The Plastic Surgery Foundation
 

Committee Listing

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
Gayle Gordillo MD : Member
Summer Hanson MD, PhD : Member
C. Scott Hultman MD : Member
Jeffrey Janis MD : Member
Donna Lamb : Member
Joseph Losee MD : Member
Donald Mackay MD : Member
Alan Matarasso MD, FACS : Member
Michael Neumeister MD, FRCSC, FACS : Member
Andrea Pusic MD, MHS, FACS, FRCSC : Member
Michelle Roughton MD : Member
Nicholas Vedder MD, FACS : Member
Marta Zielinski : Staff
Keith Hume : Staff Liaison

ASPS/PSF Audit Committee

Goals

The ASPS/PSF Audit Committee provides financial audit oversight of the Society and Foundation. The ASPS/PSF Audit Committee shall oversee the audit of financial-records of the two organizations; shall develop methods and procedures relating to accounting and internal controls of the two organizations; shall monitor the internal accounting practices, procedures and controls of the two organizations; shall recommend the appointment of an independent accounting firm familiar with the financial record-keeping requirements of not-for-profit corporations to audit the books and records of the Society and the Foundation and be responsible for the oversight of the annual audit. The Committee shall modify its activities in accordance with the Society and Foundation bylaws when required. The committee primarily meets two times per year in conjunction with the Board of Directors and as necessary via conference call. Members must be ASPS Active or Life Active members in good standing with the Society.

Current Committee Members

John Persing MD : Advisor
Jeffrey Janis MD : Ex Officio
Linda Phillips MD : Member
J. Peter Rubin MD : Member
Charles Verheyden MD, PhD, FACS : Member
Mark Espinosa : Staff Liaison

ASPS/PSF Board of Directors

Current Committee Members

James Grotting MD : Auditor
Roxanne Guy MD : Auditor
Robert Murphy Jr., MD : Auditor
Nicholas Vedder MD, FACS : Auditor
Alan Matarasso MD, FACS : Co-Chair
Andrea Pusic MD, MHS, FACS, FRCSC : Co-Chair
Jennifer Cross MD : ELT Member (Staff)
Ion Despoiu : ELT Member (Staff)
Mark Espinosa : ELT Member (Staff)
Keith Hume : ELT Member (Staff)
Renee Robbins : ELT Member (Staff)
Mike Stokes : ELT Member (Staff)
Scott Alpard : Member
David Brown MD, FACS : Member
John Girotto MD : Member
Gayle Gordillo MD : Member
Arun Gosain MD : Member
Amanda Gosman MD : Member
Denise Gottfried : Member
Gregory Greco DO : Member
C. Scott Hultman MD : Member
Jeffrey Janis MD : Member
Bernard Lee MD, MBA, MPH : Member
Howard Levinson MD, FACS : Member
Joseph Losee MD : Member
Nigel Mercer MD : Member
Michael Miller MD : Member
Ash Patel MBChB, FACS : Member
William Pederson MD : Member
Aviva Preminger MD : Member
Kavitha Ranganathan MD : Member
Malcolm Roth MD, FACS : Member
J. Peter Rubin MD : Member
Nicol Turner : Member
Henry Vasconez MD : Member
Charles Verheyden MD, PhD, FACS : Member
Steven Williams MD : Member
Ariel Allea MBA : SMT Member (Staff)
Carol Christian : SMT Member (Staff)
Andrea Contreras : SMT Member (Staff)
John Everson : SMT Member (Staff)
Catherine French : SMT Member (Staff)
Rhonda Harvey : SMT Member (Staff)
Daniel Heim : SMT Member (Staff)
Patrick Hermes : SMT Member (Staff)
Rose Machala : SMT Member (Staff)
Peggy Pissarreck : SMT Member (Staff)
Deena Rawlings : SMT Member (Staff)
Carol Sieck : SMT Member (Staff)
Katie Sommers : SMT Member (Staff)
Caitlin Podbielski Esq. : Staff
Michael Reed Esq. : Staff
Michael Costelloe : Staff Liaison
Marcy Kamarauskas : Staff Liaison

ASPS/PSF Bylaws Committee

Goals

The Bylaws Committee reviews the Bylaws of the Society and the Plastic Surgery Foundation annually assuring that they are current and in order, considers all proposed amendments, and makes its recommendations to the Board of Directors of the Society and the Plastic Surgery Foundation, respectively. The Bylaws Committee, a Standing Committee, consists of five (5) Active Members, three (3) of whom shall be appointed by the President of the Society and two of whom shall be appointed by the President of the Plastic Surgery Foundation. The President of the Society and the President of the Foundation shall designate which member of the Committee shall serve as Chair in alternating three-year periods. Members of the Committee shall serve a maximum of three (3) consecutive one (1) year terms. The Bylaws Committee meets on an as-needed basis primarily via conference calls approximately four (4) times per year and one (1) hour in length per meeting. Face-to-face meetings are rarely held, but if needed would be held in conjunction with Winter Board Meeting and the Annual Meeting.

