• 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!

SAAS International Scholars Program

Description: The SAAS International Scholars Program is designed to promote the exchange of knowledge, skills, and culture between SAAS members and international institutions. SAAS International Scholars will travel abroad to host institutions and participate in academic exchanges including attending rounds, observing operations, giving talks, teaching trainees, and developing networks with international colleagues. As part of this exchange, SAAS will reciprocally support selected faculty from participating international institutions to attend the SAAS Annual Meeting.



  • Active SAAS Members who participate in annual meetings and/or other SAAS events
  • Associate or Full Professor
  • Scholars will be expected to attend the annual SAAS meeting and provide a brief written and verbal report of their experiences upon completion of the program to the membership
  • Confirmation from the awardee’s institution for the ability to travel and additional financial support as needed