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    The Japanese Medical Society of America (JMSA) is a group of medical and health care professionals with a knowledge of Japanese language, culture or customs. JMSA members are also proud supporters of local community efforts and educational scholarships.
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    Japanese Medical Society of America (JMSA) is a group of volunteer healthcare professionals who are working to contribute to the Japanese community. The organization was established in 1973 and our activities have expanded significantly over the years.

  • Get Listed

    One of the benefits of membership in the JMSA is listing in our professional directory. This provides both new referrals from patients looking for a doctor and also boosts your search results if you link to your practice website. JMSA.org is highly ranked by all the major search engines.

  • Student Members

    Our student members are involved in many outstanding projects both here and abroad. Student members enjoy mentorship from JMSA members in various medical fields, helping to prepare for their future careers.  The JMSA also awards a number of scholarships each year.


43rd JMSA Annual Spring Dinner

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Dear JMSA members and friends:
You are cordially invited to the 43rd JMSA Annual Spring Dinner.
Date: Saturday May 9th 2015
Time: Cocktail reception to start at 5pm, followed by dinner and presentations.
Place: The New York Athletic Club, NYC
Please click for Invitation Card.

Please click for RSVP Card for offline ticket purchases. Please RSVP by 4/25/2015.

The evening will include a presentation of the 2015 Scholarship Recipients.

There will be a special performance by Ms. Kay Matsukawa, a sensational vocalist and songwriter. Bio of the performer can be found here (English and Japanese).  
We sincerely hope you can join us for the JMSA's memorable Annual dinner.
As guests have said in the past, "These dinners keep getting better!"
JMSA Annual Dinner Committee
Photos from JMSA Annual Dinner 2014
More Pictures Below!

JMSA 35th Health Seminar

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Announcing the Nippon Club 35th Health Seminar in cooperation with the Japanese Medical Society of America
Dr. Maki Kano will give a lecture on the topic: "Disease Prevention in Adults: How to maintain you health"
We hope you can attend the event.
JMSA Health care lecture team.

Third Japanese Association of Pediatrics in North America (JAPAN) Meeting

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Third Japanese Association of Pediatrics in North America (JAPAN) Meeting

"Let’s share our knowledge and experience to improve child health and development!!” A new academic association lead by Japanese pediatricians who work in the US (The Japanese Association of Pediatrics in North America: JAPAN) was launched in August 2014. On Saturday, March 7th, its third academic meeting was held at the Kravis Children’s Hospital of Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York. This meeting was another great success with an outstanding special lecture entitled “Fetal Medicine for Pediatrician” by Dr. Tomo Tarui (Tufts Medical Center) and exciting presentations by Drs. Maya Nishijima-Suzuki (Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center), Chikara Ogimi (Elmhurst Hospital Center), and Yuko Shiima who is a current trainee of Dr. Akira Nishisaki (Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia). Twenty-five attendees including medical students, residents, fellows and attending physicians from a variety of specialties enjoyed active discussions to gain knowledge from the experts.

“I am very excited about what we achieved with the past three successful meetings. My goal is to make continuous opportunities for Japanese pediatricians in the U.S. to expand friendship and academic relationship,” said Dr. Mika Ito (Maimonides Medical Center) who is a co-steering committee chief with Dr. Junko Nishita (Maimonides Medical Center). “We attempt to bridge medical communities between Japan and the US and I believe our activities will benefit Japanese pediatric health care providers as well as children and families who travel to the US. We really appreciate a generous support from JMSA!”

The meeting was followed by a reception dinner at Guzan restaurant in the Upper East side, which was organized by Dr. Miho Nakajima (Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center).  The next meeting is scheduled in August 2015 and the speaker of special lecture series is Dr. Takeshi Tsuda, a pediatric cardiologist at Nemours Cardiac Center in Delaware.


JMSA Second Wine and Cheese Party: A Great Turnout

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JMSA held its second New Member Wine and Cheese Party on Friday, February 27, 2015. The event was once again held by JMSA president Dr. Yuzuru Anzai and his wife at his office in Midtown, Manhattan.

With over 100 attendees representing students, researchers, and medical professionals, our second wine and cheese event was an even greater success than the first. JMSA is incredibly pleased at the turn out and the expansion of its membership.

During the event, Dr. Anzai promoted the JMSA Science Forum on 4/12/15 at NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Anzai also expressed gratitude to all attendees: “We are glad that so many people came and expressed their interests in the science forum. We want to thank everyone who came and hope they had a good time.”

More Pictures Below!


Focus on Our Members Jan 2015: Dr. Kei Ouchi

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Starting with the new year, we would like to start a brand new section called Focus on Our Members. This section will feature a different JMSA member every month! Please look forward to reading about our members!

Here for our January Focus, we would like to introduce Dr. Kei Ouchi.


JMSAの皆様お元気でしょうか?私は2014年の7月からボストンに引っ越してきました。内科と救急科の研修をNYで終え、今はボストンのブリガムアンドウィマンズ病院で救急の指導医をしながら公衆衛生の修士課程で学んでいます。NYから離れてしまい、気軽にJMSAの活動に参加できないのが心残りですが、こちらの生活も少しずつ慣れてきました。2014年はJMSAからのコネクションでお世話になった反田篤志先生のリーダーシップのもとに「あめりかでお医者さんにかかるときの本 (リンク)の出版のお手伝いをすることができました。このような繋がりの場を作っているJMSAにとても感謝しております。場所は離れてしまっても、JMSAの活動にできるだけ参加できるよう頑張りたいと思います。


Kei Ouchi, MD (大内啓)

Health Policy Research and Translation Fellow and Attending Physician
Department of Emergency Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA
Instructor of Emergency Medicine
Department of Emergency Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
Research Fellow, Ariadne Lab, Boston, MA

大阪で生まれ、12歳で渡米。ジョージタウン大学医学部卒。内科と救急科の研修をLong Island Jewish Medical Centerで終了し、2014年より現職。救急科で指導医として働きながら、Harvard School of Public HealthでMaster of Public Health (MPH)を取得中。アメリカの医療システムで末期疾患の患者は必然的に救急科に来院することを臨床経験から実感し、そのような人たちにどのようにしてその人が受けたいと思う末期医療を提供できるかを研究している。更に研究で日々の末期患者の救急医療を改善するべくためにはどの様なシステムの導入が必要かをAriadne Labにて発案中である。

Brigham and Women’s Hospital / Harvard Medical School / Ariadne Lab:



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