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Committee Listing

Academic Affairs Councill

Goals

The purpose of the Academic Affairs Council is to convene plastic surgery stakeholder organizations that have influence in issues affecting the academic development of surgeons and the 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 for 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 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

Bruce Mast MD : Chair
Keith Brandt MD : Member
Scot Glasberg MD, FACS : Member
Gregory Greco DO, FACS : Member
Scott Hollenbeck MD : Member
Howard Levinson MD, FACS : Member
Deana Shenaq MD : Member
Peter Taub MD : Member
Steven Williams MD : Member
Ellie Gray : Staff
Gina McClure : Staff Liaison

BIA-ALCL Surgeon to Surgeon Network

Goals

The Surgeon-to-Surgeon Breast Implant Safety Consultation Network will consist of board-certified plastic surgeons and experts in breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma (BIA-ALCL) clinical management and research. Responsibilities will include but are not limited to addressing questions from ASPS Members and the public via phone and/or email, provide consultation support on a case-by-case basis to surgeons with questions about BIA-ALCL, patient presentation and treatment options, periodically review existing BIA-ALCL resources on the ASPS website and develop additional resources related to the disease for ASPS Members and the public.

Current Committee Members

Michael Alperovich MD, MSc : Member
Mark Clemens MD : Member
Scot Glasberg MD, FACS : Member
Lynn Jeffers MD, MBA : Member
Debra Johnson MD : Member
Colleen McCarthy MD : Member
Patricia McGuire MD : Member
Terence Myckatyn MD : Member

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. Six sub-committee members are appointed as a result of other roles they serve within the organization. Specifically, the Foundation President, Foundation Immediate Past-President, ASPS President, ASPS/PSF BVP Development, ASPS/PSF BVP Research, and ASPS Chair of the Public Education Committee will be appointed annually. The annual ASPS Committee Selection Process to fill at least two but up to six of the allowed remaining members of the Fund Appropriations and Review Committee.

Current Committee Members

Josef Hadeed MD, FACS : Chair
Anuja Antony MD, MPH, FACS : Member
Derek Cody MD, FACS : Member
Gregory Greco DO, FACS : Member
Heather Karu MD : Member
Bernard Lee MD, MBA, MPH : Member
Howard Levinson MD, FACS : Member
Alan Matarasso MD, FACS : Member
Anne Peled MD : Member
Heather Pena MD : Member
Peter Taub 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 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.

Current Committee Members

Peter Taub MD : Advisor
Debra Johnson MD : Chair
Ellen Janetzke MD : Co-Chair
Jeffrey Gusenoff MD : Member
John Kirkham MD : Member
Bruce Mast MD : Member
Colleen McCarthy MD : Member
Andrea Pusic MD, MHS, FACS, FRCSC : Member
Graham Schwarz MD : Member
Gregory Swank MD : Member
Katie Sommers : Staff Liaison

Clinical Research 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

Peter Taub MD : Advisor
Jayant Agarwal MD : Member
Brian Andrews MD : Member
Nicholas Berlin MD : Member
Jessica Billig MD : Member
Kristen Broderick MD : Member
John Fischer MD, MPH : Member
Summer Hanson MD, Phd : Member
Michael Harl MD : Member
Joshua Henderson MD : Member
Alexandra Keane MD : Member
Rebecca Knackstedt MD, Phd : Member
Petros Konofaos MD, PhD, FEBOPRAS : Member
Alvin Kwok MD, MPH : Member
Nicole Le MD, MPH : Member
David Mathes MD : Member
Anita Mohan MBBS Phd : Member
Lily Mundy MD : Member
Dung Nguyen MD : Member
Anaeze Offodile II, MD : Member
Anne Peled MD : Member
Brett Phillips MD, MBA : Member
Merisa Piper MD : Member
Elisabeth Potter MD : Member
Luke Poveromo MD : Member
Christine Rohde MD : Member
Erika Sears MD : Member
Akhil Seth MD : Member
Ronnie Shammas MD : Member
Erin Taylor MD : Member
Chad Teven MD : Member
Surinder Kaur : Staff Liaison
Brian Gastman MD : Subcommittee Chair
Evan Matros MD : Subcommittee Vice Chair

