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AAS Officers

Past President:
Past President:
Past President:
Justin B. Dimick, MD, MPH
Caprice C. Greenberg, MD, MPH
Rebecca S. Sippel, MD
Adil H. Haider, MD, MPH
Eric T. Kimchi, MD
Melina R. Kibbe, MD, RVT
Lillian S. Kao, MD, MS
Timothy M. Pawlik, MD, MPH, PhD

Past Presidents

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AAS Councilors

Suresh Agarwal, MD (Councilor Year 2004)
Waddah Al-Refaie, MD (Councilor Year 2015)
Todd Victor Brennan, MD, MS (Councilor Year 2010)
Paul David DiMusto, MD (Councilor Year Resident/Fellow Councilor)
Amir Ghaferi, MD (Councilor Year 2015)
Eugene Kim, MD (Councilor Year 2015)
Joshua Mammen, MD (Councilor Year 2015)
John C. Mansour, MD (Councilor Year 2008)
Julie Ann Margenthaler, MD (Councilor Year 2006)
Valentine Nfongen Nfonsam, MD, MS (Councilor Year 2012)
Ben Zarzaur, MD (Councilor Year 2015)

Deputy Treasurers:

Jussuf Thomas Kaifi, MD


It shall be the duty of the Education Committee to select a program and panelists for the Committee on Education Panel to be presented at each Annual Meeting.

Jacob Andrew Greenberg, MD, EdM, Co-Chair (2014-2016)
Rebekah R. White, MD, Co-Chair (2015-2017)
Sasha Danielle Adams, MD (2014-2016)
Brian Badgwell, MD, MS (2014-2016)
Dan German Blazer, MD (2014-2016)
Katherine Gallagher, MD (2014-2016)
Ankush Gosain (2015-2017)
Anne-Lise Diana Maag, AB & MD (2015-2017)
KuoJen Tsao, MD (2015-2017)
Roy Phitayakorn, MD (2015-2017)
Fabian McCartney Johnston MD, MHS (2015-2017)
Kaitlyn Jane Kally, MD (2015-2017)
Kellie Leanne Mathis, MD (2015-2017)
Christopher Patrick Scally, MD (2015-2017)

ETHICS Committee

The Ethics Committee will address issues related to academic ethics, including conflicts of interest, disclosure and scientific professionalis.

Tamarah Westmoreland, MD, PhD, Chair (2015-2017)
Andrew Sean Kastenmeier, MD (2014-2016)
Michael John Nabozny, MD (2014-2016)
Mayur Narayan MD, MPH, MBA (2015-2017)
Jitesh Patel BS, MD (2015-2017)
Dawn Marie Elfenbein MD, MPH (2015-2017)


The Global Affairs Committee will recommend and implement programs that enhance the exchange of educational opportunities between the AAS and International surgical organizations.

Mamta Swaroop, MD, Co-Chair (2013-2015)
Purvi Yogesh Parikh, MD, Co-Chair (2014-2016)
Ravi Jayendra Chokshi, MD (2014-2016)
Kakra Hughes, MD (2014-2016)
Amanda Michelle Laird, MD (2014-2016)
Jyotirmay Sharma, BS, MD (2014-2016)
Jun Tashiro, MD MPH (2014-2016)
Marquita Renee Decker, MD, MPH (2013-2015)
Daniel A. DeUgarte, MD (2013-2015)
David Clay Evans, MD (2013-2015)
Terence O'Keeffe, MBChB, BSc (2013-2015)
Kazuaki Takabe, MD, PhD (2013-2015)


The Information and Technology Committee of the Association of Academic Surgery (AAS) is committed to:

  1. Identifying and evaluating information and technologies relevant to the practice of academic surgery.
  2. Introducing new and emerging information and technologies to the membership of the AAS.
  3. Developing and enhancing the use of established and emerging technologies to facilitate communication between the AAS, its membership, and the community.
  4. Fostering links between developers of novel technologies and the membership of AAS.