Current Committee Members

C. Scott Hultman MD : Advisor
Steven Williams MD : Advisor
Sami Khan MD : Chair
Alan Matarasso MD, FACS : Ex Officio
Gregory Borah MD DMD FACS : Member
Vidas Dumasius MD : Member
David Mathes MD : Member
Keith Hume : Staff
Michael Reed Esq. : Staff
Peggy Pissarreck : Staff Liaison
Earl Campbell MD : Vice Chair

ASPS/PSF Executive Committee

Current Committee Members

Alan Matarasso MD, FACS : Co-Chair
Andrea Pusic MD, MHS, FACS, FRCSC : Co-Chair
Jennifer Cross MD : ELT Member (Staff)
Ion Despoiu : ELT Member (Staff)
Mark Espinosa : ELT Member (Staff)
Keith Hume : ELT Member (Staff)
Renee Robbins : ELT Member (Staff)
Gayle Gordillo MD : Member
Arun Gosain MD : Member
Gregory Greco DO : Member
C. Scott Hultman MD : Member
Jeffrey Janis MD : Member
Bernard Lee MD, MBA, MPH : Member
Joseph Losee MD : Member
J. Peter Rubin MD : Member
Steven Williams MD : Member
Peggy Pissarreck : Staff
Michael Reed Esq. : Staff
Michael Costelloe : Staff Liaison
Marcy Kamarauskas : 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
Raymond Harshbarger MD, FACS, FAAP : Chair
Samuel Ademola MD : Member
Augusto Arriola MD : Member
Jonathan Bass MD : Member
Jens Berli MD : Member
Arlene Cala-or MD : Member
Trent Douglas MD : Member
Mohamed Elsayed Mohamed MD, PhD : Member
Antonio Espinosa-de-los-Monteros MD : Member
Amanda Gosman MD : Member
Celso Jandre Boechat MD : Member
Brijesh Mishra MD : Member
Daniel Murariu MD, MPH : Member
Ananth Murthy MD : Member
Phuong Nguyen MD : Member
Eamon O'Reilly MD : Member
Andres Rivadeneira Maldonado MD : Member
Farooq Shahzad MD : Member
Christodoulos Kaoutzanis MD : Resident
Romina Valadez MD : Staff Liaison

ASPS/PSF Nominating Committee

Goals

The ASPS/PSF Nominating Committee works to present a single slate of candidates for a vote of the membership and to present recommendations to the ASPS/PSF Boards of Directors for Society and Foundation appointments and nominations to other organizations and ASPS/PSF Committees as noted in the Bylaws. The committee serves to help identify and develop future leaders in the Society and Foundation, and will provide feedback on needed development to ASPS and PSF Presidents-elect making committee appointments. The ASPS/PSF Nominating Committee is charged with nominating one (1) or more eligible individuals for each elected office, for the elected Trustees, for one (1) ASPS/PSF Member-at-Large on the Board of Directors, for the Ethics Committee, for the Judicial Council, and for any other elected position in the Society and Foundation, and shall provide recommendations to the Board of Directors for Society and Foundation nominations to other organizations and Committees as designated in the Bylaws. The Nominating Committee meets via conference call and one face-to-face meeting. Business is conducted via approximately 6 conference calls held between January and May that last 1-2 hours each. Face-to-face interviews are typically held on a weekend in March, usually in conjunction with the Winter Board Meeting. Members must be ASPS active or Life Active Members in good standing with the Society. **Nominating Committee members are elected at the Annual Business Meeting and by the ASPS/PSF Board of Directors. There is no application form for the Nominating Committee.

Current Committee Members

Arun Gosain MD : Co-Chair
Jeffrey Janis MD : Co-Chair
Julie Higham : Staff
Keith Hume : Staff
Peggy Pissarreck : Staff Liaison

BI-ALCL Subcommittee

Goals

The BI-ALCL Sub-Committee is an integrated group of both physician volunteers and ASPS/PSF staff charged with monitoring and providing oversight of the BI-ALCL initiatives of ASPS/PSF and to recommend on an ongoing basis the strategic direction, organizational needs, and oversight for BI-ALCL related initiatives. Three principles guide BI-ALCL Sub-Committee activities: 1. The BI-ALCL Sub-Committee will conduct itself in a way that ensures transparent, participatory, and effective governance. 2. The BI-ALCL Sub-Committee will steward the BI-ALCL related initiatives. 3. The BI-ALCL Sub-Committee will ensure collaboration among sub-committees, working groups, and staff. BI-ALCL Sub-Committee Goals 1. Clinical Goals a. Increasing National capture of cases for PROFILE. 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 BI-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 understanding the symptoms of BI 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 BI-ALCL Sub-committee meets two to three times annually in person, including ASPS’ Annual Meeting, and one to two other major Plastic Surgery Meetings. The Committee may meet via conference call 1-2 additional times per year as needed.

