• 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!

Donor Circle

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 $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 Sponsor.

 

Dragon Circle

Members who pledge/donate a cumulative amount of $100,000 will be named to the Dragon Circle.

Dragon Donors

  • Yuman and Nicole Fong
  • Paul Kuo, MD
  • Susan Tsai, MD
  • Jennifer Tseng, MD, MPH
  • Tracy S. Wang, MD, MPH

Tiger Circle

Members who pledge/donate a cumulative amount of $50,000 will be named to the Tiger Circle.

Tiger Donors

  • Suresh Agarwal, MD
  • Herb Chen, MD
  • Dev Desai, MD, PhD
  • Yuman and Nicole Fong (Kui and Wai Fong Lectureship)
  • Lillian Kao MD
  • Eugene Kim MD
  • Paul Kuo, MD (Kuo Family Lectureship)
  • Nipun Merchant, MD
  • Kenric Murayama, MD
  • Ken Tanabe, MD (SAAS Executive Healthcare Leadership Academy)
  • Susan Tsai, MD, MHS
  • Jennifer Tseng, MD, MPH (SAAS-SUS Leadership Development Scholarship)
  • Allan Tsung, MD
  • Kasper Wang, MD
  • Tracy S. Wang, MD, MPH (SAAS-SUS Mid-Career Award)
  • George Yang, MD, PhD
  • Sai Yendamuri, MD
  • Mayo Clinic Department of Surgery

Lotus Circle

Members who pledge/donate a cumulative amount of $10,000 level will be named to the Lotus Circle.

Lotus Donors

  • Suresh Agarwal, MD (Sudha and Suresh Agarwal Visiting Professorship)
  • Nita Ahuja, MD, MBA (JNS Ahuja Visiting Professorship)
  • Hasan Alam, MD (Alam Family Visiting Professorship)
  • Syed Amad MD
  • Edward Auyang, MD
  • Prabhakar Baliga, MD
  • Karl Bilimoria, MD
  • Tejal Brahmbhatt, MD
  • Hop Tran Cao, MD
  • Herb Chen, MD (Hong Mo and Hsi Mei Chen Visiting Professorship)
  • Mike Chen, MD
  • Nancy Cho, MD
  • Daniel Chu, MD, MSPH (Ten Chao and Chen Hu Chu Visiting Professorship)
  • Danny Chu, MD
  • City of Hope
  • Dev Desai, MD
  • Sophie Dream, MD
  • Vikas Dudeja, MD
  • Quan Duh, MD (Lenna Saranti Visiting Professorship)
  • Young M. Erben, MD
  • Annabelle Fonseca, MD
  • John Fung, MD, PhD (Sui-An and Shu-Nung Fung Family Visiting Professorship)
  • Samir Gadepalli, MD, MBA
  • Sabha Ganai, MD
  • Ankush Gosain, MD, PhD
  • Jayleen Grams, MD (George Yang, MD, PhD Visiting Professorship)
  • Miral Grandhi MD
  • Jinny Ha, MD
  • Krista Haines, DO, MA
  • Young Hong, MD, MPH
  • Lyen Huang, MD and Rebecca Kim, MD
  • Shelley Hwang, MD, MPH
  • Marybeth Hughes, MD
  • Kamran Idrees, MD
  • Romeo Ignacio, Jr, MD
  • Haejin In, MD, MPH
  • Fabian Johnston, MD, MHS
  • Hee Soo Jung, MD
  • Emad Kandil, MD, MBA
  • Lillian Kao, MD (Mark and Lenore Kao Visiting Professorship)
  • Emily Keung, MD
  • Mary Killackey, MD
  • Eugene S. Kim, MD
  • Clifford Ko, MD
  • Tien Ko, MD (Teh Ling and Yu Chen Ko Visiting Professorship)
  • Kevin Koo, MD. MPH
  • Anai Kothari, MD, MS
  • Jennifer Kuo, MD
  • Lindsay Kuo, MD, MBA
  • Paul Kuo, MD (Kuo Family Visiting Professorship)
  • David Kwon, MD
  • Cheong J. Lee, MD
  • James A. Lee, MD
  • Leonard Lee, MD
  • Sharon and Ken Lee, MD
  • Alexander Leung, MD
  • Linda Li, MD
  • Michael Liang, MD
  • Michael Longaker, MD
  • Jessica Liu McMullin, MD
  • Sharon Lum, MD (Jan H. Wong Visiting Professorship)
  • Jeff Matthews, MD
  • Nipun Merchant, MD (Merchant-Chodha Family Visiting Professorship)
  • Kenric Murayama, MD (Murayama Family Visiting Professorship)
  • Mayur Narayan, MD, MPH, MBA, MHPE
  • Fiemu Nwariaku, MD, MBA
  • Vincent Obias, MD, MS
  • Gezzer Ortega, MD, MPH
  • Mayur Patel, MD
  • Sameer Patel, MD
  • Snehal Patel, MD
  • Timothy Pawlik, MD, PhD, MPH
  • Erika Rangel, MD and Shawn Rangel, MD
  • Shimul Shah, MD, MHCM (Ashvin Shah Visiting Professorship)
  • Connie Shao, MD
  • Wen Shen, MD
  • Eric Sheu, MD
  • David Shibata, MD
  • Chee-Chee Stucky, MD
  • Sonia L. Sugg, MD (Esther Tsai Sugg SAAS Research Award)
  • Insoo Suh, MD
  • Ken Tanabe, MD (Dr. Masato and Miyeko Tanabe Visiting Professorship)
  • Julia Tchou, MD (Tchou and McGovern Visiting Professorship)
  • Arul Thirumoorthi, MD
  • Greg Tiao, MD (University of Cincinnati Visiting Professorship)
  • Susan Tsai, MD, MHS (Helen F. Tsai Visiting Professorship)
  • Ching-Wei Tzeng, MD
  • Jennifer Tseng, MD, MPH (Raymond and Rose Tseng Visiting Professorship)
  • Allan Tsung, MD (Pei-Nan and Lita Tsung Visiting Professorship)
  • University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB)
  • University of Colorado
  • Thomas Varghese, Jr, MD, MS
  • Kaveh Vali, MD
  • Kasper Wang, MD (Peter and Margaret Wang Visiting Professorship)
  • Rongzhi Wang, MD
  • Thomas Wang, MD (Peter and Meilin Wang Visiting Professorship)
  • Tracy S. Wang, MD, MPH (Wen-Hain Wang Visiting Professorship)
  • Minna Wieck, MD
  • Sandra Wong, MD, MS (James and Linda Wong Visiting Professorship)
  • Russell Woo, MD
  • James Wu, MD
  • Anthony Yang, MD
  • George Yang, MD (Mike and Faye Yang Visiting Professorship)
  • Michael Yeh, MD
  • Sai Yendamuri, MD
  • Quyen Ying, DMD and Yedeh Ying, MD, DMD
  • Kay Yoon-Flannery MD
  • Jessica Zagory, MD (Masami and Kanemi Mizuno Visiting Professorship)

