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National Endowment for Plastic Surgery

The National Endowment for Plastic Surgery (NEPS) is an enduring, self-sustaining fund, founded to support research and development in the field of plastic surgery and specifically to fund research directed toward immediate issues facing the clinical practice of plastic surgery.

The endowment represents one of the most significant and potentially far-reaching initiatives of the specialty. The endowment is a fund within The PSF restricted to funding research that supports the immediate issues facing the clinical practice of plastic surgery. As a specialty-wide effort, The Endowment is able to be proactive in identifying opportunities and responding to changing demands while ensuring the future of plastic surgery.

We restore and make whole those parts which nature or ill fortune have taken away, not so much to delight the eye but to buoy up the spirit of the afflicted.
 - Gaspare Tagliacozzi, 1597

Contributions to the Endowment

  • Support research directed toward immediate issues facing the clinical practice of plastic surgery.
  • Ensure plastic surgery is an innovative surgical specialty of the future through early investigation of new technology.
  • Facilitate programs directed toward defining the efficacy and safety of established plastic surgery procedures.

While annual donations enable The PSF to fund current research initiatives, gifts to the NEPS ensure ongoing revenue that is important for research activities that cannot be easily started and stopped. All contributions to the NEPS are added to the principal of the fund, and remain there in perpetuity. Only the income generated by prudent investing of this principal is available to fund projects. Learn more about how NEPS is supporting studies from across the specialty. Generous contributions have enabled the NEPS to support studies from across the specialty.

NEPS Research

Grants We Funded