Mission, Vision & Values


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


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


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

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