Mission, Vision & Values

Mission

To improve health, advance science, and foster careers of African American and
other underrepresented minority surgeons

Vision

To be the preeminent surgical organization and relevant voice in healthcare that:

  • Increases the number of black and underrepresented minority faculty in academic surgery
  • Cultivates development of surgical scientists
  • Promotes members to leadership positions in American and global surgery
  • Eliminates health disparities

Values

The Society of Black Academic Surgeons recognizes that its members are its most
valuable asset. These are the organization’s core values:

  • Excellence – We promote the highest level of scholarship in all clinical, scientific and educational endeavors
  • Mentorship - We cultivate an environment of mentorship and career development.
  • Advocacy - We advocate for the success of underrepresented minority surgeons and for healthcare equity of underserved patient populations
  • Community – We celebrate the importance of fellowship in achieving our mission