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The Program Committee of the Society of Black Academic Surgeons (SBAS) cordially welcomes your participation in its Twenty-seventh Annual Scientific Meeting.

Save the date for the upcoming SBAS meeting in Chicago, Illinois, April 27–29, 2017. Hosted by the University of Chicago, Department of Surgery. We look forward to your contributions in basic science and clinical research. Click here for details »


SBAS motivates, mentors and inspires young surgeons and medical students to pursue academic careers

Welcome to the Society of Black Academic Surgeons.

The Society of Black Academic Surgeons (SBAS) was founded in 1989 against the backdrop of a paucity of African-American surgeons in academic medicine and the absence of an organized network of African-American surgeons to stimulate, mentor and inspire young surgeons and medical students to pursue academic careers. The Society’s annual meeting is designed to stimulate academic excellence among its members by providing a forum of scholarship in collaboration with the leading Departments of Surgery in the United States.

SBAS is governed by an eight-member executive Committee and has more than 200 members throughout the U.S. All surgical faculty are eligible for full membership. Surgical residents are encouraged to join as associate members. American Journal of Surgery is the official publication of SBAS.

News & Announcements


Additionally L.D. Britt, M.D., MPH will receive an honorary degree from Howard University. …

Carlos A Pellegrini Visiting Internship Program – University of Washington School of Medicine – Funded Diversity Visiting Student Surgical Clerkship

Application deadline: May 10, 2016 …

National Institutes of Health-funded T32 Training Grant

The Department of Surgery at Johns Hopkins University is excited to partner with SBAS on our National Institutes of Health-funded T32 Training Grant, which is designed to provide research training to general surgery residents with an interest in pursuing a career in academic surgery. This training grant has had a stellar track record in providing a strong foundation for residents to pursue a successful academic surgical career. …

SUS Career Development Opportunity

The Society of University Surgeons is very excited to offer a brand new course that has been built in collaboration with the Northwestern Kellogg School of Management. The SUS/Kellogg School of Management Leadership Agility Program is set to launch on September 18–21, 2016. …

Samuel L. Kountz Diversity Fellowship

The Stanford University Department of Surgery established the Samuel L. Kountz Diversity Fellowship in 2008 to help encourage underrepresented minority student interest in an academic surgical career. This Fellowship will provide a stipend for a senior student sub-internship in the Division of General Surgery. Stanford University Medical Center is a major referral center for the management of surgical disease and major trauma. …

RWJF Awards for Health Equity

RWJF is requesting proposals from national nonprofit membership organizations and/or associations to establish an annual awards program to recognize and celebrate individuals who have successfully implemented systems changes related to the determinants of health. …

Graduate Medical Education (GME): Endocrine Clinical & Research Surgery Fellowship

The National Cancer Institute’s (NCI) Endocrine Oncology Branch’s Clinical and Research Fellowship program trains surgeons committed to academic careers. The primary goal of the fellowship is to train academic surgeons. Trainees will develop expertise in basic science, translational and clinical research, and in the surgical management of endocrine neoplasms. The fellowship is a two-year program. …

New Frontiers in Academic Surgery – Opening Doors: Contemporary African American Academic Surgeons

African American surgeons still face many challenges, but their path has been made easier by the pioneering surgeons that came before them. Among academic surgeons today, African Americans hold some of the most prestigious academic surgical positions … (From the U.S. National Library of Medicine)


Save the Date! April 27–29, 2017

We look forward to seeing all of you at the next SBAS meeting hosted by Hosted by the University of Chicago, Department of Surgery.