Become an EAST Member

Furnishing leadership and fostering advances

The Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma (EAST) is a not for profit 501(c) 3 organization organized to furnish leadership and foster advances in the care of injured patients. EAST affords a forum for the exchange of knowledge pertaining to the care and rehabilitation of the injured patient.

Stimulating investigation and teaching

Additionally, the organization stimulates investigation and teaching in methods of treating and preventing injury from all causes. EAST is dedicated to the study of the practice of surgery of trauma patients by establishing lectureships, scholarships, and foundations to promote, reward, and recognize individuals working in the field of injury and injury control. EAST has more than 1700 active members who meet yearly at a four day conference at which scientific papers are presented and advances in the field are discussed.

Qualification for active membership requires an applicant to be a licensed physician, active in the field of trauma residing in the United States and in possession of a valid certificate from a surgical board which is a member of the American Board of Medical Specialties or the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. Physicians who are not yet board certified may join EAST as a Provisional member. Physicians from other countries are also welcome as international members. Other health care professionals may join as associate members. Learn how to join.


EAST is a scientific organization providing leadership and development for young surgeons active in the care of the injured patient through interdisciplinary collaboration, scholarship, and fellowship.


EAST seeks to improve care of the injured by providing a forum for the exchange of knowledge in the practice of trauma surgery; to promote trauma prevention, research, and improved trauma systems design; to encourage investigation and teaching of the methods of preventing and treating trauma; and to stimulate future generations of surgeons to meet the challenge.

Core Strategic Goals

  1. Leadership
    Prepare young surgeons to become leaders
  2. Development
    Promote unique programs for the career development of young surgical leaders
  3. Scholarship
    Provide education and training across the continuum of acute surgical care
  4. Fellowship
    Encourage a sense of community for personal professional growth
  5. Collaboration
    Work with our stakeholders to advance patient care and trauma systems