• 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!

Board of Directors

Foundation President

Herb Chen, MD
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, AL

Allan Tsung, MD

Foundation Secretary

Allan Tsung, MD
University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA

Jessica Liu McMullin

Foundation Treasurer

Jessica Liu McMullin, MD
2023 – 2028
University of Utah
Salt Lake City, UT

At-Large Directors

At Large Director

Suresh Agarwal, MD
2020 – 2025
Duke University
Durham, NC

At Large Director

Shimul Shah, MD
2020 – 2025
University of Cincinnati
Cincinnati, OH

At Large Director

Karl Bilimoria, MD
2021 – 2026
Indiana University
Indianapolis, IN

At Large Director

Mary Killackey, MD
2021 – 2026
Tulane University
New Orleans, LA

At Large Director

Sandra Wong, MD
2021 – 2026
Dartmouth University
Hanover, NH

At Large Director

Connie Shao, MD
2021 – 2026
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, AL

Dev Desai, MD, PhD

At Large Director

Dev Desai, MD, PhD
2021 – 2026
Phoenix Children’s Hospital
Phoenix, AZ

Past Presidents

Susan Tsai, MD, MHS

Past-President

Susan Tsai, MD, MHS
2022 – 2023
Medical College of Wisconsin
Milwaukee, WI

Past-President

Allan Tsung, MD
2021 – 2022
The Ohio State University
Columbus, OH

Past-President

Tracy S. Wang, MD, MPH
2019 – 2020
Medical College of Wisconsin
Milwaukee, WI

Past-President

Jennifer Tseng, MD, MPH
2018 – 2019
Boston University
Boston, MA

Past-President

Nipun Merchant, MD
2017-2018
University of Miami
Miami, FL

Past-President

Paul Kuo, MD
2016 – 2017
University of South Florida
Tampa, FL

Past-President

Kenric Murayama, MD
2015 – 2016
University of Hawaii
Honolulu, HI