Corporate Development Subcommittee

Goals

Corporate Development Subcommittee charges: Industry Prospecting PSTM Exhibit Hall Advertising Guidelines for Sponsorship & Branding Corporate Relations Brand Strategy Awareness Industry Priorities

Current Committee Members

Jannine Griese : Staff Liaison
Trinh Le : Staff Liaison

Global Advancement of Academic Plastic Surgery

Goals

GAAPS (Global Advancement of Academic Plastic Surgery) initiative will seek to bring US/Canada and International academic plastic surgery programs together for collaborations in research and education. The program will include an “exchange” program for a limited time immersion in the partnering institution. The steering committee will lead and shape this initiative. The title of this program might be changed later on based on the input from the steering committee members.

Current Committee Members

Michele Manahan MD : Advisor
Bruce Mast MD : Chair
Earl Campbell MD : Member
Gregory Evans MD, FACS : Member
Lisa Gfrerer MD, Phd : Member
Arun Gosain MD : Member
Lynn Jeffers MD, MBA : Member
Robert Murphy Jr., MD : Member
Phuong Nguyen MD : Member
Andrea Pusic MD, MHS, FACS, FRCSC : Member
Yassie Dunn MD : Staff
Romina Valadez MD : Staff Liaison

International Scholar Subcommittee

Goals

The ASPS/PSF International Scholar Committee selects a number of foreign plastic surgeons to receive a stipend and serve as International Scholars for a period of three to six months in the U.S. The intent is to provide specialized experience and exposure for the International Scholar to centers of excellence in the U.S. such that they will return to their home country and share what has been learned with their colleagues and be able to increase surgical capacity. 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

Bruce Mast MD : Advisor
Sarah Al-Youha MD Phd : Member
Jeff Chang MD : Member
Michelle Coriddi MD : Member
Francesco Gargano MD : Member
John Hamati MD : Member
Chinwe Kpaduwa MD : Member
Gordon Lee MD : Member
David Mathes MD : Member
Arash Momeni MD : Member
Robert Olson MD : Member
Sammy Othman MD : Member
Prasanth Patcha MD : Member
Paulo Piccolo MD : Member
Caroline Plamondon MD : Member
Kavitha Ranganathan MD : Member
Jimmy Sung MD : Member
Raj Vyas MD : Member
Romina Valadez MD : Staff Liaison
Phuong Nguyen MD : Subcommittee Chair
Sanjay Naran 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

Howard Levinson MD, FACS : Ex Officio
Alan Matarasso MD, FACS : Ex Officio
Lynn Damitz MD : Member
Kyle Eberlin MD : Member
Arun Gosain MD : Member
C. Scott Hultman MD, MBA : Member
Janice Lalikos MD : Member
Donald Mackay MD : Member
Dennis Orgill MD, PhD : Member
Andrea Pusic MD, MHS, FACS, FRCSC : Member
David Song MD, MBA, FACS : Member
Peter Taub MD : Member
Caitlin Podbielski 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, at the ASPS Annual Meeting.

Current Committee Members

Peter Taub MD : Advisor
Andrea Pusic MD, MHS, FACS, FRCSC : Chair
Colleen McCarthy MD : Co-Chair
Holly Adams : Member
Myles Gordon Cockburn PhD : Member
Denise Dajles : Member
Joshua Der : Member
Ashley Diaz : Member
Scot Glasberg MD, FACS : Member
Debra Johnson MD : Member
Danica Marinac-Dabic MD, PhD : Member
Melissa Pathmajeyan : Member
Sung Yoon MD : Member
Gina McClure : Staff
Katie Sommers : Staff Liaison

PSF Fundraising Subcommittee

Goals

PSF Fundraising Subcommittee charges: Major Gifts/Maliniac Development Regional Funding Initiatives/BRA Campaign Strategic Campaigns

Current Committee Members

Scot Glasberg MD, FACS : Advisor
Pamela Bailey : Member
Paul Cederna MD : Member
Mary Ann Contogiannis MD : Member
Daniel Freet MD : Member
Heather Furnas MD, FACS : Member
Arun Gosain MD : Member
Helena Guarda MD : Member
Jeffrey Janis MD : Member
Sahil Kapur MD : Member
Hyuma Leland MD : Member
Howard Levinson MD, FACS : Member
Pirko Maguina MD : Member
Anil Punjabi MD, DDS : Member
Kevin Small MD : Member
Peter Taub MD : Member
Gloria Thomas MD : Member
Jon Ver Halen MD : Member
Renee Robbins : Staff Liaison
Anne Taylor MD : Subcommittee Chair
Sara Dickie MD : Subcommittee Vice Chair

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, and others identified as having specialized expertise in research, are eligible to serve. Prospective members should be familiar with the scientific research study design methodology.