Current Committee Members

Gayle Gordillo MD : Advisor
Garry Brody MD : Member
M. Bradley Calobrace MD : Member
Chris Campbell MD, FACS : Member
Logan Carr MD : Member
Scot Glasberg MD, FACS : Member
Caroline Glicksman MD : Member
Arun Gosain MD : Member
James Grotting MD : Member
Jeffrey Janis MD : Member
Debra Johnson MD : Member
Kant Lin MD : Member
Alan Matarasso MD, FACS : Member
Patricia McGuire MD : Member
Benjamin McIntyre MD : Member
Maurice Nahabedian MD, FACS : Member
Matthew Nykiel MD : Member
Rajiv Parikh MD : Member
John Potochny MD : Member
Andrea Pusic MD, MHS, FACS, FRCSC : Member
Ali Qureshi MD : Member
William Reynolds MD : Member
Devinder Singh MD : Member
Aldona Spiegel MD : Member
Bruce Van Natta MD : Member
Robert Whitfield MD, FACS : Member
Sung Yoon MD : Member
Erin Mullen : Staff Liaison
Marta Zielinski : Staff Liaison
Mark Clemens MD : Subcommittee Chair
Raman Mahabir MD, FRCSC, FACS : Subcommittee Vice Chair
Colleen McCarthy 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. 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. Committee members are appointed as a result of other roles they serve within the organization.

Current Committee Members

Heather Furnas MD, FACS : Chair
Gayle Gordillo MD : Member
Arun Gosain MD : Member
Bernard Lee MD, MBA, MPH : Member
Alan Matarasso MD, FACS : Member
Andrea Pusic MD, MHS, FACS, FRCSC : Member
J. Peter Rubin MD : Member
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 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

Gayle Gordillo MD : Advisor
Robert Murphy Jr., MD : Chair
Elisa Burgess MD : Member
James Drinane MD : Member
Jeffrey Gusenoff MD : Member
Melinda Haws MD : Member
C. Scott Hultman MD : Member
Ellen Janetzke MD : Member
Debra Johnson MD : Member
James Kim MD : Member
Howard Levinson MD, FACS : Member
Bruce Mast MD : Member
Colleen McCarthy MD : Member
Babak Mehrara MD : Member
Nathan Miller MD : Member
Michael Olding MD : Member
Andrea Pusic MD, MHS, FACS, FRCSC : Member
Aamir Siddiqui MD : Member
Charles Verheyden MD, PhD, FACS : Member
Krishna Vyas MD, PhD, MHS : Member
Katie Sommers : Staff Liaison
Karol Gutowski MD, FACS : Vice Chair

Clinical Trials Network Subcommittee

Goals

The Clinical Trials Network Subcommittee 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 Subcommittee will identify, promote, foster, and design multi-center clinical trials assessing current and future procedures in aesthetic and reconstructive plastic surgery. 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 trials. The Clinical Trials Network Subcommittee 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 Subcommittee 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

Gayle Gordillo MD : Advisor
Jayant Agarwal MD : Member
Anuja Antony MD, MPH, FACS : Member
Nicholas Berlin MD : Member
Brannon Claytor MD : Member
Rafael Couto MD : Member
John Fischer MD, MPH : Member
Brian Gastman MD : Member
Summer Hanson MD, PhD : Member
Henry Hsia 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
Rajiv Parikh MD : Member
Anne Peled MD : Member
Brett Phillips MD, MBA : Member
Graham Schwarz MD : Member
Erika Sears MD : Member
Deana Shenaq MD : Member
Frederick Thompson MD : Member
Surinder Kaur : Staff Liaison
Clara Lee MD : Subcommittee Chair
Christine Rohde 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

J. Peter Rubin MD : Advisor
Scot Glasberg MD, FACS : Chair
Richard Agag MD : Member
Scott Alpard : Member
C. Bob Basu MD, MPH, FACS : Member
Paul Cederna MD : Member
Kevin Chung MD, MS : Member
Gary Culbertson MD, FACS : Member
Richard D'Amico MD : Member
Brent Egeland MD : Member
Daniel J. Freet MD : Member
Heather Furnas MD, FACS : Member
Arun Gosain MD : Member
Denise Gottfried : Member
Gregory Greco DO : Member
Jeffrey Janis MD : Member
Lynn Jeffers MD : Member
Owen Johnson III, MD FACS : Member
Sergei Kalsow MD : Member
Sahil Kapur MD : Member
Hyuma Leland MD : Member
Howard Levinson MD, FACS : Member
Heather Levites MD : Member
Colton McNichols MD : Member
Alexander Mericli MD : Member
Anil Punjabi MD, DDS : Member
Justin Sacks MD MBA : Member
Kevin Small MD : Member
SAMIR M SUKKAR MD, MBA, FACS : Member
Peter Taub MD : Member
Gloria Thomas MD : Member
Nicol Turner : Member
Nicholas Vedder MD, FACS : Member
Charles Verheyden MD, PhD, FACS : Member
Renee Robbins : Staff
Meredith Rund : Staff Liaison
Jon Ver Halen MD : Vice Chair

