Burmese American Medical Association

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President- Ohnma Win M.D
Vice-PresidentKyaw Moe M.D 
Secretary- Cho Lwin M.D
Treasurer-  Mya Myo Aye, MD 
Parliamentarian- Wai Wai Soe M.D


1. Dr. Thomas Lee, the chairman
2. Dr. Tin Ngwe

3. Dr. Zaw Win Lwin

4. Dr. Sandar Kyi

5. Dr. Su Su Hline

6. Dr. Thein Oo

7. Dr. Khaing Myint.

Sub-Committee members

Education Committee Chair Dr. Than Saung Lin
Education Committee Co -Chair Dr. Khine Khine Win 
Entertainment Committee Chair Dr. Tommy Leong
Entertainment Committee Co-Chair Dr. Sanda Win
Public Relations Committee Chair Dr. Kenneth Chhek
Public Relations Committee Co-Chair Dr. Edna Taikwel



History of our Association

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A Nonprofit, Nonpolitical, and Nondenominational Professional Medical Association

Since 1960, physicians who had graduated from Burma had migrated to the USA for postgraduate training. They can only meet each other at social  gatherings occasionally  and  had felt the need for a well-organized association to coordinate the social gatherings and to maintain contact and share information and experiences to assist one another  for the training and practice and settling down in certain communities. With that common goal in mind, a group of Burma medical graduates gathered at Fullerton, California and held a preliminary meeting to explore the feasibility of the formation of such an organization which should be non-profit in status and tax-exempt, formed purely for the purpose of social, educational gatherings and community service. After several meetings, various temporary committee members were chosen to carry out the drafting of the by-laws and structure of the Board of Directors. On May 8, 1982, the first dinner meeting was held at the Golden Dragon Restaurant in Los Angeles. The President gave a speech explaining the purpose of the organization  and stressed the importance of team spirit and unity.

No. Year Name of BAMA Presidents Remarks
1 1982 Dr. Michael Ko Lay Maung   
2 1983 Dr. Hoke N. Ho  Deceased 
3 1984 Dr. Thomas Lee   
4 1985 Dr. Harry Chew   
5 1986 Dr. Michael A. Sein  Deceased 
6 1987-1988  Dr. Desmond B. Chiong   
7 1989 Dr. Eugene Taw   
8 1990 Dr. Eng Moy    
9 1991 Dr. Thomas Hwee   
10 1992 Dr. Constant Chan   
11 1993 Dr. Rosie  T Yeo   
12 1994 Dr. Calvin Tint   
13 1995 Dr. Daisy Tint   
14 1996 Dr. Gary Lim  Deceased 
15 1997 Dr. Soe Myint   
16 1998 Dr. Patrick Paik   
17 1999 Dr. Khin Maung Tint   
18 2000 Dr. Phillip Kaw   
19 2001 Dr. Kevin Kyaw Win   
20 2002 Dr. Eric Chwa   
21 2003 Dr. Zaw Win Lwin   
22 2004-2005  Dr. Anthony Lee   
23 2006-2008  Dr. Thant Zin   
24 2008-2010  Dr. Tin  Ngwe         
25 2010-2012  Dr. Leonard Liu         
26 2012-2013 Dr. May Kyi Nyein  
27 2013-2014   Dr. Su Su Hline    
28 2014-2015   Dr. Thein Oo     
29 2015-2016   Dr. Khaing Myint    
30  2016-2017   Dr. Sandar Kyi  



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Good Evening BAMA Members, Invited Guests, Families and Friends

I am very honored and proud to serve as incoming President of Burmese American Medical Association for this year.

First, I would like to thank, all of our current members from near and far, new members, invited guests, supporters, entertainment crews and volunteers for coming to join us tonight to celebrate this occasion. Also thank you for your contribution and participation in all our BAMA activities. I would like to ask for continuous support from all of you because I am certain that BAMA will not function the same without any one of you.

Second, I also would like to thank outgoing President Dr. Sandar Kyi, all BODs and all the ECs members, sub-committee members and their families for their tremendous dedication to our association.

As incoming President, my missions for BAMA are;

1. To recruit new members for our organization to grow and be inclusive of our incoming generations of doctors and healthcare professionals.

2. To emphasize social networking among other medical associations in the US as well as in Myanmar, also among our Myanmar communities by participation in community health fairs and engagement in community outreach projects. That is why BAMA formed one new sub-committee this year for public affairs to extend our community activities.

3. To support educational activities by helping new graduates from Myanmar by conducting residency seminars, mock interviews, and sharing crucial information towards residency program in the United States. In addition, we plan to support medical education to medical universities in Myanmar by donating textbook and educational aids.

4. To provide volunteer health care services to rural communities and disaster events in Myanmar coordination with local agencies.

All the above missions will not be successful without all of your participation.

I would like to convey the message to all our members, families and friends, not only to join the association but to also contribute your expertise and engage in all our activities. You all are welcome to contact me personally or the board anytime to provide suggestions and comments to improve our association.

I hope that BAMA will shine even brighter in the future.

Thank you all for joining and supporting BAMA and wish all of you a very happy, healthy and prosperous Myanmar New Year.

Ohnma Win, M.D

Burmese American Medical Association of Southern California




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