• Congratulations to the 2023-2024 SAAS Visiting Professors!
  •  Syed Nabeel Zafar, MD is the recipient of the 2023 SAAS Junior Faculty Award!
  • Taylor Lee, BS is the recipient of the 2023 Esther Tsai Sugg Award for the highest scoring SAAS abstract to the Academic Surgical Congress!
  • Jiping Wang, MD, PhD is the recipient of the 2023 SAAS – SUS Mid Career Award!
  • Calvin Chao, MD, is the recipient of the 2022 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


Ankush Gosain, MD PhD
UT Memphis


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