Finance & Investment Committee

Goals

Subject to the control of the Board of Directors, the Finance and Investment Committee shall provide financial oversight in the development of the Society’s and the Plastic Surgery Foundation’s budget. The Finance and Investment Committee shall monitor the financial performance during the year and provide recommendations to the Executive Committee for corrective action, if necessary, and shall provide oversight to the investment strategy of the two organizations. The Committee reviews and makes recommendation to the Executive Committee and Boards regarding the approval of the annual budget and exceptions to the approved budget. The Committee periodically reviews the actual financial results versus budget and reports findings to the Executive Committee. The Committee reviews and analyzes the financial impact of new initiatives and makes recommendations to the Executive Committee and Boards. The Committee has the oversight of the Long-term Investment and Endowment portfolios. The Committee is authorized to make changes to the portfolio’s investment allocations and individual fund managers as allowed by the ASPS/PSF Investment Policy. The Committee periodically meets with the representative of the investment firm to review portfolio results. The Committee primarily meets two times a year in conjunction with Board of Directors meetings and as necessary via conference call. Members must be ASPS active or Life Active Members in good standing with the Society.

Current Committee Members

Alan Matarasso MD, FACS : Ex Officio
Andrea Pusic MD, MHS, FACS, FRCSC : Ex Officio
Anureet Bajaj MD : Member
C. Bob Basu MD, MPH, FACS : Member
J. Peter Rubin MD : Member
Loren Schechter MD : Member
Jack Yu MD : Member
Mark Espinosa : Staff Liaison

Franchise Study

Goals

The FRANCHISE Study Subcommittee is responsible for the conduct and smooth running of the multi-center <a href="https://www.thepsf.org/research/clinical-studies/franchise">FRANCHISE study</a>. Finger Replantation ANd amputation-CHallenges in assessing Impairment, Satisfaction and Effectiveness or FRANCHISE is a group of 19 US and International sites that are studying long-term outcomes in digit amputation patients treated with replantation or revision amputation This committee is composed of principal investigators from FRANCHISE study sites and oversees the data collection from 10 US and 9 international sites. The committee will help in streamlining the data analysis process and preparation of manuscripts for publication of results. The subcommittee will also be charged with preparation of an R-01 proposal for the conduct of phase II of FRANCHISE, namely Finger Replantation and Amputation Multicenter (FRAM) study. The committee business is conducted via ad-hoc calls and email communication. The time commitment of committee members normally would not exceed 20 hours per year. Serving as a principal investigator for a participating site will require additional time commitments.

Current Committee Members

Gayle Gordillo MD : Advisor
Kevin Chung MD, MS : Chair
Ming-Huei Cheng MD, MBA, FACS : Member
Brian Drolet MD : Member
Aviram Giladi MD, MS : Member
Sonu Jain MD : Member
Dennis Kao MD : Member
Martin Lacey MD : Member
Brett Michelotti MD : Member
Amy Moore MD : Member
Michael Neumeister MD, FRCSC, FACS : Member
S. Raja Sabapathy MD : Member
Alexander Spiess MD : Member
Jennifer Waljee MD : Member
Surinder Kaur : Staff Liaison

Governance Committee

Goals

The Governance helps to ensure the health and functioning of the ASPS and PSF governance structure, including advising on Board recruitment and development strategies, such as leadership assessments, executive team building, coaching, and mentoring. The Governance Committee also provides guidance on the election and committee appointment processes. The committee shall • Monitor the implementation of the ASPS/PSF Board-approved Governance Task Force recommendations and advise the Executive Committee on necessary tweaks to improve the process as the changes are implemented. • Develop recommendations for streamlining the ASPS and PSF committee appointments process. • Provide guidance on improving committee member engagement and leadership succession planning. • Oversee nominations and election policies and procedures for all elected and appointed governance positions. • Manage the election of the regional representatives to the Nominating Committee. • Review recommendations to create new committees to ensure the function is not being duplicated. • Periodically review the committee alignment through each Business Line and cross communications between Business Lines. • On request, advise Executive Committee and Board of Directors on governance-related questions and issues.

