Summer Edition 2017
President's Message

Jeffrey Ascherman, MD
President

2017 has been an exciting year of growth for the NESPS!

Our March 2017 Augmentation-Mastopexy Spring Workshop in NYC was a great success under the direction of Program Chair Brian Glatt. Our star filled faculty spoke to a standing room only crowd with panels on augmentation, mastopexy, combined augmentation-mastopexy, complications, and difficult cases. As planned, there was a great deal of interaction during all sessions between the faculty and attendees, with lots of opportunities for audience participation. We are now looking forward to next year’s Workshop on Peri-orbital and Forehead Rejuvenation, also in NYC, on March 10, 2018. Please join us then for what should be another interactive, inexpensive, and terrific learning experience from a handful of true experts!

Our newly formed Young Plastics Surgeons (YPS) Section, under the direction of Alex Au, continues to thrive. The NESPS Facebook page presents challenging cases, and the Mentor Program pairs younger members with more established mentors with similar practice interests. Given the outstanding attendance at last year’s annual meeting YPS cocktail hour, a similar cocktail hour is planned for Friday evening, Sept. 8, at this year’s fall meeting in Newport, Rhode Island. For more details, or to join the YPS section, please contact me, the NESPS office, or Alex directly.

The NESPS is also developing a travelling fellowship open to all NESPS members, with the opportunity for the selected fellow to visit and observe a surgeon of his or her choice with funding to be provided by the NESPS. Dr. Deepak Narayan is spearheading this effort, and more details, and instructions on how to apply, will be forthcoming in the future.

Under the direction of Scientific Program Chair Christine Rohde, this year’s annual fall meeting in Newport on September 8-10 is shaping up to be a terrific event. Occurring the weekend after Labor Day, what better time could there be to visit Newport, with its beautiful coastal views, sailboats, and mansions, so please bring your entire family. Highlights include invited speakers Dr. Don Mackay, Professor of Plastic Surgery, Surgery, and Pediatrics, and Vice Chair of the Department of Surgery at Penn State, and Dr. William Futrell, former Chief of Plastic Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh. Outstanding panels will focus on facelift techniques and pearls, adjunct procedures for breast reconstruction, establishing and maintaining a successful plastic surgery practice, the future of graduate medical education, and differences in breast reduction techniques. Given the beauty of Newport, the meeting has an outdoors theme, and includes the Presidential Run on Saturday afternoon in nearby beautiful Fort Adams State Park. Two and four mile run options will be available, with prizes awarded to the institution or private practice group with the largest number of participants in each event, so please begin forming your teams now. Buses will be leaving for the event from in front of the hotel at 4:30 PM, and will return in time for this year’s Presidential Dinner at Newport’s historic International Tennis Hall of Fame. We look forward to seeing you, and your entire family if possible, at what should be a terrific weekend in Newport, so please mark the weekend of September 8-10, 2017 off now on your calendars.

Kind regards,

Jeffrey Ascherman, MD
NESPS President


Editor's Corner

Brian S. Glatt, MD, FACS
Editor

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

I am so pleased to provide you with this copy of our most recent newsletter. We have had a great deal of activity in our Society and I invite you to review our President’s Address by Dr. Jeff Ascherman for details on this. I also hope that you will attend our 2017 Annual Meeting in Newport, RI. Newport is a departure from the usual “big cities” that we hold our annual meetings in and we hope to make this year’s meeting a great success so that we can occasionally hold these gatherings in a more unique location. You will see that the program content this year continues to be outstanding, with a fantastic mix of special guest speakers, educational sessions and panels. Your program committee has worked hard to ensure that the NESPS remains strong and relevant in an increasingly complex educational landscape.

Along those lines, I would like to strongly encourage you to also attend the 2nd Annual NESPS Workshop in NYC this Spring – a former NESPS tradition which I am thrilled that we have successfully resurrected. The inaugural Workshop this past March was an overwhelming success – we had record attendance, did extremely well financially, and held an outstanding educational program that all who attended agreed was second to none. This year’s topic will be Periorbital Rejuvenation and the committed faculty members are once again world class. The list can be found elsewhere in this edition of our newsletter. Please consider attending this meeting, which we hope will continue to be a strong, annual, not to be missed, tradition.

You will see in the Program Roundup of this issue that our training programs remain quite vibrant and busy. I thank those Program Directors and Chairmen and Chairwomen who contributed their updates to this popular section – members frequently comment to me that they enjoy keeping up with happenings in their own programs as well as others in the region. I hope that in the future we can add a section with contributions and updates from those in private practice as well, in keeping with our Society’s effort to enhance the inclusion of those who practice in the community. I wish you all a great Annual Meeting and look forward to seeing many of you in Newport in a few short weeks and in NYC in the Spring of 2018!

Finally, I would like to let you all know that this will be my last issue serving as Editor of this newsletter. I have decided to pass the torch to David Otterburn from NYC. Dave will also be co-chairing the Spring symposium this year along with Babak Mehrara, our incoming President. I look forward to focusing my efforts on helping the NESPS forge ahead by continuing my work on the Executive Board. It has been a pleasure to serve the Society in this capacity and I thank you all for your encouragement, support, and participation.

Brian S. Glatt, MD, FACS
Editor


Program Round-Up

Program: Albany Medical College
Program Director: Ashit Patel MBChB
Associate Program Director: James Dolph, MD

Malcolm Roth, MD continues as our Chief of Plastic Surgery. Oluwaseun Adetayo, MD is the Chief of the Section of Pediatric Plastic Surgery at the Bernard and Millie Duker Children's Hospital. Kristen Rezak, MD continues as the Director of our Microsurgical Fellowship.

The Division of Plastic Surgery at Albany Medical Center continues to grow. We are pleased to announce that Siba Haykal, MD, PhD, FRCSC joined the faculty in July 2017 after completing a microsurgical fellowship with us. She had previously completed a plastic surgery residency at the University of Toronto. Sebastian Cotofana, MD, PhD, Associate Professor directs cadaver based simulation and research.

Peter Taub, MD visited us earlier this year as the 2nd Annual Empire State Visiting Professor, courtesy of the Plastic Surgery Foundation. August sees the visit of Greg Evans, MD as ASRM Zamboni Visiting Professor. Also confirmed for this academic year is Julie Park, MD as PSF Visiting Professor.

