As NAAMA moves forward, our challenge in maintaining our mission as set by our
founding members while we continue to evolve in order to meet the changing times we
Over the past 42 years NAAMA has been very successful in being the bridge between the
Arab World and the US on several levels. Our international conventions facilitated the
transfer of knowledge and experience while our humanitarian missions and charitable
projects helped communities in need and in time of disasters. With similar success,
NAAMA has provided a national vehicle to link Arab American health professionals and
their families within the US professionally and culturally.
As the influx of Arab health professionals is decreasing, we focus on our next generation
of members, as they will shape the future and determine the success of our association.
While, it is predicted that in the near future, that the next generation of NAAMA
members will be from graduating medical classes in the U.S. We need to engage our
young physicians and prepare them to carry the torch for the next 42 years.
The Michigan chapter prides itself as one of the four original chapters that established
NAAMA as a national organization and since then, it has been the beacon in promoting
our successes and maintaining our vision focused. Being in the heart of the Arab
American community in Michigan, serves our role as health professionals in addressing
issues of concern in our communities as well as abroad.
I am honored to have gained your trust in taking our chapter through another successful
year, and ask those of you non members to join us in making our organization stronger
and more successful.
Mouhanad Hammami, MD
President 2016, NAAMA MI