Current Committee Members

Arun Gosain MD : Co-Chair
Jeffrey Janis MD : Co-Chair
Gary Culbertson MD, FACS : Member
Gregory Evans MD, FACS : Member
Amanda Gosman MD : Member
Denise Gottfried : Member
Alan Matarasso MD, FACS : Member
Ash Patel MBChB, FACS : Member
John Persing MD : Member
Andrea Pusic MD, MHS, FACS, FRCSC : Member
James Wells MD : Member
Michael Costelloe : Staff
Keith Hume : Staff
Michael Reed Esq. : Staff
Peggy Pissarreck : Staff Liaison

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 <a href="http://thepsf.org/research/registries/graft">GRAFT Registry</a> 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

Gayle Gordillo MD : Advisor
Daniel Botelho MD : Member
Sydney Coleman MD : Member
James Fernau MD, FACS : Member
Patrick Garvey MD, FACS : Member
Andrew Gassman MD : Member
C. Scott Hultman MD : Member
Sergei Kalsow MD : Member
Quintessa Miller MD, FACS : Member
Robert Rehnke MD : Member
J. Mel Stewart MD : Member
Charles Verheyden MD, PhD, FACS : Member
Cindy Wu MD : Member
Surinder Kaur : Staff Liaison
Babak Mehrara MD : Subcommittee Chair
Jeffrey Gusenoff 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

Steven Buchman MD : Member
Paul Cederna MD : Member
Kevin Chung MD, MS : Member
Raymond Dunn MD : Member
W. Thomas Lawrence MD : Member
Donald Mackay MD : Member
Babak Mehrara MD : Member
Linda Phillips MD : Member
Peter Taub MD : Member
Michael Reed Esq. : Staff
Mark Espinosa : 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, typically at the ASPS Annual Meeting.

Current Committee Members

Gayle Gordillo MD : 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
Melvyn Lerman MD : Member
Danica Marinac-Dabic MD, PhD : Member
Sung Yoon MD : Member
Erin Mullen : Staff Liaison
Katie Sommers : Staff Liaison

PSF Leadership Line

Current Committee Members

Paul Cederna MD : Member
Gayle Gordillo MD : Member
Arun Gosain MD : Member
C. Scott Hultman MD : Member
Andrea Pusic MD, MHS, FACS, FRCSC : Member
Keith Hume : 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 Winter 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

Gerald Brandacher MD : Member
Daniel Ceradini MD : Member
Edward Chang MD : Member
Ernest Chiu MD, FACS : Member
Robert Forse MD : Member
Gayle Gordillo MD : Member
Arin Greene MD : Member
Lifei Guo MD, PHD, FACS : Member
Matthew Hanasono MD : Member
Scott Hollenbeck MD : Member
Henry Hsia MD : Member
C. Scott Hultman MD : Member
Loree Kalliainen MD, FACS : Member
Timothy King MD, PhD : Member
William Kuzon MD, PhD : Member
Gordon Lee MD : Member
Clara Lee MD : Member
Justine Lee MD, PhD, FACS : Member
Benjamin Levi MD : Member
Howard Levinson MD, FACS : Member
Alexander Lin MD : Member
H. Peter Lorenz MD : Member
Reid Maclellan MD, MMSc : Member
David Mathes MD : Member
Evan Matros 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
Alison Snyder-Warwick MD : Member
Mario Solari MD : Member
Jesse Taylor MD : Member
Jennifer Waljee MD : Member
Derrick Wan MD : Member
Alex Wong MD : Member
Mary Ruth Arway : Staff Liaison
Jeffrey Gusenoff MD : Subcommittee Chair
Dennis Orgill MD, PhD : Subcommittee Chair
Brian Gastman MD : Subcommittee Co-Chair
Terence Myckatyn MD : Subcommittee Co-Chair

PSF Volunteers in Plastic Surgery Steering Committee

Goals

The Volunteers in Plastic Surgery (VIPS) Steering Committee and Forum represents the interests and concerns of volunteer plastic surgeons that desire to, or already participate in domestic and international service missions to developing countries. The Forum also serves as a resource for defining and promoting "best practices" for service teams. The VIPS Steering Committee aims to identify "best practices" of service missions of established service organizations for dissemination to all interested volunteer groups. 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 mission trip participation are encouraged to apply.

