• 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!

Mid-Career Award

The SAAS Mid-Career Award is a grant supporting the attendance of a faculty member to the Society of University Surgeons’ (SUS) Mid-Career Academic Surgery Professional Development Course. This grant was made possible by a generous contribution from Past President Tracy Wang. The recipient of this award serves a two-year committee on the Scholarships Committee.

Previous Recipients


Hop Tran Cao, MD
The University of Texas – M.D. Anderson Cancer Center

Romeo Ignacio, MD
University of California – San Diego

Chee-Chee Stucky, MD
Mayo Clinic Arizona