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 2021-2022 Visiting Professors who gave the following talks:

Jash Datta, MD (University of Miami)
“Unraveling the Genotype-Immunophenotype Chasm in Pancreatic Cancer”
September 2022
Duke University (Hosts: Allan Kirk, MD, PhD and Shelley Hwang, MD)
Sudha and Suresh Agarwal – SAAS Lectureship

Sophie Dream, MD (Medical College of Wisconsin)
“The Surgical Management of Renal Hyperparathyroidism: Setting the Standard.”
Vanderbilt University (Host: Carmen Solorzano, MD)
Lenna Saranti – SAAS Lectureship

Anahita Dua, MD (Massachusetts General Hospital)
“Novel Vascular Surgical Frontiers in Limb Salvage”
May 19, 2022
University of Chicago (Host: Jeffrey Matthews, MD)
James and Linda Wong – SAAS Lectureship

Taryne Imai, MD (Cedar Sinai)
“Diagnosis and Treatment of Lung Cancer: In 2021 and Beyond”
September 29, 2021
University of Tennessee-Memphis (Host: David Shibata, MD)
Association of Women Surgeons – Helen F. Tsai Lectureship

Lindsay Kuo, MD (Temple University)
University of Hawaii (Host: Kenric Murayama, MD)
Murayama Family – SAAS Lectureship

Hari Nathan, MD (University of Michigan)
“Optimizing Hospital Networks to Improve Surgical Quality and Costs”
January 27, 2022
City of Hope (Host: Yuman Fong, MD)

We are very pleased to announce the 2022-2023 Visiting Professors:

Shailesh Agarwal, MD (Brigham and Women’s)
University of South Florida (Host: Paul Kuo, MD)
Ashvin Shah – SAAS Lectureship

Shipra Arya, MD (Stanford)
Yale University (Host: Nita Ahuja, MD)
JNS Ahuja – SAAS Lectureship

Carlos Chan, MD (Iowa)
Mayo Clinic Jacksonville (Host: Michael A. Edwards, MD
Raymond and Rose Tseng – SAAS Lectureship

Priya Dedhia, MD (Ohio State)
City of Hope (Host: Yuman Fong, MD)

Erika Rangel, MD (Brigham and Womens)
Tulane University (Host: Mary Killackey, MD)
Mike and Faye Yang – SAAS Lectureship

Heather Wachtel, MD (Penn)
University of Michigan (Host: Justin Dimick, MD)
Wen-Hain Wang – SAAS Lectureship

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SAAS Leadership Highlights

The Society of Asian Academic Surgeons would like to congratulate our members on their many recent accomplishments.

Presidential Address: ‘A is for… American. Asian. Ally.’

Tracy S. Wang, MD, MPH, delivered her Presidential Address to the Society during the 2021 SAAS 6th Annual Meeting, focusing on her thoughts regarding Asian American identity in relation to her role as SAAS president for the past two years.

President’s Message: December 2021

SAAS President Dr. Allan Tsung discusses this year’s SAAS annual meeting, the pandemic and the future of the society in his December 2021 President’s Message.

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.