TBLAMS IS A Philanthropic, Not for profit Society of Hispanic Physicians IN THE TAMPA BAY AREA

Una Asociación filantrópica, Sin Fines de Lucro compuesta por Doctores Que Hablan Español en el área de Tampa Bay.

OUR MISSION:                                      WE are Advocates for Supporting Latinos in the Medical Profession

Tampa Bay Latin American Medical Society (TBLAMS) is a philanthropic society of Hispanic physicians that helps the Latino community and secures the future of the next generation of  health care providers by funding the USF Latino Scholarship. Based in Tampa Bay,  Florida, our charity sponsors the University of South Florida (USF) Morsani College of Medicine Latino Scholarship and the USF TBLAMS Endowed Scholarship. We are also a professional society, sponsoring academic activities for our members.

La Asociación apoya la comunidad hispana mediante becas en el campo de la salud en un acuerdo colaborativo con la Escuela de Medicina Morsani de la Universidad de South Florida (USF).


Meet Our President

Celia Lopez McCormack MD, FAAP
TBLAMS President

How we Do It:

To continue funding our scholarships and promote our rich culture and camaraderie, we hold many fundraising events through the year. We promote family-oriented activities as a way to mantain our traditions through events such as "Fiesta de Reyes" and "La Noche de San Juan". Explore our website to learn more!

Para financiar las becas y fortalecer nuestra herencia cultural, desarrollamos un sinnúmero de actividades de recaudación en un ambiente de camaradería. Promovemos la integración familiar como manera de preservar nuestras tradiciones con eventos tales como la Fiesta de Reyes y La Noche de San Juan.

We Are Bilingual

Somos doctores de habla hispana en Tampa Bay. Médicos que apoyamos nuestra comunidad con actividades filantrópicas, educativas y sociales que preservan nuestra lengua, nuestra cultura y que promueven la salud en la comunidad hispana.

OUR yearly events:


 Fiesta de Reyes/ Octavitas Celebration  Date and venue TBA

January 17, 2022

TBLAMS General at Columbia Restaurant- Ybor City 7pm. This event is for members and prospective members only.

FEBRUARY 12, 2022

 St. Valentine Dinner Dance at the Epicurian Hotel 7 pm

*Members and their guest only.

MAY 14, 2022

 Charity Golf and Tennis Tournament at Saddlebrooks Resort

JUNE 18, 2022

La Noche de San Juan Beach Party* at Indian Rocks Beach

*Members and their guest only

SEPTEMBER 2-5, 2022

 Labor Day CME Conference and Family Weekend at the Don Cesar Hotel


Christmas Gala with Live Latin Band This is a members and their guest only event. Date and venue TBA

Through the year we also plan smaller events such as tertulias or happy hours

TBLAMS Family Trips: This annual event will come back as COVID situation improves




UPCOMING EVENTS Click on the event for more information



Support TBLAMS by placing and advertisement in our end of the year Christmas magazine. Click below for more details.

You may become a member now and enjoy all the discounted rates for our activities for a year. Click Join Now at the bottom of this page

Corporate sponsorships available

Platinum Sponsorship $5000 ( Only one available)

-Back Cover advertisement in our magazine

-Table of 10 guest

-Acknowledge at our event

Gold Sponsorship $4000

-Full page advertisement in our magazine

-Table for 10 guest

-Acknowledge at our event

Silver Sponsorship: $1500

-Half a page advertisement in our magazine

-Acknowledge at our event

Please contact Administrative Assistance at for further details and payment



2021 Charity Golf and Tennis Tournament May 22 at Saddlebrooks Resort Over 80 Golfers and tennis player came to support TBLAMS

2021 tblams labor day cme conference and family weekend at the sandpearle resort, clearwater beach

Our Annual CME conference and Family Weekend at the Sandpearle Resort in Clearwater Beach was a tremendous success. TBLAMS wants to thank all of those who participated but we want to give a special thanks to our sponsors:


Sanofi Genzyme


Infectious Disease Associates of Tampa Bay



Lilly USA

Eli Lilly and Co.


St. Joseph's Hospital Main





Biohaven Pharmaceuticals


Bristol Meyers Squibb

Coastal Jaw Surgery


Janssen Pharmaceuticals

Kowa Pharmaceuticals America


Novo Nordisk

Option Care

Pediatric Cardiology Associates- Mednax Group

Tampa General Hospital

Tower Imaging


Cano Health



Pictures of the welcoming reception and conferences. Pictures of the other social events are posted in the Members page. Also, Dr Margarita Cancio's COVID-19 Update slide show is now posted in the member's page,.


meet our new scholarship recipient

Hello everyone! My name is Paolette Pimentel and I am a junior at USF majoring in health sciences with a concentration of health administration and biomedical science. 
I am a dual citizen in the United States and Dominican Republic. 
I am currently working at Tampa General Hospital. 
My career goal is to become a pediatric physician or a surgical physicians assist.
I wanted to thank you all for helping me achieve my dream and believing in me ! 
I couldn’t do it with all of you! 

meet our new scholarship recipient

Hi! My name is Gloria Flores, and I am the daughter of two amazing and hardworking Mexican immigrants. I am an undergraduate at the University of South Florida majoring in Health Sciences with a minor in Infection Control. My aspiration is to one day become an epidemiologist and utilize my skills and knowledge to help minorities receive the health care they need and deserve. When I’m not studying or in class, I love to spend time with my family and friends, go on hikes, and play soccer.

Become a Part of Our Organization

We invite you to come and join our society! You’ll find a group of physicians who are passionate about our community, our  heritage and the profession we belong to.

Le invitamos a unirse a nuestra Asociación. Somos doctores de habla hispana en Tampa Bay que tenenos la pasion de servir a nuestra comunidad y de preservar nuestra cultura.