Calista Harbaugh, Active Member
University of Michigan
The community of AAS has been important to my academic development as a student, surgical trainee, and early career surgeon and health services researcher. From attending AAS/ASC conferences, participating in my third fall courses, and applying for the resident and student research awards, I have gained insight and experience possible only due to the community of mentorship and intellectual pursuit at the heart of AAS. I am now in my first year as an academic Colorectal Surgeon with intent to pursue the K-to-R pathway. It is my goal to return service to the society and weave into the collaborative fabric of the AAS membership. In particular, I hope to contribute to the planning of the Fall Career Development Courses as an early faculty navigating the complex web of establishing clinical pathways, developing a new body of scientific work, and living life as a young surgeon.