AAS COUNCILOR ELECTIONS: COUNCILOR MEMBER TO REPRESENT THE 2011 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 2011, 2013, 2015, 2017, 2019 and 2021 year-of-entry groups, as well as the Resident/Fellow Councilor position.
Please vote for one candidate below by Monday, August 15, 2022 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 – Faizal Aziz
Institution – Penn State University College of Medicine
Statement of Interest – Association for Academic Surgery (AAS) is the flagship organization for academic surgeons across the world. The leadership of this society is engaging with its membership and is open to new ideas and innovations. AAS Councilors have a huge responsibility to represent academic surgeons and to be their voice at the leadership meetings. I belong to the class of 2011 and have had the good fortune to rise through the ranks to full Professor and be the division chief. I have dealt with leadership dilemmas and feel that I will be able to represent the issues of my class to AAS leadership. Thank you for your kind consideration.
Name – Tammy Chang
Institution – University of California, San Francisco
Statement of Interest – Dr. Tammy T. Chang is Associate Professor of Surgery at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She holds an M.D.-Ph.D. combined degree from Harvard Medical School, and her clinical training includes General Surgery Residency and Minimally Invasive Surgery Fellowship at UCSF. Dr. Chang attends on the Acute Care Surgery service at UCSF Medical Center, and she directs an extramurally-funded basic and translational research laboratory focused on liver tissue engineering. If elected to AAS Executive Council, she would be particularly interested in leading programs that mentor and support surgical basic and translational research among AAS members and trainees.
Name – Virginia Shaffer
Institution – Emory University School of Medicine
Statement of Interest – My institution has not been heavily involved in AAS in the past. However, through its democratic processes I have been able to be significantly involved in committees such as Membership and Clinical/Health Services Research. The diverse perspective of large and small institutions, as well as across specialties, is vitally important for AAS to best serve its members. I pledge to bring that perspective if elected as class councilor.