Congratulations to the 2020 winners of the SAAS Resident/Fellow Development Scholarships and the Association of Women Surgeons Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Awards.

Congratulations to the 2020 winners of the Association of Women Surgeons Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Awards.

The Society of Asian Academic Surgeons recently announced the 2020 winners of the SAAS Resident/Fellow Development Scholarships and the Association of Women Surgeons Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Awards. Congratulations to this year’s winners!

SAAS Resident/Fellow Development Scholarship Awards

This award supports registration and travel to attend the Association for Academic Surgery “Fundamentals of Surgical Research” course.

  • Nikhil Panda, MD
    Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Linda Pak, MD
    Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • Selena Li, MD
    Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Bhuwan Giri, MD
    University of Miami

AWS/SAAS Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Award

This inaugural award was granted in partnership with AWS to sponsor SAAS members to attend the annual AWS conference.

  • Connie Shao, MD
    University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • Abra Shen
    Harvard Medical School
  • Ya Zhou, MD
    Bay State Medical Center
  • Isheeta Madeka
    Wake Forest School of Medicine

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 Foundation 2018-2019 Visiting Professorships

Congratulations to the 2018-2019 SAAS Foundation Visiting Professors! SAAS 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.

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.

Q&A: Dr. Jennifer Tseng

Jennifer Tseng, MD, MPH, is the James Utley Professor and Chair of the Department of Surgery at Boston University School of Medicine and surgeon-in-chief at Boston Medical Center.

Welcome to the Lotus Scroll

Welcome to the launch of Lotus Scroll, the official newsletter of the Society of Asian Academic Surgeons (SAAS). Through the Lotus Scroll, we are excited to distribute and enhance the vision of SAAS: to promote diversity and inclusion in academic surgery through the sponsorship and development of its leaders.