The Cleft-Craniofacial Center at the Bernard and Millie Duker Children’s Hospital, directed by Seun Adetayo, MD, recently benefitted from a generous $2.5 million donation from Robert and Lisa Moser.

Ashit Patel, MBChB has been appointed Chair of the ASPS Young Plastic Surgeons Steering Committee for the term commencing October 2017. He has also been appointed to the Board of Directors of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons

We continue with our campaign to honor NESPS founding member James G. Hoehn with the J.G. Hoehn Endowed Chair of Plastic Surgery. For further details of our fundraising campaign, please contact Dr Roth (rothm1@mail.amc.edu).

Our 2017 residency graduate, Inzhili K Ismail, MD has moved on to an aesthetic fellowship with Mark Codner in Atlanta, GA. She plans on entering private practice in Richmond, VA. James Drinane, DO enters our program at the PGY-2 level after completing two years of General Surgery residency at Augusta University. Our incoming PGY-1 level residents are Megan Gray, MD and Vasanth Kotamarti, MD. Megan graduated from Pennsylvania State College of Medicine, and Vasanth graduated from Rutgers New Jersey Medical School.

Complete Resident Roster:

PGY-6: Emily Van Kouwenberg, MD. After graduation, Emily will be moving to a hand fellowship at Mt. Sinai in New York City.
PGY-5: Paschalia (Lina) Mountziaris, MD, PhD. Lina is planning on applying for a microsurgery fellowship.
PGY-4: Aditi Kanth, MD and Pablo Baltodano, MD
PGY-3: Lauren Whipple, MD and Craig Fournier, MD
PGY-2: James Drinane, DO and Salvatore Crusco, MD
PGY-1: Megan Gray, MD and Vasanth Kotamarti, MD

Resident Awards:
Inzhili Ismail, MD was awarded an ASAPS/ASERF resident travel scholarship to allow attendance at the 2017 Aesthetic Meeting in San Diego.

Paschalia (Lina) M. Mountziaris, M.D., Ph.D. was the recipient of the 2017 Women’s Microsurgery Group Vioptix Travel Scholarship, which allowed her to travel to the 2017 American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery Annual Meeting.

Emily Van Kouwenberg, MD was awarded the James A. Edmond Award for the outstanding house officer in plastic surgery at Albany Medical Center during the 2016-2017 academic year.

Name of Program: Cornell and Columbia
Name of Program Director: Robert Grant

Leslie Cohen will be joining our faculty in August after completing her microsurgery fellowship at NYU. Over th past year our speakers have included Jeffrey Janis, MD, Eric Santamaria, MD, and Ian Valerio, MD.

Jeffery Ascherman served as the national PI for the second Aeroform (AirXpander) multicenter US trial, XPAND II. Adam Levy MD has a PSF Pilot Grant “An Investigation into the Biomechanics of Abdominal Wall Reconstruction”.

Sarah J Karinja BS, who is Mentored by Dr Jason Spector won the AAPS Best Paper Award for “Better Living Through Chemistry: A Novel Breast Implant Surface Coating Significantly Reduces Peri-Prosthetic Capsule formation.

We currently graduate two residents from our program each year. This year, Rose Fu is at the University of Pennsylvania for a Microsurgery Fellowship, and John Bast is now doing a Microsurgery Fellowship at USC. For 2018, Briar Dent plans on entering private practice and Natalia Fullerton will be doing a Hand Fellowship in Miami.

Name of Program: Harvard Plastic Surgery (Integrated and Independent)
Name of Program Director: Michael J Yaremchuk, MD
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

In the last academic year, the BIDMC hired three new plastic surgeons as part of our division. Dr. Dhruv Singal, and Dr. Eugene Fukudome are both former graduates of the Harvard Plastic Surgery Residency Program. Dr. Arriyan (Sammy) Dowlatshahi, a graduate of the UMass Plastic Surgery Residency Program, is the current (2016-2017) BIDMC hand/microsurgery fellow with Dr. Joseph Upton.

Since starting in September, 2016, Dr. Dhruv Singhal was appointed an Assistant Professor of Surgery at HMS, and the Director of Lymphatic Surgery at the BIDMC. In January, Dhruv was also an invited panelist at ASRM on Lymphedema. He is also the key planner and organizer for a Lymphedema Symposium that will be held at the BIDMCM/Harvard Medical School on November 3-4, 2017. For anyone who is interested in attending this upcoming symposium, they should contact: www.HarvardLymphaticSurgery.org.

Dr. Eugene Fukudome, also hired in the autumn of 2016, was appointed an Instructor in Surgery at HMS. Eugene is helping staff the weekly Chief Resident Clinic at the BIDMC and is busy building up his reconstructive practice both at the BIDMC and the Atrius Harvard-Vanguard.

In June, 2017, the Division graduated its 2016-2017 Fellows. Dr. Arriyan S (Sammy) Dowlatshahi, the hand / microsurgery fellow, obtained a hand / microsurgery co-faculty position in the Department of Orthopedics and the Division of Plastic Surgery at the BIDMC. Dr. Emile Brown, the Aesthetic & Reconstructive Surgery Fellow, obtained a position at the Facial Plastic Surgicenter. He will be working with Drs. Ira Papel and Theda Kontis, in Pikesville, MD. And Dr. Justin Cohen, the Breast Reconstruction / Microsurgery Fellow, obtained a position at the Long Island Plastic Surgical Group. Justin’s new practice will be in Manhattan and throughout the New York and Long Island areas.

In July, three new 2017-2018 incoming plastic surgery fellows started in the Division. Dr. Kevin D. Han, the Hand/Microsurgery Fellow, is a graduate of the Plastic Surgery Residency Program at Georgetown University. Dr. Andreas Lamelas, the Breast Reconstructive / Microsurgery Fellows, is a graduate of the plastic surgery residency program at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in NYC. Dr. Munique Maia, the Aesthetic & Reconstructive Plastic Surgery Fellow, is a graduate of the Plastic Surgery Residency Program at Hofstra North Shore – LIJ School of Medicine. She will work with Dr. Sumner Slavin, and Dr. Samuel Lin, as well as with Dr. Richard Bartlett and Dr. Leonard Miller.

