|By PR Newswire||
|April 27, 2014 11:00 AM EDT||
SAN FRANCISCO, April 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Las Vegas plastic surgeon Michael C. Edwards MD, is the new president of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS). The Aesthetic Society, with more than 2,600 members, is the leading national organization of board-certified plastic surgeons specializing in cosmetic surgery of the face and body. The election of new officers was held on April 27, during the ASAPS 2014 Annual Meeting in San Francisco, CA, which was attended by plastic surgeons from around the world.
After completing his internship and residency in General Surgery at the David Grant Medical Center at Travis Air Force Base in Fairfield, CA, Dr. Edwards relocated to the Wilford Hall Medical Center at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, TX to complete a residency in plastic and reconstructive surgery. He simultaneously served his country in the United States Air Force for nearly 20 years, with assignments in Europe and the Middle East, achieving rank as a Lieutenant Colonel during his tenure. Dr. Edwards was certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS) in 1998.
"It is with the utmost confidence and pride that I turn over the reins of the ASAPS presidency to Dr. Michael Edwards. His experience in both the military and the field of medicine give him a unique perspective that will enable him to be considerate, intelligent and forward-thinking as we take ASAPS to the next level and plan for the future," says Jack Fisher, MD, immediate past-president of ASAPS.
An Aesthetic Society member since 2002, Dr. Edwards is currently in private practice in Las Vegas, NV as a partner of Anson, Edwards & Higgins Plastic Surgery Associates. He holds a staff position at Summerlin Medical Center in Las Vegas, NV. His past hospital affiliations and positions included deputy hospital commander, chief of staff at the 47th Air Expeditionary Hospital at Al Jabar Air Force Base in Kuwait as well as chief of surgical services, chief of medical staff and staff plastic surgeon at the Mike O'Callaghan Federal Hospital at Nellis Air Force Base in Las Vegas, NV.
In addition to his role as ASAPS president, he currently serves as a board member of the philanthropic research and educational arm of The Aesthetic Society, the Aesthetic Surgery Education and Research Foundation (ASERF), where he also serves as the chair of the Bylaws Committee. Dr. Edwards is very involved in local and national medical societies and is currently president-elect of the Clark County Medical Society and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.
Dr. Edwards is a passionate advocate for patient care and truth in advertising. He recently testified on behalf of a health care provider "truth in advertising" bill in Nevada in March of 2013. He, like many physicians, was concerned about patient safety and knew that the bill would, "help alleviate the 'white coat confusion' that exists in health care settings." The law was passed and went into effect January 1, 2014. It is meant to empower patients with information, so they can make smart choices when it comes to their health care.
"I am honored to be the incoming president of The Aesthetic Society – the most prestigious organization of aesthetic plastic surgeons in North America. I am looking forward to growing our organization and expanding our reach to provide greater quality of care, physician education, patient education, patient safety and the advancement of our sub-specialty of aesthetic surgery," states Edwards.
Other Aesthetic Society officers on the Executive Committee are:
President-Elect: James C. Grotting, MD of Birmingham, AL. An Aesthetic Society Member since 1992, Dr. Grotting is in private practice and is a clinical professor of Plastic Surgery at The University of Alabama at Birmingham and The University of Wisconsin, Madison. He is a senior examiner for the American Board of Plastic Surgery and is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons. Additionally, Dr. Grotting currently serves as breast surgery section editor of the Aesthetic Surgery Journal (ASJ) and a board member of the Aesthetic Surgery Education and Research Foundation (ASERF). He serves on numerous editorial boards and is the author of five major textbooks in plastic surgery. Dr. Grotting has provided free plastic surgery for children with facial deformities in developing countries, through Operation Smile, since 1987.
Vice-President: Daniel C. Mills, II, MD of Laguna Beach, CA. An Aesthetic Society Member since 1992, Dr. Mills is in private practice and is an assistant clinical professor of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Loma Linda University School of Medicine. Dr. Mills currently serves as the technology editor of the Aesthetic Surgery Journal (ASJ), and serves on multiple Society committees. He is the past president of the California Society of Plastic Surgeons. Dr. Mills has provided free plastic surgery for impoverished children with congenital and acquired deformities in developing countries, through Operation Good Samaritan, since 1995.
Treasurer: Clyde H. Ishii, MD of Honolulu, HI. An Aesthetic Society Member since 1996, Dr. Ishii is in private practice and is the chief of plastic surgery at Honolulu Shriners Hospital. Dr. Ishii currently serves as chair of the Society's Finance and Investment Committee, the International Fellowship Program, and the Webinar Subcommittee. He served as president and governor-at-large of the Hawaii chapter of the American College of Surgeons. Dr. Ishii does volunteer burn reconstruction, hand surgery and treatment of congenital deformities at the Honolulu Shriners Hospital.
Secretary: W. Grant Stevens, MD of Los Angeles, CA. An Aesthetic Society Member since 1994, Dr. Stevens is the medical director of Marina Plastic Surgery. Dr. Stevens is a clinical professor of Surgery at The University of Southern California Division of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, the director of the USC – Marina Del Rey Aesthetic Surgery Fellowship, and the co-director of the USC Aesthetic Surgery Division. He is an active member at Marina Del Rey Hospital where he served as chairman of the Department of Surgery. Dr. Stevens currently serves as administrative commissioner, chair of the Industry Support Committee, and as a clinical editor of Aesthetic Surgery Journal (ASJ).
The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) is recognized as the world's leading organization devoted entirely to aesthetic plastic surgery and cosmetic medicine of the face and body. ASAPS is comprised of over 2,600 plastic surgeons; Active Members are certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (USA) or by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and have extensive training in the complete spectrum of surgical and non-surgical aesthetic procedures. International Active Members are certified by equivalent boards of their respective countries. All members worldwide adhere to a strict Code of Ethics and must meet stringent membership requirements.
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SOURCE American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
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