Current Committee Members

Bernard Lee MD, MBA, MPH : Advisor
Amanda Gosman MD : Chair
Mustapha Ait Aissa MD : Member
Nivaldo Alonso MD : Member
Laurence Arnold MD : Member
Ramon Arscott MD : Member
Christopher Bates MD : Member
Carrie Black MD : Member
Gregory Borah MD DMD FACS : Member
David Brown MD, FACS : Member
Matthew Chetta MD : Member
Daniel Corlew MD, MPH : Member
Leonardo D'Alo De Oliveira MD : Member
Kristopher Day MD : Member
Anne DeLaney MD : Member
Frederick Duffy MD : Member
Richard Ehrlichman MD, FACS : Member
Mohammed El Fahar MD, PhD, EBOPRAS, DAFPRS : Member
Noopur Gangopadhyay MD : Member
Robert Gilman MD, DMD : Member
Aaron Gilson MD : Member
Vimal Gokani BMedSci MB BS MSc MRCS MFSTEd : Member
Raj Gupta MD : Member
Andrew Huang MD FACS FRCSC : Member
Marcos JAEGER MD, PhD, PNPD : Member
Shana Kalaria MD : Member
Firas Karmo MD : Member
Shawna Kleban MD : Member
Kerry Latham MD : Member
Irene Ma MD : Member
Uma Maduekwe MD : Member
William Magee Jr., MD : Member
Pirko Maguina MD : Member
Renata Maricevich MD : Member
Joyce McIntyre MD : Member
Vinicius Melgaco De Castro MD : Member
Brijesh Mishra MD : Member
Daniel Murariu MD, MPH : Member
Larry Nichter MD : Member
Stephen Poteet MD : Member
Meenakshi Rajan MD : Member
Guru Prasad Reddy Gorla MD : Member
Lauren Roussel MD : Member
Juan Bosco Ruiz Padilla MD, Phd : Member
Anna Schoenbrunner MD : Member
Jinesh Shah MD : Member
Farooq Shahzad MD : Member
Blake Sparks MD : Member
Andrew Wexler MD : Member
Kristen Yee MD : Member
Julie Higham : Staff Liaison

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

Gayle Gordillo MD : Chair
Paul Cederna MD : Member
Damon Cooney MD : Member
William Dzwierzynski MD : Member
Brian Gastman MD : Member
Arun Gosain MD : Member
Timothy King MD, PhD : Member
Jason Ko MD : Member
Clara Lee MD : Member
Bernard Lee MD, MBA, MPH : Member
Evan Matros MD : Member
Adeyiza Momoh MD : Member
Robert Murphy Jr., MD : Member
Terence Myckatyn MD : Member
Christopher Pannucci MD : Member
Andrea Pusic MD, MHS, FACS, FRCSC : Member
Aamir Siddiqui 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

Gayle Gordillo MD : Advisor
Jenny Barker MD : Member
Stephan Barrientos MD : Member
Alessandro Borgognone MD, PhD : Member
David Brown MD, PhD : Member
Harvey Chim MD : Member
John Decorato MD : Member
Or Friedman MD : Member
Jeffrey Gusenoff MD : Member
Summer Hanson MD, PhD : Member
Gwendolyn Hoben MD, PhD : Member
Henry Hsia MD : Member
Jacqueline Israel MD : Member
Vicky Kang MD : Member
Hamid Karimi MD : Member
Alison Kaye MD : Member
Jason Ko MD : 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
Adeyiza Momoh MD : Member
Friji MT MD : Member
Stephanie Nemir MD PhD : Member
Nneamaka Nwubah MD : Member
David Otterburn MD : Member
Rajiv Parikh MD : Member
Brett Phillips MD, MBA : Member
Navid Pourtaheri MD, PhD : Member
Yvonne Rasko MD : Member
Melissa Roy MD : Member
Amanda Silva MD : Member
Indranil Sinha MD : Member
Tahmeed Tahmeedullah MD : Member
Denis Valente MD : Member
Derrick Wan MD : Member
Andrew Weinstein MD, MS : Member
Mary Ruth Arway : Staff Liaison
Christopher Pannucci MD : Subcommittee Chair
Timothy King MD, PhD : Subcommittee Vice Chair

Residents’ Council

Goals

The purpose of this group is to improve resident involvement in our Society and advocate for resident interests at the highest levels of Plastic Surgery. This group will afford Residents the opportunity to contribute to ongoing projects within the ASPS and YPS Forum as well as develop new projects specific to residency training and beyond.

