We welcome you as a member of a dynamic, innovative and forward thinking leadership group. We take great pride in the accomplishments of SAGES and the working group that has made those accomplishments possible.
This site is designed to “get you up to speed” as a board member. We urge you to review each and every link, and also carefully read the board material that will be sent via emailed website link prior to our Board meetings. The more educated you become regarding the functions and structure of the Society, the more effective you will be as a Board Member.
There are a few CRITICAL responsibilities incumbent upon you as a Board Member:
- Be an active participant in Board Meetings. Read in advance and SPEAK UP. Currently the Board of Governors convenes twice per year: Once on the Wednesday of the SAGES Annual Meeting and once at a special weekend retreat in November. We ask that you attend the full meeting, staying until the end for all necessary votes, except in extraordinary circumstances.
- Respond promptly to any Board e-voting requests during the year.
- Participate in Journal article reviews if asked.
- Support the SAGES Foundation!
- Make sure you are certified in FES, FLS and FUSE.
Please mark your calendar now for the SAGES Spring Board Meeting on Wednesday, March 16th in Denver, CO
Your vision, your knowledge, and your experience are some of the attributes that led to your nomination to the Board of Governors. For those same reasons, we look forward to your input and insight in the coming years as a member of the Board.
On behalf of the entire Board of Governors, welcome aboard!
The Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES) Overall Mission and Background
SAGES, the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons, was founded in 1981 with the mission of improving quality patient care through education, research, innovation and leadership, principally in gastrointestinal and endoscopic surgery.
Representing a worldwide community of nearly 7,000 surgeons, SAGES seeks to bring excellence in and access to minimally invasive surgery (MIS) and emerging techniques to patients around the globe.
Innovate, educate, and collaborate to improve patient care.
Reimagining surgical care for a healthier world
The SAGES Education & Research Foundation
The SAGES Education & Research Foundation was created with the vision of a healthcare world in which all operative procedures are accomplished with the least possible physical trauma, discomfort, and loss of productive time for the patient. The SAGES Foundation achieves its mission by supporting reproducible scientific research, graduate and postgraduate education, and public information. For every $1 donated to the foundation SAGES receives $2.50. For information, visit www.sagesfoundation.org.
Surgical Endoscopy is the official journal of the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES). Surgical Endoscopy represents the surgical aspects of interventional endoscopy, ultrasound, and other techniques in the fields of gastroenterology, obstetrics, gynecology, and urology, as well as in gastroenterologic, thoracic, traumatic, orthopedic, and pediatric surgery. It offers a worldwide forum for discussion of aspects of interventional endoscopy and ultrasound as integral elements of surgical practice. It also affords the international surgical community a focal point for the exchange of information on practice, theory, and research in various medical and surgical disciplines. Participation as a reviewer is critical to the success of our journal, expected of all SAGES leaders, and tracked on your SAGES CV. EAES (Our European sister society) is our partner in the journal, and Springer Nature is our publisher. For more information, visit www.sages.org/publications/journals.
Committee Chair/Co-Chair List (coming soon)
Full Committee Rosters (coming soon)
SAGES Staff Contact List
- Carrie Ahern
Annual Meeting Program, Faculty, Registrar and Housing
- Deborah Beck
Fundamentals Test Center On-Boarding
- Kailee Beckwith
Fundamentals Administrative Assistant
- Dan Berlant
- Dee Berry
Membership Coordinator, Committee staffer for Community Practice Committee, Hernia Committee, and Membership Committee
- Inga Brissman
Committee staffer for FLS Committee, Education Committee (Assessment & Program Evaluation)
- Carla Bryant
Membership Director, Committee staffer for Membership Committee
- Holly Ann Burt
- Vanessa Cheung
Senior Administrative Coordinator, Committee Staffer for Resident & Fellow Training
- Sarah Colon
Fundamentals Coordinator, Test Center Manager, Committee Staffer for FUSE and Guidelines Committee
- Loryn Dager-Gordon
IT and Abstracts Coordinator
- Dale Dullabaun
- Colleen Elkins
Executive Director, SAGES Education and Research Foundation
- Viera Ewell
Committee Staffer for Awards Committee, Pediatric Committee, and Resident and Fellow Training Committee; Meeting Planner
- Michelle Freeland
Senior Annual Meeting Planner
- Lauren Frenkel
Committee staffer for Advocacy and Health Policy Committee, Research & Career Development, and Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Committee
- Shelley Ginsberg
Development Director, Committee Staffer for Development Committee and Technology Council
- Marissa de Guzman
- Monia Ilunga
Committee Staffer for Foregut Committee, HPB/SO Task Force, Safe Chole Committee
- Melody Jacobs
Committee staffer for Continuing Education
- Lindsay Jacoby
- Jillian Kelly
Robotics Fellows Courses, Consensus Conferences, Committee staffer for Artificial Intelligence Task Force, Robotics Committee.
- Heidi Kim
Fundamentals Administrative Assistant
- Jason Levine
IT Director, Webmaster, Committee staffer for Communications Committee.
- Kim McHugh
Instructional Design Specialist
- Sallie Matthews
Executive Director, Committee staffer for Board, Executive Committee Finance Committee, Nominating Committee, Program Committee, and new projects
- Christelle Menetrier
Fundamentals Coordinator of International Projects
- Julie Miller
Marketing and Public Relations, Committee staffer for Communications Committee and Reimagining the Practice of Surgery Task Force
- Jessica Mischna
Fundamentals Director, Committee staffer for FES Committee and FLS Committee
- Jacqueline Narvaez
Committee staffer for Global Affairs Committee
- Nathaniel Piha
Executive Assistant, Committee Staffer for Ethics Committee and Bylaws Committee
- Vanessa Pryor
Fundamentals IT Project Manager, OWLS Project Oversight, Committee Staffer for Education Committee (Business & Technology) and Surgical Data Science Committee
- Suzanne Quon
Committee staffer for Acute Care Surgery Task Force, Education Council, and Diversity, Leadership and Professional Development Task Force and Resident & Fellow Training
- Roland Ronquillo
Accounting and Membership
- Ed Rosado
IT Project Manager, Annual Meeting IT and AV, Committee staffer for Educational Resources Committee, Military Committee, and Publications Committee
- Linda Schultz
Associate Executive Director, Committee staffer for Education Council
- Erin Schwarz
CME Consultant, ADOPT Hands On Course Coordinator, Committee staffer for Colorectal Committee, Conflict of Interest Committee, Continuing Education Committee, and Quality, Outcomes Safety Committee
- Catherine Sutherland
Committee staffer for Flexible Endoscopy Committee, Oncology Committee and TAVAC Committee
- Brian Tolman
- Nicole Von Husen
Hands On Course Lead
- Hillary Wagener
- Anna Wick