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Research Foundation About Us

Research Foundation About Us | ASCRS


The primary mission of the Research Foundation of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons is to raise and award funds to support research and educational programs related to colon and rectal diseases.  Over the past twenty years, the Research Foundation has awarded over 120 grants and $4 million to colorectal surgeons and researchers to investigate a broad spectrum of colorectal diseases and to develop novel surgical techniques pertinent to the care of colorectal patients. 

In addition, it sponsors annual symposia and lectureships at the national meeting to educate the membership on relevant research.  In this rapidly changing medical era, the Research Foundation endeavors to keep the practicing colorectal surgeon at the forefront of colorectal care by discovering new clinical treatments made possible by supporting the best clinical and laboratory based research.

Below is a brief video on the Research Foundation's mission, goals, and unique research grant offerings for young researchers.


Scott Strong, MD

Vice President
Nancy Baxter, MD

Past President
Michael Stamos, MD

Harry Papaconstantinou, MD

Conor Delaney, MD

Contact Us:

Research Foundation of the ASCRS
One Parkview Plaza, Suite 800
Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181

Phone: (847) 686-2236