Plastic Surgery Research Council
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Executive Committee

Chair
Babak J. Mehrara, MD
New York, NY

Chair-Elect
Howard Levinson, MD
Durham, NC

Secretary-Treasurer
Gregory Borschel, MD
Toronto, ON

Parliamentarian
Scott Hollenbeck, MD
Durham, NC

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

Trustee/Past Chair (2015)Development Chair
David Mathes, MD
Seattle, WA

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

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

Asian Liaison
Kotaro Yoshimura, MD
Tokyo, Japan

European Liaison
Christine Radtke, MD, PhD
Hanover, Germany

Executive Director
Sarah Boardman, MBA

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PSRC Newsletter

Summer, 2015
 Babak J. Mehrara, MD

First and foremost thank you for the privilege to serve as your Chair. I look forward to welcoming you to New York City for the PSRC/AAPS Joint Meeting (the 61st Annual Meeting of the Research Council). Please make sure to mark your calendars for May 19-22, 2015. New York City is a city full of history, arts, culture... Read More

 Howard Levinson, MD

Thank you to the members of the Research Council. I am honored to have been elected to serve as the next Chair of our organization. I am looking forward to working with Drs. Mehrara, Bentz and Neumeister to organize the program for the joint PSRC/AAPS Meeting in New York City... Read More

As Chair of the Education Committee, I am pleased to present the results of our committee’s recent survey of the membership regarding funding opportunities. Plastic Surgery Research Council Investigators collectively hold over $48 million in grant money with 37 funding mechanisms reported including National Institutes of Health... Read More

The Membership Committee is pleased to announce that PSRC has reached its all time high for membership with over 500 members and happy to introduce 55 new members this year. The By-Laws have been amended recently so the membership committee would like to invite those non-plastic surgeon researchers who hold an advances degree (PhD, MPH, MD, MBA) and whose primary appointment is in a Department or Division of Plastic Surgery, to join... Read More

The Plastic Surgery Research Council 61st Annual Meeting will be a joint meeting with AAPS. It will be held at The Sheraton New York Hotels & Towers, New York City, May 19 – 22, 2016. Abstract, programming, registration, and housing information will be available soon at the joint meeting site.

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 member’s only area of the website, or by calling the PSRC administrative office at 978.927.8330. Read More

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The PSRC Welcomes the following 55 new members elected in 2014-2015. Read More

 Gregory Borschel, MD

Thank you for your confidence in electing me as the next Secretary-Treasurer of the Research Council. I am honored to take on this role, and I look forward to keeping the organization on its upward trajectory over the next few years. I am pleased to report that although 2014 was an expensive year for PSRC, our organization’s... Read More

 Justin Sacks, MD

Justin Sacks The Education Committee is pleased to continue the PSRC Member Interviews that were introduced in the Spring 2014 Newsletter. The series of educational interviews continues highlighting PSRC Members and their professional and personal accomplishments, along with advice on a number of issues. The following interviewee is an esteemed colleague who recently ran for Chair-Elect and the current Chair of the Membership Committee, Dr. Justin Sacks. Read More

In 2014, the PSRC Technology Committee distributed an electronic survey to all of its members in hopes of obtaining valuable insight with regards to preferences for embracing future mobile applications in the field of plastic surgery research. At the same time, the committee, chaired by Dr. Chad Gordon, set out in hopes of... Read More

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 to stimulate fundamental research and invest in projects devoted to the access, improvement, and innovation of research in the field of plastic surgery. The Baronio Fund is continuously looking for new contributions, they are tax deductible and donors are acknowledge for their generosity. Please visit The Baronio Fund page and make a donation today.

Thank you to the members, presenters, and exhibitors who attended the 60th Annual Meeting of the Plastic Surgery Research Council last month in Seattle. For those who were unable to attend, please enjoy the highlights from the meeting below. PSRC saw 295 Annual Meeting... Read More

Online Memberships Applications & Revised Active Membership Category

The Research Council offers easy access to online membership applications 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 accepts non-plastic surgeon researchers who hold an advances degree (PhD, MPH, MD, MBA) and whose primary appointment is in a Department or Division of Plastic Surgery, in addition to plastic surgeons under the age of 50 who have completed an approved residency, as Active Members. Please encourage those researchers you know to apply.