Dr. Sumner Slavin served on the organizing committee for Plastic Surgery at the Red Sea, Israel, a bi-annual international conference in Eilat, Israel, and is also involved in the upcoming Lymphedema Symposium.

Dr. Joseph Upton gave major talks at the following venues: Richard J. Smith Memorial Lecturer, MGH; Founder’s Day Lecture, National Meeting, American Society for Surgery of the Hand; Stark Lecture, UCLA; and, Visiting Professor, Brown University.

Dr. Matthew Iorio obtained his Special Qualification and Certification in Hand Surgery and also received a 2016 Young Leaders’ Award from the American Society for Surgery of the Hand. In the last academic year, he has been the author or co-author of 8 published or accepted articles in reputable journals and has been active in establishing new practice guidelines and pathway protocols at the BIDMC for free flap surgeries and for penetrating and high-energy injuries of the upper extremity.

Dr. Bernard Lee, was an author / editor of the 4th Edition of the Encyclopedia of Flaps, served as a Visiting Professor at the University of Alabama – Birmingham, MD Anderson, University of Florida, University of Colorado, UNLV, University of Mississippi and the University of Cincinnati. In addition, he was an invited faculty at the Barcelona Breast meeting and the Plastic Surgery Foundation Research Fundamentals and Career Development Workshop. Dr. Lee was selected as the Treasurer Elect of the American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery, served as chair for a work group of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons to create National Guidelines for Autologous Breast Reconstruction and is currently co-chairing another work group to create Performance Measures for Autologous Breast Reconstruction. As Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Reconstructive Microsurgery, he, and other editorial team members, launched the Journal of Reconstructive Microsurgery Open.

Dr. Lee was promoted to Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School

Dr. Samuel Lin continues his multiple basic science and clinical collaborations. His research group received a Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Journal Best International Collaboration Silver Prize this past year, MCACS Annual Meeting Commission on Cancer Best Manuscript Award, Association of Surgeons in Training Manuscript (ASiT/AOT) Award, and Association of Surgeons in Training/Plastic Surgery Trainees Association Manuscript (ASiT/PLASTA) Prize. He continues his R01 work on silk based hardware and was awarded several Phase I and 2 SBIR research grants this past year. He was an invited speaker at the Duke Oncologic course this past year and is an invited speaker at the Tanzer Symposium this fall.

MGH

There have been no faculty changes to the MGH in the past calendar year. In June 2017, the MGH graduated two fellows: Dr. Jeffrey Lee, our adult/pediatric craniofacial fellow, will be joining a private practice in Boston’s South Shore. Dr. John Hulsen, the breast surgery / aesthetic surgery fellow, has joined a private practice in Kansas City, Missouri. The MGH welcomes its new fellows for 2017-2018: Dr. Catherine Chang, the craniofacial surgery fellow, is a graduate of the UPenn plastic surgery program. Dr. Matthew McLeod, the breast/aesthetic fellow, is a graduate of the University of Virginia plastic surgery program.

The division has established a multi-disciplinary Scar and Laser program in conjunction with the division of Burn surgery, and the peripheral nerve and pain treatment program has continued to develop and grow its surgical volume and services, including targeted muscle reinnervation.

Dr. William (Jay) Austen has been a founding member of the new Migraine Surgical Society, and was the invited visiting professor at NYU, Cedar Sinai, USC, and the University of Miami. Additionally, he was an invited speaker at the AAPS Reconstructive symposium and the 2017 New York Regional Society of Plastic Surgery meeting. He recently founded a second company, Auragen Aesthetics. Dr. Kyle Eberlin was selected as the candidate member position on the AAHS Board of Directors, as well as a member of the ASPS Health Policy Committee, ASPS Patient Safety Committees, and ASPS Curriculum Development Committee. Dr. Eric Liao mentored the recipient of the Best Student Oral Presentation Award at the Structural Birth Defect National Meeting at the NIH.

In May 2017, the MGH hosted Dr. Kevin Chung as the second annual Orthopaedics/Plastic Surgery visiting professor, who discussed the intricacies of the PIP joint and the treatment of traumatic injuries. This coming year, Dr. Chris Pederson will be hosted as our visiting professor.

Dr. Jay Austen was awarded his second Partners Innovation Development Grant and participated in first project for Partners with Boston Scientific Corporation to develop novel endoscopic surgical devices. Dr. Eric Liao was awarded a Shriners Hospital Research Grant to support continued research in the genetic determinants of cleft lip and palate deformity. Dr. Curt Cetrulo was awarded additional grant funding in support of his Vascularized Composite Allotransplantation research.

Brigham and Womens’ Hospital
Welcomes

Dr. Benjamin Christian joined the Division in February of 2016 to expand the South Shore Hospital plastic surgery footprint. Dr. Christian was a plastic surgery resident at Brown University, and completed a hand surgery fellowship with Dr. Joe Upton. He focuses on hand surgery and general reconstructive plastic surgery.

Dr. Lydia Helliwell will be joining the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in September of 2017 with a focus on hand surgery. Dr. Helliwell trained as an Integrated Harvard Plastic Surgery Resident and is currently a hand surgery fellow at MGH. Her academic efforts will be focused on educational methods to improve knowledge transfer within surgery.

Deeanna Haidar has joined BWH as the Senior Administrative Director of Plastic Surgery. She previously worked in administration for the Department of Orthopedics.

Farewells

The Division said goodbye to both Dr. Elof Eriksson and Dr. Julian Pribaz in 2016. Dr. Eriksson served as the Chief of Plastic Surgery at BWH for 30 years. He continues his work in plastic surgery with research related to wound healing. Dr. Pribaz was a Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School and the Associate Chief of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He developed an international reputation for the reconstruction of complex deformities, especially in the head and neck and extremities. Dr. Pribaz has been recognized for his contributions with many awards, including the 2007 President’s Award for Innovations in Microsurgery from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the Harry J. Buncke Award from the American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery. Dr. Eric Halvorson also left the Division after 3 years at BWH. He has joined a private practice group in Ashville, NC.

Division of Plastic Surgery Chief Search

Harvard Medical School has convened a multi-disciplinary search committee at the beginning of 2017 to fill the role of Chief of the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at BWH.

