Lloyd Nyhus Traveling Fellowship

Applications are now open for the 2017 Lloyd Nyhus Traveling Fellowship! 

Application requirements:

  • Current curriculum vitae or resume including full name, address, e-mail address and details of academic and/or professional status
  • A completed application form
  • Up to a 250-word statement describing your reasons for applying for the traveling scholarship and your interest in attending the World Congress of Surgery
  • A letter of support from a current US Chapter member
  • A copy of an appropriately prepared abstract for submission and consideration

Application deadline: February 3, 2017.

Award selection includes:

  • Successful submission of abstract to the Basel, Switzerland meeting
    • Abstracts must be submitted by 1/18/17
    • Notification of accepted abstracts will be on or around 3/31/2017
  • Accomplishments and career goals
  • Strength of support from US Chapter Member
  • Financial need

2017 Lloyd Nyhus Traveling Fellowship Application


Congratulations to the 2015 Lloyd Nyhus Traveling Fellowship Winner:

Stephanie Chao, MD

Dr. Stephanie Chao is a proud San Francisco Bay Area native. She received her undergraduate degree in Biological Sciences from Stanford University, where she graduated with honors, distinction, and Phi Beta Kappa. She attended medical school at the University of California San Francisco and completed her General Surgery Residency training, as well as, her Pediatric Surgery Fellowship at Stanford University. Her research interests include improving hepatitis B and liver cancer prevention and control. She conceptualized the Jade Ribbon Campaign, which has become the global emblem for hepatitis B awareness. She also founded Hep B Moms, a non-profit organization dedicated to reducing mother-to-child transmission of hepatitis B. Her work has been supported by numerous agencies, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. She has served on the Board of Directors of the National Resident Matching Program, as well as, on Advisory Committees for the California Viral Hepatitis Clinical Task Force, the Immunization Action Coalition Birth Dose Project, and the US Congress Viral Hepatitis and Liver Cancer Prevention Control Act. Dr. Chao has received the Samuel L. Kountz Humanitarian Award, and was the 2012 recipient of the Association of Women Surgeon’s Hilary Sanfey Outstanding Resident Award. Dr. Chao is now Assistant Professor of Pediatric Surgery at Stanford.



The U.S. Chapter sponsors the Nyhus Traveling Fellowship, which allows a young US surgeon to attend the World Congress of Surgery. The surgeon must be a U.S. citizen, in training or within their first five years of practicing within the U.S. The Chapter will provide up to $2500 towards the young surgeon’s travel and accommodation expenses (registration fees will be waived for the scholar).