Donate to SAAS

Since its inception, the Society of Asian Academic Surgeons has been committed to the personal and career development of Asian academic surgeons. In keeping with this mission, we would like to announce the creation of the Society of Asian Academic Surgeons (SAAS) Foundation and a capital campaign, with the goal of funding 3-5 visiting professorships per academic year.

The visiting professorships would be open for faculty members at the Assistant or Associate Professor level who are within the first 10 years of their first faculty appointment. The intent of these visiting professorships would be to provide SAAS members who are at earlier stages in their career to develop relationships with faculty members at other institutions, a goal that is line with the SAAS mission of promoting the career development of Asian academic surgeons.

Donations at any level will be gratefully accepted and equally important in establishing these awards. Our goal for this campaign are donations and/or pledges of $100,000 by September 2019.

All members who pledge/donate at the $10,000 level also will be named to the Lotus Circle. If you are interested in pledging to the Foundation, please contact Herb Chen, SAAS Foundation President.

The Society is a 501(c)(3) organization and all donations are tax-deductible, to the extent allowed by the law.

Lotus Circle Members

Suresh Agarwal, MD
Herb Chen, MD (Hong Mo and His Mei Chen SAAS Lectureship)
Dev Desai, MD
Lillian Kao, MD
Tien Ko, MD (Ko SAAS Lectureship)
Paul Kuo, MD
Nipun Merchant, MD
Kenric Murayama, MD
Julia Tchou, MD
Jennifer Tseng, MD (Raymond and Rose Tseng SAAS Lectureship)
Allan Tsung, MD
Kasper Wang, MD
Thomas Wang, MD
Tracy S. Wang, MD, MPH (Wen-Hain Wang SAAS Lectureship)
George Yang, MD (Mike and Faye Yang SAAS Lectureship)
The University of Colorado Department of Surgery