Matthew Carty, MD

  • Promoted to Associate Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School in December 2016

Edward J. Caterson, MD, PhD

  • Promoted to Assistant Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School in May 2016

Stephanie Caterson, MD

  • Promoted to Assistant Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School in May 2016
  • Selected to be the BWH plastic surgery residency Site Director in December 2016

Jessica Erdmann-Sager, MD

  • Manages the Division Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) protocols for the Division of Plastic Surgery

Douglas Helm, MD

  • Continues to lead the BWH plastic surgery group at South Shore Hospital

Dennis Orgill, MD, PhD

  • Member of the Board of Directors for the Wound Healing Society and the Hidradenitis Foundation
  • Supervises/mentors Dr. Georgio Giatsidis, the Stepping Strong Research Fellow of 2016-2017

Bohdan Pomahac, MD

  • Promoted to Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School in March 2017
  • Sushruta Guha Professorship in Plastic Surgery and Wound Healing 2016-2017

Christian Sampson, MD

  • Leading the effort to develop a Hand and Microvascular Surgery fellowship for the Stepping Strong Foundation
  • Played an integral part in launching a new multidiciplinary Reynaud’s clinic at BWH which opened in September 2016 – running clinical trials with over 250 patients evaluated

Indranil Sinha, MD

  • Clinical leader for the Muscle Regeneration Group, the first working group implemented by the Stepping Strong Center for Trauma Innovation

Simon Talbot, MD

  • Promoted to Associate Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School in December 2016
  • Serves on the Board and Program Committee of ASRT and ISVCA; ASSH Self-Assessment Committee, AAHS Grants Review Committee, AAPS In-Service Exam Committee

Children’s Hospital
Faculty Welcomes

Dr. Ingrid Ganske joined the faculty at Boston Children’s Hospital in July 2016 and is spearheading a revamped Cleft Lip and Palate program in Portland, Maine, in addition to a cleft and general pediatric reconstructive practice in Boston. She trained as an Integrated Harvard Plastic Surgery Resident and completed Craniofacial Fellowship at Boston Children’s Hospital. Her academic efforts are focused on outcomes in cleft and craniofacial surgery. She is also serving as the Boston Children’s Hospital Department of Plastic and Oral Surgery Site Director for rotating residents and medical students.

Farewells

Dr. Patrick Smits will be taking over as the Department’s Senior Research Associate. He holds his PhD in Biology from University of Antwerp in Belgium and has almost 20 years of experience in lab research. He follows on the footsteps of Reid Maclellan, MD MMSc, who will be leaving to start a vascular anomalies program at University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.

Our Department continues to expand into additional clinical and administrative spaces at our satellite locations. We’re now able to see more complex patients and have multidisciplinary clinics at these locations. Our department also has a collaboration with ICHOM which will eventually lead to reporting and benchmarking Cleft & Craniofacial outcomes.

Each year, Boston Children’s Craniofacial Center sees about 50 children with Apert syndrome, a rare genetic disorder in which the skull, face, hands and feet develop abnormally. In July 2016, families from all over the world attended Boston Children’s Apert Family Symposium. The event featured a series of talks on research and treatment advances from multidisciplinary specialists, parent panels focused on the social and emotional aspects of the syndrome, and a host of fun activities that allowed these children and parents to interact and build relationships with each other.

In September 2016, Boston Children’s Hospital hosted Steven L. Moran, MD, Chief of Plastic Surgery at Mayo Clinic, in Rochester, MN for the Harvard Plastic Surgery Residency Visiting Professorship. Dr. Moran presented on complex finger joint injuries.

John G. Meara, MD DMD MBA, Chief of the Department of Plastic and Oral Surgery, was named Steven C. and Carmella R. Kletjian Professor of Global Health and Social Medicine in the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Meara also won first prize at the British Association of Paediatric Surgeons Congress in London in 2017 for his work on capacity building in pediatric surgical care provision in rural Haiti.

Bonnie L. Padwa, Oral-Surgeon-in-Chief and Associate Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Harvard School of Dental Medicine, was honored in June as the inaugural incumbent of the Leonard B. Kaban DMD, MD Chair of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Boston Children’s Hospital.

John B. Mulliken, MD, Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School, Co-Director of the Vascular Anomalies Center, and Director of the Craniofacial Centre, received a number of lifetime awards. In October 2014, he was made Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons, England. The following spring, he received the “Lifetime Achievement Award” from Castle Connolly. He also continues to be an international leader in cleft lip and palate, giving lectures at the EURAPS meeting in Pisa and the H. Bruce Williams Memorial Lecture at McGill University in Montreal.

Arin Greene, MD MMSc, Associate Professor of Surgery, received funding through the Translational Research Program at Boston Children’s Hospital to study mutations in arteriovenous malformations of the brain. He continues to oversee multiple NIH R-01 and R-21 grants on vascular anomalies.

Carolyn Rogers, MD, was promoted to Assistant Professor in January 2017. She has been developing a cleft model for simulated surgery and is an Associate Clinical Director of the Boston Children’s Hospital Simulator Program (SIMPeds). She recently traveled to Taiwan as part of BCH SIMInternational Programs.

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

The Division of Plastic Surgery continues to be active in research. Over the last year, lab space, under the directorship of Dr. Bernard Lee, was obtained at the BIDMC. This space includes an operating room for animals. At times, it is also used for microsurgical practicums for the residents. Dr. Samuel Lin, and his team, continues to research noninvasive perfusion technology, nerve stimulation, and degradable surgical silk-based devices. Dr. Bernard Lee, and his team, continues to research on near infrared imaging assessment of flap perfusion in transplantation models. Dr. Matt Iorio is active in lower and upper extremity research, and Dr. Dhruv Singhal has a focus on lymphatic reconstruction and lymphedema. All of the faculty members work closely with medical students, young physicians, residents, and fellows, in preparing projects and manuscripts for publication. In addition, they work closely and help mentor young researchers both from the United State and from other countries internationally. In the last year, one of the BIDMC research teams won the best paper award for the Association of Academic Surgery at the American Surgical Congress. The title of the paper was on the “Readability, Complexity, and Suitability of Online Resources for Mastectomy and Lumpectomy.”

Brigham and Womens’ Hospital

Matthew Carty, MD

  • Director of the lower extremity transplant program and has started the clinical phase of pioneering a new dynamic-model amputation technique to restore limb function
  • Co-recipient of a $3.1 million research grant from DARPA focusing on osseointegrated lower extremity bioprosthesis development

Edward J. Caterson, MD, PhD

  • Continues his global surgery and humanitarian efforts with a focus on surgical education in resource poor regions. Recently returned from a surgical education mission to Malawi and is working with the US military and American College of Surgeons for international surgical assessments and advocacy.