James William Suliburk, MD, Chair (2013-2014)
KMarie Reid Lombardo, MD Co-Chair (2014-2016)
Philip Hyungjin Chang, MD (2014-2016)
Melissa Ellen Hogg, MD (2014-2016)
Eunice Yuee-Dean Huang, MD, MS (2014-2016)
Heather Lynn Yeo, BSFS, MD (2014-2016)
Edward D Auyang, MD, MS (2013-2015)
Faisal Aziz, MBBS (2013-2015)
Sean Patrick Dineen, MD (2013-2015)
Alan Eldon Harzman, MD (2013-2015)
Daithi Heffernan, MD (2013-2015)
Christopher Wallace Macomber, MD (2013-2015)

ISSUES Committee

It shall be the duty of the Committee on Issues to identify and highlight issues of topical interest to young academic surgeons at the Annual Meeting in the form of a panel discussion or workshop. The Committee of Issues shall also serve as the advisory body to the leadership of the Association regarding advocacy for these issues.

Rachel R. Kelz, MD, MSCE Co-Chair (2013-2015)
Robert J. Canter, MD, Co-Chair (2014-2016)
Daniel Erik Abbott, MD (2014-2016)
Waddah B. Al-Refaie, MD (2014-2016)
Sarah Catherine Oltmann, MD (2014-2016)
Kathryn Tzung-kai Chen, MD (2013-2015)
Ankush Gosain, MD (2013-2015)
Giorgos Constantine Karakousis, MD (2013-2015)
Stanislaw Peter Stawicki, MD (2013-2015)
Raphael Sun, MD (2013-2015)


It shall be the duty of the Committee on Leadership to recommend and implement newer curricula and advocacy to stimulate development of leaders from the membership of the Association. The committee’s mission shall be to provide mentorship and development for individuals aspiring to serve as leaders in the new millennium of academic surgery.

Amir Abbas Ghaferi, MD, Co-Chair (2013-2015)
Tracy S. Wang, MD, MPH, Co-Chair (2014-2016)
Piero Marco Fisichella, MD (2014-2016)
Gregory Dean Kennedy, MD, PhD (2014-2016)
Eugene Sungkyun Kim, MD (2014-2016)
Ajay V. Maker, MD (2014-2016)
Kyle Andrew Perry, MD (2014-2016)
Bryan A. Whitson, MD (2014-2016)
Jeffrey Joseph Dehmer, MD (2014-2016)
Steven Chen, MD, MBA (2013-2015)
Susan Dianne Moffatt-Bruce, MD, PhD (2013-2015)
Tolulope Abiodun Oyetunji, MD, MPH (2013-2015)
Curtis J. Wray, MD (2013-2015)
James Yoo, MD (2013-2015)


It shall be the duty of the Membership Committee to evaluate, establish eligibility, and accept all qualified applicants for active, senior or candidate membership and keep the Secretary informed of new members. In addition, the Membership Committee shall nominate three Candidates to stand for election as the Councilor representing the most recent class of applicants.

Sanjay Krishnaswami, MD, Co-Chair (2014-2016)
Mark S. Cohen, MD, Co-Chair (2014-2015)
Amal Yahya Alhefdhi, MD (2014-2016)
Darren Richard Carpizo, MD, PhD (2014-2016)
Joshua M.V. Mammen, MD (2014-2016)
Stephen Hugh McKellar, MD (2014-2016)
Michael B. Nicholl, MD (2014-2016)
Robert Thomason Russell, MD, MPH (2014-2016)
Wesley Paul Thayer,MD, PhD (2014-2016)
Caroline Edwards Reinke, MD, MSPH (2014-2016)
Timothy Ryan Donahue, MD (2013-2015)
Elizabeth Min Hui Kim, MD (2013-2015)
Roger Hoon Kim, MD (2013-2015)
SreyRam Kuy, MD (2013-2015)
Jonathan Aaron Myers, MD (2013-2015)
Kepal N. Patel, MD (2013-2015)
Sanjay S. Reddy, MD (2013-2015)
Anthony Dong Eun Yang, MD (2013-2015)


The Nominating Committee for Executive Office of the Association shall consist of the President, President elect, Secretary, Treasurer, Recorder, and Councilors in the second year of their terms and three members to be nominated from the floor at each annual business meeting and elected by the membership to serve a one year term.

