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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.

Consul General's Commendation for Tohoku Outreach Efforts

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On June 7th, 2017, the 9/11 Tribute Center received the Consul General’s Commendation from Ambassador Reiichiro Takahashi, the Consul General of Japan in New York, for its ongoing 9/11 to 3/11 Tohoku outreach efforts with JMSA. 


JMSA has been the core organizer of the 9/11 to 3/11 Tohoku outreach project and it has been generously supported by American Airlines, Arnhold Institute for Global Health at Mount Sinai, Japan Society, Rotary International, and the United States-Japan Foundation.


We will be leading our sixth 9/11 to 3/11 Tohoku outreach mission next month, from July 2nd to July 8th, 2017. Although it has now been more than six years since the 3/11 Japan Earthquake, an estimated 123,000 evacuees continue to suffer the consequences of this devastating event. Children and school communities, in particular, have been especially vulnerable. This year, we wish to empower these school communities by showing concrete examples of resilience and promoting self-motivation toward recovery. Please read more about our outreach mission and planned events below.



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Dear JMSA Members and Friends:

You are cordially invited to the 45th JMSA Annual Spring Dinner.
We are pleased to announce that COBU will be performing at our annual dinner.

Get Tickets

Date: Saturday, April 29th 2017
Time: Cocktail reception to start at 5pm, followed by entertainment, dinner and scholarship award presentations.
Place: The Yale Club

2016 JMSA NY Life Science Forum

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The second annual JMSA NY Life Science Forum was held at NYU Langone Medical Center on 4/9/2016. With more than 225 participants, the event was a huge success and was well received. There were 14 oral presentations given on various topics in health science including basic science, translational research, public health and policy making.  At times lectures were broadcasted to a satellite location to accommodate participants who could not find seats in the main lecture hall. A DJ (DJ GO who volunteered his service) provided music throughout the event as additional entertainment.  In addition to the lectures, there were 23 poster presentations. Four scientists were selected for awards for Best Poster. The two second place awards, a $100 coupon towards flights to Japan, were given to Dr. Koki Nakanishi (Columbia University) and Yorito Hattori (Weill Cornell Medical College). The two first place awards consisted of a free invitation to JMSA’s Annual dinner (a $300 value), went to Dr. Tomoyoshi Nakadai (The Rockefeller University) and Dr. Shoichiro Takeishi (Albert Einstein College of Medicine)、

Evaluation of the Discharge Care Coordination Process for Elderly Patients

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Coordination of discharge care is critical to reducing hospital readmissions and ensuring optimal patient outcomes, particularly among the elderly demographic. This is a pressing issue for health care delivery in both Japan and the US, where aging trends coincide with high rates of inpatient care utilization, increasing complexity of medical care, and shifting family structures with diminishing ability to provide appropriate care for elderly family members. The overall objectives of this project are to conduct an international comparison of the discharge coordination process for older patients at two large academic medical centers in Japan and the US: Tokyo Medical and Dental University Hospital of Medicine in Tokyo and Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. A combination of patient demographic analysis, clinical observation sessions, stakeholder interviews, and patient interviews enabled process charting of the discharge coordination process for geriatric patients, from admission through discharge. This study highlights interesting case management roles that have evolved at each center while also demonstrating the need for greater institutional engagement to support a streamlined, patient-centered approach to discharge coordination. This project provides a foundation for understanding the broader opportunities, obstacles, and future trends facing discharge coordination services at large academic medical institutions in Japan and the US.

2016 Kumamoto Multi-Earthquakes: JMSA Japan Relief

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On April 14th and 16th, 2016 6.2 and 7.0 magnitude earthquakes occurred in Kumamoto Prefecture resulting in significant damage to the region. At least 41 people have been killed, thousands injured, and tens of thousands have been evacuated from their homes due to the disaster. 

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