since 2012 and was also the Clinical Coordinator (O&G) of the said exams between 2014-2018.

Since 2018 Dr. Meade has been the Honorary Secretary of the Medical Association of Jamaica. He also chairs its Public Health Services Committee. He presently sits on the National Committee on Non-Communicable Diseases and Chairs the Sub-committee on Screening and Integrated Disease Management. Dr Meade now serves as President of The Medical association of Jamaica. He is also a trustee of the Medical Association of Jamaica Insurance Fund (MAJIF).

In addition, he serves as an Adjunct Lecturer in Anatomy at the Caribbean School of Medical Sciences Jamaica (CSMSJ).  His research interest includes Adolescent Gynaecology, Sexual and Reproductive Health and Health Management 

Dr. Leslie Meade is married and has three (3) sons and in his leisure time enjoys playing and watching cricket. 

Professor Marvin Reid


Prof Reid is an experienced physician and serves on the Family Medicine Specialty Board that oversees the Family Medicine training programme at the University of the West Indies. In addition to his private Family Physician practice, he is the Deputy Dean, Research, Faculty of Medical Sciences and former director Tropical Metabolism Research and Sickle Cell Units.  Prof Reid is a distinguished researcher with over 150 published articles in medical journals and is the recipient of numerous awards both locally and internationally for his medical research.  Additionally, he is Chairman of Caribbean College of Family Physicians Regional, a Past President of the North American Chapter of the World Organization of Family Doctors (WONCA) as well as past chair of WONCA’s Membership Committee, and member of American Physiological Society, the American Society for Parenteral & Enteral Nutrition and a past President of the Rotary Club of New Kingston

Dr. Mike Mills

Vice President

Dr. Mike Mills is a graduate of the Doctor of Medicine, Internal Medicine, programme at The University of the West Indies, Mona. He completed his subspecialty training in Gastroenterology in Edinburgh, Scotland. He is an Associate lecturer in the Department of Medicine, University of the West Indies and in private practice.

He is a member of the Association of West Indian Gastroenterologists, the American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, a Fellow of the American College of Gastroenterology, and a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (Edin).

He is the Vice President of the Medical Association of Jamaica, Governor of the West Indies Chapter of the American College of Gastroenterology and a past President of the Association of Consultant Physicians of Jamaica.

He has published in peer reviewed journals and presented at numerous seminars on various topics in gastroenterology.

He has participated in numerous public awareness events and media activities covering digestive diseases often with an emphasis on colon cancer screening and liver related diseases.