Founded in 1998, the Syrian American Medical Society (SAMS) represents thousands of healthcare professionals across the United States, providing healthcare professionals and their peers in the region and beyond with networking, educational, cultural, and professional services. SAMS facilitates opportunities for its members through medical missions, conferences, training, and social events.

Our Impact

As part of SAMS Community Outreach programs, SAMS Midwest Chapter operates a free subspecialty clinic in Willowbrook, IL. In April 2019, the SAMS Midwest Chapter opened its first free clinic in the US, providing subspecialty services for underserved communities who face financial and... READ MORE

SAMS continues to play a vital role in providing support to frontline workers and prevention guidance to the most vulnerable within our communities in the United States. Since the beginning of the pandemic, SAMS has provided over 2,600 meals to healthcare workers in MI, NY, NJ, MA, procured... READ MORE

SAMS Community Outreach (SCO) continues to distribute PPE and appreciation awards to protect healthcare workers on the frontlines of COVID-19 and to support medical facilities addressing health disparities through their care of low-income, underserved communities. In July 2020, SAMS Midwest... READ MORE

Looking for ways to raise money for SAMS during the COVID-19 pandemic, Lobna Alassil decided to have a garage sale. She asked her friends, family and local community if they had any items they could donate. Lobna spent days picking up and collecting items from all who wanted to help out. In... READ MORE

A dear and dedicated volunteer of SAMS, Jeanna Deswert, is currently living in Ecuador, working as a licensed midwife/obstetrician providing maternal and reproductive health care in remote regions of the country. Along with her team they provide access to critical healthcare services and... READ MORE