Message from the President

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Dr. Anzai

Welcome to the Website of the Japanese Medical Society of America.

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.

Our dedication to the education of young professionals has allowed our scholarship program to grow to become one of our main areas of activity. Thanks to the increase in the number of our donors, we are fortunate enough to have funds exceeding $100,000 that we distribute among 15 recipients each year. Award recipients include medical students, nursing, and dental students as well as residents and fellows. These individuals help to further the cause of JMSA by contributing to their communities in their own ways. You can find our recipients’ reports in the scholarship section.

We also award grants to healthcare-related Japanese volunteer groups in New York. These organizations work hard to improve our community through a wide range of initiatives, ranging from those that support new mothers to others that help breast cancer patients.

In addition we organized lecture series aimed towards general audiences in collaboration with the Nippon club and Japanese American Association. These lectures cover topics in many different areas, and they are done both in Japanese and English.

Lastly, JMSA has successfully established programs that have been in place since 2011 directed at aiding the recovery of the Tohoku area of Japan after the earthquake and tsunami devastated the land. With the help of the Japan Society as well as donations from the general public, we founded mental health care clinics in Fukushima and Iwate. There have been trips to Japan every summer to connect the victims of 9/11 to the victims in Tohoku in the hopes to facilitate their mutual recovery. We also invite medical residents from the area to help revitalize the medical community.

As you can see, we try to contribute to the Japanese community through a wide range of activities. Please explore our website and I hope you will join us as a member and a supporter.


Yuzura Anzai, M.D.