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

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 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.

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.