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2020 San Francisco BRA Planning Committee

Current Committee Members

Michael Costelloe : Auditor
Arun Gosain MD : Auditor
Andrea Pusic MD, MHS, FACS, FRCSC : Auditor
Heather Furnas MD, FACS : Member
Denise Gottfried : Member
Karen Horton MD, MSc, FACS, FRCSC : Member
Anne Peled MD : Member
Mary Ruth Arway : Staff
Keith Hume : Staff
Kim Kubiak : Staff
Renee Robbins : Staff
Rochelle Jerry : Staff Liaison

Academic Affairs Council

Goals

The Academic Affairs Council was formed in 2011 for the purpose of regularly convening plastics surgery stakeholder organizations that have influence in issues affecting the academic development and practice of plastic surgery. The Academic Affairs Council is comprised of selected individuals from the ASPS, PSF, YPS, ACAPS, RRC, ABPS, AAPS, and PSRC. The primary goal of the Council is to identify, discuss and develop actionable plans such that collectively as a specialty plastic surgery can address a coordinated academic affairs agenda while avoiding unnecessary and inefficient duplication of effort and resources. The Academic Affairs Council (through its organizational members) is responsible for identifying and discussing issues and trends , and for developing an actionable agenda to effectively address important issues facing the academic development and practice of plastic surgery. The Council meets in person two times each calendar year. One meeting occurs during the AAPS Annual Meeting. One meeting occurs during the ASPS/PSF Annual Meeting. The time commitment of council members normally does not exceed 10 hours per year. ASPS Active Members and Candidates for Membership in good standing are eligible to serve. Members are appointed to the Council by the Academic Affairs Council Organizations that they represent. The Academic Affairs Council is comprised of individuals that are selected by their respective participating organization. Council members are not selected through the committee application process.

Current Committee Members

Bernard Lee MD, MBA, MPH : Chair
Keith Brandt MD : Member
Paul Cederna MD : Member
Gayle Gordillo MD : Member
Summer Hanson MD, PhD : Member
C. Scott Hultman MD, MBA : Member
Jeffrey Janis MD : Member
Lynn Jeffers MD, MBA : Member
Howard Levinson MD, FACS : Member
Donald Mackay MD : Member
Maurice Nahabedian MD, FACS : Member
Michael Neumeister MD, FRCSC, FACS : Member
Andrea Pusic MD, MHS, FACS, FRCSC : Member
Deana Shenaq MD : Member
Anthony Smith MD : Member
Marta Zielinski : Staff
Keith Hume : Staff Liaison

ASPS/PSF International Scholar Subcommittee

Goals

The ASPS/PSF International Scholar Committee selects a specific number of foreign plastic surgeons to serve as International Scholars for a period of three to six months in the U.S. The selected International Scholar(s) can then return to their home country and share what has been learned with their colleagues. The committee has a joint application process for the International Scholar Program. Members of the committee review and rank all applicants and meet during the Annual Meeting for selection. The time commitment of committee members normally does not exceed six hours per year. The committee reviews applications received and meets during the Annual Meeting for final selection of the International Scholars. ASPS Active Members and ASPS Candidates for Membership in good standing are eligible to serve on this committee. Those on the committee should have an interest in overseas plastic surgery and/or international volunteer efforts.

Current Committee Members

Bernard Lee MD, MBA, MPH : Advisor
Mohamed Abdelhafeez Ali MRCS : Member
Augusto Arriola MD : Member
Jens Berli MD : Member
Arlene Cala-or MD : Member
Mohamed Elsayed Mohamed MD, PhD : Member
Antonio Espinosa-de-los-Monteros MD : Member
Amanda Gosman MD : Member
Celso Jandre Boechat MD : Member
Jose M Lasso MD, PhD, Professor : Member
Marco Maricevich MD : Member
Brijesh Mishra MD : Member
Ernesto Moretti MD, PhD : Member
Daniel Murariu MD, MPH : Member
Ananth Murthy MD : Member
Eamon O'Reilly MD : Member
Georgios Psaras MD : Member
Farooq Shahzad MD : Member
Ali Totonchi MD : Member
Fabiana Zanata Fortoul MD, PhD : Member
Christodoulos Kaoutzanis MD, MBBS : Resident
Romina Valadez MD : Staff Liaison
Raymond Harshbarger MD, FACS, FAAP : Subcommittee Chair
Phuong Nguyen MD : Subcommittee Vice Chair