Current Committee Members

Peter Taub MD : Advisor
Nicholas Berlin MD : Auditor
Daniel Cho MD, PhD : Auditor
Michael Hu MD : Auditor
Zeshaan Maan MD : Auditor
Lily Mundy MD : Auditor
Miles Pfaff MD : Auditor
Ronnie Shammas MD : Auditor
Justine Lee MD, PhD, FACS : Chair
Alexander Lin MD : Chair
Benjamin Levi MD : Co-Chair
Adeyiza Momoh MD : Co-Chair
Jayant Agarwal MD : Member
Shailesh Agarwal MD : Member
Oluseyi Aliu MD : Member
Michael Alperovich MD, MSc : Member
David Brown MD, PhD : Member
Justin Broyles MD : Member
Edward Chang MD : Member
Ernest Chiu MD, FACS : Member
Kenneth Fan MD : Member
John Fischer MD, MPH : Member
Antonio Forte MD, PhD, MS : Member
Giorgio Giatsidis MD, PhD : Member
Jesse Goldstein MD : Member
Arin Greene MD : Member
Al Hassanein MD, MMSc, FACS : Member
Patrick Hettinger MD : Member
Gwendolyn Hoben MD, PhD : Member
Henry Hsia MD : Member
Sumanas Jordan MD, Phd : Member
Loree Kalliainen MD, FACS : Member
Alison Kaye MD : Member
Sami Khan MD : Member
Timothy King MD, PhD : Member
Theodore Kung MD : Member
Alvin Kwok MD, MPH : Member
Samuel Lin MD : Member
Reid Maclellan MD, MMSc : Member
David Mathes MD : Member
Evan Matros MD : Member
Babak Mehrara MD : Member
Kerry-Ann Mitchell MD, PhD : Member
Arash Momeni MD : Member
Jonas Nelson MD : Member
Rajiv Parikh MD : Member
Kamlesh Patel MD : Member
Anne Peled MD : Member
Clifford Pereira MD : Member
Ashley Pistorio MD, MS : Member
Samuel Poore MD, PhD : Member
Carolyn Rogers-Vizena MD : Member
Justin Sacks MD MBA : Member
Erika Sears MD : Member
Clifford Sheckter MD : Member
Indranil Sinha MD : Member
Geoffroy Sisk MD : Member
Alison Snyder-Warwick MD : Member
Mario Solari MD : Member
Michael Sorkin MD : Member
Jason Spector MD : Member
Carrie Stern MD : Member
Wesley Thayer MD : Member
Sami Tuffaha MD : Member
Andrew Vardanian MD, FACS : Member
Joshua Vorstenbosch MD, PhD, FRCSC : Member
Jennifer Waljee MD : Member
Derrick Wan MD : Member
Renata Weber MD, FACS : Member
Lesley Wong MD : Member
Alex Wong MD : Member
Katie Sommers : Staff
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

