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The object of the Society shall be the advancement of the art and science of surgery by: the encouragement of its members to pursue original investigations both in the clinic and in the laboratory; the development of methods of graduate teaching of surgery with particular reference to the resident system; free and informal interchange of ideas pertaining to the above subjects.More about SUS

News from SUS


The Society of University Surgeons is pleased to announce the availability of a Junior Faculty Research Scholar Award sponsored by the SUS Foundation. This fellowship is intended for surgical faculty members in any of the surgical disciplines who are within their first three years of appointment in a full time permanent appointment within the department of surgery (applicants should not be at an instructor or other type of annual or temporary appointment) following post-graduate training, to support research in the basic, clinical/outcomes or translational surgical sciences.

This is a one-year award of $30,000 with the funding period of the award from July 1, 2015 – June 30, 2016. Individuals with research support such as national extramural grants are eligible, provided the projects do not have scientific overlap. Applicants who do not have funding from other surgical societies will be given priority. Officers and Members of the SUS Scholarship Committee are excluded from mentoring applicants.

The application must be submitted using an online submission system. The submission site for this award will be open from June 2, 2014 through August 1, 2014.


Click here for additional information on the application process.


2014 9th Annual Academic Surgical Congress

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New in 2014: Download the Meeting App!

2014 Evaluation and CME Claim Instructions

The 9th Annual Academic Surgical Congress (ASC) which took place in San Diego, California at the the Manchester Grand Hyatt was a great success and was the largest Congress ever. The 2015 meeting will provide the opportunity to learn about the newest research emanating from our surgical community and to spend time considering current issues facing all academic surgeons.

Pre-Congress Courses
The SUS presented the  2nd Annual Mid-Career Course which took place February 2-3, 2014, and provided real world examples of the challenges and successes related to a career in academic surgery. The AAS/SUS Surgical Investigator's Course, took place on February 2-3, 2014, and was an intensive workshop that will help senior residents, fellows and junior faculty learn how to write a successful grant and get funded. 

SUS 75th Anniversary Gala and Silent Auction
ASC attendees celebrated 75 years of the SUS with Master of Ceremonies Dr. Keith D. Lillemoe and bid on exciting Silent Auction items. All proceeds from the Silent Auction will go to the SUS Foundation for awarding grants!   


 Spotlight on the 2013 SUS Resident Scholar Award

Sponsored by an educational grant from Karl Storz Endoscopy America

Dr. Demehri

Farokh R. Demehri, MD, has been awarded the 2013 SUS Resident Scholar Award for his project titled "Focal Adhesion Kinase as a Mechanism of Distraction-Induced Intestinal Growth." There were 50 applicants for the award this year, which is the highest number of submissions for this award to date. Dr. Demehri is a Research Fellow with the Section of Pediatric Surgery at the University of Michigan.  He earned his bachelor's degree in Biomedical Engineering at Duke University and received his medical degree at the University of Florida.  Having completed three years of clinical training as a general surgery resident at the University of Michigan, he is beginning two years of research under the mentorship of Dr. Daniel H. Teitelbaum.  His research focuses on distraction-induced intestinal growth (DIIG), a novel strategy for the treatment of short bowel syndrome.  His project aims to better define the mechanism by which DIIG is achieved, by evaluating the role of focal adhesion kinase (FAK) and the effect of cyclic distraction on intestinal growth.



Journal Surgery

As an SUS member, you can obtain a subscription to our official Journal Surgery, at the low cost of $53 for US members and $85 for International members. For more information on obtaining your subscription, please visit www.surgjournal.com



CME Certificate and ASC Certificate of Attendance information (pdf)

Thank You to our SUS Foundation Donors

Dues Renewal Information

Watch clips from the AAS Redefining Surgery DVD (assurg.org)


Academic Surgical Congress


save the date 2015


Save the Date for the 10th Annual Academic Surgical Congress: February 3-5, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada

The ASC has become the most important meeting of the year for clinical and basic surgical sciences. The 10th Annual ASC will take place from February 3-5, 2015 at the Encore, Las Vegas, Nevada. The AAS and SUS expect even greater participation and encourage all members to participate in the growth of academic surgery.


SUS Dates of Interest
  • Save the Date: 2015 Academic Surgical Congress February 3-5, 2015 Encore,  Las Vegas, Nevada
SUS Foundation

Please Donate to the SUS FoundationThe Society of University Surgeons Foundation continues its extraordinary work of saving academic surgery, through educational grants, promoting the level of awareness about the work of academic surgery, and involving surgeons and the public in this effort.

For more information on their work and how you can be an important part of it, please visit our foundation page by clicking here