Central Surgical Association
The purpose of this Association shall be to further the practice of Surgery in its various departments, and the study and investigation of surgical problems.
CSA is launching a Capital Campaign in commemoration of the 75th Annual Meeting anniversary in 2018.
The CSA Foundation started in the early 1990’s because of diminished funding of the NIH. Since then, CSAF
has provided over $250,000 in research grants to 30 recipients. In a recent survey of past grant winners, 90%
reported that the CSAF grant money helped facilitate preliminary data which led to greater funding. The
Capital Campaign seeks to raise $350,000 to ensure future opportunities for emerging young surgeons for
years to come.
$5000/year x 5 years DIAMOND
$2500/year x 5 years PLATINUM
$1000/year x 5 years GOLD
$500/year x 5 years SILVER
$250/year x 5 years BRONZE
$100/year x 5 years DONOR
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
Best New Member Paper Award
Shimul Shah, MD, MHCM | University of Cincinatti
Benefit Of Social Media On Patient Engagement And Satisfaction: Results Of A 6-Month Pilot Study Using Facebook