• November Associate Member E-News

    AAST Associate Members

    Donate Today!
    Congratulations to all the New Associate Members & New AAST ACS Fellows!
    To view, the associate member book click here.
    Scroll to the bottom for the full listing

    Committee Chair Report
    The education committee needs volunteers! Please sign up if you are interested here.
    • We released our first edition of Forks and Things in September, featuring the WTA VTE prophylaxis guidelines. This will be stored on the associate member webpage so check it out!
    • Dr Nahmias from UC Irvine joined us for our most recent Turnover Time where we discussed his article, "Changes in traumatic mechanisms of injury in Southern California related to COVID-19: Penetrating trauma as second pandemic" - this is on Twitter under the #TurnoverTime hashtag so make sure to watch it. 
    • Don't miss the next virtual grand rounds next month as we cover the topic of the modern surgical family and parenthood in surgery! The Associate Member Council has the privilege to host this session click here.
    • Lastly, we will be compiling a resource page for trainees on various topics and planning a research series on research statistics so stay tuned. 
    Awards, and Development Chair Updates:

    Congratulations to Associate Members Dr. Dane Scantling, who won the poster competition, and Dr. Jason Brill, who won the quick shot competition at the annual meeting!
    • Also, a big congratulations to Associate Member Dr. Caroline Park, who is the first recipient of the inagural AAST Associate Mentor Mentorship Scholarship. 
    • The Scholarship Committee is planning for an AMC-sponsored AAST scholarship again this year so stay tuned! Applications will open at the beginning of next year. For more information, click here.
    • We are working with the Research and Education Fund Committee to reach a goal of 400 AAST donors. This is a great opportunity for the associate membership to show our support. Here is the link to donate (any amount counts!)

    Communications and Social Media Chair Updates:

    If you haven't already, update your information in the associate member directory. This directory gives members collaborate on multicenter studies, research projects, and to reach out to other members at institutions where you may be interested in discussing fellowship or a new faculty position. Click here to view.
    • Thank you to everyone who joined us at the happy hour at the annual meeting! Keep your eyes peeled for information about our upcoming general membership meeting in December, which will be preceded by a holiday happy hour (more trivia and prizes!). 
    • As always, keep your eyes peeled for the latest updates in our quarterly newsletter and on Twitter and Instagram (traumadoctorsam).
    • If you haven't joined our WhatsApp groups yet, make sure to do so (the general group, clinical questions group, research group, and jobs group).
    • Lastly, make sure to check out our Associate Member swag in the online store - masks, caps, and Yeti! - and post pics on our social media sporting our gear. To make your purchase, click here.

    More Info Regarding the Virtual Job Fair can be Found by Clicking Below!

    Don't forget to make your donation this Giving Tuesday, November 30, 2021!
    AAST wants to raise $25,000 for Giving Tuesday this year to sponsor 20forTwenty Annual Meetings! There are more ways to donate to AAST than you think!

    How Do I Donate?:
    • Text2Give: Text GIVEAAST to 243725. After, you will be taken to the AAST donation page to complete payment.
    • Online: Visit the online donation tool here.
    • Mail: Please complete one of the giving forms linked above and mail it to the Central Office at
    American Association for the Surgery of Trauma
    633 North Saint Clair Street, STE 2600
    Chicago, IL 60611
    • Fax: Please complete one of the giving forms above and fax to (312) 202-5064
    • Call: Call AAST with your donation at (800) 789-4006
    • Recurring Donations
      • Recurring donations can be processed through monthly credit card charges. By donating online, you can determine to begin a recurring donation monthly for 6 months, one year, or five years.
      • Sign up for AmazonSmile and donate while you shop at no expense to you! Click here to find out how.

    Give Time!
    This GivingTuesday, you can do good by volunteering for AAST committees! Our committees contribute to the Annual Meeting, guest edit for JTACS and TSACO, and are our representatives to numerous organizations and institutions. Updates from each committee can be found in past newsletters, E-News, and social media! 

