• 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!

Membership Application

Thank you for your interest in becoming a member of the Society of Asian Academic Surgeons. Membership in SAAS is open to any individual with an interest in academic surgery and is not limited to those of Asian descent. Membership applications are reviewed by the Membership Committee on a rolling basis. Upon acceptance to SAAS, members are required to pay annual dues and encouraged to attend the annual meeting.

Please note that new applications will require a sponsor. If you do not have a sponsor, that is okay! Simply email us at admin@asiansurgeon.org and we will connect you with a great sponsor who will introduce you to the SAAS family. 


Active: Any individual, irrespective of race/ethnicity, who occupies a faculty position in a university department of surgery or its affiliated teaching hospital, following completion of a graduated university residency is eligible for Active membership.
Associate: Associate Members of the Society are comprised of medical students, residents, and fellows who have yet to qualify for Active membership.
Senior: Any Active Member upon reaching the age of 65 years shall become a Senior Member.