AAS COUNCILOR ELECTIONS:
COUNCILOR MEMBER TO REPRESENT THE 2014 YEAR-OF-ENTRY GROUP
Each year, one Council member is elected for a two-year term for each year-of-entry group. This year’s elections consist of 2010, 2012, 2014, 2016, 2018 & 2020 year-of-entry groups, as well as the Resident/Fellow Councilor position.
Please vote for one candidate below by Monday, August 30, 2021 at 11:59pm PST so that we may complete this important election and notify you of your elected representative. Please use your Council member to convey your ideas and concerns to the Executive Council.
Name: Tejal Brahmbhatt
Institution: Boston University Medical Center
Statement of Interest: I joined AAS because I find the fundamental concept of inclusion and community to be at the core of every interaction I have ever had with the organization, its leadership, and its members. I am self-nominating for this position because I want to get involved. I want a seat at the table of an organization that unifies the concepts of scholarship and leadership with inclusion and community across all domains of academic surgery. With this, I can serve my peers that are academic surgeons hungry for the mentorship and sponsorship AAS offers.
Name: Michael Dingeldein
Institution: Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital, Case Western Reserve University
Statement of Interest: I’ve been a member of AAS for many years and often have taken advantage of the opportunities it has offered for surgeons but now I would like to serve AAS and the greater community of academic surgeons by becoming a Councilor. Academic surgery is at the core of what I do and who I am and I believe it is important to give back to an organization that so strongly supports that academic mission. Thank you for considering me for this important position.
Name: Haejin In
Institution: Albert Einstein College of Medicine / Montefiore Medical Center
Statement of Interest: The AAS has been an integral part of my academic career since I joined as a candidate member in 2010. AAS has deeply influenced my view of academic surgery and I have come to recognize how much societies like AAS can influence how academic surgeons think and practice. I would like the opportunity to give back by helping in the decision-making and strategic planning for the AAS. I have previously served on AAS committees (Academic Advancement, Publications) and would greatly appreciate the opportunity to serve as AAS Councilor.