- Formerly the Young Researcher Award, this award criteria were revised for the 2020/2021 awards cycle.
- This award is designated for young member of SAGES who is 3-8 years after completion of fellowship training.
- The criteria for this award include significant clinical and/or basic science research, publication or presentation at national meetings, and dedication to an academic career. Only body of work accomplished as faculty member will be considered this awards.
- Nominations may come from SAGES Leadership only (not full membership), Department Chairs and/or Division Directors.
- Past winners include:
William Laycock, MD (1995); Michael Holzman, MD (1996); Philip Schauer, MD (1997); Steve Eubanks, MD (1998); Karen Horvath, MD (1999); Todd Heniford, MD (2000); Daniel Jones, MD (2001); Ninh Nguyen, MD (2002); Brent Matthews, MD (2003); Daniel Scott, MD (2004); Blair Jobe, MD (2005); Leena Khaitan, MD (2006); Atul Madan, MD (2007); John Morton, MD (2008); Michael Rosen, MD (2009); Vivian Strong, MD (2010); Esteban Varela, MD (2011); Melina Vassiliou, MD (2012); Patricia Sylla, MD (2013); Michael Awad, MD (2014); Rajesh Aggarwal, MBBS MA PhD (2015); Dana Telem, MD (2016); Eric Pauli, MD (2017); Luke Funk, MD (2018); Tammy Kindel, MD (2019); Deborah Keller, MD (2020); Lawrence Lee, MD and Boris Zevin, MD (2021)