Stephanie Caterson, MD

  • Director of Perforator Breast Reconstruction, with the group performing over 1,200 free flaps since its inception in 2007

Yoon Chun, MD

  • Offering AirXpander’s Patient Activated Controlled Tissue Expander System for Breast Reconstruction after completion of two phases of multi-center clinical trial and now FDA approval
  • Functioned as the site PI for the multi-center Mastectomy Reconstruction Outcomes Consortium (MROC) study

Jessica Erdmann-Sager, MD

  • Manages the Division Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) protocols for the Division of Plastic Surgery

Dennis Orgill, MD, PhD

  • Member of the Board of Directors for the Wound Healing Society and the Hidradenitis Foundation
  • Supervises/mentors Dr. Georgio Giatsidis, the Stepping Strong Research Fellow of 2016-2017

Christian Sampson, MD

  • Leading the effort to develop a Hand and Microvascular Surgery fellowship for the Stepping Strong Foundation
  • Played an integral part in launching a new multidiciplinary Reynaud’s clinic at BWH which opened in September 2016 – running clinical trials with over 250 patients evaluated

Indranil Sinha, MD

  • Clinical leader for the Muscle Regeneration Group, the first working group implemented by the Stepping Strong Center for Trauma Innovation

Simon Talbot, MD

  • Serves on the Board and Program Committee of ASRT and ISVCA; ASSH Self-Assessment Committee, AAHS Grants Review Committee, AAPS In-Service Exam Committee
  • Received two DOD CDMRP grants for a total of $3.4 million , focusing on nerve regeneration in the UE and psychosocial predictors in VCA

Charles Hergrueter, MD

  • Received the Distinguished Clinician Award, which recognizes the most esteemed clinicians of the Brigham Health community of healers, in March 2017

We currently graduate three Independent and 3 Integrated residents from our program each year. William Knaus, III, MD is doing a Ortho Hand Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA; Joseph Ricci, MD is in New York at a Microsurgery Fellowship, NYU; Harry Salinas, MD ison staff at Miami Cancer Institute, Baptist Hospital, Miami Florida; Akhil Seth, MD is doing a Microsurgery fellowship, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, NY, NY; Geoffroy Sisk, MD is in a Microvascular Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX; and Matthew Treiser, MD is in a Ortho Hand fellowship at the Curtis National Hand Center, Union Memorial Hospital.

Name of Program:  Johns Hopkins / University of Maryland
Name of Program Director:  Scott Lifchez

New arrivals to our faculty include Devin O’Brien-Coon and Jordan Steinberg. Anothony Tufaro and Anand Kumar have left our staff. We held an annual department research day with Dr. Ed Luce as our visiting professor.

We graduate five residents from our program each year. Pejman Aflaki is in private practice in Fredericksberg, VA; Carrie Houssock is now in private practice in Baltimore; Zuhaib Ibrahim has entered private practice in central New Jersey; Raja Mohan is doing an aesthetic surgery fellowship in Dallas, TX; Devin O’Brien-Coon has joined our full time faculty at Johns Hopkins Department of Plastic Surgery.

Name of Program: Lehigh Valley Health Network
Name of Program Director: Robert X Murphy Jr MD MS

Yee Cheng Low MD, newly graduated from Vanderbilt University residency in Plastic Surgery, has joined our faculty. L. Scott Levin MD was our Visiting Professor in 2017 and Maurice Nahabedian MD will be our Visiting Professor in 2018.

We graduate one resident per year from our program. M. Shuja Shafqat MD is doing a microsurgery Fellowship at Fox Chase. Bharat Ranganath MD, Current Chief Resident, has just matched for a Microsurgery Fellowship at Memorial Sloan Kettering for July 2018.

Name of Program: MedStar Georgetown Plastic Surgery
Name of Program Director: Stephen Baker, MD, DDS

As many members know, our previous chairman Dr. Scott L. Spear passed this past year. Our prayers go to his family.

The Department of Plastic Surgery welcomed Dr. David Song as the new chairman in January. Dr. Song will serve as a regional chief of plastic surgery integrating the department across all ten hospitals in Medstar Health from Baltimore through DC into Southern Maryland. Dr. Maurice Nahabedian has been appointed section chief of plastic surgery at Washington Hospital Center. This is a level 1 trauma center and regional burn center. The program now has 3-4 residents rotating at Washington Hospital Center as the clinical volume continues to increase.

Dr. Grant Klieber who was faculty at Washington University joined the MedStar Georgetown faculty in August to specialize in peripheral nerve and hand surgery.

The department has initiated an elective rotation in the 5th year that allows the resident to do an elective rotation in an area of special interest. Last year we sent a resident to Korea to work with Dr. J.P. Hong at Asan Hospital and one resident visited Dr. Jeffrey Kenkel at UTSW. This year one resident plans to visit Dr. J.W. Choi to learn Asian facial contouring and another resident will visit Chang Gung Memorial Hospital in Taiwan.

This past year we have hosted several prominent speakers. Dr. Gregory Evans spoke on head and neck reconstruction; Dr. Loren Schechter spoke on transgender surgery; Dr. Robert Allen spoke on breast reconstruction; Dr. Dan DelVecchio on autologous fat in breast surgery; Dr. Douglas Sammer on hand surgery

We currently graduate three residents from our program each year. Kevin Han is doing a Hand fellowship at Beth Israel Hospital; Ryan Ter Louw is doing a Head and Neck Surgery fellowship at Rotterdam in the Netherlands; and John Shuck is at MD Anderson in a microsurgery fellowship.

We have three new interns this year: Chris Fleury, Georgetown University Medical School; Jessica Wang, University of Virginia Medical School; Hatcher Cox, Northeastern Virginia Medical School

Name of Program: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Name of Program Director: Dr Evan Matros

Robert Allen Jr joined our faculty in January of 2016. Jonas Nelson will be joining the faculty in the summer of 2017. After 15 years serving as chief of our department, Dr. Peter Cordeiro decided to dedicate more time to his research and academic activities and stepped down as chief of the service. Dr Babak Mehrara was named chief of the plastic and reconstructive service. Dr. Joseph Disa is the president elect of the ASRM and Dr Evan Matros will be the program director for the 2019 meeting in Palm Desert CA.

