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PAMS Lifetime Achievement Award presented to Dr. Ralph Kuon

Maria Sanders | Published on 10/19/2020

Dr. Ralph Kuon is a distinguished PAMS member since 1985.  He has served PAMS in a number of capacities being most notable his involvement in PAMS medical missions to Perú with Dr. Efrain Montesinos. This relationship allowed Ralph to participate in many medical missions to include him becoming the leader of the Ayacucho Medical Mission for several years and the Huancavelica Medical Mission thereafter.  These missions became very successful and now are led by other distinguished PAMS members. Ralph has also participated in other medical missions such as those to Tacna, Abancay, Trujillo, Cusco and Moyobamba.  

Ralph’s leadership is exemplified by him serving as President of the PAMS Chapter in Southern California and being elected twice as President of PAMS.  Ralph led PAMS to institute its Endowment Fund that has become a mainstay of PAMS.  He has been recognized by PAMS as recipient of the PAMS Humanitarian Award, and as a leader in the Colegio Medico del Peru and has been accepted as member of the Academia Peruana de Cirugia. 

Dr. Kuon is a graduate of the San Fernando Medical School of the Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos.  There he underwent training in General Surgery and subsequently he worked in Organ Transplant program at the Peruvian Navy.  Subsequently, he underwent two years Fellowship training in Cardio Thoracic Surgery at the University of Southern California.    

He has received many awards for his leadership roles in Peru and in the USA including being recipient of the Paz Soldan Medal from the Peruvian Government and the Ministry of Foreign Relations.