EAST/American College of Surgeons Executive Leadership Scholarship

EAST and the American College of Surgeons are pleased to announce a shared scholarship open to members in good standing of EAST and the American College of Surgeons.  

This scholarship supports attendance and participation in the "Executive Leadership Program in Health Policy and Management,"  held annually in June at Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts.  

EAST recognizes the Dorothy K. Commanday Foundation for its past support of this scholarship.


The award is open to surgeons who are active members in good standing of both the American College of Surgeons (ACS) and a member of the Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma (EAST). Only individuals who are in the "Active" membership category of EAST with at least two years of membership are eligible to apply. Click here for additional information. 


Applications for the 2024 program are closed.  The application Deadline was March 22, 2024 at 11:59 pm CST.  The 2024 program will be held June 3-8, 2024.  

Scholarship Recipients

2024 - Lisa Marie Knowlton, MD, MPH, FACS, FRCSC
2023 - Sharven Taghavi, MD, MPH, MS, FACS
2022 - Stephanie Bonne, MD, FACS
2021 - Angela M. Ingraham, MD, MS
2020 - Due to COVID-19 the program was not held
2019 - Bryce RH Robinson, MD, MS
2018 - Catherine Velopulos, MD, MHS
2017 - Tanya L. Zakrison, MD, MPH
2016 - Alexander Eastman, MD, MPH
2015 - Michelle Brownstein, MD
2014 - Jason W. Smith, MD, PhD, MBA
2013 - Marie L. Crandall, MD, MPH
2012 - John J. Como, MD, MPH
2011 - Elliott R. Haut, MD, PhD
2010 - A. Britton Christmas, MD