Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
SSAT Foundation 2016 Year-End Report

SSAT Foundation 2016 Year-End Report
» SSAT Foundation Chair's Message
» SSAT Foundation History
» Frank G. Moody Memorial Fund for Research and Education in Digestive Surgery
» 2016 Career Development Award Recipients
» 2016 Residents and Fellows Research Conference Presentation Awards
» 2016 Invited Speaker Sessions at the SSAT Annual Meeting
» 2016 Mentored Research Award Recipients
» 2016 Traveling Fellowships
» 2016 Master Educator and Clinician Awards
» Foundation Awards Reception Review
» A Look Back at Nearly Three Decades of SSAT Career Development Awards
» Major Gifts Honor Roll
» Giving Opportunities
» AmazonSmile: Support the SSAT Foundation
» 2017 Foundation Award Application Deadlines

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Officers and Trustees

David W. Rattner, MD, Chair
Jennifer F. Tseng, MD, Secretary
Mary T. Hawn, Treasurer
Susan Galandiuk, MD
Robin S. McLeod, MD
Fabrizio Michelassi, MD
Nathaniel J. Soper, MD
Mark A. Talamini, MD
Selwyn M. Vickers, MD
Charles J. Yeo, MD


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SSAT Foundation Chair's Message

2016 marks another year that the SSAT Foundation was able to support both young and established surgeons through the granting of seven major awards. The SSAT Foundation held its 2nd Annual Awards Reception during the SSAT 57th Annual Meeting at DDW2016. At the Reception the Foundation gave out 161,500 USD to the recipients of the 2016 Awards. The reception was highlighted by a silent auction that included items donated by SSAT members—such as a weekend in a Midtown Manhattan condominium, prime seats to sporting events, and even a stay on Cape Cod. These donated items are a great way to make a contribution to the SSAT Foundation, all the while receiving the tax benefits of a donation. At the SSAT 58th Annual Meeting at DDW 2017 in Chicago, IL, we hope to have an even better auction! We are counting on the SSAT membership to think creatively of items that they could donate for the charity auction. If you are interested in supporting the SSAT Foundation, this is a great way to do so. Please contact the society office at for further information.

The Board of Trustees of the SSAT Foundation recently announced the establishment of the Frank G. Moody Memorial Fund for Research and Education in Digestive Surgery. The purpose of the Moody Memorial Fund is to further his lifelong passion in developing the next generation of GI surgeons, by helping the SSAT achieve its ongoing mission of research and education through the advancement of the science and practice of surgery in the treatment of digestive disease. The endowment of this fund will truly be a fitting tribute to Dr. Moody, so please make a donation today.

As 2016 comes to a close, please consider a donation to the SSAT Foundation.

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All the best for Happy Holidays and a Healthy 2017.

David W. Rattner, MD
Chair, SSAT Foundation