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

2019 Application Deadline: TBD

Award selection includes:

  • Successful submission of abstract to the Basel, Switzerland meeting
  • Accomplishments and career goals
  • Strength of support from US Chapter Member
  • Financial need

Congratulations to the 2017 Lloyd Nyhus Traveling Fellowship Winner:

Rondi Kauffmann, MD, MPH

Dr. Rondi Kauffmann received her undergraduate degree from the University of California, Los Angeles, and earned her MD, MPH degrees from the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, MN. She completed residency in General Surgery at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN, and a fellowship in Complex Surgical Oncology at City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center in Duarte, CA. She is board certified through the American Board of Surgery in both General Surgery and Complex Surgical Oncology. She is currently an Assistant Professor Surgery in the Division of Surgical Oncology and Endocrine Surgery at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, specializing in the surgical management of melanoma and breast cancer. She is a member of several academic organizations including the American Society of Breast Surgeons, Society of Surgical Oncology, Association for Academic Surgery, Association of Women Surgeons, and the American College of Surgeons. Dr. Kauffmann is actively engaged in clinical work, research, and education focusing on global surgery and global cancer care, and is currently in a leadership role directing Vanderbilt’s General Surgery efforts in Kenya.



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).