The MSKCC microsurgery fellowship has a new collaboration with the NYU microsurgery fellowship whereby fellows from each program will rotate at both centers.

Dr. Randy Sherman will be the ASRM William A Zamboni Visiting Professor. He will be lecturing and hosting a cadaver lab on Tuesday November 21, 2017. Dr Andrea Pusic received a large grant from the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute of the NIH

We graduate four fellows from our program each year. Dr Jonas Nelson has joined our staff as an attending at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center; Dr Jeremy Sinkin is an attending at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School; Dr Peter Henderson is now an attending at The Mount Sinai Hospital, New York; and Dr. Sophocles Voineskos is an attending at McMaster University.

Name of Program: Mount Sinai Health System
Name of Program Director: Peter J. Taub, MD

We added Dr. Frank Fang to our faculty who graduated from the University of Michigan Plastic Surgery program. We are proud to announce that Mount Sinai has the first transgender fellowship program in the country. Our Annual Barsky lecturer was Rick Reddett, MD from Johns Hopkins. Dr. Peter Taub was elected as a Director of the American Board of Plastic Surgery.

We graduate two residents from our program each year. Andreas Lamelas is doing a microsurgery fellowship in Boston with Dr. Bernard Lee and Eric Jablonka is doing a microsurgery fellowship in Philadelphia with Dr. Joseph Serletti

Name of Program: Nassau University Medical Center
Name of Program Director: Roger Simpson, MD

There are two new additions to the Long Island Plastic Surgical Group and the residency faculty. Dr. Justin Cohen received his MD at Yale, Plastic Surgery at Washington University in St. Louis, and Fellowship training in breast reconstruction and microsurgery at Harvard/Beth Israel. Dr. Yoel Antonio Rojas received his MD at University of Puerto Rico, Plastic Surgery at Nassau University Medical Center, and Fellowship training (2 years) in burn surgery at Jacobi Medical Center in the Bronx. Both physicians bring new ideas and new techniques to our programs.

The Nassau University Medical Center in conjunction with Stony Brook University Hospital has just received accreditation to initiate an Integrated Plastic Surgical Residency to run parallel with the long-standing Independent Plastic Surgical Residency. The new Integrated residency program will take one resident each year to complement the two Independent residents already in place for a total of 12 residents. We are excited about this change in our program and feel it will significantly enhance the residents' education.

Eduardo Rodriguez, MD was our visiting professor in May 2017. He gave the John KnowlesSwinburne Memorial Lectureship on his excellent work in facial transplantation. Dennis Hurwitz, MD of Pittsburgh was our December 2016 visiting professor lecturing on the fine detail of post bariatric reconstruction. He joined Andrew Salzberg, MD at the Nassau Surgical Clinic Day. Dr. Salzberg lectured on complex issues in breast reconstruction. The residents participated in both programs and enjoyed the interaction.

Fredrick Lukash’s "Operation Art" - a career long study of children's art and emotion relative to plastic surgery will be recognized and displayed by ReSurge International (formerly Interplast) at their Gala event in San Francisco in October. Dr. Ahmed Nasser was awarded “Best in Category” for a poster: Pseudo Boutonnière Deformity, Diagnosis and Prevention, at the American Burn Association Annual Meeting, March 2017 in Boston.

There are 2 graduates each year from our Independent program and there will be 1 graduate each year from the Integrated program when it reaches full complement.

Independent Program

Name: Yoel Antonio Rojas, MD graduated
Plans after residency/fellowship: Long Island Plastic Surgical Group

Name: Juan Jose Gilbert Fernandez, MD graduated
Plans after residency/fellowship: Fellowship microsurgery, LSU, Bob Allen, MD

Name: Kamran Abolmaali, MD Chief Resident
Plans after residency/fellowship: Private or academic position

Name: Joseph Batac. MD Chief Resident
Plans after residency/fellowship: Fellowship Hand Surgery, Stony Brook University

Name: Vasileios Vasilakis, MBBS Second Year Resident
Plans after residency/fellowship: Fellowship plans

Name: Johanna D’Agostino. MD Second Year Resident
Plans after residency/fellowship: TBD

Name: John Samas, MD First Year Resident

Name: Martin Benjamin, MD First Year Resident

Integrated Program

Name: Ahmed Nasser, MD PGY 4 Resident
Plans after residency/fellowship: TBD – 1 year Burn Surgery Fellowship prior

Name: Gabriel Klein, MD PGY 3 Resident

Name: Donald Groves, MD PGY 1 Resident

Burn Surgery Fellowship

Name: Sagar Mulay, MD PGY 4 Burn Fellow

Name of Program: University of Rochester Integrated Plastic Surgery Program
Name of Program Director: Ronald Bossert, MD

We are in the process of setting up an Alumni Reception at the Upcoming Plastic Surgery meeting in Orlando in October. We currently graduate two residents per year from our program. This year, Joseph Khouri, MD is at the Mayo School of Graduate Education – MN for an Orthopaedic Hand & Microsurgery fellowship and Oren Mushin, MD has entered private practice in Houston, Texas.

Name of Program: Rutgers New Jersey Medical School Integrated Plastic Surgery
Name of Program Director: Edward Lee, MD

We are in the process of recruiting additional faculty for the New Jersey Medical School site in Newark, NJ. In addition, we have added Dr. Richard Agag at our affiliate Site – Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in New Brunswick, NJ. Dr. Agag is a graduate of our residency program and had completed fellowships in craniofacial surgery with Interplast and microsurgery at The University of Pennsylvania. We’re excited to have him back as part of our academic group.

Our Division has added an additional clinical site – Saint Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, NJ. The site is the flagship hospital for the RWJBarnabas Healthcare system. Clinical faculty include Department Chairman – Dr. Mokhtar Assadi, Dr. Scott Spiro, Dr. Bennett Rothenberg, Dr. Priti Patel (Rutgers NJMS graduate), and a number of other plastic surgeons.

