About Jamaica Medical Doctors’ Association
The Jamaica Medical Doctors’ Association (JMDA), founded in 1975 as the Junior Doctors’ Association, was established by the merging of several associations including UHWI and KPH.
The Association was renamed to the Jamaica Medical Doctors’ Association in 2002 and is now a registered Trade Union and represents all medical doctors below the level of consultants (Junior doctors: Interns, Senior House Officers and Medical Doctors levels 1 to 3)
The JMDA aims to
Facilitate improvement in the healthcare delivered to the people of Jamaica, by promoting training through education and improving working conditions
Defend and promote the interest of all junior medical doctors.
Mediate problems faced by its members and be their primary negotiator on issues concerning them.
Provide representation on all decision-making bodies where the issues of its members are involved.
Foster amongst its members a culture of charity through the initiation of and involvement in various outreach projects.
Meet The Executives
Colleagues working on your behalf.
Dr. Thompson, President.
ELON THOMPSON is a Urologist currently employed as a Senior Registrar at the Kingston Public Hospital. He attended the Cornwall College where he developed a passion for helping others; which led him to pursue medical training at the University of the West Indies, Mona. He completed his post graduate Doctor of Medicine (Urology) programme in 2016. Dr Thompson first served his colleagues in the capacity of the Industrial Relations representative in the 2013-2014 Jamaica Medical Doctors' Association (JMDA) administration. He is the husband of the wonderful Lady Thompson and enjoys playing and watching basketball and tennis in his sparse spare time. As the current president, Dr Thompson hopes to provide quality representation so that the current issues facing the JMDA members can be addressed.
Dr. Flemmings, 1st VP.
DEON A. FLEMMINGS is a proud Manchester High School alumna. She went straight on to pursue medicine at the University of the West Indies (UWI) where she graduated in 2010. She completed her first two years as intern and Senior House officer at the Mandeville Regional Hospital and is currently senior resident in Paediatric surgery rotating between University Hospital of the West Indies and Bustamante Hospital for Children. She hopes to pioneer paediatric transplant surgery in Jamaica.
Dr. Fitz-Henley, 2nd VP.
MINDI FITZ-HENLEY is also affectionately known as the psyche whisperer. Psych patients are attracted to her and she to them (without them knowing she is the psychiatrist). She has been a senior counsellor at Moorlands Camp for 13 years, and also operates as medic, sign language teacher, and swimming teacher. She believes that good mental health affects overall health and encourages Doctors to take mental health days to avoid "burn-out". Dr Fitz-Henley filled the position of Editor in the 2016-2017 executive committee then moved on to serve as the Industrial Relations Officer and is now serving as the 2nd Vice President for the 2018-2019 executive committee.
Dr. Buchanan-Waite, Immediate Past President.
AUTRENE BUCHANAN-WAITE, attended Campion College High School then matriculated to the University of the West Indies. . She has an undergraduate degree in biochemistry and zoology and another degree in medicine from UWI. She is currently pursuing post graduate studies in pediatric surgery.
Dr. Badroe, Secretary.
Dr. Gordon-Whyte, Asst. Secretary.
Dr. Scott Gray, Treasurer.
SIAN SCOTT GRAY is a former student of the great Ardenne High School. She completed medical school in 2016 and currently works as an Accident and Emergency Medical Officer. She is motivated by the mantra "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." Her strongest medical interest is Dermatology.
Dr. Wilson, Asst. Treasurer.
Dr. Hibbert, IR Rep.
Dr. Finegan-Richards, Assistant IR Rep.
Dr. Kazaara, Editor.
Brian Kazaara is a graduate of Campion College and the University of the West Indies (UWI) where he earned his degree in Medicine. He did his first two years as an intern and senior house officer at the University Hospital of the West Indies, where he is currently a resident in psychiatry.
Dr. Coombs, PRO.
PHILLIP COOMBS, more populary known as "gas boss" is known for debunking medical myths via his social media platforms. He has served on the executive committee as the Public Relations Officer for 2017-2018 and is again serving in that same capacity for the 2018-2019 executive committee.
Dr. Pencle, IT Rep.
FRANCO PENCLE is a graduate of the St. Catherine High School. He went to medical school at the University of The West Indies. His efforts has increased JMDA's technological progress and website rebranding.