Bruce Mast MD : Advisor
Mustapha Ait Aissa MD : Member
Mohamed Al-Anbari MD, FIBMS : Member
Tayo Arowojolu MD, PhD : Member
Muhammad Arslan MD : Member
Pavlo Badyul MD, PhD, D.Med.Sc. : Member
Deo Balumuka MD : Member
Thushan Beneragama MD, FCSSL : Member
Mimi Borrelli MD : Member
Christopher Brooks MD : Member
Ava Chappell MD : Member
Joyce Chen MD : Member
Bowornsilp Chowchuen MD, MBA : Member
Joani Christensen MD : Member
Francis Collini MD : Member
Leonardo D'Alo De Oliveira MD : Member
Anne DeLaney MD : Member
Milan Doshi M.Ch. : Member
Kylie Edinger MD : Member
Mohammed El Fahar MD, PhD, EBOPRAS, DAFPRS : Member
Adham Farouk MD, PhD : Member
Noopur Gangopadhyay MD : Member
Amanda Gosman MD : Member
David Hill MD : Member
Kathleen Holoyda MD : Member
Timothy Irwin MD : Member
Marcus Jardini Barbosa MD, PhD : Member
Craig Johnson MD : Member
Galyna Khrushch MD : Member
Cameron Kneib MD : Member
Szymon Kolacz MD, PhD : Member
William Magee Jr., MD : Member
Heather Mcmahon MD : Member
Francisco Moura MB Chb, Msc, MRCS : Member
Daniel Murariu MD, MPH, MBA, FACS : Member
Phuong Nguyen MD : Member
Yemi Ogunleye MD, SM : Member
Carlos Damian Palafox Vidal MD : Member
Brodie Parent MD : Member
Silvio Podda MD : Member
Jeremy Powers MD : Member
Andrea Pusic MD, MHS, FACS, FRCSC : Member
Andres Rivadeneira MD, FAENS : Member
Rui Rodrigues Pereira MD. PhD : Member
Christine Rohde MD : Member
A. Neil Salyapongse MD : Member
Luis Gerardo Sandoval-Ortiz MD : Member
Winston Santos Arismendy MD : Member
Murilo Secanho MD : Member
Nikita Shulzhenko MD : Member
Mehmet Surmeli MD, FEBOPRAS : Member
Editt Taslakian MD : Member
Raj Vyas MD : Member
Verne Weisberg MD : Member
Andrew Wexler MD : Member
Lauren Yarholar MD : Member
Angela Oswald : Staff
Mike Stokes MBA : Staff Liaison
Joyce McIntyre MD : Subcommittee Chair
Renata Maricevich 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

Peter Taub MD : Chair
Jayant Agarwal MD : Member
Linda Cendales MD : Member
Andrew Chen MD : Member
Amir Dorafshar MD : Member
Brian Gastman MD : Member
Scot Glasberg MD, FACS : Member
Summer Hanson MD, Phd : Member
Debra Johnson MD : Member
Steven Kasten MD, MHPE : Member
Theodore Kung MD : Member
Bernard Lee MD, MBA, MPH : Member
Benjamin Levi MD : Member
Howard Levinson MD, FACS : Member
Samuel Lin MD : Member
Bruce Mast MD : Member
Alan Matarasso MD, FACS : Member
Colleen McCarthy MD : Member
Adeyiza Momoh MD : Member
Derrick Wan MD : Member
Alex Wong MD : Member
Jack Yu MD : Member
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 Curriculum (RF) and the PSF Grant Applicant Mentoring Session during Annual Meeting. The Subcommittee also participates in several project specific workgroups such as The PSF Scholarships Workgroup, The EdNet Research and Technology Section/Online Education Workgroup, and PSF Registries Education and Utilization Workgroups 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, but members may opt for additional participation in the various Committee Workgroups. 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

