Donor Circle


Suresh Agarwal, MD
Herb Chen, MD
Dev Desai, MD, PhD
Yuman and Nicole Fong (Kui and Wai Fong Lectureship)
Paul Kuo, MD (Kuo Family Lectureship)
Nipun Merchant, MD
Kenric Murayama, MD
Ken Tanabe, MD
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 Trailblazer Award)
George Yang, MD, PhD
Mayo Clinic Department of Surgery


Suresh Agarwal, MD (Sudha and Suresh Agarwal Visiting Professorship)
Nita Ahuja, MD, MBA (JNS Ahuja Visiting Professorship)
Hasan Alam, MD
Prabhakar Baliga, MD
Karl Bilimoria, MD
Tejal Brahmbhatt, MD
Herb Chen, MD (Hong Mo and Hsi Mei Chen Visiting Professorship)
Mike Chen, MD
Nancy Cho, MD
Daniel Chu, MD (Ten Chao and Chen Hu Chu Visiting Professorship)
Danny Chu, MD
Dev Desai, MD
Vikas Dudeja, MD
Quan Duh, MD
John Fung, MD, PhD (Sui-An and Shu-Nung Fung Family Visiting Professorship)
Samir Gadepalli, MD, MBA
Ankush Gosain, MD, PhD
Krista Haines, DO, MA
Anai Kothari, MD, MS
Jayleen Grams, MD (George Yang, MD, PhD Visiting Professorship)
Haejin In, MD, MPH
Emad Kandil, MD, MBA
Lillian Kao, MD (Mark and Lenore Kao Visiting Professorship)
Mary Killackey, MD
Jennifer Kuo, MD
Eugene S. Kim, MD
Clifford Ko, MD
Tien Ko, MD (Teh Ling and Yu Chen Ko Visiting Professorship)
Kevin Koo, MD. MPH
Lindsay Kuo, MD, MBA
Paul Kuo, MD (Kuo Family Visiting Professorship)
David Kwon, MD
Cheong J. Lee, MD
James A. Lee, MD
Michael Liang, MD
Nipun Merchant, MD (Merchant-Chodha Family Visiting Professorship)
Kenric Murayama, MD (Murayama Family Visiting Professorship)
Timothy Pawlik, MD, PhD, MPH
Shimul Shah, MD, MHCM (University of Cincinnati Visiting Professorship)
Connie Shao, MD
Eric Sheu, MD
David Shibata, MD
Sonia L. Sugg, MD (Esther Tsai Sugg SAAS Research Award)
Ken Tanabe, MD (Dr. Masato and Miyeko Tanabe Visiting Professorship)
Julia Tchou, MD (Tchou and McGovern Visiting Professorship)
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)
Thomas Varghese, Jr, MD, MS
Kasper Wang, MD
Thomas Wang, MD (Peter and Meilin Wang Visiting Professorship)
Tracy S. Wang, MD, MPH (Wen-Hain Wang Visiting Professorship)
Sandra Wong, MD, MS (James and Linda Wong Visiting Professorship)
Russell Woo, MD
Anthony Yang, MD
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

Donations to SAAS can be made by PayPal here, or a check sent 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.