July 20, 2024


The mission of the Association for Academic Surgery Foundation is to foster improved care of surgical patients by supporting and encouraging young surgeon scientists.

The Association for Academic Surgery Foundation (AASF) is committed to supporting the advancement of surgical care by providing resources and education to young surgeon scientists.  We focus our efforts on championing surgeons at the outset of their careers, providing opportunity and encouragement in the form of  awards and fellowships.  We believe that our support of academic surgeons can be a springboard to a career of scientific inquiry, leading to discoveries which move surgical care forward, and make a difference in patients’ lives every day.

About Us

To achieve our mission the Association for Academic Surgery Foundation works to offer as many research awards as possible to young faculty and fellows.  By fostering young surgeon scientists through our awards programs, the AASF is working to safeguard  surgical research today and in the future.

We need your help.

The number of research grants available to young surgeons is still far below what is needed.  
Join us and help ensure that life changing surgical research thrives – research that may affect the life of someone you know.

Please consider making a gift to the AASF.  Your support will help bring the latest innovations from the lab to the bedside and will expand the horizons of our understanding of human biology.

As a 501(C) 3 organization, your contribution to the AAS Foundation is tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.