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PRESIDENTIAL ADDRESS

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Dear KAMPANY Members,

I hope this message finds you well. As we embark on the year 2024-2025, I am honored to serve as your President, and I extend my heartfelt gratitude for your ongoing support. 

 

Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Hyun Joon Lee, a graduate of Yonsei University ('99) and a dedicated family physician trained at Montefiore. For over a decade, I have passionately operated SeeBeyond™ Medicine, a Concierge medicine practice in Scarsdale, NY and Greenwich, CT. Through the years, KAMPANY has not only been a professional network but a platform where I've fostered invaluable friendships and contributed to our community. Our work with medical students during the COVID pandemic was truly awesome and memorable! 

 

As your President, my foremost commitment is to ensure that our time together is productive and fun. I am deeply committed to fostering greater collaboration and providing enhanced networking opportunities for all members. 

 

Now, let's delve into the exciting aspirations and initiatives we have planned: 

 

1. Expanding Scholarship Opportunities: Education is the cornerstone of progress, and KAMPANY is dedicated to making a tangible difference in the lives of aspiring individuals. Last year, we proudly awarded $35,000 to 10 deserving recipients. In the coming months, we will redouble our efforts to secure additional scholarships by pursuing grants, ensuring that deserving students have the support they need to pursue their academic dreams. Application details will go out soon by Dr. Joon Hyuk Kim. 

 

2. Enhancing Networking Through an Updated Website: 

  • Updating Physician Directory: Networking is a powerful tool that drives collaboration and growth within our community. To facilitate easier communication and referrals, we have introduced new features such as “Find a Practitioner” to our website. Please take a moment to explore our updated website at www.kampany.org

    To be included in the directory, click go to the "MEMBER APPLICATION" page to submit the application. There is a nominal annual membership fee of $100. This modernized directory will serve as a platform for fostering collaboration and referrals. Once the application is submitted and the membership fee is made, your updated physician profile will then be published within 5 business days.

 

  • Workforce Support: We want to include Job Postings for both physician and staff on our website. Great physicians are only made possible with great support staff. To this end, we will collaborate closely with Korean Community Services to help recruit your next receptionist through their job training program. Job postings will be made available for members only. Stay tuned as we work diligently to make the website more user-friendly. 

 

3. New Learning and Connection Initiatives: To cater to the diverse interests of our members, we are thrilled to introduce two new initiatives: 

 

  • Zoom Book Club for Literature Lovers: Join the KAMPANY book club led by Dr. John Kim, where we will delve into thought-provoking reads and engage in stimulating discussion with like-minded individuals. Our first meeting, scheduled for 3/18 at 7:30 PM, will feature "The Covenant of Water" by Abraham Verghese. A separate email will be sent with the Zoom link at the beginning of March. 

  

  • Zoom Korean Lesson: Interested in brushing up on your medical Korean language skills? We are doing the preliminary leg work to set up weekly Zoom Korean group lessons designed to enhance your proficiency in medical terminology, fostering effective communication with your patients. We will gauge interest during our general meeting and provide further details accordingly. 

 

These initiatives are not mere aspirations; they are a call to action for each member of KAMPANY. Your involvement, support, and commitment are integral to realizing these objectives. 

 

Additionally, mark your calendars for our upcoming events: 

  • General Meeting: 2/28/2024 Wednesday 6:30PM at Morton's Steak House - 777 Northern Blvd, Great Neck, NY 11020

  • Tennis Outing: 9/1/2024 Sunday (Time To Be Determined) at Tennis Club of Hastings - 100 River St, Hastings-On-Hudson, NY 10706

  • Golf Outing: 10/7/2024 Monday (Time To Be Determined) at Harbor Links Golf Course - 1 W Fairway Dr, Port Washington, NY 11050

  • Health Fair: To Be Determined 

  • Gala with Scholarship Dinner: 1/10/2025 Friday (Time To Be Determined) at Chelsea Piers - 62 Chelsea Piers, New York NY 10011 

 

Let's cherish the friendships, mentorships, and memories that are cultivated through these events, while also reflecting on the noble reasons that led us to pursue careers in medicine. 

 

Thank you for your unwavering support, and here's to a year filled with achievements, growth, and shared success. 

Sincerely,

Hyun Joon Lee, M.D.

President, 

KAMPANY 2024-2025

To learn more about Dr. Joon Lee, please visit joonleemd.com

About Us

Our Mission

KAMPANY creates valuable opportunities to network among Korean-American physicians in the greater New York area. KAMPANY strengthens professional relations...

Officers | Past Presidents

PRESIDENT: Hyun Joon Lee, M.D.

IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT: Sanghyun Alexander Kim, M.D.

VICE PRESIDENT: Victor Moon, M.D.

TREASURER: Chang Rae Kim D.P.M.
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Membership

KAMPANY’s general meetings and functions are open to the public, and we welcome your participation in the pursuit of KAMPANY’s broad objectives...

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