BI-ALCL Subcommittee

Goals

The BIA-ALCL Subcommittee is an integrated group of both physician volunteers and ASPS/PSF staff charged with monitoring and providing oversight of the BIA-ALCL initiatives of ASPS/PSF and to recommend on an ongoing basis the strategic direction, organizational needs, and oversight for BIA-ALCL related initiatives. Three principles guide BIA-ALCL Subcommittee activities: 1. The BIA-ALCL Subcommittee will conduct itself in a way that ensures transparent, participatory, and effective governance. 2. The BIA-ALCL Subcommittee will steward the BIA-ALCL related initiatives. 3. The BIA-ALCL Subcommittee will ensure collaboration among subcommittees, working groups, and staff. BIA-ALCL Subcommittee Goals 1. Clinical Goals a. Increasing national capture of cases for the PROFILE registry. b. Facilitate and convene small group discussions and roundtables. Could be bi-annually and ideally are multidisciplinary. 2. Research Goals a. Prioritization of research funding b. Identify topics where new or additional research is needed c. Establishment of a National tissue repository 3. Patient and physician education goals a. Webinars on BIA-ALCL, CME accredited. Potential avenues through PSEN. b. Prioritization for panel discussions and presentations at National Meetings. Contact meeting organizers. c. Reaching out to other societies such as Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Society for Hematopathology, ACS, ASCO to have cohesive message and education. d. Advertisement, direct to physician and patient understanding the symptoms of BIA-ALCL. Production of consumer-facing education leaflets and/or a detailed website. e. Unified response from ASPS/PSF regarding media discussions. Development of Communications committee statements. Assessment and direction of media attention. f. Development and dissemination of multidisciplinary best practices. g. National health policy: insurance coverage for cytology of a delayed presentation seroma. Coverage in the setting of a cosmetic patient. The BIA-ALCL Subcommittee meets once annually in person, at the ASPS Annual Meeting, and meets quarterly via conference call.

Current Committee Members

Howard Levinson MD, FACS : Advisor
Arya Akhavan MD : Member
Michael Alperovich MD, MSc : Member
Garry Brody MD : Member
M. Bradley Calobrace MD : Member
Logan Carr MD : Member
Mark Clemens MD : Member
Demetrius Coombs MD : Member
Anand Deva MD : Member
Ryan Diederich MD : Member
Trina Ghosh MD : Member
Scot Glasberg MD, FACS : Member
Caroline Glicksman MD : Member
Gayle Gordillo MD : Member
Austin Ha MD : Member
Donald Harvey MD : Member
C. Scott Hultman MD, MBA : Member
Lynn Jeffers MD, MBA : Member
Debra Johnson MD : Member
Joseph Losee MD : Member
Alan Matarasso MD, FACS : Member
Patricia McGuire MD : Member
Terence Myckatyn MD : Member
Maurice Nahabedian MD, FACS : Member
Narayanan Nair MD, FACS : Member
Carlos Oaxaca MD : Member
Scott Ogley MD : Member
John Potochny MD : Member
Andrea Pusic MD, MHS, FACS, FRCSC : Member
Ali Qureshi MD : Member
John Roberts MD : Member
Graham Schwarz MD : Member
Guillermo Vazquez MD : Member
Sung Yoon MD : Member
Diana Yoon-Schwartz MD : Member
Marta Zielinski : Staff
Erin Mullen : Staff Liaison
Colleen McCarthy MD : Subcommittee Chair
Devinder Singh MD : Subcommittee Vice Chair

BRA Fund Appropriations and Review Subcommittee

Goals

The PSF’s Breast Reconstruction Awareness Fund Appropriations Committee reviews and scores applications submitted to The PSF for its Breast Reconstruction Awareness Fund Charitable Care and Public Awareness Grants. Each member is assigned applications to review and score for both types of grants. The Committee meets as a group via teleconference once per year to convene a Breast Reconstruction Awareness Fund Funding Appropriations meeting during which they discuss all submitted proposals and make funding recommendations to The PSF Leadership. In addition, Funding Appropriations Committee members may be consulted for their insights and recommendations on additional questions or issues that arise relating to breast reconstruction awareness initiatives, and occasionally serve as reviewers for reports on Breast Reconstruction Awareness Fund Projects funded by The PSF. Members of this Committee will also provide consultation, support, and leadership to ensure the success of PSF BRA Fund fundraising events and activities. The time commitment of committee members is primarily in the weeks preceding the Breast Reconstruction Awareness Fund Funding Appropriations Meeting and may include 5-10 hours of review and critique in addition to a one-time Conference Call. In addition, they will provide consultation throughout the year as described above. Committee members are appointed as a result of other roles they serve within the organization.

Current Committee Members

Heather Furnas MD, FACS : Member
C. Scott Hultman MD, MBA : Member
Lynn Jeffers MD, MBA : Member
Bernard Lee MD, MBA, MPH : Member
Howard Levinson MD, FACS : Member
Andrea Pusic MD, MHS, FACS, FRCSC : Member
J. Peter Rubin MD : Member
Rochelle Jerry : Staff
Mary Ruth Arway : Staff Liaison

