Awards

Resident/Fellow Development Scholarship

The SAAS Resident/Fellow Development Scholarship is a travel grant supporting attendance of a surgical trainee at the Association of Academic Surgery’s Fall Courses, held each year just prior to the American College of Surgeons’ Clinical Congress.

Previous Recipients

2017

Deepa Cherla, MD
Cleveland Clinic

2016

Zhi-Ven Fong, MD
Massachusetts General Hospital

2015

Lyen Huang, MD
Stanford University

2014

Vikas Dudejas, MD
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

 

Academic Surgical Congress (ASC) Research Award

The SAAS ASC Research Award is granted to the highest scoring abstract submitted by a SAAS member as either first or senior author at the Academic Surgical Congress.

Previous Recipients

2017

Syed Nabeel Zafar, MD (Presenting author)
Nabil Wasif, MD (Senior author)
Howard University

2016

Jason Castellanos, MD (Presenting author)
Nipun Merchant, MD (Senior author)
University of Miami

2015

Chris Goodenough, MD (Presenting author)
Michael Liang, MD (Senior author)
University of Texas – Houston
Jeffrey Yang, MD
Duke University

Junior Faculty Award

The SAAS Junior Faculty Award is a travel grant supporting the attendance of a faculty member within 5 years of their first appointment at the Surgical Investigators’ Course at the Academic Surgical Congress.

Previous Recipients

2017

Ching-Wei David Tzeng, MD
University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center

2016

Daniel I. Chu, MD
University of Alabama at Birmingham

2015

Peter Chang, MD
Beth Israel Deaconess

SAAS Annual Meeting Travel Award

The SAAS Annual Meeting Travel Award is a travel grant, awarded to the first author of the highest scoring abstract submitted by a SAAS member to the annual meeting.

Previous Recipients

2017

Michael Fenlon, MD
Children’s Hospital, Los Angeles

2016

Julie Goswami, MD
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center