• 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!

Early Career Development/Junior Faculty Award

The SAAS Early Career Development/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 (SIC) at the Academic Surgical Congress (ASC). The course is held in February of each year preceding the ASC meeting. Application deadline: Nov/Dec (approximately 3-months before the Feb meeting).

Junior Faculty Award – AAS/SUS Surgical Investigator Course – https://www.academicsurgicalcongress.org/sic/

Previous Recipients

2024

 Zhi Fong, MD
Mayo Clinic Arizona

2023

 Syed Nabeel Zafar, MD
University of Wisconsin – Madison

2022

Lily Cheng, MD
Texas Children’s Hospital

Mihir Shah, MD
Emory University

Annabelle Fonseca, MD
University of South Alabama

2021

Priya Dedhia, MD, PhD
The Ohio State University

2020

Emily Keung, MD
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

2019

Aslam Ejaz, MD
The Ohio State University

2018

Eric Sheu, MD
Brigham and Women’s Hospital

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

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