Clinical Registries Committee

Goals

The Clinical Registries Steering Committee functions in an advisory capacity to identify and promote the common goal of a successful Plastic Surgery Registries Network (PSRN). The Clinical Registries Steering Committee is comprised of the Chairs of the various ASPS/PSF Registry Steering Committees (GRAFT, NBIR, PROFILE, TOPS, etc…), the Chair of the Quality and Performance Measurement Committee, and high-volume ASPS/PSF registry users and other ASPS members that have demonstrated a commitment to the ASPS/PSF registry program. The Steering Committee serves in an advisory capacity to ASPS/PSF to help identify and implement the dynamic and timely priorities of the PSRN. The Steering Committee works to identify long term sustainability strategies for the ASPS/PSF Registries both financially and through registry participation. The Clinical Registries Steering Committee members are ambassadors to the Society, promoting the value and need for registry participation. Members of the Clinical Registries Steering Committee are expected to actively participate in contributing their data to at least one or more of the ASPS/PSF Registries. The Steering Committee meets in person up to twice per year. One meeting occurs during the ASPS/PSF Annual Meeting, and the other often occurs at the ASPS/PSF Spring Board Meetings. The Committee will also meet regularly via conference call. The overall time commitment will likely be near 20 hours per year. ASPS Active Members and Candidates for Membership in good standing are eligible to serve. The Steering Committee serves in an advisory capacity to ASPS/PSF to help identify and implement the dynamic and timely priorities of the PSRN. The Steering Committee works to identify long term sustainability strategies for the ASPS/PSF Registries both financially and through registry participation. The Clinical Registries Steering Committee members are ambassadors to the Society, promoting the value and need for registry participation. Members of the Clinical Registries Steering Committee are expected to actively participate in contributing their data to at least one or more of the ASPS/PSF Registries. The Steering Committee meets in person twice per year. One meeting occurs during ASPS/PSF Winter Board Meeting and the other occurs during the ASPS/PSF Annual Meeting. The Committee will also meet regularly via conference call. The overall time commitment will likely be near 20 hours per year. ASPS Active Members and Candidates for Membership in good standing are eligible to serve.

Current Committee Members

Howard Levinson MD, FACS : Advisor
Robert Murphy Jr., MD : Chair
Elisa Burgess MD : Member
Michael DeLong MD : Member
Anand Deva MD : Member
Bahram Ghaderi MD, FACS : Member
Jeffrey Gusenoff MD : Member
Geoffrey Hespe MD : Member
Thomas Hubbard MD : Member
Ellen Janetzke MD : Member
John Kirkham MD : Member
David Lickstein MD : Member
Colleen McCarthy MD : Member
Nathan Miller MD : Member
Michael Olding MD : Member
Parit Patel MD : Member
Andrea Pusic MD, MHS, FACS, FRCSC : Member
Peter Ray MD : Member
Robert Rehnke MD : Member
William Reynolds MD : Member
Graham Schwarz MD : Member
Gregory Swank MD : Member
Charles Verheyden MD, PhD, FACS : Member
Krishna Vyas MD, PhD, MHS : Member
Katie Sommers : Staff Liaison
Debra Johnson MD : Vice Chair

Clinical Trials Network Subcommittee

Goals

The Clinical Research Committee is responsible for identifying key areas for clinical research in aesthetic and reconstructive plastic surgery, based on their potential strategic impact and importance to plastic surgery clinical practice and to patient care. This committee will identify, promote, foster, and design multi-center clinical research studies assessing current and future procedures in aesthetic and reconstructive plastic surgery. The committee will be equipped to mobilize experts in health services research to address urgent clinical questions facing the plastic surgeon community. The committee is charged with forming and managing multi-center research networks, through The PSF, of leading academic and private practice centers that carry out prospective clinical and outcomes studies. The Clinical Research Committee will provide a national infrastructure of experts and resources to support long-term development, implementation, analysis, and dissemination of outcome data from ASPS/PSF developed and investigator-initiated clinical trials and health services research. Outcomes data from these trials will assist surgeons, patients, and payers in choosing safe, effective and efficient treatment interventions. The committee will meet in person once or twice yearly. The time commitment of committee members normally does not exceed 20 hours per year. Participation in projects as a research investigator will require additional time commitments. ASPS Active Members, Candidates for Membership and Residents in good standing are eligible to serve on the committee. Prospective members should be familiar with health sciences research, conducting multi-center clinical trials, epidemiological principles and scientific study design process.

Current Committee Members

Howard Levinson MD, FACS : Advisor
Jayant Agarwal MD : Member
Nicholas Berlin MD : Member
Kristen Broderick MD : Member
Brannon Claytor MD : Member
Michael DeLong MD : Member
John Fischer MD, MPH : Member
Summer Hanson MD, PhD : Member
Clara Lee MD : Member
Alexander Lin MD : Member
Evan Matros MD : Member
Jillian Mclaughlin MD : Member
Babak Mehrara MD : Member
Arash Momeni MD : Member
Terence Myckatyn MD : Member
Anaeze Offodile II, MD : Member
Christopher Pannucci MD : Member
Anne Peled MD : Member
Brett Phillips MD, MBA : Member
Graham Schwarz MD : Member
Erika Sears MD : Member
Deana Shenaq MD : Member
Barry Silberg M.D., F.A.C.S. : Member
Javier Couto MD : Resident
Surinder Kaur : Staff Liaison
Christine Rohde MD : Subcommittee Chair
Brian Gastman MD : Subcommittee Vice Chair

