• Congratulations to the 2022-2023 SAAS Visiting Professors!
  • Lily Cheng, MD is the recipient of the 2022 SAAS Junior Faculty Award!
  • Vivek Pamulapati, MD is the recipient of the 2022 Esther Tsai Sugg Award for the highest scoring SAAS abstract to the Academic Surgical Congress!
  • Romeo Ignacio MD, Chee-Chee Stucky MD, and Hop Tran Cao MD are the recipients of the 2022 SAAS – SUS Mid Career Award!
  • Calvin Chao, MD, is the recipient of the 2022 SAAS Resident/Fellow Development Scholarship!
  • Jaewon Lee is the winner of the 2022 SAAS Annual Meeting Travel Award!
  • Romeo Ignacio, MD is the recipient of the 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


 Syed Nabeel Zafar, MD
University of Wisconsin – Madison


Lily Cheng, MD
Texas Children’s Hospital

Mihir Shah, MD
Emory University

Annabelle Fonseca, MD
University of South Alabama


Priya Dedhia, MD, PhD
The Ohio State University


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


Aslam Ejaz, MD
The Ohio State University


Eric Sheu, MD
Brigham and Women’s Hospital


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


Daniel I. Chu, MD
University of Alabama at Birmingham


Peter Chang, MD
Beth Israel Deaconess

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