Peter Taub MD : Advisor
Jayant Agarwal MD : Member
Sandanori Akita MD, PhD : Member
Mohamed Al-Anbari MD, FIBMS : Member
Vania Anastasova MD, PhD : Member
Chiara Andretto Amodeo MD : Member
Brian Andrews MD : Member
Muhammad Arslan MD : Member
Malke Asaad MD : Member
Abdelaziz Atwez MD : Member
Pavlo Badyul MD, PhD, D.Med.Sc. : Member
Stephan Barrientos MD : Member
Afzaal Bashir MD, FCPS(Plast),MS(Plast),FACS: Member
Fuat Baris Bengur MD : Member
Nicholas Berlin MD : Member
Alessandro Borgognone MD, PhD : Member
Mimi Borrelli MD : Member
David Brown MD, PhD : Member
Stav Brown MD : Member
Ma. Arlene Cala-or MD : Member
Harvey Chim MD : Member
Francisco Claro Jr. MD, PhD : Member
Edgard Da Silva Neto MD : Member
Kristopher Day MD : Member
John Decorato MD : Member
Rafael Dib Possiedi MD, PhD, FACS : Member
Vidas Dumasius MD : Member
Armin Edalatpour MD : Member
Francesco Egro MD, Msc, MRCS : Member
Mohamed Elsayed Mohamed MD, PhD : Member
Andre Ferrao Vargas MD : Member
Paige Fox MD, PhD : Member
M.T. Friji MD : Member
Brian Gastman MD : Member
Paul Ghareeb MD : Member
Joshua Goldman MD : Member
Samarth Gupta MBBS, MS : Member
Jeffrey Gusenoff MD : Member
Medhat Emil Habib MBBCh, MS, AFRCS, EBOPRAS : Member
Joshua Henderson MD : Member
Gwendolyn Hoben MD, PhD : Member
Anna Rose Johnson MD : Member
Sumanas Jordan MD, Phd : Member
Young-Joon Jun MD, PhD, MBA : Member
Santosh Kale MD : Member
Hamid Karimi MD : Member
Alison Kaye MD : Member
Timothy King MD, PhD : Member
Rebecca Knackstedt MD, Phd : Member
Jason Ko MD, MBA : Member
Szymon Kolacz MD, PhD : Member
Megan Lane MD : Member
Nicole Le MD, MPH : Member
Justine Lee MD, PhD, FACS : Member
Benjamin Levi MD : Member
Eric Chien-Wei Liao MD, PhD : Member
Ramon Llull MD, PHD : Member
Zeshaan Maan MD : Member
Andres Mascaro MD : Member
Evan Matros MD : Member
Horacio Mayer MD, FACS : Member
Shaun Mendenhall MD : Member
Maria Elsa Meza Britez MD : Member
Afieharo Michael MD : Member
Lino Miele MD, MS, FACS : Member
Kerry-Ann Mitchell MD, PhD : Member
Anita Mohan MBBS Phd : Member
Elizabeth Moroni MD : Member
Ahmed Mousa PhD (Plast), MRCSEd, FEBOPRAS : Member
Lily Mundy MD : Member
Stephanie Nemir MD PhD : Member
David Nguyen MD : Member
Sammy Othman MD : Member
David Otterburn MD : Member
Brett Phillips MD, MBA : Member
Cristina Pires Camargo MD, PhD : Member
Gustavo Prezzavento MD : Member
Yvonne Rasko MD : Member
Meera Reghunathan MD : Member
Matthew Rich MD : Member
Andres Rivadeneira MD, FAENS : Member
Katherine Rodby MD : Member
Moaath Saggaf MD : Member
Luis Gerardo Sandoval-Ortiz MD : Member
Erika Sears MD : Member
Camilo Serrano Rojas MD : Member
Amanda Silva MD : Member
Indranil Sinha MD : Member
Charalampos Siotos MD, Phd : Member
Alison Snyder-Warwick MD : Member
Michael Sorkin MD : Member
Luciana Takaki MD : Member
Ruth Tevlin MD : Member
Denis Valente MD, PhD : Member
Madhubari Vathulya M.S, Mch : Member
Gloria Vera Landivar MD : Member
Joshua Vorstenbosch MD, PhD, FRCSC : Member
Alexandre Wada MD : Member
Derrick Wan MD : Member
Hayson Wang MD. : Member
Eric Wang MD : Member
Sherif Wasief MD : Member
Sebastian Winocour MD, MSc, FACS : Member
Alex Wong MD : Member
Lesley Wong MD : Member
Mary Ruth Arway : Staff Liaison
Summer Hanson MD, Phd : Subcommittee Chair
Henry Hsia MD : 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

Surgeons in Humanitarian Alliance for Reconstructive, Research and Education (SHARE)

Goals

Surgeons in Humanitarian Alliance for Reconstructive, Research and Education (SHARE) seeks to enhance collaboration to improve care and surgical capacity in regions with limited numbers of plastic surgeons but high incidence of conditions requiring plastic surgery treatment. The SHARE program is tailored to local learners and their environment through three core components: Global Learners, Global Educators and Global Researchers.