Development Committee

Goals

The Development Committee charter is to establish a coherent development and fundraising plan for the ASPS / The PSF. Its goal is to establish a clearly articulated vision to build a stronger portfolio of corporate and institutional donors. The Development Committee is charged with: Working to define the short-term and long-term funding needs of The PSF and ASPS. Contributing to and reviewing the development plan to ensure progress toward annual and long-range funding goals. Setting priorities for development efforts; evaluating plans and strategies; and presenting outcomes to the ASPS/PSF Board of Directors as appropriate. Working with Director of Development to identify, cultivate (or steward) and solicit funds from external sources of support including but not limited to: foundations, corporations, government entities, community organizations and individuals. Supporting the organization through the planning and implementation of development events, projects and campaigns. Actively engaging in advocacy, networking and meetings with above organizations as required. Encouraging participation of the ASPS/PSF Board of Directors, committee members and Society leaders in development efforts as well as individual contributions to the Society's fundraising campaigns. The committee consists of twelve members; eight ASPS volunteers and four corporate contacts. Committee members should expect to attend Development Committee meetings twice a year, requiring travel. Participation in outreach initiatives (i.e. personal calls, conference calls, etc.) will require additional time commitment. The time commitment of committee members should not exceed 20 hours annually. This appointment is a one year term. ASPS Active Members and Candidates for Membership in good standing are eligible to serve. Prospective members must be willing to engage in conversations with potential donors and have an education, or an interest, in developing relationships with individuals and institutions. Industry participation will be determined based on recommendations of the Vice President, Programs and Development.

Current Committee Members

Scot Glasberg MD, FACS : Advisor
J. Peter Rubin MD : Advisor
Justin Sacks MD MBA : Chair
Scott Alpard : Member
C. Bob Basu MD, MBA, MPH, FACS : Member
Paul Cederna MD : Member
Mary Ann Contogiannis MD : Member
Sara Dickie MD : Member
Heather Furnas MD, FACS : Member
Andrew Gassman MD : Member
Arun Gosain MD : Member
Denise Gottfried : Member
Gregory Greco DO, FACS : Member
Helena Guarda MD : Member
Donald Harvey MD : Member
Jeffrey Janis MD : Member
Owen Johnson III, MD FACS : Member
Sergei Kalsow MD : Member
Sahil Kapur MD : Member
Anand Kumar MD : Member
Hyuma Leland MD : Member
Howard Levinson MD, FACS : Member
Heather Levites MD : Member
Pirko Maguina MD : Member
Colton McNichols MD : Member
Daniel Ness MD : Member
Anil Punjabi MD, DDS : Member
Kevin Small MD : Member
Samir Sukkar MD, MBA, FACS : Member
Peter Taub MD : Member
Anne Taylor MD, MPH : Member
Gloria Thomas MD : Member
Nicol Turner : Member
Jon Ver Halen MD : Member
Wesley Wilson MD, MBA : Member
Rochelle Jerry : Staff
Renee Robbins : Staff
Meredith Rund : Staff Liaison
Daniel Freet MD : Vice Chair

GRAFT Steering Committee

Goals

The General Registry of Autologous Fat Transfer (GRAFT) Steering Committee is responsible for developing and implementing the strategic goals of the GRAFT Registry and is the governing body that oversees registry operations; including the successful implementation, monitoring and management of Registry activities. GRAFT Registry is a web-accessible database in which board-certified plastic surgeons contribute fat grafting cases performed for reconstructive or aesthetic procedures to any area of the body. GRAFT is the quality improvement initiative of The Plastic Surgery Foundation. The GRAFT Registry Steering Committee will work with the Clinical Registries sub-committee to determine the strategic priorities and direction of GRAFT, engage membership and derive insight from their priorities and interests, and work to promote the long-term financial viability of GRAFT. The GRAFT Registry Steering Committee will review data requests and analysis plans for GRAFT Registry data. The committee will meet in person once or twice yearly. The time commitment of committee members normally does not exceed 20 hours per year. Members of the GRAFT Registry Steering Committee are expected to actively participate in entering their fat grafting cases into the GRAFT Registry which will require additional time commitments.