Mochi Circle

Associate and junior faculty members who pledge/donate a cumulative amount of $2,000 level will be named to the Mochi Circle.

Mochi Donors

  • Kaleem Ahmed, MD
  • Christina Bae, MD
  • Jeremy Chang, MD
  • Grace Chao, MD
  • Joshua Chao, MD
  • Stephanie Chen, MD
  • Jae Choi, MD
  • Bonnie Chow, MD
  • Priyanka Chugh, MD
  • Lauren Curwick, MD
  • Teressa Duong
  • Macie Enman, MD
  • Andrea Fa, MD
  • Amanda Fang, MD
  • Zhi Ven Fong, MD
  • Carson Gehl, MD
  • Neha Goel, MD
  • Ahmad Hamad, MD
  • Yoshiko Iwai, MD
  • Sukumar Kalvapudi, MD
  • Meghna Katta
  • Nathan Kerhagen, MD
  • Donna Koo, MD
  • Keshav Kooragayala, MD
  • Jungeun Jasmine Lee, MD
  • William Lee, MD
  • Meixi Ma, MD
  • Kelsey Montgomery, MD
  • Raja Narayan, MD
  • Adhitya Ramamurthi, MD
  • Gopika SenthilKumar, MD, PhD
  • Nikhil Shah, MD
  • David Su, MD
  • Sellers Swann
  • Thuy Tran, MD

Give to the SAAS Foundation

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

Donations to SAAS can be made by PayPal here or by mailing a check to the following address:

Society of Asian Academic Surgeons Foundation
Boshell Diabetes Building, 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.