Timothy M. Pawlik, MD, MPH, PhD, Chair (2014-2015)
Justin B. Dimick, MD, MPH (2014-2015)
Rebecca Sippel, MD (2014-2016)
Eric T. Kimchi, MD (2013-2015)
Caprice C. Greenberg, MD, MPH (2013-2015)
Adam C. Berger, MD (2014-2015)
Michael J. Englesbe, MD (2014-2015)
Amir Abbas Ghaferi, MD (2014-2015)
Michael O. Meyers, MD (2014-2015)
Marcovalerio Melis, MD (2014-2015)
Christopher Steven Muratore, MD (2014-2015)
Peter F. Nichol, MD, PhD (2014-2015)
Rishindra Mamidi Reddy, MD (2014-2015)

Outcomes Research Committee
PROGRAM Committee

The Program Committee will be instructed to establish the final program and notify the authors six weeks in advance of the meeting so that papers may be presented in completed form to the Recorder at the time of presentation.

Caprice C. Greenberg, MD, MPH, Chair (2013-2015)
Vanita Ahuja, MD (2014-2016)
Cherif Boutros, MD, MSc (2014-2016)
Luke Packard Brewster, MD, PhD (2014-2016)
Jason Samuel Gold, MD (2014-2016)
Michael David Goodman, MD (2014-2016)
Imran Hassan, MD (2014-2016)
Hitoshi Hirose, MD, PhD (2014-2016)
Steven C. Katz, MD (2014-2016)
Sundeep Govind Keswani, MD (2014-2016)
Julie Eileen Lang, MD (2014-2016)
John Thomas Langell, MD, PhD (2014-2016)
Jerry Godfrey Makama, MB, BS, FW (2014-2016)
Matthew Jeffrey Martin, BA, BS, MD (2014-2016)
Kevin Patrick Mollen, MD (2014-2016)
Ulka Sachdev, MD (2014-2016)
Joseph Victor Sakran, MD, MPH (2014-2016)
Wolfgang Stehr, MD (2014-2016)
Jose G. Trevino, MD (2014-2016)
Peter I-hsuan Tsai, MD (2014-2016)
Steven Ray Allen, MD (2013-2015)
Jeffrey Michael Farma, MD (2013-2015)
David M. Gourlay, MD (2013-2015)
Joaquim Michael Havens, MD (2013-2015)
Andrew W. Hoel, MD (2013-2015)
Kamran Idrees, MD (2013-2015)
John I. Lew, MD (2013-2015)
Oveys Mansuri, MD (2013-2015)
James John Mezhir, MD (2013-2015)
Mayur Narayan, MD, MPH, MBA (2013-2015)
Faisal G. Qureshi, MD (2013-2015)
KMarie Reid Lombardo, MD (2013-2015)
Sharfi Sarker, MD-MPH (2013-2015)
Julia Tchou, MD, PhD (2013-2015)
George Van Buren, MD (2013-2015)
Matthew John Weiss, MD (2013-2015)
Jason Albert Wertheim, MD (2013-2015)
Sai Yendamuri, MD (2013-2015)

AD HOC Appointments and Committees

AAS/Colombian Surgical Association Course Task Force
Daniel A. Anaya, MD, Chair (2013-2015)
Daniel Albo, MD, PhD (2013-2015)
Jaime Escallon, MD, FRCSC, FACS (2013-2015)
Oscar A. Guevara, MD (2013-2015)
Andrew Graham Hill, FRACS (2013-2015)
Juan David Hernandez Restrepo, MD (2013-2015)

AAS/French Surgical Association Course Task Force
T. Clark Gamblin, MD Chair (2013-2015)
Timothy M. Pawlik, MD, MPH, PhD, (2013-2015)
Melina R. Kibbe, MD (2013-2015)
Faisal G. Qureshi, MD (2013-2015)
Oliver Turrini, MD (2013-2015)
Nicholas J. Zyromski, MD (2013-2015)

AAS German Course Task Force
Jussuf Thomas Kaifi, MD, Chair (2013-2015)
Arman Adam Kahokehr, BHB, MBChB (2013-2015)
Abhishek Mathur, MD (2013-2015)
Timothy M. Pawlik, MD, MPH (2013-2015)

