• 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!

George P. Yang SAAS Trailblazer Award

The George P. Yang SAAS Trailblazer Award is presented to individuals in recognition of their contributions to the surgical sciences and for paving the way for the next generation of surgeons.

Previous Recipients

2022

Herb Chen, MD
University of Alabama at Birmingham

2021

George Yang, MD PhD
University of Alabama at Birmingham

2019

Steven Stain, MD
Albany Medical Center

2018

Quan-Yang Duh, MD
University of California, San Francisco