Association for Academic Surgery (AAS)


The Association for Academic Surgery (AAS) promotes a shared vision of research and academic pursuits through the exchange of ideas between senior surgical residents, junior faculty and established academic surgical professors. The AAS is driven by a vision of advancing careers through education, research and networking.

The principal goals of the AAS are:

  • To provide students, surgical trainees, and junior faculty with exposure to the most current basic science, translational, clinical, and education research pertaining to academic surgery;
  • To promote and support the careers of junior academic surgeons through programs targeting faculty development;
  • To provide a supportive environment for interactions between surgical trainees, junior faculty, and senior surgeons to facilitate mentorship; and
  • To provide leadership opportunities and training for junior faculty in an international surgical organization composed of their peers. 

Currently, the AAS has 2,500 members with members based predominantly in North America, with additional representation from Australia, South America, Europe, Africa, and Asia.  The organization has also demonstrated a commitment to supporting the field of global surgery, hosting a session during the World Congress of Surgery, Obstetrics, Trauma and Anesthesia (WCSOTA) on Utilizing Technology to Connect Educational Objectives Across the World, and engaging in advocacy campaigns spearheaded by the G4 Alliance.