Current Committee Members

Howard Levinson MD, FACS : Advisor
Omar Beidas MD : Member
Daniel Botelho MD : Member
James Fernau MD, FACS : Member
Francesco Gargano MD : Member
Patrick Garvey MD, FACS : Member
Julie Holding MD : Member
Babak Mehrara MD : Member
Ricardo Rodriguez MD : Member
J. Peter Rubin MD : Member
Cindy Wu MD : Member
Surinder Kaur : Staff Liaison
Jeffrey Gusenoff MD : Subcommittee Chair
Robert Rehnke MD : Subcommittee Vice Chair

National Endowment for Plastic Surgery Council of Advisors

Goals

The Endowment Council of Advisers shall be responsible for considering, reviewing and approving fund-raising policies, strategies and programs to establish, maintain and increase the Endowment. Additionally the Council of Advisers shall supervise and safeguard the funds comprising the Endowment and from time to time recommend to the Board of Directors of the Foundation investment strategies and financial policies designed to protect the principal of the Endowment and to promote its growth. In fulfilling these duties, the Council of Advisers may seek the advice and assistance of the Director of Development and the Director of Finance of the Foundation. The Council of Advisers may also from time to time propose amendments to this document for review and consideration by the Board of Directors of the Foundation. The Board of Directors of the Foundation shall appoint an Endowment Council of Advisers consisting of ten plastic surgeons and up to three individuals representing the general public, corporations, foundations and other organizations devoted to fostering research, education and the improvement of the public health. In order to be eligible for appointment to the Endowment Council of Advisers, plastic surgeons shall have contributed to the National Endowment for Plastic Surgery.

Current Committee Members

Paul Cederna MD : Chair
Steven Buchman MD : Member
Raymond Dunn MD : Member
Donald Mackay MD : Member
Babak Mehrara MD : Member
Dennis Orgill MD, PhD : Member
Linda Phillips MD : Member
David Song MD, MBA, FACS : Member
Peter Taub MD : Member
Mark Espinosa : Staff
Michael Reed Esq. : Staff
Patricia Holbrook : Staff Liaison

NBIR Steering Committee

Goals

The NBIR Steering Committee is responsible for developing and implementing the strategic goals of the NBIR and is the governing body that oversees registry operations; including the successful implementation, monitoring and management of resources and activities. Ongoing Steering Committee Activities • Determine strategic priorities and direction of the NBIR • Oversee NBIR Operations • Engage membership and derive insight from their priorities and interests. • Confirm members to all Registry Committees • Promote long-term financial viability of the NBIR. Make recommendations to The PSF Board of Directors concerning registry budget areas • Assist in presentations to strategic partners of the NBIR • Act as the final arbiter for issues not resolved by other NBIR committees and work groups, or have broad implications for the NBIR initiative, overall • Engage ASPS member (implant users) participation in registry • Guide participation in international registry efforts (I-COBRA) The NBIR Steering Committee typically meets twice monthly via Conference Call, and meets once annually in person, at the ASPS Annual Meeting.

Current Committee Members

Howard Levinson MD, FACS : Advisor
Andrea Pusic MD, MHS, FACS, FRCSC : Co-Chair
Charles Verheyden MD, PhD, FACS : Co-Chair
Amy Alderman MD : Member
Evelyn Calip : Member
Kelly Carty : Member
Myles Gordon Cockburn PhD : Member
Joshua Der : Member
JoAnn Kuhne : Member
Danica Marinac-Dabic MD, PhD : Member
Sung Yoon MD : Member
Katie Sommers : Staff
Erin Mullen : Staff Liaison

Phoenix Breast Reconstruction Awareness Planning Committee

Current Committee Members

Raman Mahabir MD, FRCSC, FACS : Member
Ali Mosharrafa MD : Member
Tamir Mosharrafa MD : Member
Rochelle Jerry : Staff Liaison

PSF Study Section

Goals

The PSF Study Section, which is comprised of two separate sections (Basic and Clinical), reviews and provides critiques of all investigator-initiated research grant proposals submitted to The PSF. The Study Section members review and critique proposals in their assigned section in the weeks preceding the annual PSF Study Section Meeting. They must attend an in-person, day long Study Section meeting to discuss and score the proposals. The time commitment of committee members is approximately 10-20 hours in February/March to review and critique the assigned grant proposals, as well as attending the day-long meeting that takes place during the ASPS/PSF Spring Board meeting. ASPS Active Members, Candidates for Membership and Resident members in good standing are eligible to serve. Prospective members should be familiar with the scientific research study design methodology.

Current Committee Members

Gayle Gordillo MD : Advisor
Brian Gastman MD : Chair
Terence Myckatyn MD : Chair
David Mathes MD : Co-Chair
Jesse Taylor MD : Co-Chair
Jeffrey Gusenoff MD : Immediate Past Chair
Dennis Orgill MD, PhD : Immediate Past Chair
Jayant Agarwal MD : Member
Bahar Bassiri Gharb MD, PhD : Member
Gerald Brandacher MD : Member
Daniel Ceradini MD : Member
Edward Chang MD : Member
Ernest Chiu MD, FACS : Member
Mark Clemens MD : Member
John Fischer MD, MPH : Member
Jesse Goldstein MD : Member
Matthew Hanasono MD : Member
Randy Hauck MD : Member
Henry Hsia MD : Member
C. Scott Hultman MD, MBA : Member
Loree Kalliainen MD, FACS : Member
Timothy King MD, PhD : Member
Lauren Kokai PhD : Member
William Kuzon MD, PhD : Member
Gordon Lee MD : Member
Justine Lee MD, PhD, FACS : Member
Benjamin Levi MD : Member
Howard Levinson MD, FACS : Member
H. Peter Lorenz MD : Member
Adeyiza Momoh MD : Member
Michael Neumeister MD, FRCSC, FACS : Member
Carolyn Rogers-Vizena MD : Member
Christine Rohde MD : Member
Justin Sacks MD MBA : Member
Erika Sears MD : Member
Alison Snyder-Warwick MD : Member
Mario Solari MD : Member
Derrick Wan MD : Member
Kia Washington MD : Member
Alex Wong MD : Member
Mary Ruth Arway : Staff Liaison

