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History of RAMA

RAMA Mile Stones

2013 RAMA initiated 2 new medical missions to Yaroslavl, Russia forcised on neonatal care and open heart surgery
2013 A long-term cooperation agreement is signed with Tomsk Perinatal Center
2013 RAMA admitted more than an dozen multi-specialty observers.
2013 RAMA Exchange Program continued with a group of doctors from the city of Surgut visiting USA
2013 10th RAMA-RADA-RASA Joint National Medical and Scientific Conference in Clearwater, Florida
2012

More regions are interested in cooperation with RAMA - cities of Ufa, Joshkar-ola, 
Leninsk-Kuznetsky, Vologda,  Ufa, Joshkar-Ola, Leninsk-Kuznetsky, Yaroslavl, Vologda, Astana
2012 Another site opened for RAMA Medical Missions - Yaroslavl, Russia
2012

RAMA new web site development project aunched
2012

RAMA Exchange Program continued with a group of doctors from the city of Surgut visiting USA
2012

Four medical missions to Russia with the ICHF
2012

9th RAMA-RADA-RASA Joint National Medical and Scientific Conference in Philadelphia, PA
2011 8th RAMA-RADA-RASA Joint National Conference in Las Vegas, NV
2011 New sites for RAMA Observership Program launched in Chicago, IL and Indianapolis, IN
2011 Four RAMA Medical Missions to Russia this year

2010

7th RAMA-RADA-RASA Joint National Conference in Washington, DC. Yakov Elgudin, MD, PhD, FACS elected President of RAMA; Igor Efimov, PhD elected President of RASA; Rada Sumareva, DDS reelected as the President of RADA.

2010

RAMA and RASA Board members participated in the Conference of Russian Expatriates in Moscow

2010

RAMA new web site launched

2010

6th Issue of the RAMA Journal

2010

Intern Exchange Program started

2010

RAMA participates in international conferences and medical missions in Kemerovo, Minsk, Krasnodar, Tomsk, Hanty-Mansijsk, Volgograd, Yerevan, Astana among others.

2010

4th RAMA Medical Mission to Russia

2010

RAMA participated in the 30th World Russian Forum in Washington, DC

2010

RAMA starts Partnership Program with the Cleveland Clinic

2010

Connecticut, New York and Western New York Chapters established - Presidents Drs. Joseph. Aferzon, Galina Glinik and Julia Stern.

2010

3rd RAMA Medical Mission to Russia

2010

Northwest Chapter formed (includes the states of Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Montana)

2010

New sites for the Observership Program launched in Cleveland, OH and Olympia, WA

2010

RAMA membership reached 500 members

2009

RAMA partnership with RASA established

2009

RAMA opens its pages on Facebook and other social networks

2009

RAMA forms new chapters in Washington, Arizona and North Carolina – Presidents Drs. Larisa. Raastad, Victoria Sharp and Nadezhda Gavrilova.

2009

Second RAMA Medical Mission to Russia

2009

RAMA started working with Centers of Russian Studies at 15 major US universities

2009

RAMA Student Exchange Program started

2009

RAMA Observership Program started at the University Hospitals of Cleveland, OH 

2008

International Mission to Chinandega, Nicaragua with the Rotary International

2008

1st Issue of the RAMA Quarterly Newsletter (RAMA Report) – Bart Perlman, PhD, Editor-in-Chief

2008

Partnerships with RANA and RAPA established

2008

6th RAMA-RADA National Conference in Boston, MA. Yevgeniy Khavkin, MD elected President of RAMA

2008

RAMA membership reached 400 members

2008

First RAMA Medical Mission to Russia - Dr. Yakov Elgudin, Founder and Principal Surgeon

2007

Partnership with AARSA established

2007

5th RAMA-RADA National Conference in Chicago, IL

2007

RAMA membership reached 300 members

2006

RAMA Channel opened on YouTube

2006

4th RAMA-RADA National Conference in New York, NY. Konstantin Slavin, MD elected RAMA President

2006

RAMA participates in the World Russia Forum

2005

RAMA membership reached 200 members

2005

Capitol Chapter formed (includes the states of Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia)

2005

RAMA started working with Russian and American medical schools

2005

3rd Joint RAMA-RADA National Conference in Washington, DC. Dmitry Arbuck, MD elected President of RAMA. Boris Vinogradsky, MD elected Chairman of the Board of Directors of RAMA.

2005

Partnership with Russian American Dental Association (RADA) established

2004

First Issue of the RAMA Journal published - Nikolay Vasilyev, MD, Editor-in-Chief

2004

RAMA started working with Ethnic American Medical Associations and Sister Cities Network

2004

RAMA Student Chapter and the Canada Group Started

2004

Second RAMA National Conference in Boston, MA

2004

First 100 members

2003

New chapters formed in Massachusetts and Indiana; Presidents: Drs. Michael Maysky and Dmitry Arbuck

2003

RAMA formed Board of Directors and RAMA Journal Editorial Board

2003

1st RAMA National Conference in Cleveland, OH. Boris Vinogradsky, MD elected the 1st President of RAMA

2003

The 1st chapter of RAMA formed in Ohio - President Dr. George Muenster

2003

RAMA web site launched

2002

RAMA founded and incorporated as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization

2000

The first patient is brought to the US from Russia for life-saving heart surgery

1996

Two more informal groups formed in Kentucky and than in Ohio 1990s - First informal group formed in Massachusetts

1990s

First informal group formed in Massachusetts under the leadership of the oncologist, Lyuba Varticovski, MD


1980s

- First idea of a group of Russian-speaking doctors in North America


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