    Donate your time by joining an associate member committee or an all AAST committee. New micro-volunteer opportunities, will allow members to volunteer their time in short and convenient chunks with defined and achievable goals.

    Give Talent!
    This Giving Tuesday, we want to remind AAST members that there are so many ways to fundraise with AAST. Our favorite? Showing AAST your talent! Each of our member's donated items makes on average four times the value of the item if not more! Do you have a special talent to share with AAST? E-mail Brea Sanders at breasanders@aast.org or click here to donate an auction item for Experience AAST 2022!

    Give Together!

    • This year, AAST is playing a game of tag! With each donation, patrons have the opportunity to “challenge” a fellow member, friend, or scholarship awardee to donate $25 or more!
    • Donate to AAST, take a snapshot, and tag your friends! It’s that easy.

    Take an #Unselfie

    • Post an #unselfie telling why you give and/or what your AAST means to you. What do you love about AAST? What makes you want to be a part of AAST? How do you want to invest in the future?
    • Use this template and tell us how AAST makes a difference!

    Click here to donate to Giving Tuesday!

    Events Not To Miss:
    Upcoming AAST Virtual Grand Rounds Series:

    Visit here for speakers and webinar links. All virtual grand rounds start at 5 PM EST/4 PM CST.
    • November 17, 2021 - "Modern Surgical Family: Parental Leave in Training and Beyond"

      • Speakers: Dr. Brittany Bankhead, Dr. Jo Buyske, Dr. Julia Coleman, Dr. Linda Dultz, Dr. Ryan Dumas, Dr. Chrissy Guidry, Dr. Matt Strickland
      • Moderator: Dr. Navpreet Dhillon
    • December 15, 2021 - Experts on the Hot Seat: Challenging Trauma Cases

      • Speakers: TBD
      • Moderator: TBD

    Upcoming Trauma Meetings Visit our Meetings Calendar

    AAST, EAST, SCCPDS Virtual Job Fair
    November 11, 2021 - November 12, 2021

    Trauma Update – Hybrid Management In Bleeding Trauma Patients
    December 13, 2021 - December 13, 2021

    35th EAST Annual Scientific Assembly
    January 11, 2022 - January 15, 2022

    Info about Scholarships and Grants
    • Please Strongly Consider Applying for an AAST Scholarship or Grant During the Next Application Cycle in 2022! For information on AAST scholarships, click here.
    • Please consider for next year, check the website periodically for Scholarship openings
      Link: https://www.aast.org/careers/scholarship-applications
    • Annual Meeting Scholarships - Not open at this time, Deadline is June 1, 2022
      • 20forTwenty Scholarship
      • Always Remember Scholarship
      • International Relations Annual Meeting Scholarship
      • AAST/AWS Annual Meeting Scholarship
      • Diversity Equity and Inclusion Committee Meeting Scholarship
    • Research Scholarships - Not open at this time, Deadline is February 1, 2022
      • Trauma Critical Care
      • Emergency General Surgery
      • Associate Member Research Scholarship
    • AAST/ACS Health Policy Scholarship
      • Not open at this time, please check back
    • AAST/ACS International Scholarship
      • Not open at this time, please check back
    More Information and Applications can be Found at the Link Below!
    Congratulations to all the New Associate Members & New AAST ACS Fellows!

    To view, the associate member book click here.

    Associate - Attending
    Dr. Alexis Moren Dr. Isaac Howley Dr. Michael Esparza
    Dr. April Grant Dr. James Bardes Dr. Michael Smith
    Dr. Baila Maqbool Dr. Jamie Tung Dr. Michael Vella
    Dr. Benjamin Davis Dr. Jennifer Leonard Dr. Molly Douglas
    Dr. Christine Leeper Dr. Jonathan Morrison Dr. Purvi Patel
    Dr. Christopher Wolff Dr. Keneeshia Williams Dr. Randi Smith
    Dr. Daniel Lollar Dr. Kristin Colling Dr. Richard Sola
    Dr. Daniel Ricaurte Dr. Leahna Cooney Dr. Robert Jean
    Dr. Deepika Koganti Dr. Lindsey Clark Dr. Saskya Byerly
    Dr. Deidre Wyrick Dr. Marc Trust Dr. Sheree Bray
    Dr. Ethan Stranch Dr. Mehreen Kisat Dr. Sneha Bhat
    Dr. Hillary Prince Dr. Melanie Sion Dr. Wei Wei Zhang
    Dr. Ida Molavi Dr. Melissa Stewart  