PSF Volunteers in Plastic Surgery Steering Committee

Goals

Volunteers in Plastic Surgery (VIPS) is a committee of The Plastic Surgery Foundation that serves as a resource for plastic surgeons who volunteer internationally. The committee is a forum for plastic surgeons from around the world interested in global surgery to share best practices in research and training collaboration, improve the delivery of surgical care internationally and promote the highest standards of patient safety in global surgery. We work to improve access to high quality surgery care through research and training collaboration on all types of plastic and reconstructive surgery: trauma reconstruction, burn care, breast reconstruction, hand surgery and surgery for congenital conditions. We collaborate with incountry plastic surgeons to innovate on the most effective ways to exchange information and improve patient access with a focus on local capacity building for reconstructive plastic surgery. Steering Committee members should expect to devote 5-10 hours annually to committee business. In addition, Steering Committee members participate in up to two conference calls annually and the Annual Meeting activities, which include the Steering Committee meeting and the VIPS Forum (held in odd numbered years). ASPS Active Members in good standing are eligible to serve. Members with demonstrated knowledge and skills in global surgery are encouraged to apply.

Current Committee Members

Bernard Lee MD, MBA, MPH : Advisor
Mustapha Ait Aissa MD : Member
Nivaldo Alonso MD : Member
Christopher Bates MD : Member
Brittany Behar MD : Member
David Brown MD, FACS : Member
Sean Cantwell MD : Member
Jeff Chang MD : Member
Matthew Chetta MD : Member
Daniel Corlew MD, MPH : Member
Leonardo D'Alo De Oliveira MD : Member
Kristopher Day MD : Member
Frederick Duffy MD : Member
Richard Ehrlichman MD, FACS : Member
Mohammed El Fahar MD, PhD, EBOPRAS, DAFPRS : Member
Noopur Gangopadhyay MD : Member
Aaron Gilson MD : Member
Vimal Gokani BMedSci MB BS MSc MRCS MFSTEd : Member
Raj Gupta MD : Member
David Hill MD : Member
Kayla Humenansky MD : Member
Timothy Irwin MD : Member
Marcos Jaeger MD, PhD, PNPD : Member
Shana Kalaria MD : Member
Szymon Kolacz MD, PhD : Member
Sanjay Lalla MD : Member
Kerry Latham MD : Member
Hudson Lazaro MD : Member
Irene Ma MD : Member
Uma Maduekwe MD : Member
William Magee Jr., MD : Member
Pirko Maguina MD : Member
Renata Maricevich MD : Member
Brijesh Mishra MD : Member
Daniel Murariu MD, MPH : Member
Larry Nichter MD : Member
Silvio Podda MD : Member
Stephen Poteet MD : Member
Meenakshi Rajan MD : Member
Lauren Roussel MD : Member
Anna Schoenbrunner MD : Member
Jinesh Shah MD : Member
Danielle Sobol MD : Member
Blake Sparks MD : Member
Ali Totonchi MD : Member
Andrew Wexler MD : Member
Kristen Yee MD : Member
Stuart Tucker : Staff Liaison
Amanda Gosman MD : Subcommittee Chair
Joyce McIntyre MD : Subcommittee Vice Chair

Regenerative Medicine Council

Goals

The Regenerative Medicine Subcommittee aids in developing ASPS policy as it pertains to issues facing regenerative medicine. The general LAC Committee meeting and travel requirements are applicable to LAC Regenerative Medicine Subcommittee members. The Regenerative Medicine Subcommittee also holds monthly conference calls. The frequency of these calls may increase if ASPS is called to testify before the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). In certain circumstances, Regenerative Medicine Subcommittee Members may be expected to travel to and testify at FDA hearings.

