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Syrian American Medical Society (SAMS)

Founded in 1998

The Syrian American Medical Society (SAMS) is a non-profit, non-political, professional and medical relief organization that represents over 5,000 Syrian American medical professionals in the United States. SAMS is working on the front lines of crisis relief in Syria and neighboring countries to alleviate suffering and save lives. The mission of SAMS is to save lives and work to ensure a healthier future for all through medical relief and healthcare development on behalf of Syrian American healthcare professionals.


Organization Type

  • Nonprofit Organization or Foundation

Medical Focus

  • Primary Care
  • Surgery
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Other

Medical Focus – Other

Secondary Care, Tertiary Care

Surgery Type

  • General
  • Trauma
  • Otolaryngology
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Plastic
  • Ophthalmology
  • Dental
  • Orthopaedic
  • Cardiac/Thoracic
  • Neurosurgery
  • Abdominal/Gastrointestinal
  • Urology
  • Vascular

Focus Countries

  • Syria

Typical Number of Trips per Year


Program Focus Areas

  • Training for Healthcare Providers
  • Infectious Disease
  • Mental Health/Psychosocial Services
  • Health Systems Infrastructure Development

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Primary activity

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  • Primary care
  • Surgery
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Disease Outbreak
  • Other

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Trauma (war-related)

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Syria (also refugee camps and refugee affected areas in Turkey and Jordan)
Contact Name    Mariam Klait
Telephone    (866)809-9039
366 Stutz Drive Suite 100 Canfield, OHio 44406 United States Map It