August 21, 2017

AAS/AASF Zinner Trainee Research Fellowship Award

Michael J. Zinner, MD

The 2017 Academic Surgical Congress will mark the 50th anniversary meeting of the Association for Academic Surgery. In celebration of this occasion, the AAS Foundation (AASF) will honor those who have left a legacy on academic surgery and on the AAS. Our goal is to continue investing in the future generations of academic surgeons, specifically by funding them to do impactful research. For 2017, AASF is proud to honor AAS Past President, Michael J. Zinner, MD of the Miami Cancer Institute at Baptist Health Florida. In recognition of Dr. Zinner’s lifetime of achievement in academic surgery, the AASF is pleased to announce the new “AAS/AASF Zinner Trainee Research Fellowship Award” which will fund annually a resident to do clinical, health services, or education research.

The AASF Board of Directors encourages you to join us in recognizing Dr. Zinner and his contributions to the advancement of academic surgery. All donations received in Dr. Zinner’s honor will be directed to the resident awards distributed at the annual congress. As a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization, every dollar of support to the AASF is deductible for tax purposes according to the law. You may donate or pledge your support over time and all gifts will be gratefully accepted and acknowledged. Donate today.

Dr. Zinner has trained and mentored countless leaders of academic surgery, including past presidents of this society, members of the AASF board, current department chairs, and leaders in academic surgery across the country. He is the person who many surgeons turn to for advice and his influence in academic surgery is paralleled by very few others.

Michael J. Zinner, MD, is a world-renowned and highly respected cancer surgeon and researcher. Most recently he was named founding CEO and executive medical director of Miami Cancer Institute at Baptist Health South Florida.  An expert in pancreatic-hepatobiliary diseases, Dr. Zinner is co-founder and co-director of the Gastrointestinal Cancer Center at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, a multidisciplinary clinical program of surgeons, oncologists, radiation therapists, radiologists, and pathologists. He was previously the Clinical Director and Surgeon in Chief at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and is the author of more than 230 academic papers. Dr. Zinner is Vice Chair of the Board of Regents of the American College of Surgeons where he also served as Chairman of the Board of Governors from 2008 to 2010. He is currently a member of the editorial boards of Annals of Surgery, Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery, and the Journal of the American College of Surgeons.

All donors to this campaign in honor of Dr. Zinner will receive a special recognition ribbon to wear while at the Academic Surgical Congress in Las Vegas next February. Join us in celebrating 50 years of AAS meetings and continue the tradition of supporting AASF to ensure funding is available for young surgical investigators in this country.

Your donations have never been more important.