Current Committee Members

Gregory Greco DO, FACS : Advisor
Howard Levinson MD, FACS : Advisor
Lynn Jeffers MD, MBA : Ex Officio
Katarina Andjelkov MD, PhD : Member
Derek Banyard MD : Member
Daniel Cho MD, PhD : Member
Francisco Claro Jr. MD, PhD : Member
Alexandra Conde-Green MD, FICS. : Member
Richard D'Amico MD : Member
Francesco Egro MD, MSc, MRCS : Member
Julie Ferrauiola MD : Member
Ashish Francis MD : Member
Francesco Gargano MD : Member
Scot Glasberg MD, FACS : Member
Joshua Goldman MD : Member
Gayle Gordillo MD : Member
Foued Hamza MD : Member
Summer Hanson MD, PhD : Member
Gwendolyn Hoben MD, PhD : Member
Kathleen Holoyda MD : Member
C. Scott Hultman MD, MBA : Member
Jeffrey Kozlow MD : Member
Hudson Lazaro MD : Member
Chih-Hsun Lin MD, PhD : Member
Ramon Llull MD, PHD : Member
Joseph Losee MD : Member
Alan Matarasso MD, FACS : Member
Sagar Mehta MD : Member
Randy Miller MD : Member
John Murray MD : Member
Dennis Orgill MD, PhD : Member
Nelson Piccolo MD : Member
Andrea Pusic MD, MHS, FACS, FRCSC : Member
Ricardo Rodriguez MD : Member
J. Peter Rubin MD : Member
Jaime Schwartz MD : Member
Geoffroy Sisk MD : Member
Macarena Vizcay MD : Member
Katie Sommers : Staff Liaison
Paul Cederna MD : Subcommittee Chair
Adam Katz MD : Subcommittee Vice Chair

Research Oversight Council

Goals

The Research Oversight Council (ROC) is involved in strategic and long range planning to help prioritize PSF research initiatives for the purpose of advancing the art and science of the plastic surgery specialty. The Council functions in an advisory capacity to identify and promote the common goal of a unified plastic surgery research agenda. The Council is comprised of representatives from the following organizations as well as ASPS/PSF Committee Chairs under the Research Line and Leadership from The PSF: • AAHS • AAPS • ACAPS • ASPN • ASRM • PSRC The Council fosters new knowledge in plastic surgery that advances patient care, safety and innovation, provides opportunities for research career development for plastic surgeons as well as a forum for specialty-wide information exchange. The ROC serves in an advisory capacity to The PSF to help identify and implement the dynamic and timely research goals of The PSF. The Council meets in person three times each calendar year. One meeting occurs during ASPS/PSF Winter Board Meeting. One meeting occurs during the AAPS Annual Meeting. One meeting occurs during the ASPS/PSF Annual Meeting. The time commitment of council members normally does not exceed 10 hours per year. ASPS Active Members and Candidates for Membership in good standing are eligible to serve. Members are appointed to the Council by the Research Oversight Council Organizations that they represent. The Research Oversight Council is comprised of individuals that are selected by their respective participating organization. Council members are not selected through the committee application process.

Current Committee Members

Howard Levinson MD, FACS : Chair
Scot Glasberg MD, FACS : Member
Gayle Gordillo MD : Member
C. Scott Hultman MD, MBA : Member
Timothy King MD, PhD : Member
Jason Ko MD, MBA : Member
Bernard Lee MD, MBA, MPH : Member
David Mathes MD : Member
Evan Matros MD : Member
Robert Murphy Jr., MD : Member
Sanjay Naran MD : Member
Michael Neumeister MD, FRCSC, FACS : Member
Andrea Pusic MD, MHS, FACS, FRCSC : Member
Peter Ray MD : Member
Russell Reid MD, PhD : Member
Christine Rohde MD : Member
Samir Shah MD : Member
Jesse Taylor MD : Member
Jack Yu MD : Member
Mary Ruth Arway : Staff
Keith Hume : Staff
Surinder Kaur : Staff
Erin Mullen : Staff
Christopher Simmons : Staff
Katie Sommers : Staff Liaison

Researcher Education Subcommittee

Goals

The Researcher Education Subcommittee identifies, designs and coordinates educational tools, resources and programs to address key fundamental knowledge areas required to successfully engage in research, technology development, and to develop a career as a surgeon-scientist. The Researcher Education Subcommittee will be the leading catalyst for developing future basic, clinical and translational researchers in the specialty. The Subcommittee participates in the development of The PSF’s Research Fundamentals Workshop (RFW) and the Grant Applicant Mentoring Session during Annual Meeting. The Subcommittee also participates in several project specific workgroups such as the PSEN Research and Technology Section which are open for participation by all Subcommittee members. The time commitment of committee members normally does not exceed 20 hours per year which includes meeting in person one or two times per year; and once or twice per year via conference call. ASPS Active Members, Candidates for Membership and Resident members in good standing are eligible to serve. Prospective members should be familiar with the scientific research study design methodology.

