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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
Scot Glasberg MD, FACS : Member
Gregory Greco DO, FACS : Member
Scott Hollenbeck MD : Member
Howie Levinson MD, FACS : Member
Alan Matarasso MD, FACS : Member
Babak Mehrara MD : Member
Deana Shenaq MD : Member
Peter Taub MD : Member
Steven Williams MD : Member
Ellie Gray : Staff
Gina McClure : Staff Liaison

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 one but up to twelve of the allowed remaining members of the Fund Appropriations and Review Committee.

Current Committee Members

Michele Shermak MD : Chair
Sara Dickie MD : Member
Scot Glasberg MD, FACS : Member
Howie Levinson MD, FACS : Member
Babak Mehrara MD : Member
Steven Williams MD : Member
Katie Sommers : 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
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
Ellen Janetzke MD : 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 for Academic Plastic Surgery

Goals

GAAPS (Global Advancement for 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
Robert Murphy Jr., MD : 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
Sebastian Brooke MD : Member
Izabela Galdyn MD : Member
Francesco Gargano MD : Member
John Hamati MD : Member
Oscar Manrique MD, CPE, FACS : Member
David Mathes MD : Member
Evan Matros MD : Member
Arash Momeni MD : Member
Phuong Nguyen MD : Member
Sammy Othman MD : Member
Prasanth Patcha MD : Member
Paulo Piccolo MD : Member
Kavitha Ranganathan MD : Member
Romina Valadez MD : Staff Liaison
Sanjay Naran MD : Subcommittee Chair
Raj Vyas 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

Sara Dickie MD : Ex Officio
Scot Glasberg MD, FACS : Ex Officio
Charles Hultman MD, MBA, FACS : 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

Babak Mehrara MD : Advisor
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
Alan Matarasso MD, FACS : Member
Melissa Pathmajeyan : Member
S 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

Renee Robbins : 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, 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

Babak Mehrara MD : Advisor
Samuel Lin MD : Chair
Derrick Wan MD : Chair
Jesse Goldstein MD : Co-Chair
Indranil Sinha MD : Co-Chair
Shailesh Agarwal MD : Member
Bahar Bassiri Gharb MD, PhD : Member
Nicholas Berlin MD : Member
David Brown MD, PhD : Member
Ryan Cauley MD MPH : Member
Jeff Chang MD : Member
Ernest Chiu MD, FACS : Member
Michael Delong MD : Member
Asim Ejaz PhD : Member
Kenneth Fan MD : Member
Paige Fox MD, PhD : Member
Giorgio Giatsidis MD, PhD : Member
Al Hassanein MD, MMSc, FACS : Member
Dominic Henn MD : Member
Olivia Ho MD MMSc MPH FRCSC FACS : Member
Gwendolyn Hoben MD, PhD : Member
Henry Hsia MD : Member
Sumanas Jordan MD, Phd : Member
Loree Kalliainen MD, FACS : Member
Alison Kaye MD : Member
Esther Kim : Member
Theodore Kung MD : Member
Megan Lane MD : Member
Justine Lee MD, PhD, FACS : Member
Benjamin Levi MD : Member
Shawn Loder MD : Member
H. Peter Lorenz MD : Member
David Mathes MD : Member
Kerry-Ann Mitchell MD, PhD : Member
Arash Momeni MD : Member
Adeyiza Momoh MD : Member
Lily Mundy MD : Member
Rajiv Parikh MD : Member
Anne Peled MD : Member
Miles Pfaff MD, MHS : Member
Merisa Piper MD : Member
Ashley Pistorio MD, MS : Member
Daniel Roh MD, PhD : Member
Justin Sacks MD MBA : Member
Ronnie Shammas MD : Member
Mithun Sinha PhD : Member
Mario Solari MD : Member
Michael Sorkin MD : Member
Andrew Timberlake MD : Member
Krystle Tuano MD : Member
Sami Tuffaha MD : Member
Andrew Vardanian MD, FACS : Member
Joshua Vorstenbosch MD, PhD, FRCSC : Member
Lesley Wong MD : Member
Katie Sommers : 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
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
Armin Edalatpour MD : Member
Kylie Edinger MD : Member
Mohammed El Fahar MD, PhD, EBOPRAS, DAFPRS : Member
Robin Evans MD, FACS, FRCSC : Member
Jose Facio Treviño MD : Member
Ghulam Qadir Fayyaz MD : Member
Noopur Gangopadhyay MD : Member
Amanda Gosman MD : Member
Alfredo Harris MD : Member
David Hill MD : Member
Kathleen Holoyda MD : Member
Timothy Irwin MD : Member
Craig Johnson MD : Member
Mohammed Fahud Khurram MD, MBBS, MS, MCh, DNB : Member
Cameron Kneib MD : Member
Szymon Kolacz MD, PhD : Member
Yur-Ren Kuo MD, PhD : Member
Christina Lee DO : Member
Marcos Louro De Hollanda MD : Member
William Magee Jr., MD : Member
Evan Matros MD : Member
Heather Mcmahon MD : Member
Francisco Moura MB Chb, Msc, MRCS : Member
Daniel Murariu MD, MPH, MBA, FACS : Member
Phuong Nguyen MD : Member
Carlos Damian Palafox Vidal MD : Member
Brodie Parent MD, MS : Member
Elizabeth Peterson MD : Member
Silvio Podda MD : Member
Jeremy Powers MD : Member
Andrea Pusic MD, MHS, FACS, FRCSC : Member
Daniel Pyo MD : Member
Andres Rivadeneira MD, FAENS : Member
Rui Rodrigues Pereira MD. PhD : Member
Christine Rohde MD : Member
A. Neil Salyapongse MD : Member
Steve Sample MD, FACS : Member
Luis Sandoval-Ortiz MD : Member
Murilo Secanho MD : Member
Charalampos Siotos MD, Phd : Member
Michael Sorkin MD : Member
Mehmet Surmeli MD, FEBOPRAS : Member
Editt Taslakian MD, MS : Member
Acara Turner MD : Member
Emmanuel Tuyisenge MD : Member
Raj Vyas MD : Member
Verne Weisberg MD : Member
Andrew Wexler MD : Member
Lauren Yarholar MD : Member
Angela Oswald : Staff
Madisyn Boelk : Staff Liaison
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

Babak Mehrara MD : Chair
Scot Glasberg MD, FACS : Member
Jesse Goldstein MD : Member
Debra Johnson MD : Member
Theodore Kung MD : Member
Howie Levinson MD, FACS : Member
Samuel Lin MD : Member
Bruce Mast MD : Member
Alan Matarasso MD, FACS : Member
Indranil Sinha MD : Member
Derrick Wan MD : Member
Katie Sommers : Staff Liaison

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 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, as well as a committee meeting in conjunction with the Annual Meeting. ASPS Active Members and ASPS Candidates for Membership in good standing are eligible to serve.

Current Committee Members

Bruce Mast MD : Advisor
Rachel Anolik MD : Member
Angela Cheng MD : Member
Carrie Kai-Cheng Chu MD : Member
Olivia Ford MD : Member
Lisa Gfrerer MD, PhD : Member
Matthew Greives MD : Member
Yifan Guo MD : Member
Asra Hashmi MD : Member
Al Hassanein MD, MMSc, FACS : Member
Christian Kauffman MD : Member
Z-Hye Lee MD : Member
Gordon Lee MD : Member
Minh-Doan Nguyen MD, PhD : Member
Lee Pu MD, PhD, FACS, FICS : Member
Donna Tepper MD : Member
Eric Wang MD : Member
Elizabeth Gibbons : Staff
Angela Oswald : Staff Liaison
Nicole Sommer MD : Subcommittee Chair
Kerry-Ann Mitchell MD, PhD : Subcommittee Vice Chair