Donor Circle


Yuman and Nicole Fong (Kui and Wai Fong Lectureship)
Paul Kuo, MD (Kuo Family Lectureship)
Jennifer Tseng, MD, MPH (SAAS-SUS Leadership Development Scholarship)


Suresh Agarwal, MD
Herb Chen, MD (Hong Mo and Hsi Mei Chen Visiting Professorship)
Dev Desai, MD
Ankush Gosain, MD, PhD
Lillian Kao, MD (Mark and Lenore Kao Visiting Professorship)
Eugene S. Kim, MD
Clifford Ko, MD
Tien Ko, MD (Teh Ling and Yu Chen Ko Visiting Professorship)
Paul Kuo, MD (Kuo Family Visiting Professorship)
Cheong J. Lee, MD
Michael Liang, MD
Nipun Merchant, MD (Merchant-Chodha Family Visiting Professorship)
Kenric Murayama, MD
Julia Tchou, MD
Jennifer Tseng, MD, MPH (Raymond and Rose Tseng Visiting Professorship)
Allan Tsung, MD (Pei-Nan and Lita Tsung Visiting Professorship)
Kasper Wang, MD
Thomas Wang, MD (Peter and Meilin Wang Visiting Professorship)
Tracy S. Wang, MD, MPH (Wen-Hain Wang Visiting Professorship)
George Yang, MD (Mike and Faye Yang Visiting Professorship)
City of Hope Department of Surgery
The University of Colorado Department of Surgery

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.

Donations can be made by individuals, industry, and/or departments.

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.

If you are interested in pledging to the Foundation, please contact Herb Chen, SAAS Foundation President at

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