Dr. Dass Named “Significant Man of Swaggar” by Tree of Life Foundation

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On October 8, 2016, Dr. Ramsay F. Dass, MD, President of the American Middle East Christians Congress (AMECC) was awarded the 2016 “Significant Men of Swagger” Award by the Tree of Life Foundation, along with distinguished members of the professional, faith, and social community.

The Tree of Life Foundation was founded in 1989 to provide investment in higher education for disadvantaged youth. The Significant Men with Swagger Award was inspired by centuries of men and women who contributed to American society, such as abolitionist John Brown, suffragist Frederick Douglass, civil rights activist Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and United States President Barack Obama. This year, awardees were in the fields of education, humanitarianism, civic and civil rights, and faith.

Dr. Dass was recognized as a Significant Man of Swaggar because of his lifelong contributions to society. Ramsay F. Dass, MD was born in Iraq. He completed his medical training in India, England, and the United States. He is an accomplished physician, philanthropist, humanitarian, and community activist.

Having graduated in 1971 with an M.D. medical degree, he attended the London School of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. He was appointed medical director to Corftin hospital and clinic (private) in London, England from 1974-1980, in addition to his private practice on Harley Street in London, England.

Dr. Dass was a medical consultant, advisor and member of many medical, community and charitable organizations in England, including being a member of British Medical Association.

Dr. Dass is the President of the American Middle East Christians Congress, Past President and CEO of Detroit Hope Hospital in Detroit, Michigan, Medical Director and Practicing Physician at Oak Park Medical Clinic in Oak Park, Michigan, Director of the Iraqi American Christians Endowment Center.

Dr. Dass is a President or board member of many political, humanitarian, community, and faith based organizations, including but not limited to Interfaith organizations, BRIDGES, Arab-American and Chaldean Forum, and CIAM.

Dr. Dass was appointed by former Michigan Governor John Engler as a member of the Governor’s Arab American Advisory Board.

Dr. Dass has led or been a member of many humanitarian missions to third world countries, especially to the countries that have been afflicted by war, hunger and poverty by providing food, medicine and auxiliary services.

Dr. Dass has been active in promoting civil, civic, religious liberty and humanitarian causes in the American political arena and abroad by discussing these issues with the Presidents of the United States of America and their administrations, members of the Congress, and Presidents or officials of foreign countries.

Matthew 25:35-40 NIV: “For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink…”

Reverend Dr. Jim Holley, Senior Pastor of Little Rock Baptist Church, presented Dr. Dass with the award, as shown in the photograph.