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Welcome to the official website of the Bolivian American Medical Society. I am proud to serve as president of this great organization. BAMS, as we are often called, was founded 40 years ago in Chicago, IL. In the beginning, the primary goal of BAMS was to provide and/or assist in humanitarian efforts in Bolivia. I am happy to report that our mission has not changed and we remain committed as ever to our "llajta."

On September 10, 2016 at the Fall Gala, I announced a fund raising campaign for the Bolivia Cancer Research and Development Partnership. This project is headed by Dr. Steven Schuetz, a resident physician at Northwestern University. Please click here to learn more about this Partnership. Our goal is to raise $10,000 for this Partnership. Together, we can achieve this objective and improve cancer care and women's health in Bolivia.

Please take a moment to persue our site and donate for this Partnership

Thank You.

Dr. Alvaro Encinas, President of BAMS (left) is accompanied by his father Dr. Eduardo Encinas, Past President of BAMS (right).


Thanks to all who attended the BAMS Fall Gala on September 10, 2016. The night was a success. Please click here to see the pictures from this event.
Congratulations to Dr. Rafael Campanani for receiving the BAMS Lifetime Achievement Award.
Congratulations to Drs. Mark Molitch and Susan Hou for receiving the first ever Dr. Hugo Muriel Public Service Award.
Congratulations to Dr. Juan Vargas for receiving the BAMS Spirit Award.


Please mark your calendar, BAMS 41st Anniversary Gala will be held on Saturday, October 28, 2017, at 6 PM (CST) in Chicago at Monastero's Ristorante & Banquets. To reserve electronically, please go to eventbrite.com and enter BAMS Chicago or click this link https://www.eventbrite.com/o/dr-alvaro-encinas-15447694184.