The Polish-American Medical Society (PAMS) was established in 1946 in order to facilitate social and professional relations, as well as improve and promote the status of the Polish physician émigré community in the United States. The Society organizes numerous fundraisers for charitable causes, including the annual Physicians’ Ball to raise scholarship funds for medical students of Polish descent. We invite you to visit us frequently for updates on our activities and upcoming events.

Kornelia Król, M.D.
President, Polish-American Medical Society in Chicago

Prezes, Zwiazek Lekarzy Polskich w Chicago

Renovation of monument In Vilnius

Polish American Medical Society and Dr Izabela Roman Foundation sponsored restoration of Profesor Stanislaw Trzebinski’s monument in cemetery “Na Rosie” in Vilnius, Lithuania.

Golden Heart Award from “Dar Serca”

PAMS was this year’s recipient of GOLDEN HEART AWARD by “Dar Serca”


Constitution Day Parade-Parada 3-go Maja

Advance time to: 1:49:51

Polish Constitutional Day Parade in Chicago, which took place on Saturday May 6th 2017.  This is the 126th time that Chicago’s Polonia will proudly walk in celebration of the 1st official democratic constitution in Europe and 2nd worldwide.

Grand Marshal: Honorable Diann K. Marsalek
Vice Marshal: Bozyslawa Andersohn & Father Pawel Kosinski
Friend of Polonia: Alderman Ariel Reboyras
Parade Motto: Tadeusz Kosciuszko – Hero of Poland and the United States
Parade Queen: Julia Szumny
1st Runner Up: Kasia Kolanko   2nd Runner Up: Alicja Kwiatkowska


Photos from the Christmas “Opłatek” Celebration

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On January 8th 2017, at 2:30 pm The Polish American Medical Society in Chicago celebrated the “Oplatek.”

Oplatek is a very important tradition in the Polish culture and it is celebrated by most on December 24th. On December 24, just before the “Wigilia”, the Christmas Eve dinner, most Polish families share the wafer wishing everyone health, wealth and happiness for the upcoming year. The Polish-American Medical Society board members along with friends and the hospitality of the Shrine of the Sacred Heart Jesuit Millennium Center wanted to make sure the Oplatek was shared with everyone.

Every year our members , their families and friends greet one another and then attend a mass celebrated and led by Father Pawel Kosinski.   Dr. Anna Wegierek and Dr. Janusz Danko shared the readings. Julia and Wiktor brought the gifts up to the altar. Aleksandra Betkowska’s soprano was not only beautiful, but it also made this mass very elegant and extraordinary. Special thanks are sent to Ms. Wanda Roztoczynska- Rycewicz, who for the 28th time organized this very special event together with Dr. Janusz Danko, Dr. Stanislaw Kalata, Dr. Maria Lysinski ,and Mrs. Grazyna Szpindor.

After mass, all of the guests were able to get together, socialize , eat delicious, authentic Polish food and sing Polish carols with our own “Second Opinion “ band. Thanks to our musisicians Iwona Niekrasz, Dr.Marek Niekrasz and Dr. Marc Tucci.

The Polish American Medical Society would like to thank those who attended this event and invite them to the next 2018 Oplatek.

Anna Wegierek

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Akcja bezpłatnych szczepień i badań Dr. B. Orawca

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Foto: W. Łysiński, M. Sowa, B. Orawiec

W trosce o zdrowie Polonii

30 września oraz 30 października 2016 r. przeprowadzono bezpłatne szczepienia przeciwko grypie, pomiary ciśnienia tętniczego krwi, profilaktykę raka jelita grubego oraz konsultacje kardiologiczne dla Polonii i Podhalan w Chicago. Organizatorem akcji był honorowy prezes Związku Lekarzy Polskich w Chicago, lekarz Związku Podhalan w Północnej Ameryce dr Bronisław Orawiec.

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V Turniej Tenisa Ziemnego „Dziennikarze vs. Lekarze” Chicago, Illinois

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Foto: W. Łysiński, B. Orawiec

W dniach 10 i 11 września 2016 r. odbył się V Turniej Tenisa Ziemnego „Dziennikarze vs. Lekarze”. Organizatorem turnieju był prezes Klubu Sportowego “Bronek” ZLP w Chicago dr Bronisław Orawiec.

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XXV Polonijne Mistrzostwa Lekarzy w Tenisie Ziemnym KS “Bronek” ZLP

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Foto: W. Łysiński, B. Orawiec

11 września 2016 r. zakończyły się jubileuszowe XXV Polonijne Mistrzostwa Lekarzy w Tenisie Ziemnym, których organizatorem był honorowy prezes Związku Lekarzy Polskich w Chicago dr Bronisław Orawiec. Patronat nad turniejem sprawował Konsulat RP w Chicago z konsulem Robertem Rusieckim na czele.

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PAMS Picnic

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On Sunday, August 14th, 2016, a XXI Family Picnic of Polish American Medical Society took place at Jack & Lidia’s Resort in Villa Park, IL. The event was organized by the members of the Society, and attended by more than 60 participants, including PAMA members and their families. The weather was perfect, and the music background was provided by Dr. Tucci and Dr. Niekrasz.

The picnic has traditionally been a very informal event. After initial round of appetizers, a delicious roasted pig and grilled chicken were served. Everybody have had a lot of fun and time to refresh new and old friendships, meet other doctors and families as well as current medical students.

Dr. Kornelia Krol congratulated Dr. Marek Niekrasz on becoming a full professor at the University of Chicago Veterinary School. Bravo and congratulations to Dr. Niekrasz again.

After dinner, everybody engaged in small group discussions, sports, singing and dancing.

Thank you very much to all participants, and see you next year.