Our program has had the opportunity to host a number of visiting professors including: Akita Sadanori – stem cells and wound care, Roshini Gopinathan – separation of conjoined twins, Justin Sacks – oncologic reconstruction, David Mathes – reconstruction of the face and neck, Elof Erikson – facial transplantation, Elizabeth Hall-Findlay (courtesy of ASAPS visiting professor program) – Breast Reduction and Aesthetic Breast Surgery.

Dr. Granick continues his NIH funded research in treatment of biofilms as well as telomeres. Dr. Lee was awarded grants for educational programs through Synthes and Cook Medical. We hosted the combined New Jersey Oral Clinical Examination including the Cooper Hospital University Medical Center and St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center fellowship programs.

Two of our medical students, Erica Xue and Christopher Sangiovanni, mentored by faculty members – Jonathan Keith and Edward Lee - won best research poster and best clinical poster at the New Jersey Society of Plastic Surgeons. Laurel Karian – PGY5 was awarded an American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery travel scholarship.

Our program continues to expand and evolve. We have completed transition from a combined format program to an integrated format. Our integrated program has increased from a complement of 12 residents to 14 residents.

We currently graduate 2 residents per year. Ian Hoppe, MD will be doing a craniofacial Fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania / Children’s Hospital of Pennsylvania and Aditya Sood, MD is in an Aesthetic Surgery fellowship at Ohio State University.

Name of Program: Penn State Milton S Hershey Medical Center Program
Name of Program Director: Timothy Shane Johnson M.D.

We have the pleasure to announce the addition of two new first year Plastic Surgery residents, Jeffrey Fornadley, M.D. and Sameer Massand, M.D.; they began with us July 1, 2017,

Jeffrey Fornadley, MD
Jeff is returning to Penn State after four years as a Navy Flight Surgeon. While on active duty, he was stationed at Marine Corps Air Station New River in Jacksonville, NC, assigned to a Marine helicopter squadron and served as Squadron Physician in West Africa during the recent ebola crisis. Before going on active duty Jeff graduated from Penn State College of Medicine in 2012, followed by a general surgery internship in 2013. We are excited to welcome Jeff to our team.

Sameer Massand, MD
Sameer comes to Penn State Hershey Medical Center via Lehigh University and Drexel Medical School. He grew up with the desire to be a surgeon and now sets out to learn the many facets of plastic surgery. He has a special interest in the pediatric population. Sameer rotated with our division this past year as an Acting Intern and we are looking forward to welcoming him back as a resident.

We welcomed a new program coordinator, Stephanie States, MD, in May of this year. In the past academic year, we have hosted three visiting professors: Drs. Aron Wahrman, Peter Taub and David Netscher. For the 2017-2018 academic year we are scheduled to host Dr. Chris Forrest on October 19, 2017 and Dr. Sheri Slezak on December 7, 2017.

Our laboratory’s primary research effort focuses on the creation of autologous vascularized engineered tissue that is suitable for microsurgical implantation and immediate reperfusion. We have been successful in differentiating adipose derived stem cells (ADSCs) into multiple cell lines and recombining them in vitro with endothelial cells derived from the same adipose fraction. Dr. Dino Ravnic received an award from AAPS as well as several internal awards from Penn State. We also received an award from the Children’s Miracle Network and the Barsumian Trust for intraoral splint fabrication.

We had two residents receive awards at The Robert H. Ivy Society (RHIS) Annual Meeting that was held in Philadelphia, PA on April 22, 2017. Ashley Leberfinger, MD was awarded the First Place Basic Science presentation honor for her research with Dr. Dino Ravnic in the Plastic Surgery Research Lab on Generation of Beta Cells from Human Adipose Derived Stem Cells. Adipose derived stem cells (ADSCs) offer the potential to develop into many different cell types and may offer the ability to generate replacement cells in vitro, including β-cells. Christine Jones, MD was awarded Second Place in the Basic Science category for her presentation Acute Limb Shortening or Creation of an Intentional Deformity to Aid in Soft Tissue Closure for IIIB/IIIC Open Lower Extremity Fractures.

We currently graduate two residents from our program each year. This year Kavita Vakharia, M.D. will be leaving us after ten years at Penn State to continue her training at the University of New Mexico where she will complete a one year Orthopedic Hand Surgery Fellowship. We will miss Kavita’s exemplary patient care and tireless work ethic. We wish her the best for her future. Christine Jones, M.D. will be pursuing a Craniofacial Pediatric Plastic Surgery Fellowship at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. Christine has been with Penn State Hershey since 2007, having completed both her medical school training and residency with us. Christine and her husband Kyle recently welcomed their first daughter Adalyn Grace in May. We will miss Christine’s kind smile and eternal optimism as she pursues fellowship training in Ohio. We wish her the best for her future.

Name of Program: University of Pennsylvania
Name of Program Director: Benjamin Chang, MD

The Division of Plastic Surgery hosted the 12th Annual Whitaker Lectureship on May 11, 2017. The lecture was given by Stephen Baker, MD, DDS, a Penn Plastic Surgery Alumnus. On September 21, 2017, Dr. Michael Neumeister will be the 17th Annual Ivy Lecturer. On May 3, 2018 Dr. Richard Warren will be the 13th Annual Whitaker Lecturer. Dr. Joseph Serletti received the 2017 ACAPS Robert Goldwyn Mentor of the Year Award at the 96th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Plastic Surgeons.

We currently graduate three residents per year from our program. Catherine Chang, MD is doing an adult craniomaxillofacial / aesthetic fellowship at Mass General in Boston; Justin Fox, MD has entered practice at the Wright Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio; and Lin Lin Gao, MD is doing a hand fellowship at Stanford.

Name of Program: University of Pittsburgh
Name of Program Director: Vu T. Nguyen

Dr. Jignesh Unadkat has joined the faculty as a fellowship-trained hand and reconstructive surgeon with appointments at the Pittsburgh VA and University hospitals. In addition, Dr. Guy Stofman has joined the clinical faculty, continuing his practice associated with UPMC Mercy hospital.

Dr. Peter Rubin was elected Vice-President (Finance) for ASPS. Dr. Joseph Losee was elected Vice-President (Education) for ASPS, in addition to being Chair Elect of the ABPS.

