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The PSF Research Impact Award

The PSF Research Impact Award identifies and recognizes outstanding PSF-funded research that has been successfully incorporated into practice or served as an innovative catalyst for the development of new technologies or procedures. This award helps to foster the ASPS/PSF goal of promoting and raising the awareness of the importance of research in the specialty.

The PSF Research Impact Award was established to recognize PSF-funded investigators and showcase how their PSF-funded research has impacted how plastic surgeons practice. The award is open to previous Plastic Surgery Foundation (PSF) National Endowment for Plastic Surgery grant recipients.

Support for this award is provided by the generous contribution of the D. Ralph Millard Jr., MD, Plastic Surgery Society & Education Foundation.

Latest Award Recipients

Dennis Orgill, MD

Dr. Orgill is vice chairman for quality improvement in the Department of Surgery at Brigham and Women's Hospital and professor of surgery at Harvard Medical School. He is a reconstructive plastic surgeon and has a PhD from MIT in medical engineering. He is the director of the Brigham and Women's Hospital Wound Care Center and runs a tissue engineering and wound healing laboratory.

Dr. Orgill's lab at BWH is working to develop better technologies to treat wounds, including work with artificial skin, micromechanical forces, platelets and stem cells. He has consulted for several medical device and start-up companies and is the inventor on several patents. He worked on the team that developed Integra, a skin replacement therapy that has been commercially developed and used successfully on thousands of patients.

Past Award Recipients

  • 2013: Bahman Guyuron, MD, FACS