Press Releases

Society of Black Academic Surgeons Statement in Support of the Asian Community.

The Society of Black Academic Surgeons strongly denounces the rising violence and racism directed towards the Asian Community. The COVID pandemic has been associated with widespread misinformation that has given license for xenophobia and racism to be wrongly directed towards those of Asian descent. … Read More »

SBAS Response to JAMA Twitter Comments and Podcast

Members of the Society of Black Academic Surgeons take offense to JAMA’s statements (@JAMA_current) posted on Twitter and the “Structural Racism for Doctors” podcast. Their suggestion of removing the factual word of racism silences our humanity. We take significant issue with the blatant denial of racism as the underlying cause of painful experiences in and out of the workplace. Moreover, the language used on the podcast emulates the frequent gaslighting, micro- and macro-aggressions and exclusions that we experience daily. We ask that our colleagues learn about our experiences as Black physicians, and the experiences of Black patients to gain a deeper understanding of the painful stain of systemic racism in American history. … Read More »

Kathie-Ann Joseph Promotion & Inaugural Vice Chair for Diversity & Health Equity (Department of Surgery & Transplant Institute)

It is with a great sense of pride and commitment for a better future that I would like to make two important announcements regarding Kathie-Ann Joseph, MD, MPH. Dr. Joseph has become the first African American woman to be promoted to the rank of Professor in Surgery at NYU Langone/NYU Grossman School of Medicine. She also assumes the rank of Professor in Population Health where she holds a dual appointment. With the achievement of this long overdue milestone for our Department, Dr. Joseph sets the stage for a more inclusive and equitable future for our faculty while underscoring the importance of careful and thoughtful attention to faculty development and mentoring. Diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI), as well as promotion, mentoring and faculty development are critical components of our vision for the TI and Department of Surgery. … Read More »

Society of Black Academic Surgeons Response to Continued Acts of Brutality and Injustice

We, the Society of Black Academic Surgeons (SBAS) in the midst of our outrage and grief, continue to condemn these endemic and unjust acts of violence towards Black men and women. The recent shooting of Mr. Jacob Blake is yet another painful example of systemic racism that is a pervasive threat to the lives of Black people and other communities of color. Mr. Jacobs, an unarmed Black man, was viewed as a mortal threat by the Wisconsin police department. … Read More »

Henrietta Lacks Symposium Recording

#HELA100: Join The Lacks Family for this yearlong centennial celebration honoring Henrietta Lacks' incontestable impact. Watch and listen to the #HELA100 Symposium Program held on August 1, 2020. … Read More »

Society of Black Academic Surgeons Response to Recent Events

The Society of Black Academic Surgeons watches with heartache the rapid sequence of high profile lethal events that have occurred over the last several months affecting African Americans. These acts demonstrate the societal mistreatment of people of color and is painfully accentuated by the international pandemic that continues to disproportionately ravish Black lives. … Read More »

SBAS Joins the Society of Asian Academic Surgeons in Condemning Xenophobic Behavior Related to the COVID Crisis

Over the past several weeks, there has been an increase in anti-Asian harassment and hate-crimes, due to coronavirus-related racism. Below is a statement, published today, by the Executive Council of the Society of Asian Academic Surgeons (SAAS), addressing this alarming issue: … Read More »

2018 Claude Organ Award Recipients

Chad Barnes, MD [1st place]
Mubina Isani, MD [2nd place]
Rosandra Walker, MD [3rd place]
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2017 Claude Organ Award Recipients

Shakirat Oyetunji, MD [1st place]
Jordan Bowling, MD [2nd place]
Jamie Golden, MD [3rd place]
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2016 Claude Organ Award Recipients

Shakirat Oyetunji [1st place], University of Washington | Jordan Bowling [2nd place], Children’s Hospital Los Angeles | Jamie Golden [3rd place] Children’s Hospital Los Angeles … Read More »

SBAS – Women in Surgery

Leading women in surgery share their experience, expertise, and thoughts on mentorship during the Society of Black Academic Surgeons Annual Meeting. … Read More »

Video Highlights of the Twenty-sixth Annual Scientific Session of the Society of Black Academic Surgeons

Dr Tetteh also highlights “The Next Generation of Leaders” and the 2016 Annual SBAS Scientific Assembly on Vimeo. … Read More »

Society of Black Academic Surgeons (SBAS) Conversation: Drs. Robert Higgins and Edward Cornwell, III

The Society of Black Academic Surgeons (SBAS) motivates, mentors and inspires young surgeons and medical students to pursue academic careers. Robert Higgins, surgeon-in-chief at The Johns Hopkins Hospital, and Edward Cornwell, III, surgeon-in-chief at Howard University. … Read More »

SBAS Members and Participants in the Philadelphia Tribune Event Video

The Philadelphia Tribune, the oldest African American newspaper in the country and Teamwork Productions,Inc., headed by veteran television and film producer Bob Lott would like to 'Thank You' for allowing us to cover your 24th Annual meeting and videotaping some of your members. … Read More »