Our named lecturers for this year included Dr. C. Linn Puckett for the annual Musgrave Lecture, Dr. Scott Bartlett for the Vecchione Lectureship, and Dr. Elof Eriksson as our visiting professor for the annual Resident Research Day. Additional visiting professors included the following:

Richard D’Amico, MD – November 12, 2016
Bruce S. Bauer, MD, FACS, FAAP – March 29, 2017
William Adams, Jr, MD – April 5, 2017
Alexes Hazen, MD – May 10, 2017
Jeff Janis, MD – May 24, 2017
Rabbi Leonard Sharzer – May 24, 2017

Dr. Kia Washington was the recipient of the $6M DoD Joint Warfighter Medical Research Program grant. Michael Bykowski was awarded a Plastic Surgery Foundation Combined Pilot Research Grant. Debra Bourne received the ASSH/AFSH Annual Meeting Resident/Fellow Travel Scholarship and Women Plastic Surgeons Travel Scholarship.

Dr. Leo McCafferty was awarded the ASAPS Leadership Award. Jonathan Lee won the Resident Scholar Award, American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons. Francesco Egro – Student/Resident Research Award, Texas Public Health Association.

2017 Robert H. Ivy Pennsylvania Plastic Surgery Society Annual Meeting

  • Best Overall - Asher Schusterman. Platelet-Rich Plasma and Adipose Stem Cells Improve Burn Wound Healing in Yorkshire Pigs.
  • First Place Clinical - Stephanie Dreifuss. Foot Rejuvenation with Pedal Fat Grafting: A Randomized Crossover Clinical Trial.
  • Second Place Clinical - Shoshana Ambani. Standard Fixed Enoxaparin Dosing Leads To Low Peak Anti-Factor Xa Levels In Microsurgical Free Flap Patients.
  • Also, the top three posters selected for electronic presentations at the meeting were also from Pitt:
    • Wendy Chen. Arm Band Deformity in Massive Weight Loss Patients and the Effect of Brachioplasty.
    • Ian Chow. Milestones in Plastic Surgery: Attending Assessment versus Resident Assessment.
    • Lucas Dvoracek. Optimization of Orbital Fracture Fixation Using Low-Cost Patient Specific 3D Printed Models.

Ohio Valley Society of Plastic Surgeons Annual Meeting – winner of the annual Ohio Cup 14 years in a row.

  • Best Overall Paper - Lee Varelas. Standard Fixed Enoxaparin Dosing Leads To Low Peak Anti-Factor Xa Levels In Microsurgical Free Flap Patients.
  • Best Basic Science Paper - Francesco Egro. Translational Development of Injectable Allograft Adipose Matrix for Soft Tissue Filling: from Conception to Clinical Study.
  • Second Place Basic Science Paper - Wendy Chen. Whole Eye Transplantation: Effects in the Unoperated Eye.
  • Best Clinical Paper - Wendy Chen. 35 Condylar Fractures in 29 Children: Demographics, Treatment, Outcomes, and Long-Term Growth Data.
  • Best Poster - Gabriella Di Bernardo. Long-Gap Median Nerve Regeneration Using Biodegradable Conduits In Non-Human Primates.

We graduated 5 residents this year and 4 fellows. Evan B. Katzel is doing a microsurgery fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania; Aleksandra Krajewski has entered private practice in Long Island, NY; Wesley Sivak has stayed on for a hand fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh; William D. Tobler is in private practice in Cincinnati, OH; I. Nick Vial is in private practice in Bend, OR; Shoshana M. Ambani has entered academic practice at Henry Ford Allegiance Health in Jackson, MI; Alan R. Blackburn is in private practice in Port St. Lucie, FL; Sharona Czerniak has started private practice in Tel Aviv, Israel; and Jonathan Y. Lee is in academic practice at Baystate Health System/UMass.


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NESPS NOMINATING COMMITTEE SLATE
2017 - 2018
 
OFFICE INCUMBENT NOMINEE
President Jeffrey Ascherman Babak Mehrara
Vice President Babak Mehrara Peter Taub
Secretary Brian S. Glatt Brian Glatt
Treasurer Peter Taub John Potochny
Historian John Potochny Jeffrey Gusenoff
Member-at-Large Liza Wu Janice Lalikos
Trustee John Girotto
Stephen Baker
Raymond M. Dunn
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Immediate Past President Raymond M. Dunn Jeffrey Ascherman

Young Plastic Surgeon's Facebook Group
Our Young Plastic Surgeon's Facebook Group is up and running! To access the page, search for NESPS Young Plastic Surgeon's Group from your Facebook account and click the "join group" link.

The mentorship program is also under development. We are still looking for the names of junior members who are looking for mentorship and senior members who are willing to participate as mentors. If you are interested, please send your name, contact info., and whether you are a mentor or mentee and I'll start coordinating. My email is alexander.au@uphs.upenn.edu.

Alex Au


Membership in the NESPS

On behalf of the Membership Committee of the Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons, we encourage all of our members to invite interested colleagues in the area to join our society.

The Board of the Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons understands and appreciates the time and financial restraints which plastic surgeons are under, both with their practice and family life. We believe that the Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons offers its members an excellent balance of high quality educational meetings along with a social environment in which you can share and interchange ideas with some of the most well-known and respected surgeons in our profession.

The annual fall meeting will be held in Newport, Rhode Island. If you have not been to a Northeastern meeting recently, we urge you to save the date of September 8-10, 2017 and join us at the Newport Marriott in Rhode Island. Bring your family and enjoy a vacation weekend while you earn your CMEs by the sea!

Becoming a member is as easy as a visit to our web site at www.nesps.org. Interested candidates can apply directly for membership online and will need an active member sponsor.

Sincerely yours,

John Potochny, MD
Co-Chair, NESPS Membership Committee
Howard Langstein, MD
Co-Chair, NESPS Membership Committee

Support the NESPS Education Fund

The NESPS Education Fund, formerly the Second Decade Fund, was inaugurated 19 years ago by Dr. Bill Little to support the educational efforts of the NESPS.

Contributions received will be used to enhance educational opportunities including the topic focused Spring Workshop and funding of premier lecturers to the NESPS Annual Meeting to enhance the quality of the meetings.

If you have supported the Education Fund in the past thank you for your contribution and we ask that you continue your support. If you have not yet sent in your contribution, please support the Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons with a tax deductible gift. Your gift is greatly appreciated. You can make your donation online in the Members Only section of the NESPS website.

Thank you very much for your commitment to the Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons and the education of our specialty.