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JMSA is an organization based in New York, comprised of Japanese healthcare providers, students, and those from diverse backgrounds who support promoting health, science and research among the Japanese communities in the US and Japan.
Become a part of a network of Japanese medical professionals, share and learn the latest advances in medicine both in the US and in Japan.


Taking care of your mental health in the face of COVID-19 outbreak (4/2/2020) - Written by: Takashi Matsuki, M.D. Board-Certified Psychiatrist Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai In the midst of this pandemic of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), we are living in a very stressful time. Everyone reacts differently to stressful situations.  Adverse responses to stress are common and include anxiety, depressed mood, sleep disturbance, […]
What to do if you think you or a family member may have coronavirus (4/1/2020) - Written by: Maki Kano-Lueckerath, M.D. Vice President, JMSA Attending in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics, The Mount Sinai Japanese Medical Practice During this difficult time, as we face a Pandemic of COVID-19, many people are grappling with questions of what to do if they become sick with symptoms or if a loved one becomes sick. A […]
The spread of COVID-19 and how to manage your symptoms and health (3/26/2020) - Author: Makoto Iwahara, M.D. Attending, Department of Gastroenterology, Lenox Hill Hospital New York City is now the United States epicenter of the corona virus, also known as Covid-19. As of 3/25/2020, NYC has over 20,000 people infected with the virus. The virus can be transmitted by airborne droplets such as by coughing and sneezing. It […]
Let’s support our community against this great adversity (3/25/2020) - Dear JMSA Members and Friends, The current situation with the Coronavirus pandemic is certainly a challenge of unprecedented proportions to all of us. However, such a challenge gives us an opportunity to rise to the occasion and become beacons of hope for our community. We began our careers for the opportunity to make a difference and to be a part of […]
The Effect of the Coronavirus on Pregnancy By Dr. Yuzuru Anzai (3/23/2020) - Dr. Yuzuru Anzai has compiled information on COVID-19 and its effects on pregnant women. Dr. Anzai is a past president of JMSA. He is an attending at Lenox Hill Hospital and President, New York Midtown OBGYN COVID-19 and Pregnancy Little is known about the effects of COVID-19 on pregnancy. Although information is very limited, I […]
Postponing the New York Hideyo Noguchi Memorial Scholarship (3/22/2020) - Dear Applicants for the New York Hideyo Noguchi Memorial Scholarship 2020:Due to the rapid spread of COVID-19, we have decided that we must postpone the selection process for the 2020 New York Hideyo Noguchi Memorial Scholarship. Many of those involved in the selection process must devote their efforts and focus to fighting the spread of the virus […]