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About The Maliniac Circle

About Our Namesake: Jacques Maliniac, MD

The Maliniac Circle is named for one of the two founders of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), Jacques Maliniac, MD. Born in 1889 in Warsaw, Poland, Dr. Maliniac came to the United States in 1923 and settled in New York City. In 1925, he opened a thriving private practice and convinced the administrators of the City Hospital system to establish the first division of plastic surgery at a public hospital. In October 1931, Dr. Maliniac and Gustave Aufricht, MD, invited other surgeons in the developing field of plastic surgery to join them in founding the American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons (now ASPS). Dr. Maliniac worked tirelessly to get the new association off the ground, even holding many of its first meetings in his own office. In honor of his commitment to the specialty, The Maliniac Circle is The Plastic Surgery Foundation's most prestigious recognition society.

The Circle

Founded in 1998, The Maliniac Circle is composed of plastic surgeons who have committed to support of The Plastic Surgery Foundation at the highest level. The gifts of these philanthropists enable the next generation of surgeons to benefit from the specialty and eventually give back to The PSF themselves. The Maliniac Circle represents plastic surgeons at all stages of their careers and maintains a fellowship diverse in nationality and subspecialty.

How to Become a Maliniac Fellow

Learn more about becoming a Maliniac Fellow through appreciated securities from PSF past President Nicholas B. Vedder, MD, FACS.

Thank you for your interest in becoming a Maliniac Fellow. Please reach out to Staff Vice President of Education, Meetings and Development Renée Robbins at or (847) 228-3362 to begin the process today.

Being a Maliniac Fellow

Maliniac Fellows are recognized as being dedicated and passionate leaders of our specialty. Learn more about what it means to be a part of The Maliniac Circle from some of our Fellows.