The Society of Asian Academic Surgeons Foundation Visiting Professorships support travel to host institutions for junior faculty to give grand rounds and increase the national visibility of rising stars in academic surgery.

Learn more about how to apply for a SAAS Foundation Visiting Professorship.

Congratulations to the 2018-2019 Visiting Professors who gave the following talks:

Daniel Chu, MD (University of Alabama at Birmingham)
“Health Literacy and Surgery: Building a Case for Surgeons”
Brigham and Women’s Hospital (Host: Gerard Doherty, MD)
Raymond and Rose Tseng SAAS Lectureship

Anthony Yang, MD (Northwestern University)
“Quality Measurement and Quality Improvement in Oncology: Friend, Foe, or Just Annoying?”
City of Hope (Host: Yuman Fong, MD)

Vikas Dudeja, MD (University of Miami)
“Developing Novel Therapeutic Strategies Against Pancreatic Cancer”
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center (Host: Sandra Wong, MD)
Wen-Hain Wang SAAS Lectureship

Ankush Gosain, MD (University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center)
“Hirschsprung Disease: Systematically Working Towards Cure(s)”
University of Chicago (Host: Jeffrey Matthews, MD)
Mike and Faye Yang SAAS Lectureship

Haejin In, MD (Montefiore Medical Center)
“Improving Gastric Cancer Outcomes: Should we be Screening for Gastric Cancer in the US”
University of Colorado (Host: Richard Schulick, MD)
Teh Ling and Yu Chen Ko Visiting Professorship

Wen Shen, MD (University of California, San Francisco)
“Dissecting the Surgeon: The History and Evolution of the ‘Surgical Personality'”
University of South Florida (Host: Paul Kuo, MD)
Hong Mo and His Mei Chen SAAS Lectureship



Highlights from 2020 SAAS 5th Annual Meeting

The Society of Asian Academic Surgeons held its fifth annual meeting in an entirely virtual format Sept. 24-25, 2020, with keynote speaker Nancy Wang Yuen, PhD.

SAAS on Twitter!

This year, SAAS was active more than ever on Twitter! In addition to updates and announcements, more content was created for our followers to improve engagement, highlight issues and events important to our society and members, and promote the activities at SAAS.

Black Lives Matter: A SAAS Statement of Support

June 5, 2020 We have all watched in horror the unjust deaths of Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and George Floyd, the most recent victims of systemic racism in our nation. Over the past few months, we have also witnessed bigotry aimed at those of Asian descent over the...

SAAS Executive Council: Message on the Rise of Racism

First, as the current pandemic continues to affect our communities and families, we want to express our profound gratitude to our surgical colleagues and to all healthcare professionals who are the frontlines of caring for patients with the SARS-CoV2 virus/COVID-19.

Q&A: Dr. Kenric Murayama

The Lotus Scroll is honored to interview Kenric Murayama, MD, this year’s host of the SAAS Annual Meeting.

Resident’s Corner: Work in the Time of Coronavirus

Sterile technique has leaked into the public domain, marked not only by how expensive Purell has become or how frequently we are reminded to wash our hands, but also by the ways we have come to treat one another.

President’s Message: December 2019

SAAS President Dr. Tracy Wang discusses how far the Society has come and what’s in store for 2020 in her December 2019 President’s Message.