Current Committee Members

C. Scott Hultman MD : Advisor
Steven Williams MD : Advisor
Russell Ettinger MD : Chair
Alan Matarasso MD, FACS : Ex Officio
Nicholas Adams MD : Member
Lindsay Allred MD : Member
Spencer Anderson MD : Member
Anthony Archual MD : Member
Alain Azzi MD : Member
Stephan Barrientos MD : Member
Erica Bartlett MD : Member
Kaitlin Boehm MD : Member
Elie Boghossian MD : Member
Morgan Brgoch MD : Member
Ronnie Brown MD : Member
Eleanor Bucholz MD : Member
Jack Burns MD : Member
Katherine Carruthers MD : Member
Obaid Chaudhry MD : Member
Karan Chopra MD : Member
Salih Colakoglu MD : Member
Andrea Copeland MD : Member
Rafael Couto MD : Member
Mathew Epps MD : Member
Tyler Evans MD : Member
Rebecca Farmer MD : Member
Julie Ferrauiola MD : Member
Rafi Fredman MD : Member
Jordan Frey MD : Member
Jared Garlick MD : Member
Natalie Godfrey MD : Member
Teresa Gonzaga MD : Member
Benjamin Googe MD : Member
Jacob Grow MD : Member
Adam Hauch MD : Member
Patrick Hawkes MD : Member
Rachel Hein MD : Member
Katharine Hinchcliff MD : Member
Ashley Howarth MD : Member
Lauren Hutchinson MD : Member
Jon Ivey MD : Member
C. Christopher Jehle MD : Member
Heidi Johng MD : Member
Walter Joseph III., MD : Member
Nichole Joslyn MD : Member
Matthew Joy MD : Member
Shana Kalaria MD : Member
Shawna Kleban MD : Member
Georgios Kokosis MD : Member
Steven Kozusko MD : Member
Ryan Kunkel MD : Member
Nicole Kurnik MD : Member
Alex Lambi MD, PhD : Member
Zeshaan Maan MD : Member
Eric Maiorino MD : Member
Andrea Martin MD : Member
Jennifer McGrath MD : Member
Juan Rodolfo Mella-Catinchi MD : Member
Maridelle Millendez MD : Member
Craig Moores MD : Member
Shane Morrison MD, MS : Member
Saba Motakef MD : Member
Paschalia Mountziaris MD : Member
Melissa Mueller MD : Member
Dennis Nguyen MD : Member
Ariel Ourian MD : Member
Lacey Pflibsen MD : Member
Irene Pien MD : Member
Noah Prince MD : Member
Katherine Rodby MD : Member
Abigail Rodriguez MD : Member
Ali Roham MD : Member
Ara Salibian MD : Member
Kyle Sanniec MD : Member
Benjamin Smith MD : Member
Shoichiro Tanaka MD : Member
Erin Taylor MD : Member
Ashley Thorburn MD : Member
Joshua Vorstenbosch MD, PhD : Member
Sean Wallace MD : Member
Andrew Weinstein MD, MS : Member
Blair Wormer MD : Member
Amanda Zimmerman MD : Member
Terri Zomerlei MD : Member
Julie Higham : Staff Liaison

Visiting Professors Subcommittee

Goals

The Visiting Professors Committee is comprised of ten regular members, one of whom is the chair, a resident representative from the YPS, and a representative from the WPS. The Visiting Professors Committee ensures that quality education is provided to training programs and regional society meetings by visits and lectures from the visiting professor. The Visiting Professors Committee 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 occur 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
Howard Wang MD : Chair
Peter B. Arnold MD, PhD, FACS : Member
Brittany Behar MD : Member
Michelle De Souza MD : Member
Russell Ettinger MD : Member
Austin Ha MD : Member
Matthew Hanasono MD : Member
Hamid Karimi MD : Member
Anand Kumar MD : Member
Jerome Lamb MD : Member
Gordon Lee MD : Member
David Mathes MD : Member
Sanjay Naran MD : Member
Eamon O'Reilly MD : Member
Michelle Palazzo MD : Member
Emily Ridgway MD : Member
Stephanie Rowen MD : Member
Madhubari Vathulya M.S, Mch : Member
Nicholas Webster MD : Member
Julie Higham : Staff Liaison

Women Plastic Surgeons Steering Committee

Goals

The Women Plastic Surgeons (WPS) Forum represents and advocates for the interests and concerns of female plastic surgeon members and candidates for membership of ASPS. All female plastic surgeons are considered members of the Women Plastic Surgeons Forum; male members and candidate members of ASPS are welcome to participate in WPS-sponsored events. The WPS Forum seeks to empower female plastic surgeons within the Society through networking, education, advocacy and mentoring. The WPS Forum works to promote women plastic surgeons and increase their involvement within organized medicine and plastic surgery as a whole while simultaneously advancing the mission of ASPS. The WPS Steering Committee acts as a liaison between the Women Plastic Surgeons Forum and ASPS. Steering Committee members should expect to devote 10-15 hours annually to committee business, which is typically conducted via conference call. Face-to-face Steering Committee meetings are held in conjunction with the Winter Board Meeting and the Annual Meeting, requiring a travel commitment of one or two days each. Steering Committee members are expected to participate in the Annual Meeting activities as well as the annual enrichment retreat. ASPS Active Members in good standing are eligible to serve. Women with demonstrated knowledge and skills in leadership and mentoring are encouraged to participate.

