GLMS Mission 

Promote the science, art and profession of medicine;

Protect the integrity of the patient-physician relationship;

Advocate for the health and well-being of the community;

Unite physicians regardless of practice setting to achieve these ends.


The Greater Louisville Medical Society was established in 1892 by physicians in Louisville who sought to unite with their colleagues on a local level. The society has a rich tradition of promoting the science, art and profession of medicine, protecting the physician-patient relationship, and advocating for the health and well-being of the community.

GLMS has nearly 4,000 total members. More than 2,000 of those members are active members. Other members include associates (those practicing outside Jefferson County), residents, medical students, military physicians, affiliates and life members.

In a nutshell, we are a nonprofit team of advocates for physicians and patients, and the society is like a workshop for physicians. The society has more than 30 active committees and boards that consist of volunteer physicians who come together to solve health problems and look for new opportunities in the community.

Membership in the society means something. It takes an average of three to six months to get elected by our Judicial Council. Potential members are reviewed by their peers and determined to be in good standing before being elected to the membership rolls. Throughout their entire career in medicine, physicians can use the resources of this medical society as a mechanism for creating positive change in their practices, hospitals and community.


For more information or to join, contact McKenna Byerley, at (502) 736-6362 or