Who We Are
The North American Taiwanese Medical Association (NATMA) is a dual-status non-profit organization, recognized as both a 501(c)(6) and a 501(c)(3) entity. NATMA is volunteer-driven and was founded with the objective of promoting cultural and educational exchange among Taiwanese American medical, dental, and allied health professionals.
The North American Taiwanese Medical Association (NATMA) focuses on the following areas (see below). NATMA chapters, established across North America and Taiwan, have additional responsibilities such as local community service and health education. To learn more about these activities, please visit each chapter's website by clicking on the links provided.
Networking and Sharing of Knowledge
The North American Taiwanese Medical Association (NATMA) aims to bring together health professionals of Taiwanese descent across North America and Taiwan. Our objective is to not only provide support and encouragement to one another as members of a large extended family, but also to collectively make a positive impact on the world and our respective communities.
The North American Taiwanese Medical Association (NATMA) was established in 1984 by a dedicated group of Taiwanese physicians residing in North America. They were motivated by their passion for supporting Taiwan and Taiwanese culture, and aimed to become the healthcare industry's voice for Taiwan outside of Taiwan. Today, the organization has grown to include over 1,400 health professionals, and our voice has become increasingly powerful with the slogan "Taiwan Can Help" and "NATMA Can Help."
International Medical Missions
The North American Taiwanese Medical Association (NATMA) has spearheaded numerous short-term medical and dental missions to countries around the world, including Haiti, Grenada, Costa Rica, Panama, Guatemala, Nicaragua, the Dominican Republic, Belize, Myanmar, Cambodia, Paraguay, and Honduras. Through these missions, NATMA has provided care to thousands of underserved individuals, offering free medical services, medications, surgical procedures, and dental care. Additionally, NATMA's prestigious academic medical teams have conducted medical education sessions at local universities. These missions not only improve the health and well-being of those in need, but also serve to strengthen NATMA's and Taiwan's diplomatic relationships with the host countries.