The National Arab American Medical Association (NAAMA) is a nonprofit, nonpolitical, educational and humanitarian organization. Its members are medical professionals of Arab descent or those who have a close affinity with individuals of Arabic origin or those who demonstrate a commitment to the mission and organizational objectives of NAAMA.

The objectives of NAAMA encompass a wide range of professional, educational, charitable, humanitarian and cultural activities.

Professional and Educational

  • To enhance the medical knowledge of the members of NAAMA, to contribute to the medical profession, and to support continuing medical education and research.
  • To promote professional relationships among members and organizations of the medical profession in North America and the Arab world.
  • To create friendly relationships among healthcare professionals who share a common background and who wish to perpetuate pride of heritage.

Charitable and Humanitarian

  • To support professional and educational activities aimed at health education and disease prevention in cooperation with community-based organizations and to support general humanitarian activities.
  • To provide and to help coordinate routine and emergency medical care to those in need in the Arab world.
  • To provide assistance where possible and to serve as an educational resource for medical students and healthcare-related post-graduate trainees of Arabic descent.
  • To sponsor speakers, grants, textbooks and other learning materials for medical schools in the Arab world.

Cultural Enhancement for Members and their Families

  • To create activities and programs for NAAMA’s youth that highlight their shared Arabic heritage and to foster community spirit.
  • To encourage and promote role models within the healthcare profession who inspire and guide the direction of NAAMA’s youth.
  • To recognize Arab artistic efforts and endeavors.