|SSAT Founders Medal Award
The SSAT Founders Medal was established in 1976 and is given annually to an individual who has provided leadership and service to the SSAT over their career in surgery. While it is often given to a Past President of the SSAT, this is not a requirement; the only real requirement is dedication, leadership and service over the span of many years.
The Chair of the SSAT Board of Trustees selects the SSAT Founders Medal Recipient. The SSAT Founders Medal is conferred at the Opening Session of the SSAT Annual Meeting held in conjunction with Digestive Disease Week.