Esther Tsai Sugg Research Award

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

Previous Recipients

2020

Aaron Baer (Presenting author)
David Shibata, MD (Senior author)
University of Tennessee, Memphis

2019

Apoorve Nayyar, MD (Presenting author)
Kristalyn Gallagher, DO (Senior author)
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

2018

Daniel (“Brock”) Hewitt, MD, MPH (Presenting author)
Anthony Yang, MD (Senior author)
Northwestern University

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