• Congratulations to the 2023-2024 SAAS Visiting Professors!
  • Zhi Fong, MD is the recipient of the 2024 SAAS Junior Faculty Award!
  • Radhika Rastogi, MD is the recipient of the 2024 Esther Tsai Sugg Award for the highest scoring SAAS abstract to 2024 Academic Surgical Congress!
  • Christy Chai, MD is the recipient of the 2024 SAAS-SUS Mid-Career Award!
  • Areeba Saif, MD is the recipient of the 2023 SAAS-AWS Resident Research Travel Award!
  • Raja Narayan, MD, MPH is the recipient of the 2023 SAAS Resident/Fellow Development Scholarship!
  • Jeremy Chang, MD is the winner of the 2023 SAAS Annual Meeting Travel Award!
  • Russell Woo, MD is the recipient of the 2023 SAAS-SUS Leadership Agility Program Scholarship!

Welcome to SAAS

SAAS Awards & Visiting Professorships

See the 2024-2025 SAAS Foundation Visiting Professorship recipients, plus winners of the Junior Faculty Award, Mid Career Award, and other member accolades.

President’s Message

Read the latest from incoming SAAS President Eugene S. Kim, MD.

Annual Meeting 2023

View photos from the Society of Asian Academic Surgeons 8th Annual Meeting in Baltimore, Maryland.

Annual Meeting 2023

Watch videos from the 2023 SAAS Annual Meeting in Baltimore, Maryland, hosted by Johns Hopkins Medicine.

Annual Meeting 2023

Watch Susan Tsai, MD, present her SAAS Presidential Address at the 2023 SAAS Annual Meeting in Baltimore, Maryland.

Annual Meeting 2023

Watch Jason Kalirai, PhD, present the Kuo Family Keynote Lecture at the 2023 SAAS Annual Meeting in Baltimore, Maryland.

Annual Meeting 2023

Watch Kazuhiko Yamada, MD, PhD, present the Kui and Wai Fong Lecture at the 2023 SAAS Annual Meeting in Baltimore, Maryland.

LATEST NEWS

SAVE THE DATE for the 9th ANNUAL SAAS MEETING! September 5-6, 2024 in New Orleans, LA hosted by the Tulane University School of Medicine and Department of Surgery!

CONGRATULATIONS!

Congratulations to Dr. Allan Tsung, who assumed the role of Chair of Surgery at the University of Virginia

The Society of Asian Academic Surgeons (SAAS) was founded to focus on the personal and professional development of Asian academic surgeons with the belief that the best way to increase Asian representation in the leadership of academic surgery is to prepare future generations to succeed.

Towards this end, we raise money to provide scholarships for both trainees and junior faculty to help them with their career development. We also give out awards for the best research submitted by members to the Academic Surgical Congress and to the SAAS Annual Meeting to showcase the advances being made by Asians in the field.

From the beginning, our society has been fully inclusive. We defined “Asian” in the broadest sense to include not only those from East, Southeast, and South Asia, but also Persians, Arabs, Turks and any other nationality from the Asian continent. Furthermore, membership in SAAS is open to anyone of any ethnicity who has an interest in promoting underrepresented populations in any arena of academic surgery.

Membership in SAAS is open to any individual with an interest in academic surgery and is not limited to those of Asian descent.


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