Current Committee Members

Metasebia Abebe MD : Member
Mark Albert MD : Member
Dominic Alessio-Bilowus : Member
Safi Ali-Khan MD : Member
Nicolas Almeida : Member
Tayo Arowojolu MD, PhD : Member
Devra Becker MD : Member
Timothy Bruce MD : Member
Elizabeth Bushong : Member
Omar Cespedes Gomez : Member
Ava Chappell MD : Member
Brian Christie MD : Member
Michelle Coriddi MD : Member
Adekunle Elegbede MD : Member
Sean Figy MD : Member
Noopur Gangopadhyay MD : Member
Zenebe Gebremariyam MD : Member
Arun Gosain MD : Member
Amanda Gosman MD : Member
Shelby Graham MD : Member
Lydia Helliwell MD : Member
Kevin Hopkins MD : Member
Christopher Hughes MD, MPH : Member
C. Scott Hultman MD, MBA : Member
Daniel Jaffurs MD : Member
Abdulai Jalloh FWACS : Member
Debra Johnson MD : Member
Rami Kantar MD, MPH : Member
Meklit Kidane MD : Member
Kevin Kinuthia M.B.,Ch.B. : Member
Laurence Kirwan MD : Member
Joshua Kohan : Member
Richard Korentager MD : Member
Bernard Lee MD, MBA, MPH : Member
Oren Lerman MD, FACS : Member
Samuel Lin MD : Member
Chao Long Azad MD : Member
Catherine Ly MD : Member
Phillip Makoye MD : Member
Marco Maricevich MD : Member
Renata Maricevich MD : Member
Joyce McIntyre MD : Member
Heather Mcmahon MD : Member
Fanyi Meng MD : Member
Ibrahim Mkoma MD : Member
Edwin Mrema MD : Member
Irene Mugisha MD : Member
Francoise Mukagaju MD : Member
Naikhoba Munabi MD : Member
Aparajit Naram MD : Member
Yves Nezerwa MD : Member
Phuong Nguyen MD : Member
Tinga (Tingadini) Nyoni MD : Member
Carlos Damian Palafox Vidal MD : Member
Neha Panigrahy MD : Member
Angela Penedo MD : Member
Alannah Phelan MD : Member
Matthew Pontell MD : Member
Andrea Pusic MD, MHS, FACS, FRCSC : Member
Kavitha Ranganathan MD : Member
Richard Redett MD : Member
Debra Reilly MD : Member
Johanna Riesel MD : Member
Davis Rippee MD : Member
Christine Rohde MD : Member
John Rose MD MPH : Member
Christopher Runyan MD, Phd : Member
A. Neil Salyapongse MD : Member
Pedro Santos MD : Member
Nikhil Shah : Member
Ian Shyaka MD : Member
Simon Talbot MD : Member
Editt Taslakian MD : Member
Francis Fortune Tegete MD : Member
Jose Telich Tarriba MD : Member
Raj Vyas MD : Member
Andrew Wexler MD : Member
Bereket Worku MD : Member
Yassie Dunn MD : Staff
Gina McClure : Staff
Angela Oswald : Staff
Renee Robbins : Staff
Romina Valadez MD : Staff
Mike Stokes MBA : Staff Liaison

Visiting Professors Subcommittee

Goals

The Visiting Professors Subcommittee provides clinical, technical and educational expertise to training programs through 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

Bruce Mast MD : Advisor
Rustam Amonulloev MD : Member
Rachel Anolik MD : Member
Tomer Avraham MD : Member
Gregory Borah MD DMD FACS : Member
Angela Cheng MD : Member
Carrie Kai-Cheng Chu MD : Member
Abdul Shaheed Fadhul Ali MD : Member
Giovanni Ferrando MD : Member
Caitlin Francoisse MD : Member
Brad Gandolfi MD : Member
Finny George MD : Member
Lisa Gfrerer MD, Phd : Member
Matthew Greives MD : Member
Asra Hashmi MD : Member
Marcus Jardini Barbosa MD, PhD : Member
Haldun Kamburoglu MD, PhD, FEBOPRAS, Prof. : Member
Christian Kauffman MD : Member
Felipe Massignan MD : Member
Kerry-Ann Mitchell MD, PhD : Member
Joseph Ogrodnik MD : Member
Yemi Ogunleye MD, SM : Member
Brett Phillips MD, MBA : Member
Linda Phillips MD : Member
Ashley Pistorio MD, MS : Member
Michele Shermak MD : Member
Neil Tanna MD, MBA : Member
Donna Tepper MD : Member
Patrick Tonnard MD, PhD : Member
Yassie Dunn MD : Staff
Angela Oswald : Staff Liaison
Gordon Lee MD : Subcommittee Chair
Nicole Sommer MD : Subcommittee Vice Chair