The Russian American Medical Association (RAMA)
is a non-profit organization
of Russian American
physicians founded in 2002 with a mission to facilitate and enable Russian American physicians and health care professionals to excel in patient care, teaching and research, and to pursue their aspirations in professional, humanitarian and community affairs.
RAMA is not a political organization but does participate in legislative and political processes such as testifying in front of Congress to inform Congress about the status of the Russian health care system and Russian physicians. RAMA works through regional chapters, which aim to be independent in their activity and decision-making. Each chapter's President or representative becomes a member of the Council of States and helps to coordinate the association's work.
It holds regular annual meetings, often in conjunction with other groups, such as Russian-American Dental Association (RADA) and publishes a journal.
RAMA is the largest association of Russian professionals outside of Russia, irrespective of the specialty. There are 400 full members from 40 states of the United States
, and Canada
, Russia, Germany, Israel, Estonia and South Africa. The database of the Association includes more than 5,000 Russian-speaking physicians and other medical professionals.
RAMA was founded in 2002 by Dr. Boris Vinogradsky (now from Cleveland, Ohio, USA) as a coalition of several independent groups of doctors and now has organized chapters in... Read More