AAS Indian Course Task Force
Sanjay Krishnaswami, MD, Co-Chair (2013-2015)
Mamta Swaroop, MD, Co-Chair (2013-2015)
Saju Joseph, MD (2013-2015)
Benedict C. Nwomeh, MD (2013-2015)
Julie Ann Sosa, MD (2013-2015)
John Albert Windsor, BSc MBChB (2013-2015)

AAS Italian Course Task Force
Marcovalerio Melis, MD, Co-Chair (2013-2015)
Giuseppe R. Nigri, MD, PhD, Co-Chair (2013-2015)
Jeffrey Michael Farma, MD (2013-2015)
Piero Marco Fisichella, MD (2013-2015)
T. Clark Gamblin, MD (2013-2015)
Melina R. Kibbe, MD (2013-2015)
Roger Hoon Kim, MD (2013-2015)

AAS West African Course Task Force
Akpofure Peter Ekeh, MD, Co-Chair (2013-2015)
Jonathan Amarkwei Laryea, MBChB, Co-Chair (2013-2015)
Emmanuel Adoyi Ameh, MD (2013-2015)
Bolanla Asiyanbola, MD (2013-2015)
Anthony Gbolahan Charles, MD, MPH (2013-2015)
Fiemu E. Nwariaku, MD (2013-2015)
Benedict C. Nwomeh, MD (2013-2015)
Purvi Yogesh Parikh, MD (2013-2015)
Timothy M. Pawlik, MD, MPH (2013-2015)
Kristen Caviness Sihler, MD, MS (2013-2015)

ASC Conflict of Interest Task Force
Julie Ann Sosa, MD, Chair (2013-2015)
T. Clark Gamblin, MD (2013-2015)
Timothy A. Pritts, MD, PhD (2013-2015)

AAS Historian
F. Charles Brunicardi, MD, AAS Historian (2013-2018)

Finance Task Force
Eric Kimchi, MD, Chair (2014-2016)
Marco Fisichella, MD 2014-2017)
Matt Weiss, MD (2014-2016)
Sapan Desai, MD, PhD, MBA (2014-2017)
Chet Morrison, BA, MD (2014-2017)
Ian Paquette, MD (2014-2016)

ISDS Course Task Force
Melina R. Kibbe, MD, Chair (2013-2015)
Justin B. Dimick, MD, MPH (2013-2015)
Julie Ann Sosa, MD (2013-2015)

Innovative Info Delivery Task Force
Justin B. Dimick, MD, MPH, Co-Chair (2013-2015)
Sandra Lynn Wong, MD, Co-Chair (2013-2015)
Caprice C. Greenberg, MD, MPH (2013-2015)
Lillian S. Kao, MD, MS (2013-2015)
Carla Marie Pugh, MD, PhD (2013-2015)
James William Suliburk, MD (2013-2015)

Senior Membership Advisory Task Force

David H. Berger, MD, Chair (2013-2015)
Daniel Albo, MD, PhD (2013-2015)
F. Charles Brunicardi, MD (2013-2015)
Herbert Chen, MD (2013-2015)
Siobhan A. Corbett, MD (2013-2015)
Eric W. Fonkalsrud, MD (2013-2015)
Alden H. Harken, MD (2013-2015)
Tien C. Ko, MD (2013-2015)
Scott A. LeMaire, MD (2013-2015)
Julie Ann Sosa, MD (2013-2015)
David I. Soybel, MD (2013-2015)
Creighton B. Wright, MD (2013-2015)

AAS Representatives

American Board of Surgery
Fizan Abdullah, MD, PhD

American College of Surgeons’ Board of Governors
Timothy A. Pritts, MD

American College of Surgeons' Surgical Research Committee
Dorry L. Segev, MD, PhD

Association for Surgical Education
Amalia L. Cochran, MD

Association of American Medical Colleges
Niraj J. Gusani, MD, MS
Bethany Cara Sacks, MD

Association of Women Surgeons
Rebekah Ruth White, MD

Journal of Surgical Research
Faisal G. Bakaeen, MD

National Association for Biomedical Research
Brian S. Zuckerbraun, MD

Plastic Surgery Research Council
Clara Nan-hi Lee, MD, MPP

Society of Black Academic Surgeons
Adil H. Haider, MD, MPH

Surgical Outcomes Club
Sandra Lynn Wong, MD


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