Plastic Surgery Research Council
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Executive Committee

Chair
David Mathes, MD
Seattle, WA

Chair-Elect
Babak J. Mehrara, MD
New York, NY

Secretary-Treasurer
Howard Levinson, MD
Durham, NC

Parliamentarian
Timothy W. King, MD, PhD
Madison, WI 53792-3236

Historian
William M. Kuzon, Jr., MD, PhD
Ann Arbor, MI

Trustee/Past Chair (2014)Development Chair
Peter J. Taub, MD
New York, NY

Trustee/Past Chair (2013)
James P. Bradley, MD
Los Angeles, CA

Trustee/Past Chair (2012)
Paul S. Cederna, MD
Ann Arbor, MI

Endowment Chair
Steven R. Buchman, MD
Ann Arbor, MI

Asian Liaison
Kotaro Yoshimura, MD
Tokyo, Japan

European Liaison
Lars-Uwe Lahoda, MD, PhD
Groningen, Netherlands

Executive Director
Sarah Boardman, MBA

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PSRC Newsletter

Spring, 2014
 David Mathes, MD

Thank you for the privilege to serve as your Chair. I look forward to welcoming you back to Seattle for the 60th Annual Meeting, hosted by University of Washington Medical Center, after a fifteen year hiatus. Please make sure to mark your calendars for May 14-16, 2015...  Read More

 Babak J. Mehrara, MD

I am delighted to be elected as the Chairman of the Plastic Surgery Research Council for the 61st Annual Meeting. It is truly an honor to serve the PSRC, the premier plastic surgery research society. This will be the first time the meeting will be hosted by an investigator at Memorial Sloan-Kettering and... Read More

The Education and Technology Committees, led by Chairs Anuja Antony, MD, and Chad Gordon, MD, worked collaboratively to accomplish many initiatives this past year. Please take advantage of the tools below and help spread the word! Keep an eye out for future projects, and please feel free to contact the Committees with suggested... Read More

The Membership Committee hosted a successful kick-off breakfast for the PSRC Mentorship Program during the Annual Meeting in New York City. The Committee is excited to report more than seventy participants in this inaugural year. This Program pairs established plastic surgery researchers with young medical students, faculty, fellows, residents, or research fellows to provide them with the unique opportunity to gain experience from seasoned research veterans... Read More

SAVE THE DATE for PSRC 60th Annual Meeting in Seattle

The Plastic Surgery Research Council 60th Annual Meeting will be held at The Westin Seattle in Seattle, Washington, May 14-16, 2015, and hosted by University of Washington Medical Center. Abstract, programming, registration, and housing information will be available soon at ps-rc.org/meeting.

Online Membership Applications & Revised Candidate Membership Category

The Research Council offers a streamlined online membership application process available at ps-rc.org/membership/. Please encourage your colleagues and trainees to apply! Applications are all-electronic, and so is the process of securing PSRC member sponsorship. As a PSRC member, you may be asked by a membership applicant to support his/her application. If you are asked, you will receive an email from the PSRC administrative office with instructions to confirm your support using an electronic form. If there are any questions or concerns, please contact the administrative office at admin@ps-rc.org or 978.927.8330.

Additionally, the PSRC now welcomes medical students and others in a training program related to plastic surgery, in addition to plastic surgery residents and fellows, as Candidate Members. Please encourage your students and colleagues-in-training to apply for membership in this inclusive Research Council.

The PSRC welcomes the following 43 new members elected in 2013-2014. Read More

Please view the PSRC Lab Directory for more than fifty listings across the globe, including twelve featured and newly added lab listings. Read More

 Howard Levinson, MD

Colleagues, I am pleased to report that 2013 was a financially stable year for PSRC. Efficiencies are being applied to Research Council financials and we are utilizing a thorough process for financial planning and investment oversight. PSRC ended 2013 with approximately $313,000 in assets and a $34,000 operating surplus. In 2014 the Research Council is introducing a few new initiatives including the first PSRC/PSF combined pilot research grant for $10,000, the mentorship program which will include a breakfast meeting at the ASPS in October 2014, and increased PSRC committee activity... Read More

 Steven R. Buchman, MD

The Plastic Surgery Research Council is the pre-eminent research organization in plastic surgery. Those of us that value research and the role it plays in our specialty also have a special place in our heart for the Research Council. PSRC’s Baronio Fund was created years ago as a way to build a corpus of assets and reserves so that the Research Council may ensure the support of its mission... Read More

The Education Committee is pleased to launch PSRC Member Interviews, an educational interview series highlighting PSRC Members and their professional and personal accomplishments, along with advice on a number of issues. The inaugural set of interviewees include a few esteemed colleagues who recently ran for Chair-Elect at the Annual Meeting in New York City: Drs. Babak Mehrara, Brian Gastman and Eric Liao... Read More

Thank you to the presenters, attendees and exhibitors who made the 59th Annual Meeting, held in New York City March 7-9, a great success. The local program, hosted by Dr. Peter Taub at Mount Sinai Medical Center, featured an array of exciting speakers, including Neal Shapiro, President and CEO at WNET; Dr. David Reich, President and COO and Horace W. Goldsmith Professor and Chair of the Department of Anesthesiology at Mount Sinai; Dr. Michael Marin, Chairman of the Department of Surgery at Mount Sinai; Dr. Lester Silver, Chief of the Division of Plastic Surgery at Mount Sinai; and Dr. Ethilyn Jabs, Professor and Vice Chair of the Department of Genetics and Genomic Sciences at Mount Sinai... Read More

Remember to Renew Your
PSRC Membership

Membership in the Plastic Surgery Research Council provides you with many opportunities to interact with leaders in the field of plastic surgery research, develop valuable connections, network for employment opportunities, and present your best work to a collegial and engaged audience. In addition, members receive a significant discount off PSRC Annual Meeting registration, along with the opportunity to have your abstract published in a supplement of PRS. Members only can access research grant funds and participate in the Mentorship Program. Please be sure to renew your PSRC membership today. Member can pay their dues by logging into the secure members only area of the website.

PSRC Members Breakfast at ASPS Conference - October 13, 2014

SAVE THE DATE for the PSRC Member Breakfast at the ASPS conference in Chicago, tentatively planned for Monday, October 13, 2014. Breakfast will begin at 7:00 AM. The breakfast is a great opportunity to network with colleagues and learn about the latest Research Council business and initiatives in the pipeline. Additional information and specifics will be available on the PSRC website soon. The Fall Mentorship Breakfast will follow the Business Meeting.