Central Surgical Association
Foundation Awards


Support for the Enrichment Award provided by Elsevier, Inc.

The Central Surgical Association Foundation sponsors two annual grants, each in the amount of $20,000 to support surgical scholarship, research and advance the science of surgery.

The CSA Foundation 2020 Grant Application will be available summer 2019.

Support for the Enrichment Award provided by Elsevier, Inc.


2019 CSA Foundation Turcotte Award
Sameer Patel MD | University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
Kv1.3 in Pancreas Ductal Adenocarcinoma

2019 CSA Foundation Enrichment Award Winner
Jonathan Bath | The Curators of the University of Missouri
Quantification of Perfusion in Peripheral Arterial Disease Based on Remote-Sensing Infrared Thermography (RSIT)

2018 CSA Foundation Turcotte Award
Carlos Chan, MD, PhD | University of Iowa
Effect of Biliary Bacterial Contamination in Peritoneal Metastasis of Peri-Ampullary Cancer

2018 CSA Foundation Enrichment Award Winner
Bart Rose, MD, MAS |University of Alabama Birmingham
Targeted Treatment of Metastatic GI Neuroendocrine Tumors in an Ex Vivo Model

2017 CSA Foundation Turcotte Award
Courtney Balentine, MD | University of Alabama at Birmingham
Pilot Evaluation of the Virtual Acute Care for Elders Program for Older Patients Having Complex Gastrointestinal Surgery

2017 CSA Foundation Enrichment Award Winner
Salman Ahmad, MD |University of Missouri Health Care
Traumatic platelet inhibition via dense granules and flow cytometry A mixing study with normal and emergency general surgery patients

2016 Turcotte Award
Samantha Tarras, MD
Wayne State University
The Utility of the Measurement of Clostridium Difficile Toxin Levels and Toxin Gene Sequences in Blood Samples to Index Disease Severity: An Earlier Marker than Clinical Parameters?

2016 Enrichment Award
Daniel I-Hsin Chu, MD
The University of Alabama at Birmingham
Detailing The Role of the Human Gastrointestinal Microbiome in Anastomotic Healing, Leaks and Outcomes after Colorectal

2015 Turcotte Award
Steven J. Schwulst, MD
Northwestern University
The Role of Innate Immunity in the Traumatic Brain Injury-induced Immune Suppression Syndrome

2015 Enrichment Award
Evie Carchman, MD
University of Wisconsin
The Role of Autophagy in Anal Cancer Prevention

2014 Turcotte Award
Fumito Ito, MD, PhD
University of Michigan Health System
Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells to Generate Patient and Tumor Specific T Cells

2014 Enrichment Award
Joshua M. V. Mammen, MD, PhD, MBA
University of Kansas Medical Center
Targeting Notch in Melanoma Stem Cells

2013 Turcotte Award
David F. Schneider, MD, MS
University of Wisconsin
The Effect of Immune Modulating Medications on Solid Tumor Incidence and Stage at Presentation in Non-Transplant Patients

2013 Enrichment Award
Philip Wai, MD
Loyola University
Characterization of Immune-Editing Mechanisms in the Microenvironment of Hepatocellular Carcinoma

2012 Turcotte Award
Ankush Gosain, MD, PhD
University of Wisconsin
Identification and Characterization of Gastrointestinal Mucosal Immune Defects in Hirschsprung’s Disease

2012 Enrichment Award
Jacqueline Jeruss, MD, PhD
Northwestern University
CDK Inhibition and Restoration of SMAD3 Signaling in Aggressive Breast Cancer Subtypes

Anthony Visioni, MD
University Hospitals Case Medical Center
Modulating KLF4 to Target Tumor-Associated Macrophages in Melanoma

David P. Foley, MD
University of Wisconsin
Determing the Role of Nrf2 in a Murine Model of Hepatic Ischemia Reperfusion Injury

David J. Bentrem, MD
Northwestern University
Study of 5-Lipoxygenase, an Arachidonic Acid Pathway Enzyme, in Colon Cancer

Clifford S. Cho, MD
University of Wisconsin
Experimental Manipulation of Melanoma-Induced Immune Suppression

Charles P. Heise, MD
University of Wisconsin
Salmonella mediated type III Secretion of Interleukin-10 for Prevention of Th2 mediated Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Katharine Yao, MD
Loyola University Medical Center
TraumaList and LoyolaList: A Pilot Project to Improve “Hand Off” Communications and Workflow Efficiency

Andy C. Chiou, MD
University of Illinois
Surgical Resident Rotation in the Office of Human Research Oversight’s Institutional Review Board

Mark R. Hemmila, MD
University of Michigan
Trauma Care Quality Improvement

Hank C. Hill, MD
Roswell Park Cancer Institute
Neoadjuvant Tumor Immunotherapy in a Surgical Metastasis Model

Christian M. Schmidt, MD
Indiana University
The Role of Cyclooxygenase-2 in Human and Pancreatic Experimental Tumorigenesis

Tina Desai, MD
University of Chicago
The Role of IL-6 in Hypoxic Endothelial Barrier Dysfunction

Henry J. Schiller, MD
SUNY Upstate Medical University
Alveolar Mechanics and Ventilator Induced Lung Injury

Jeffrey J. Susman, MD
University of Cincinnati
Modulation of Type 1/Type 2 Tumor Immune Responses to Improve Adoptive Immunotherapy

Randall S. Sung, MD
University of Michigan
Cytokine Inhibition in Adenovirus-Mediated Gene Transfer

Peter Angelos, MD
Northwestern University
The Teaching of Ethics in Surgical Training: The Development of a Curriculum

Scott A. Engum, MD
Indiana University
Experimental Assessment of Small Intestinal Submucosa as a Prosthetic Diaphragm Substitute in a Growing Animal Model

Scott A. Dulchavsky, MD
Wayne State University
Renal Apoptosis During Ischemia Reperfusion Injury

Frank E. Johnson, MD
St. Louis University
International Traveling Scholarship in Health Outcomes Research