Welcome to SAAS



September 26-27, 2019
Boston University School of Medicine
Boston Medical Center, Boston, MA
Local Host: Jennifer Tseng, MD, MPH
Local Arrangements: Tejal Brahmbhatt, MD


Dai Chung, MD, Surgeon-in-Chief of Children’s Medical Center Dallas and Chief of the Division of Pediatric Surgery at the University of Texas Southwestern, was recently elected as Secretary of the Southern Surgical Association at the annual meeting in Palm Beach, Florida.


SAAS Visiting Professor (2019-2020)

If you are interested in being a SAAS Visiting
Professor, please send application materials
to SAAS Foundation
President, Herb Chen MD (hchen@uabmc.edu) by December 15, 2018.



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.