• 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!

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, the Society of Asian Academic Surgeons (SAAS) Foundation supports the SAAS Visiting Professor Program, the SAAS-Society of University Surgeons Promising Leaders Program, SAAS Diversity and Inclusion Initiative, and other important programs.

  • Members who pledge/donate a cumulative amount of $100,000 will be named to the Dragon Circle.
  • Members who pledge/donate a cumulative amount of $50,000 will be named to the Tiger Circle.
  • Members who pledge/donate a cumulative amount of $10,000 level will be named to the Lotus Circle.
  • Associate Members who pledge/donate a cumulative amount of $2,000 level will be named to the Mochi Circle.
  • Institutions who pledge/donate $2,000 per year will be named as an Institutional Member.

If you are interested in pledging to the Foundation, please contact Herb Chen, SAAS Foundation President at herbchen@uab.edu.

Donations can be made via the PayPal link below or by sending a check to the following address:

Society of Asian Academic Surgeons
ATTN: Herb Chen
Boshell Diabetes Building (BDB) 505
1720 2nd Avenue South
Birmingham, AL 35294-0012

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