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Winter 2016 Newsletter
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James Zins, MD

The theme of my Presidential year is "Your Association is more than just as Annual Meeting". To this end, the AAPS Board, our committee members and I have initiated a number of programs to enhance membership value in our Association. This includes... Read More

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Aurelie Alger

With our AAPS Annual Meeting in Austin only a few short weeks away, your AAPS Staff Team is very busy with final preparations for the Annual Meeting. For some members of the Association, the Annual Meeting is a time when you meet some of our team members face to face, while the rest of the year's interactions may be via only email or telephone... Read More

John D. Constable, MD

Dr. John Davidson Constable's Memorial Celebration was held at the First Church in Cambridge on Saturday, October 1, 2016. Dr. Constable was a leader not only in his specialty field of Plastic surgery, but in fostering and mentoring so many surgeons throughout his career. His example was an inspiration to all, supported clearly by the fact that among the nearly 500 attendees were numerous Association members and friends. The Memorial Service was led by his daughter, Isabel Dora Constable. The first of nine speakers who eloquently spoke about John Constable was his long-time friend, Dr. Bryant Toth. Dr. Jim May 's written remembrance was a highlight of the printed program. In all, the Memorial accurately captured the very special life of Dr. Constable. He would have been pleased. The American Association of Plastic Surgeons is privileged to have the distinction of carrying forward Dr. Constable's passion for mentoring young surgeons by offering the Constable Traveling Fellowship on an annual basis. Read More

Mark B. Constantian, MD, FACS

At the 2015 Association meeting, Steve Ariyan's Presidential Address recounted the story of how he had reacted to the 1988 earthquake in Spitak, Armenia by training Armenian surgeons, anesthesiologists, and nurses at Yale so that they could return to Armenia and perform the reconstructive surgery that was needed. One of those surgeons, Gagik Stamboltsyan, had come to the Association meeting with his son to honor Steve's presidential year... Read More


The American Association of Plastic Surgeons Is proud to announce the following Webinar:
"So You Want to be a Department Chair"

Moderated by Gregory Evans, MD, University of California
Welcome and Introduction by James E. Zins, MD, Cleveland Clinic
Participants and Perspectives:
L. Scott Levin, MD,Chair, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Linda Phillips, MD, Chief, Division of Plastic Surgery, University of Texas
David Song, MD, Chief, Section Plastic Surgery, University of Chicago
Thursday, February 16, 2017 - 8:00 PM to 9:15 PM EST

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View photos from the 2016 Annual Meeting


Sunday, May 22, 2016
12:00 pm
Sheraton New York Hotel
New York, New York
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26 new members were elected to membership in AAPS. The Class of 2016 will be formally introduced at the 2017 Annual Meeting at the JW Marriott Hotel in Austin, Texas. Read More

Academic Scholar Awards

AAPS is pleased to be able to award two Academic Scholarships for 2016 2018

Christopher J. Pannucci, MD AAPS/PSF Academic Scholar
University of Utah
"Real time anti-Factor Xa monitoring and enoxaparin dose adjustment to optimize venous thromboembolism prophylaxis in plastic and reconstructive surgery patients".

Alison K. Snyder-Warwick, MD
Washington University
"Molecular and genetic analysis of terminal Schwann cell function in homeostasis and injury".

Research Achievement Awards

Research Achievement Awards were presented for basic science and clinical research.

Elof Eriksson, MD Basic Science Research Achievement Award
Bahman Guyuron, MD Clinical Research Achievement Award


AAPS encourages all members to consider service on an AAPS committee. Please take a look at the committee list and contact the Administrative office if you ae interested in serving on a committee next year.
View 2016 2017 Committees


American Association of Plastic Surgeons

The American Association of Plastic Surgeons, founded in 1921, is the oldest organized Plastic Surgery organization in the world. Its Annual Meeting is the academic highlight of... [ more ]

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