Current Committee Members

Howard Levinson MD, FACS : Advisor
Jayant Agarwal MD : Member
Jenny Barker MD : Member
Stephan Barrientos MD : Member
Nicholas Berlin MD : Member
Alessandro Borgognone MD, PhD : Member
David Brown MD, PhD : Member
Arlene Cala-or MD : Member
Harvey Chim MD : Member
Daniel Cho MD, PhD : Member
Francisco Claro Jr. MD, PhD : Member
Kristopher Day MD : Member
John Decorato MD : Member
Francesco Egro MD, MSc, MRCS : Member
Mohamed Elsayed Mohamed MD, PhD : Member
Or Friedman MD : Member
M.T. Friji MD : Member
Joshua Goldman MD : Member
Christopher Goodenough MD, MPH : Member
Jeffrey Gusenoff MD : Member
Gwendolyn Hoben MD, PhD : Member
Kathleen Holoyda MD : Member
Henry Hsia MD : Member
Jacqueline Israel MD : Member
Vicky Kang MD : Member
Hamid Karimi MD : Member
Alison Kaye MD : Member
Elizabeth Kiwanuka MD, PhD : Member
Rebecca Knackstedt MD, PhD : Member
Jason Ko MD, MBA : Member
Bouraoui Kotti MD, PhD : Member
Grigorios Lamaris MD, PhD : Member
Justine Lee MD, PhD, FACS : Member
Benjamin Levi MD : Member
Eric Chien-Wei Liao MD, PhD : Member
Zeshaan Maan MD : Member
Jillian Mclaughlin MD : Member
Shaun Mendenhall MD : Member
Stephanie Nemir MD Phd : Member
David Otterburn MD : Member
Rajiv Parikh MD : Member
Brett Phillips MD, MBA : Member
Navid Pourtaheri MD, PhD : Member
Yvonne Rasko MD : Member
Matthew Rich MD : Member
Katherine Rodby MD : Member
Melissa Roy MD : Member
Amita Shah MD, PhD : Member
Amanda Silva MD : Member
Indranil Sinha MD : Member
Tahmeed Tahmeedullah MD : Member
Denis Valente MD, PhD : Member
Gloria Vera Landivar MD : Member
Alexandre Wada MD : Member
Alex Wamalwa MD : Member
Derrick Wan MD : Member
Renata Weber MD, FACS : Member
Andrew Weinstein MD, MS : Member
Alex Wong MD : Member
Fabiana Zanata Fortoul MD, PhD : Member
Mary Ruth Arway : Staff Liaison
Timothy King MD, PhD : Subcommittee Chair
Summer Hanson MD, PhD : Subcommittee Vice Chair

SSI Study Subcommittee

Goals

The SSI Study Subcommittee is responsible for the conduct and smooth running of the multi-center Surgical Site Infection (SSI) and antibiotic use study. The goal of SSI study is to determine whether postoperative prophylactic antibiotics reduce the rate of breast infections following postmastectomy breast reconstruction with tissue expanders, compared with the CDC recommended single preoperative dose. This committee is composed of two principal investigators, Dr. Christine Rohde and Dr. Brian Gastman and lead investigators from five participating sites. The committee with oversee the implementation of first randomized clinical trial being conducted with The Plastic Surgery Foundation as the coordinating center. The committee will be responsible for overseeing enrollment and data collection from five participating sites. The committee will help in streamlining the data analysis process and preparation of manuscripts for publication of results. The committee business is conducted via monthly calls, email communication and investigator meetings at PSTM and SBM. The time commitment for the committee work normally would not exceed 20 hours per year. Serving as a principal investigator for a participating site requires additional time commitments.

Current Committee Members

Brian Gastman MD : Co-Chair
Christine Rohde MD : Co-Chair
Kristen Broderick MD : Member
Summer Hanson MD, PhD : Member
Adeyiza Momoh MD : Member
Brett Phillips MD, MBA : Member
Graham Schwarz MD : Member
Katie Sommers : Staff
Surinder Kaur : Staff Liaison

Visiting Professors Subcommittee

Goals

The Visiting Professors Subcommittee ensures that quality education is provided to training programs and regional society meetings by visits and lectures from the visiting professor. The Visiting Professors Subcommittee reviews names submitted by the training program directors and committee members and selects the visiting professors each year. Committee members should expect to devote 5-10 hours annually to committee business. Committee business is conducted via conference call and occurs between November and April. ASPS Active Members and ASPS Candidates for Membership in good standing are eligible to serve.

Current Committee Members

Bernard Lee MD, MBA, MPH : Advisor
Yasser Helmy Ali MD : Member
Brittany Behar MD : Member
Meredith Collins MD : Member
Michelle De Souza MD : Member
Anthony Echo MD : Member
Russell Ettinger MD : Member
Jack Gelman MD : Member
Austin Ha MD : Member
Matthew Hanasono MD : Member
Arjun Kanuri MD : Member
Hamid Karimi MD : Member
Anand Kumar MD : Member
Jerome Lamb MD : Member
Michelle Palazzo MD : Member
Kamlesh Patel MD : Member
Horia Siclovan MD : Member
Danielle Sobol MD : Member
Nicole Sommer MD : Member
Madhubari Vathulya M.S, Mch : Member
Gloria Vera Landivar MD : Member
Nicholas Webster MD : Member
Alex Wong MD : Member
Stuart Tucker : Staff Liaison
Howard Wang MD : Subcommittee Chair
Gordon Lee MD : Subcommittee Vice Chair