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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.

Travel Update: Visiting Professors

As you are aware, the uncertainty and safety concerns surrounding COVID-19 have led to limited travel across the country. Many institutions are postponing or cancelling both travel and the hosting of visitors and, in accordance with the PSF travel restriction, Visiting Professor visits will be suspended through the end of April.

The PSF is continuing to monitor the situation, and we will provide updates about visits scheduled for May and June as we see how things progress. We are currently determining when these trips can be rescheduled.

We apologize for any inconvenience incurred by the impact of COVID-19 during this time. If you have any questions, please reach out to Stuart Tucker at

Hosting a Visiting Professor

The Host Request period is now closed. If you requested a Visiting Professor to travel to your institution between July 1, 2019, and June 30, 2020, you will be notified by May 31, 2019, as to whether or not your host request has been accepted.

The Host Request period for Visiting Professors who will travel between July 1, 2020, and June 30, 2021, will open on April 1, 2020.

Click here to learn more about the 2019-2020 Visiting Professors.

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:

Stuart Tucker