• Welcome!

    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.
  • President's Message

    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.


2014 JMSA Summer Party

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Please join us at the annual JMSA Summer Party! Register online

Date: Sunday, August 3th 2014
Time: 4:00 - 7:00 PM
Location: Guzan (1534 3rd Ave, between 86th & 87th Street)

It will be held at the same location as last year! Dinner and cash bar. There will also be an entertainer for kids with a magic show, face painting, games and dancing! Feel free to invite any friends or family who are interested in JMSA.

To register for the event, visit the JMSA website at www.jmsa.org/news/events. Tickets are $40 per member/spouse, $50 for non-members, and $20 per student, resident or fellow. Please make sure to buy tickets under the appropriate category. Children under 10 are free but please email us at info@jmsa.org with their names and ages.

Tickets may also be purchased at the door for $50 per member/spouse, $60 per non-member, and $20 per student, resident or fellow. If you wish to buy tickets at the door, please bring cash or credit card, and email  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  in advance with your name and number of guests. Hope to see you at the party!


Dr. Hideyo Noguchi Memorial Day at The Woodlawn Cemetery

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The Hideyo Noguchi Memorial Society will hold a ceremony on May 21st, 2014 at The Woodlawn Cemetery in Bronx, New York to honor the life and legacy of the Japanese scientist. Born in Inawarshiro, Fukushima, in 1876, Noguchi achieved success as a scientist even though he was raised in a small rural village and was handicapped by a fire.  His talent was recognized by the Rockefeller Institute which provided him with the opportunity to conduct research where he focused on a cure for yellow fever.  On May 21, 1928 Dr. Noguchi succumbed to the disease he fought tirelessly to cure while working in Africa.

The event will be held on May 21, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. at The Woodlawn Cemetery, Bronx, NY.


42nd JMSA Annual Spring Dinner

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Dear JMSA Family and Friends,

Please save the date for the 42nd JMSA Annual Spring Dinner.

Invitation and Reply card can be found here. Please start registering for the dinner! Invitations will be sent in the mail soon.
For Invitation: Click Here
For Reply Card: Click Here

Date: Saturday, 5/3/14 
Place: The New York Athletic Club, NYC.

The Evening will include a presentation of the 2014 Scholarship recipients.

There will be a special performance by Mr.Yuichiro Oda. (More Info Here).
Mr. Oda is an internationally acclaimed Music Producer, Composer, Musician, Vocalist. He has shared his songwriting and producing talents with many artists in Japan including: Ryuichi Sakamoto,Seiko Matsuda,and Toshihiko Tahara. In the United States, Mr. Oda has worked with artists such as Tom Scott,Ernie Watts, George Duke,The Brothers Johnson and Larry Carlto.

Hope you can join us for JMSA's most memorable Annual Dinner ever! 

As guests have said in the past "These dinners keep getting better!!"


JMSA Annual Dinner Committee


Typhoon Haiyan Relief Effort by JMSA

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Typhoon Haiyan Relief Effort:

Typhoon Haiyan unleashed the fiercest winds ever recorded on the Philippines on November 8, 2013. It left a wide, deadly path of destruction, eerily similar to what we witnessed in the Tohoku region more than two years ago. We have established a JMSA Typhoon Haiyan Disaster Relief Fund, and we are asking you for your generous support to help the victims. Your donations will be sent to the Rotary Club of Englewood N.J. which has announced that all the proceeds will go to ShelterBox USA (website:  www.shelterboxusa.org). This company is involved in humanitarian aid by making high quality shelter and necessary supplies that are packaged in a container and shipping them to disaster areas. This is our second collaboration with the Rotary Club which played a vital role in our successful Tohoku relief effort.

We are a not-for-profit organization, and all donations are fully tax deductible.

Please click on the link below to donate online or mail a check to: Japanese Medical Society of America, 100 Park Avenue, Suite 1600, New York, NY 10017.

Click here to donate.


Announcing a New Scholarship: Kuro Murase MD-JMSA Scholarship

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Dear JMSA Family and Friends,

We are proud to announce a new scholarship, Kuro Murase MD-JMSA Scholarship, sponsored by Mr. Satoru Murase in honor of his late grandfather who was one of the first Japanese doctors to practice in NY.

Mr. Satoru Murase’s grandfather Dr. Kuro Murase was a surgeon at what is now called Nagoya University Medical Graduate School and served in the Russo Japanese war front. Dr. Murase came to New York in about 1911 and studied Ophthalmology at Bellevue Hospital. He knew both Dr. Hideyo Noguchi and Dr. Takamine well. 

Please join us in thanking the Murase family for their generosity.


Second Tohoku Outreach Mission Report (Part 1/3)

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American Airlines, Japan Society, Rotary Club, and US-Japan Foundation to support Japanese Medical Society of America and 9/11 Tribute Center again for the Second Outreach Mission to Japan

In August 2013, American Airlines flew a second team to Japan for an outreach mission. JMSA and Rotary International led members of the 9.11 community (family members, survivors, rescue and recovery workers, residents of the WTC neighbourhood) and Mount Sinai Global Health to share their personal stories of transformation and give hope to survivors of the 3.11 earthquake disaster in Tohoku, Japan with children in need and the community.

"At American Airlines, supporting children and their families is a primary focus of our Kids in Need program," said Bernie Willett, American's Director – Citizenship and Community Programs. "We're proud to partner with JMSA for the 2nd consecutive year to join their mission to give hope to children in Tohoku, Japan, who are still suffering from 3/11 disaster.”George Packard, the President of the United States-Japan Foundation, “extends every good wish for the success of the project.”

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