Welcome to the North Texas Chapter of PAMS (Peruvian American Medical Society). We are currently a handful of Peruvian physicians who have created this chapter to reach physicians and other professionals interested in improving medical care for the indigent in Peru. We are developing many new projects and hope to grow our chapter in the near future.
The North Texas Chapter of PAMS, Division of Peruvian American Medical Society Endownment Fund (PAMS EF)is a 501 (c)(3) non profit organization (EIN-38-2824781). http://www.pams.org
This Chapter was created to reach out to physicians and other professionals from North Texas interested in humanitarian activities in Peru. Since 2007, volunteers from North Texas have been involved in the care of over 1,400 patients and performed approximately 330 surgical procedures in poor areas of the country such as Ayacucho, Huancavelica, and Yantaló. Our volunteers have helped many patients, mainly children and young adults, undergo life changing and complicated reconstructive surgical procedures. In addition, we have supported orphanages in Ayacucho and Huancavelica. A bicycle donation program for children started in 2013 with the donation of bicycles to 34 orphan children in Huancavelica. The program continued in 2014 and 2015 with a donation of more than 100 bicycles to school children in Yantaló.
In 2016, members of the North Texas Division of PAMS EF will return on a Medical Mission to Yantalo, Perú, to provide free care in General Surgery, ENT, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, and Family Medicine-Pediatrics. We will provide education for nurses and other health care providers. We will also continue our bicycle donation program to school children.
If you are interested in joining our chapter or partnering with us on any of our upcoming projects, please contact us at the e-mail addresses below.
Dr. CARLOS LAOS is a neonatologist who has practiced in Dallas, Texas since 1982. He is a member of a group of neonatologists that has provided excellent medical care to newborns of the Dallas-Fort Worth area for more than 25 years. He has strongly supported PAMS since its inception and has enthusiastically embraced the new Texas Chapter.