• 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!


The Society of Asian Academic Surgeons (SAAS)-Association of Women Surgeons (AWS) Resident Travel Award is a $1000 travel grant supporting attendance of a surgical resident trainee at the SAAS Annual Meeting. The meeting this year will be hosted by The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine September 14-15, 2023 in Baltimore, Maryland.

Deadline for applications: May 24, 2023
Notification of award by: July 12, 2023

Application requirements:

  1. Limited to residents (fellows are not eligible to apply)
  2. Personal statement summarizing applicant’s career goals and reason for applying for this award (400 word maximum).
  3. CV (must include the applicant’s current title, institution, email).
  4. 2 letters of recommendations, including 1 from applicant’s residency program director. The second letter may be from a mentor or other faculty member, besides the residency program director.
  5. Statement on your involvement with AWS, including number of years as a AWS member, and meetings attended (required).Statement on your involvement with SAAS, including number of years as a SAAS member, and meetings attended, if applicable. Applicant must be a member of AWS. SAAS membership is encouraged.
  6. Abstract submission to the SAAS Annual Meeting (including the abstract number).

Applications now available. 


Previous Recipients


Connie Shao, MD