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

XVIII Polish Physicians Alpine World Ski Championship

XVIII Polish Physicians Alpine World Ski Championships, sponsored in part by the Polish-American Medical Society in Chicago, took place on March 19, 2014 at the beautiful Campo Scuola in Italy. Championship was organized by Dr. Bronisław Orawiec from KS “Bronek”. You can read more about the championship in Polish in our Sekcja Sportowa or by visiting the following link.


The Polish-American Medical Society hosts the Quarterly Meeting at the Society for Arts in Chicago.

Polish-American Medical Society in Chicago hosted its Quarterly Meeting at the Society for Arts in Chicago on March 16, 2014.

Members of the Board of Directors presented the summary of the 2014 Physician’s Ball. Thirty members of PAMS attended the meeting. Treasurer Dr. Adam Cios presented the financial summary. President Dr. Kornelia Krol shared her experience and thanked everyone who made the Ball a successful event. Dr. Krol presented the progress on the continuous work of Board of Directors. The Board’s special interest centers around medical students of Polish descent – the society is dedicated to obtaining more information about students studying medicine in Poland. Dr. Rudnicki shared his experience on the topic and Dr. Lojewski talked about information concerning students in Poznan. The shared consensus revealed that students who study medicine in Poland and abroad experience difficulty in getting into residency programs throughout the United States.

Dr. Marian Olpinski made a next presentation talking about his aid efforts for people in Guatemala City and Beyond the Walls foundation. Dr. Olpinski thanked the PAMS for the support in raising $5,500 for building a house in Guatemalta; he shared pictures of the family and their finished house and asked for our continuous support. More information about the mission can be found at www.beyond –the-walls.org

After the official meeting, the dinner was served and the PAMS members watched a special screening of The Girl from the Wardrobe.

Next chance for the PAMS meeting will happen during the May 3rd Parade in downtown Chicago. The society extends a welcome invitation to all its members to participate in the parade which is an important event in the Polish-American community and it’s also a terrific moment to represent our society as an active organization.

Written by Dr. Evelina Worwag, PAMS Secretary
Signed by Dr. Kornelia Krol, PAMS President

PAMS’s Board of Directors at the 64th Annual Physician’s Ball at the Ritz-Carlton Chicago


Sitting: Ewa Radwanska M.D. (Vice-President),  Eva Bloda, M.D., D.D.S. (Vice-President)

Standing from left to right: Ewelina Worwag M.D. (Secretary), Adam T Cios, M.D. (Treasurer),  Beata Danek M.D. (Board Member), Eva Kiljanska-Buch M.D. (Secretary), Józef Mazurek, M.D. (Past President), Lukasz Chebes M.D. (Board Member), Kornelia Król, M.D. (President)

Polish-American Medical Society visits Poland’s Consulate in Chicago

The following is a press release published by permission by the Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in Chicago.

Consul Paulina Kapuścińska hosted on Friday, January 31, representatives of the Polish American Medical Society who arrived in Chicago to attend the 64th Annual Physicians’ Ball on February 1, 2014.

On behalf of the Society, its President Kornelia Król thanked Consul General Kapuścińska for her support and spoke about the Society’s activities in 2013. Kornelia Król introduced a number of female physicians, especially distinguished for their outstanding charitable work and the promotion of Polish culture and heritage in the world: Jadwiga Roguska-Kyts (USA), Bronisława Siwicka (Lithuania), Krystyna Grabowska (Zimbabwe), Stella Nowicka (USA), Maria Ogonowska-Wiśniewska (Zambia).

The meeting  was also an opportunity to officially welcome Professor Maria Siemionow who returned to Chicago after 19 professional years spent in Cleveland.

During the 64th Annual Physicians’ Ball in Chicago, Consul General Paulina Kapuścińska awarded the Cavalier’s Cross of the Order of Merit – on behalf of the President of the Republic of Poland – to Ms. Ewa Radwańska for her long-standing contribution to the advancement of Poland’s good name abroad.


Polish-­American Medical Society to Bestow Awards and Induct New Honorary Members at Annual Fundraiser Ball

CHICAGO – The Polish-American Medical Society will induct five extraordinary Polish female physicians as new international Honorary Members at its 64th Annual Physicians’ Ball on February 1, 2014 at the Ritz-Carlton. Additionally, Chicago-based distinguished physician Prof. Ewa Radwanska will be decorated with the Cavalier’s Cross of the Order of Merit by the Consul General of the Republic of Poland.

The proceeds from the Ball will go to the Gift from the Heart Foundation, helping children from Poland receive specialized surgical treatment in Chicago.

“With more than 480 physician-members who represent many specialties, we are the largest Polish medical émigré organization in the world,” said Society President Dr. Kornelia Król. “Our goals are to integrate medical professionals, serve Chicago-area Polonia and support students of medical sciences though scholarships. We are also a major supporter of numerous charitable causes through fundraising efforts.”

The Ball will welcome five distinguished Honored Guests, who will travel from three continents to attend.

  • Dr. Krystyna Grabowska is a graduate of the Silesian Medical University, and also studied in the U.K., Sweden and Germany. She settled and worked in Zambia in 1981, and Zimbabwe in 1985, where she teaches at the University Hospital in Harare and heads a large private practice. She is the Honorary Consul of the Republic of Poland in Zimbabwe.
  • Dr. Stella Nowicki, a dental graduate of the Gdańsk University Medical Academy, is an Endowed Professor in the Departments of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Microbiology as well as founding Scientific Director of the Center for Women’s Health Research at Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tenn. She is author of more than 180 publications, an active member of numerous scientific societies, and serves on editorial boards of immunology and infectious disease journals.
  • Dr. Jadwiga Roguska-Kyts is a graduate of the Poznań University Medical Academy. She completed her residence and fellowship training at Northwestern University in Chicago and has worked there for 50 years as a researcher, educator, nephrologist and faculty member. She has also worked as Attending Physician at Cook County and VA Hospitals in Chicago. Her Charitable Foundation recently provided funding for the construction of a large new center for Alzheimer’s patients in Poznań, Poland.
  • Dr. Bronislava Sivicka lives and works in Lithuania and received her medical degree from the University of Vilnius in 1967. She has served as Director of Internal Medicine at a Vilnius hospital, Chair of Medicine at the University Hospital, and Director of post-graduate training programs. She is author of more than 40 scientific publications, and serves as President of The Polish Medical Society in Lithuania.
  • Dr. Maria Ogonowska Wisniewska is a graduate of the Warsaw University Medical Academy, and has worked in Zambia for 40 years, specializing in Aviation Medicine. She has worked as the head of the local Red Cross, was instrumental in the building of the local cathedral as well as organized Pope John Paul II’s visit to Zambia. She is the Honorary Consul-General of the Republic of Poland in Zambia.

The Polish-American Medical Society was founded in 1946. Throughout the years, the Society has organized professional events, assisted medical newcomers and initiated various medical efforts that benefit the Polish-American community. Past monetary award receipts include the Polish Museum of America, the Lira Ensemble, the Polish Arts Club, the Polish-American Association, the Amber Coalition and the Kościuszko Foundation, among others. The Society annually awards scholarships to medical, dental and veterinary students of Polish origin from the Chicago region.

The Polish-American Medical Society is based in Chicago. For more information, visit www.zlpchicago.org