About us


Sarr Michael G., MD
Professor Emeritus of Surgery
Mayo Clinic
916 10th Street SW
Rochester, MN 55902 USA



Patti Marco G., MD
Ctr. Esophageal Dis.& Swallowing

4030 Burnett Womack Building
101 Manning Drive, CB 7081

Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7081 USA


Board of Directors ISSF

The ISS Foundation is incorporated in the State of Illinois, United States of America and is certified by the Internal Revenues Service of the United States as a charitable organization.

The Board of Directors include the following:

  • Immediate past President ISS/SIC (President)

  • Secretary - Treasurer ISSF

  • President ISS/SIC

  • President elect ISS/SIC

  • Secretary General ISS/SIC

  • General Treasurer ISS/SIC

  • Editor in Chief WJS

  • one Representative of Integrated Societies ISS/SIC

  • Administrative Director ISS/SIC (ex officio)

The Board of Directors will meet semi-annually and will report to the membership of the ISS/SIC at the time of the General Assembly called during the biennial congresses.

This worldwide search for funds to support the charitable scientific and educational initiatives of the ISSF was initiated in 1993. An Honor Roll of Donors will be published in the World Journal of Surgery (WJS). Contributions to this International Society of Surgery Foundation (ISSF) are greatly appreciated and can be made by clicking HERE or the sent as US Dollars via a check made out to the International Society of Surgery care of Dr. Michael Sarr, Secretary/Treasurer of the ISSF, 916 10th St SW, Rochester, MN 55902 USA or via bank wire transfer to: Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., 420 Montgomery St, San Francisco,CA 94104 USA, Account number: 2538272341, Routing number: 121000248, SWIFT: WFB IUS6S, Beneficiary: International Society of Surgery Foundation.