    Associate - In-Training Fellows
    Dr. Alexander Marinica Dr. Jordan Kirsch
    Dr. Anaar Eastoak-Siletz Dr. Julie Goswami
    Dr. Charles Fredericks Dr. Kelsey Ensor
    Dr. David Hindin Dr. Luis Taveras
    Dr. Emily Tibbits Dr. Rafael Tolentino
    Dr. Husayn Ladhani Dr. Sean Meshkin
    Dr. Joanna Grudziak  
    Associate - Residents
    Dr. Ahmad Zeineddin Dr. Kathryn Stadeli
    Dr. Allan Stolarski Dr. Kristina Nicholson
    Dr. Amanda Hambrecht Dr. Madhuri Nagaraj
    Dr. Amanda Marsh Dr. Matthew Elson
    Dr. Brad Chernock Dr. Michael Dalton
    Dr. Bradley Sherman Dr. Oscar Estrada Munoz
    Dr. Edward Cho Dr. Patrick Mccarthy
    Dr. Elizabeth Tindal Dr. Ryan Shine
    Dr. Greigory Park Dr. Salah El Haddi
    Dr. Javaneh Jabbari Dr. Sarah Cottrell-Cumber
    Dr. Jeff Choi Dr. Simin Roward
    Dr. Jeffrey Santos Dr. Sue Fu
    Dr. John Stupinski Dr. Taylor Anderson
    Dr. Joshua Rosen  

    Associate - ACS Fellow
    Dr. Alexa  Dorricott  Dr. Elizabeth Roderick Dr. Melanie  Bobbs
    Dr. Alexis  Hess Dr. Erika Flashburg Dr. Michael  DeWane
    Dr. Alicia August Dr. Erin C Caddell Dr. Michael R  Rowland
    Dr. Allison  Supurneau Dr. Frederique Pinto Dr. Navpreet  Dhillon 
    Dr. Andrew  Medvecz Dr. Grace Niziolek Dr. Nina Cohen
    Dr. Andrew  Wang Dr. Greg   Stettler  Dr. Phillip Dowzicky
    Dr. Andrew Angus Dr. Gregory Eckenrode Dr. Rachel  Koch
    Dr. Benjamin  Keller Dr. Hannah  Nemec  Dr. Rebecca Schwartz
    Dr. Brian Czarkowski Dr. Husayn Ladhani Dr. Rebekah  Devasahayam
    Dr. Carl  Beyer Dr. Jacqueline Blank Dr. Robert (Bobby) Despain
    Dr. Carolyn Luppens Dr. Jared  Griffard Dr. Ryan  Fransman 
    Dr. Chelsea Horwood Dr. Kathryn  Haberman Dr. Salah El Haddi
    Dr. Chen “Ken”  Wang Dr. Katie   Riera Dr. Samantha  Lahey
    Dr. Cheyenne Sonntag Dr. Kent Garber Dr. Seth  Welborn
    Dr. Chinelo  Ogbudinkpa  Dr. Kristy  Hawley  Dr. Stephanie  Gray
    Dr. Daniel  Whitley  Dr. Lilly Bayouth  Dr. Stephen Gadomski
    Dr. Danielle   Detelich Dr. Lisa  Toelle Dr. William  Marshall
    Dr. Danielle  Vanderet Dr. Lucia  Nguyen  
    Dr. Debra  Lowry Dr. Max  Shapiro  
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