SAMS is a global medical relief organization that is working on the frontlines of crisis relief in Syria and beyond to save lives and alleviate suffering. SAMS proudly provides dignified medical care to every patient in need.


With unwavering commitment and dedication, SAMS strives to ensure that no one in crisis is left untreated, that care is given with dignity and compassion, that our advocacy humanizes and brings a faraway world home, that our donors and Members feel rewarded, and that our medical workers are recognized as the heroes they are.

The Syrian American Medical Society (SAMS) was founded in 1998 in the United States as a professional society to provide networking, educational, cultural, and professional services to medical professionals of Syrian descent. SAMS Foundation, the charitable arm of SAMS, was launched in 2007. Since then, SAMS has become one of the most active and leading medical relief organizations that is working on the front lines of crisis relief in Syria, neighboring countries, and beyond.

Since 2011, SAMS has provided nearly 20 million medical services to those impacted by conflict, delivering over $207 million in humanitarian aid.

SAMS has since implemented an integrated model of essential services that emphasizes priority needs, including the delivery of medical education, training, and financial support for physicians and other healthcare workers inside Syria and in neighboring countries. SAMS has established field hospitals, intensive care units, dental and primary care clinics, birth and newborn care facilities, mobile medical units, and dialysis centers.

Additionally, SAMS has provided mental health and psychosocial support as well as organized specialized medical missions to Syria’s neighboring countries and beyond. SAMS provides all its programs with the necessary medications, medical devices, supplies, and instruments through procurement and distribution of gifts in kind (GIK). In 2017, SAMS launched its SAMS Community Outreach (SCO) to bring free, quality health care to vulnerable communities in the US.

To learn more about our impact in 2019, please click here

To learn more about our impact in 2018, please click here.

To view the latest bylaws governing the SAMS Foundation, please click here.

To view our audited statement for 2018, please click here.


Dr. Maher Azzouz, Chair
Dr. Mufaddal Hamadeh, Society President
Dr. Mohamad Al-Hosni, Secretary
Dr. Tarek Zetoune, Treasurer
Dr. Basel Termanini
Dr. Abdulfatah Elshaar
Mr. Ismaail Ajouka
Dr. Ammar Ghanem
Dr. Jihad Alharash


Safaa Aladham
Finance Director
Dr. Randa Loutfi
Programs Director
Dr. Mazen​ ​Kewara
Turkey Country Director
David Lillie
Executive Director