Current Committee Members

C. Scott Hultman MD : Advisor
Steven Williams MD : Advisor
Alan Matarasso MD, FACS : Ex Officio
Kristen Aliano MD : Member
Ashley Amalfi MD : Member
Olga Bachilo MD : Member
Debra Bourne MD : Member
Perry Bradford MD : Member
Lisa Brostrom MD : Member
Abigail Chaffin MD : Member
Bianca Chin MD : Member
Kai-Cheng Chu MD : Member
Oriana Cohen MD : Member
Lynn Damitz MD : Member
Gina Farias-Eisner MD : Member
Heather Furnas MD, FACS : Member
Trina Ghosh MD : Member
Roop Gill MD : Member
Summer Hanson MD, PhD : Member
Tara Huston MD : Member
Elizabeth Killion MD : Member
Lesley Landis MD : Member
Justine Lee MD, PhD, FACS : Member
Marisa Manzano Surroca MD, MSc : Member
Joyce McIntyre MD : Member
Elise Mecham MD : Member
Quintessa Miller MD, FACS : Member
Nneamaka Nwubah MD : Member
Michelle Palazzo MD : Member
Linda Phillips MD : Member
Aviva Preminger MD : Member
Melissa Radecki MD : Member
Smita Ramanadham MD : Member
Helene Retrouvey MD : Member
Erika Sears MD : Member
Amita Shah MD, PhD : Member
Sarah Sher MD : Member
Winnie Tong MD : Member
Cristiane Ueno MD : Member
I. Janelle Wagner MD : Member
Julie Higham : Staff Liaison
Victoria Vastine MD, FACS : Subcommittee Chair
Katerina Gallus MD : Subcommittee Vice Chair

Women's Health and Breast Devices Task Force

Current Committee Members

Andrea Pusic MD, MHS, FACS, FRCSC : Chair
Amy Alderman MD : Member
Gayle Gordillo MD : Member
Lynn Jeffers MD : Member
Clara Lee MD : Member
Colleen McCarthy MD : Member
Bruce Van Natta MD : Member
Keith Hume : Staff Liaison

Young Plastic Surgeons Steering Committee

Goals

The YPS Steering Committee works proactively to bring information on ASPS/PSF to residents and young plastic surgeons and encourage their professional development through membership in ASPS. Participation provides an opportunity for young members to become involved in ASPS. The YPS Steering Committee is a diverse community of and resource for young plastic surgeons that provides a forum for networking, sharing of fresh ideas, political advocacy, leadership development, and acts as a liaison between younger and established plastic surgeons, fostering an openness to change while having fun doing it. The YPS Steering Committee provides input on programming for the annual Senior Residents Conference, has responsibility for the “Fresh Faces” panel presentation, and hosts the popular “Medical Students Day” during the Annual Meeting. YPS delivers written content via the YPS Perspectives page of PSN, supports ASPS-led advocacy initiatives, and participates in activities. Committee members can expect to devote 10-20 hours per year to committee business, which is primarily conducted via conference call. Steering committee members are expected to participate in two face-to-face meetings each year, held in conjunction with the Winter Board Meeting and Annual Meeting. ASPS Active Members and Candidates for Membership age 42 and under, and in good standing, are eligible to serve.

Current Committee Members

C. Scott Hultman MD : Advisor
Steven Williams MD : Advisor
Alan Matarasso MD, FACS : Ex Officio
Joshua Adkinson MD : Member
Steven Albright MD : Member
Ashley Amalfi MD : Member
Olga Bachilo MD : Member
Omar Beidas MD : Member
Keith Blechman MD : Member
Ronald Bossert MD : Member
Jeremy Chidester MD : Member
Bianca Chin MD : Member
Jeffrey Claiborne MD : Member
Sara Dickie MD : Member
Erin Doren MD : Member
Brian Drolet MD : Member
Anthony Echo MD : Member
Brent Egeland MD : Member
Russell Ettinger MD : Member
Kent Higdon MD : Member
Nicholas Howland MD : Member
Jeffrey Kozlow MD : Member
Umbareen Mahmood MD : Member
Joyce McIntyre MD : Member
Adeyiza Momoh MD : Member
Sanjay Naran MD : Member
Phuong Nguyen MD : Member
Eamon O'Reilly MD : Member
Aviva Preminger MD : Member
William Rahal MD : Member
Smita Ramanadham MD : Member
Matthew Ranzer MD : Member
Michelle Roughton MD : Member
Amita Shah MD, PhD : Member
Christopher Shale MD : Member
Deana Shenaq MD : Member
Indranil Sinha MD : Member
Geoffroy Sisk MD : Member
Jacob Unger MD : Member
Kristen Yee MD : Member
Julie Higham : Staff Liaison
Ash Patel MBChB, FACS : Subcommittee Chair
Warren Ellsworth IV, MD : Subcommittee Vice Chair