• Congratulations to the 2023-2024 SAAS Visiting Professors!
  • Zhi Fong, MD is the recipient of the 2024 SAAS Junior Faculty Award!
  • Radhika Rastogi, MD is the recipient of the 2024 Esther Tsai Sugg Award for the highest scoring SAAS abstract to 2024 Academic Surgical Congress!
  • Christy Chai, MD is the recipient of the 2024 SAAS-SUS Mid-Career Award!
  • Areeba Saif, MD is the recipient of the 2023 SAAS-AWS Resident Research Travel Award!
  • Raja Narayan, MD, MPH is the recipient of the 2023 SAAS Resident/Fellow Development Scholarship!
  • Jeremy Chang, MD is the winner of the 2023 SAAS Annual Meeting Travel Award!
  • Russell Woo, MD is the recipient of the 2023 SAAS-SUS Leadership Agility Program Scholarship!

ASA-SAAS Surgical Leaders Fellowship Grant

This award is sponsored by the American Surgical Association and SAAS to provide funds to travel to an ASA member’s home institution for a shadowing experience of being a surgical leader in academic surgery.  A SAAS member will be selected every other year, on even years.

The grant funding is $5,000 (SAAS and ASA will each contribute $2500) and will be awarded to the Fellow’s home institution. The home institution and/or Fellow will be responsible for any additional expenses incurred during the Fellowship.

Previous Recipients


Sai Yendamuri, MD MBA
Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center


Ankush Gosain, MD PhD
UT Memphis


Tracy Wang, MD, MPH
Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee