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Visiting Professors

The PSF Visiting Professors instruct Residents in plastic surgery using their clinical, technical and educational expertise. Plastic surgery training programs benefit from the Visiting Professors' wealth of knowledge and innovative perspectives on plastic surgery represented by the Visiting Professors.

Hosting a Visiting Professor

Host Requests were due by May 5, 2017 for Visiting Professor travel between July 1, 2017 - June 30, 2018, and all 2017-2018 Visiting Professors are booked for the 2017-2018 academic year. The next Host Request period opens April 1, 2018, for Visiting Professor travel between July 1, 2018 - June 30, 2019. To be placed on the wait list for an available visiting professor, please provide the following information via email to

  • Host institution name, city, and state
  • Program Chair name
  • Contact email and phone number for host institution/program coordinator

Requirements & Guidelines

The Visiting Professor's host must be an active member of the ASPS/PSF, and the institution must be an ACGME accredited program. Generally, the visits are:

  • Two days in duration
  • Centered around residents/residency programs
  • Typically involve lectures, discussion groups, patient evaluation, and patient rounds

All local sponsors of The PSF Visiting Professors should follow these guidelines:

  • The local sponsor for each visit must be an active member of ASPS/The PSF
  • The PSF provides airfare transportation
  • The PSF provides an honorarium for each day of the visit
  • It is recommended that visits be of two days duration
  • The sponsoring institution is responsible for lodging, meals and local transportation expenses
  • Each sponsor arranges specific visit details directly with the Visiting Professor
  • Visits should usually involve lecture, discussion groups, patient evaluation, and patient rounds
  • If operative procedures involving the Visiting Professor are planned, the local sponsor must arrange the legalities and specific privileges required
  • The sponsor will complete and submit an evaluation of the visit to the ASPS/PSF

Questions about the Visiting Professor program may be directed to:

Julie Higham