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

 

Archives

The Sequelae of Hate

Dr. Lindsey Zhang discusses the recent rise in hate crimes, racial discrimination and violence toward the Asian American community.

A Day in Ramadan as a Surgical Trainee

Dr. Hassan Mashbar, a trauma fellow at Massachusetts General Hospital, discusses his experience with Ramadan during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Q&A: Dr. George Yang

The Lotus Scroll interviews George Yang, MD, PhD, former president of the Society of Asian Academic Surgeons.

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.

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.

SAAS 2019 Meeting Recap

SAAS held its 2019 Annual Meeting at the Boston Medical Center, Sept. 26-27, with more than 148 scientific presentations and breakout sessions.

SAAS 2019 Meeting Highlights

The fourth annual meeting of the Society of Asian Academic Surgeons will be held in Boston, Massachusetts, Sept. 26-27, 2019, and promises to be an incredibly fun, impactful and meaningful gathering of academic surgeons, trainees and students from both the U.S. and abroad.