Burmese American Medical Association

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Cho Lwin, MD

Mya Myo Aye, MD

Wai Wai Soe, MD

Htun Tin, MD

Edna Taikwel, MD
Than Saung Lin, DO
Educational Committee
Khine Khine Win, MD
Educational Committee
Naing Aung Moore, MD,MRCP(UK)
Educational Committee
Mie Mie Thinn, MD
Educational Committee

Sanda Win, MD.,Ph.D.
Entertainment Committee 

Zar Chi Chan, MD
Entertainment Committee 

Kenneth, MD
PR Committee

Moe Aung, MD
PR Committee 

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  • 1st Burmese@America

Maung Shaw Loo - Class of 1864
Bucknell's First International Student
(First American Medical College graduate from Burma)

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Fundraising Event - Aug 24, 2019 Saturday


BAMA will be supporting and participating in this community collaboration in Los Angeles. All are invited ! 


Residency Mock Interview session Aug 10, 2019

Hello, Everyone,

            BAMA will have the Residency Mock Interview session.


·  Date and Time: Aug 10, 2019 (Saturday) 4 to 7 pm

·  Location:  Garvey Healthy Family Medical Clinic at 705 E Garvey Ave, Monterey Park, CA 91755 (Dr. Taikwel's Clinic)

·  Interview attire preferred so that we could give proper advice on the dress code. Interview Folder with a few copies of CV +/- personal statement on the mock interview day.

·  For those who are applying residency this year, please submit your personal statement and Resume now so that Dr. Khine Khine Win, our education committee co-chair and her team could review.

Could you please email at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  to RSVP for mock interview and for resume/ PS submission if you haven't done so?


I would like to invite all the practicing attendings and in-training residents/ fellows to come and give advice to our interviewees. Thanks in advance.


Than Lin 

Education Committee

Burmese American Medical Association (BAMA)





Date:   May 4, 2019 (Saturday)

Time:   5:00 PM -10:30PM

Venue: Atlantic Seafood & Dim Sum Restaurant

500 N Atlantic Blvd, Suite 200  

Monterey Park, CA 91754

BAMA meeting and dinner program started at 5:30 pm with registration and singing in process.

BAMA members, families, and guests enjoyed taking pictures at the photo booth between 5:30pm to 6:30 pm.

At 6:00pm, Dr. Khaing Myint’s band started their performance for guests, members and families in attendance.

At 6:30pm, Parliamentarian Dr. Edna K. Taikwel Oo welcomed BAMA members, families and guests. Dinner sponsors, Gilead and Vemlidy, antiviral medicine booth display finished.

Distinguished guests are consul General U Tin Yu and Dr. Daniel Wilson, President of Western University in Pomona.

At 7:00pm, presentation of honorary awards from BAMA for contributions in last year’s missionary trip in Bagan, Myanmar took place.

Leadership award was presented to Dr. Kyaw Moe (President of 2018) by Advisory Committee member Dr. Zaw Win Lwin.

Honorary membership award was presented to Dr. Tony Chan by President Dr. Cho Lwin.

Honorary membership award was presented to U Sein Lwin Lay by Advisory Committee Chair Dr. Thomas Lee.

Honorary membership award was presented to Mr. Larry Shar by BOD Dr. Sandar Kyi.

Appreciation Certificate was presented to Mr. Mike Than by BOD Dr. Ohnma Win.

At 7:30pm, Academic Achievement Awards were presented to the residents by Educational committee Chair Dr. Than Saung Lin, Dr. Khine Khine Win, Dr. Naing Aung Moore, Dr. Mie Mie Thinn.

At 8:00pm, Dr. Cho Lwin, our current President delivered his annual Presidential address. A moment of silence was requested for the passed away of ex-president Dr. Harry Chew. The deceased five ex-presidents were honored by announcing their names and year of president by Dr. Cho Lwin as follows:

President of 1983 Dr. Hoke Ho. Wife Alice Ho was in the dinner attendance. She was called out and given respect by President.

President of 1986 Dr. Michael Sein

President of 1996 Dr. Gary Lim

President of 1997 Dr. Soe Myint

President of 2004 Dr. Anthony Lee

President Dr. Cho Lwin appreciated 2019 donors to BAMA. Dr. Tin Ngwe-Ma Daisy $200, Dr. Philip Kaw-Sandi Kaw $200, Dr. Edna Taikwel Oo $500, Dr. Rachel Chhek $500, Ko Larry and Freda Shar $1000, Dr. Soe Thu $100, Dr. Soe Moe Kyaw $200, Dr. Serena Aye Aye Ng $300, Ko Mike Than $300, Dr. Kok Wain Lee $300, Dr. Ida Wong $200, U Sein Than $200, Dr. Sophie Chwa $100, David and Bebe Tan $100, Larry Shar $60

At 8:30 pm, voting for how many dinners to host in year of 2020 took place. The result of the floor vote was to host one BAMA dinner per year.

Gift cards and iPad mini prizes were gifted to raffle winners.

At 9:00pm, entertainment program continued with Academy award winner actor and singer Dr. Soe Thu with Dr. Khaing Myint’s band.

Dinner was attended by approximately 270, including BAMA members, families, friends, invited guests and residents.

Annual social dinner was successfully completed at 10:30 pm.

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