International Relations Committee

    Michel Aboutanos MD, MPH, Chair (2017 - 2020)

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    In the past year the International Relations Committee worked diligently to fulfill one of its main mission: to serve as the gateway for international activities and outreach and be an outlet for the various international programs and initiatives of the AAST.   For this end.... Read More


    AAST President 2020
    David A. Spain, MD

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    President’s Perspective

    Dear AAST Members, First of all, I sincerely hope that all of you, and your loved ones, are staying healthy, especially our colleagues in New York City. Having seen firsthand what hepatitis did to many surgeons in the 70s and 80s before a vaccine was available and being a ... Read More