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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.


JMSA holiday Party 12/11/15 RSVP by 12/4/15

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Dear JMSA members and friends,


Greetings! We wish you a lovely upcoming holiday season. We will be hosting our popular annual holiday reception once again at the Columbus Citizens Foundation at 8 East 69th Street (Manhattan, NYC) on Friday, December 11, 2015, from 7:00PM to 9:00PM.


Space is limited, so you MUST RSVP by Friday, December 4, 2015 to Mr. Kano at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , with your name and names of guests, affiliations and titles. Please encourage friends who may be interested in JMSA’s activities and mission to join the reception. If you have questions or concerns, please contact Mr. Kano at 914-433-3210.


All members, board members, and guests MUST RSVP by December 4th with first and last names! Please note that ALL attendees must RSVP and December 4th is the absolute last date to RSVP


Members (regular and post-graduate) and one guest are free, and additional guests will be just $40 per person. 

Non members are $40 dollars per person


Please send checks to the JMSA address below by December 4th, 2015. If your membership has lapsed, but would like to attend, please mail membership dues to the JMSA office: 100 Park Avenue, Suite 1600, New York, NY, 10017.


We look forward to seeing you at the reception.


With warm regards,


JMSA Board


JMSA Health Care Lecture Series: Flies with Dr. Masahiro Sonoshita

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JMSA/Nippon Club 37th Healthcare Lecture

Title: FLY Me to Amazing Anti-Cancer Drugs! An Eye Opening Lecturer Given by Dr. Masahiro Sonoshita

Dr. Sonoshita's bio:
Dept. Pharmacology, Kyoto University Graduate School of Medicine, Japan
Dept. Developmental and Regenerative Biology, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai 

1995-1997, B.A., College of Arts and Sciences, The University of Tokyo, Japan
1997-1999, B.Pharm., Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, The University of Tokyo, Japan
1999-2001, M.Pharm., Grad. Sch. Pharmaceutical Sciences, The University of Tokyo, Japan
2001-2004, Ph.D., Grad. Sch. Medicine, Kyoto University, Japan

Event Recap:
The wonderful lecture was held on 10/21 Wednesday at the Nippon Club. Dr. Kimihiko Oishi gave an excellent introduction and he was the MC for this program that was very well attended by physicians and members of the community. Dr. Masahiro Sonoshita gave an eye opening, thought-provoking lecture that described what cancer is, the mechanisms that lead to cancer, and the history of how people have fought against cancer based on such information. He also explained what oncogenes and tumor suppressor genes are and their critical roles in cancer development. He pointed out key figures in world history that have developed cancer treatment to our current state. 

He finished his lecture discussing the significance of his ongoing work to generate novel chemical drugs for thyroid cancer using fruit flies in his research lab at Mount Sinai. His lecture made it clear that his work was extremely meticulous and would not be possible without his dedication to science and patience and persistence. 

The lecture was very exciting with interactive slides. Dr. Sonoshita kindly explained complicated scientific concepts with visual aids making it very easy for all to understand the highly complex processes that he is working on in his lab at Mount Sinai.

JMSA extends a sincere thank you to Dr. Masahiro Sonoshita for giving us an unforgettable lecture.

The JMSA healthcare lecture series committee welcomes suggestions for lecturers and topics for our upcoming 2016 lecture series.


2015 JCOP Application

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Calling For JMSA Community Outreach (JCOP) 2015 Applications:
JCOP is seeking applicants for its 2015 Grants.
All Japanese community groups and individuals who are seeking a grant to support their Japanese community outreach projects are eligible to apply.
Deadline for applications: Friday, October 16, 2015
Thank you,
JCOP Selection Committee 2015



Through the years, JMSA has become aware of local organizations which have provided much needed medically and socially related support to the Japanese American Community. Many of these programs provide valuable services to the Japanese community through information sharing and support groups, and have urgent need for funding. With this knowledge, JMSA established the Community Outreach Program (JCOP) in 2007 in order to support medically related Japanese programs through grants.

The JMSA Community Outreach Program (JCOP) strives to become a liaison between community programs and corporations seeking to sponsor and aid such programs.


アメリカ各地には、地域に根付いた活動を展開する、日系の医療関連非営利団体(NPO)がたくさんあります。米国日本人医師会(JMSA)は、ここ数 年彼らの活動に注目してきました。これらのNPOは、地元の日系コミュニティーに対して、必要な医療情報を日本語で提供するだけでなく、独自のプログラム や企画・イベントなどを通して、実に様々な医療関連サービスを提供しています。しかし、いずれの団体もその活動資金不足は深刻で、差し迫った問題となって いるのが現状です。そこでJMSAは、助成金を通じて彼らの活動を支援しようと、2007年「JMSA日系コミュニティー・アウトリーチ・プログラム (JCOP)」を立ち上げました。地元の日系医療関連NPOと、支援意欲を持つ企業とをつなぐ橋として、このプログラ ムを発展させていく所存でおります。


2015 JMSA Summer Party

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Please join us at the annual JMSA Summer Party!

Date: Sunday, August 2nd, 2015
Time: 4:00 - 7:00 PM
Location: Guzan (1534 3rd Ave, between 86th & 87th Street)

A delicious dinner will be served, along with a 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 the JMSA.

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