As the largest voice for reconstructive and cosmetic surgery, PlastyPAC has fought for plastic surgeons and our patients for more than two decades.

Advocacy is a top priority for the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, and PlastyPAC plays an integral role in our advocacy efforts, as it allows us to support, educate and influence federal candidates who support ASPS’s public policy goals. To succeed in this arena, PlastyPAC relies on your support.

Member Benefits Program




Thank you to all of our contributors.​​​​​​​

  • Brad Denney MD
  • Charles Dyas MD
  • Kitti Outlaw MD
  • Nirav Patel MD, MS, JD
  • Randy Proffitt MD
  • Michael Yates MD
  • Jennifer Boll MD
  • Robert Cohen MD
  • John Corey MD
  • Karl Hiatt MD
  • Raman Mahabir MD, Frcsc,
  • H. Daniel Atwood MD
  • M. Hugh Bailey MD, FACS
  • David Benvenuti MD
  • R. Laurence Berkowitz MD
  • Christa Clark MD
  • Heather Furnas MD
  • Matthew Gleason MD
  • Amanda Gosman MD
  • Michael Hu MD
  • Lynn Jeffers MD
  • Debra Johnson MD
  • Mark Krugman MD
  • Mark Labowe MD
  • Val Lambros MD
  • Gilbert Lee MD
  • Gordon Lee MD
  • Eric Mariotti MD
  • Brent Moelleken MD
  • John Osborn MD
  • Chau Tai MD
  • Ivan Turpin MD
  • Amy Wandel MD
  • Steven Williams MD
  • Michael Wong MD
  • Andrew Chen MD
  • Henry Hsia MD
  • John Persing MD
  • Marc Walker MD
  • Sean Bidic MD, FAAP,
  • Richard Bosshardt MD
  • Arturo Guiloff MD
  • Ashley Lentz MD
  • James Marsh MD
  • Bruce Mast MD
  • Channakeshava Nawada MD, FACS
  • Robert Rehnke MD
  • D Scott Rotatori MD
  • Ernesto Ruas MD
  • Alan Serure MD
  • Anna Widmyer MD
  • Donald Campbell MD
  • Mark Deutsch MD
  • Reginald Sherrill MD
  • Mark Walsh MD, FACS
  • Jeffrey Healy MD
  • S. Larry Schlesinger MD
  • Jeffery Flagg MD, DDS
  • Arun Gosain MD
  • Karol Gutowski MD, FACS
  • Jennifer Hein MD
  • Todd Hewell III, MD
  • Keith Hume
  • John Y.S. Kim MD
  • Sanjay Naran MD
  • Loren Schechter MD
  • Steven Williams MD FACS
  • Joseph Mlakar MD, FACS
  • W. Thomas Lawrence MD
  • Richard Korentager MD
  • John Derr MD
  • Holly Casey Wall MD
  • Stephen Delatte MD
  • Simeon Wall Jr., MD
  • Adam Basner MD
  • Gregory Dick MD, FACS
  • Michele Manahan MD
  • Joseph Michaels MD
  • Justin Sacks MD MBA
  • Michele Shermak MD
  • Devinder Singh MD
  • Theodore Calianos MD
  • John Castle MD
  • Jeffrey Darrow MD
  • Deborah Ekstrom MD
  • Katherine Hein MD
  • Bernard Lee MD, Mba, M
  • Dennis Orgill MD, PhD
  • Andrea Pusic MD, Mhs, F
  • Derek Reformat MD
  • Jeffrey Dean Smith MD
  • Mariam Awada MD, FACS
  • Paul Cederna MD
  • Ashley Chandler MD
  • Kevin Chung MD, MS
  • James Clarkson MD
  • Ellen Janetzke MD
  • Jeffrey Kozlow MD
  • Pramit Malhotra MD
  • Catherine McGee MD
  • Kenneth Shaheen MD
  • Aamir Siddiqui MD
  • Stephen Zonca MD
  • L. Michael Diaz MD
  • Mark Elliott MD
  • William Reno III, MD
  • Lee Thornton MD
  • David Caplin MD
  • Paul Mills MD
  • George John Alexander MD, FACS
  • Timothy Janiga MD, FACS
  • Himansu Shah MD, FACS
  • Lane Smith MD
    New Hampshire
  • Christopher Funderburk MD
    New Jersey
  • David Abramson MD
  • Steven Bonawitz MD
  • Matthew Clott MD
  • John Gatti MD
  • Gregory Greco DO
  • Peter Hetzler MD
  • Louis Iorio MD
  • Paul LoVerme MD, FACS
  • Sami Mamoun MD
  • Sidney Rabinowitz MD
  • Gary Smotrich MD
  • Bhupesh Vasisht MD
    New Mexico
  • Jennifer Chan MD
    New York
  • Jeffrey Ascherman MD
  • Glenn Becker MD
  • Keith Blechman MD
  • Stefan Chevalier DO
  • Heather Erhard MD
  • Scot Glasberg MD, FACS
  • robert goldstein MD
  • Lyle Leipziger MD
  • Alan Matarasso MD, FACS
  • Evan Matros MD
  • Babak Mehrara MD
  • Ash Patel MBChB, FAC
  • Edward Powers MD
  • Aviva Preminger MD
  • Charlotte Rhee MD
  • Christine Rohde MD
  • Malcolm Roth MD, FACS
  • Ira Savetsky MD
  • Elizabeth Sieczka MD
  • John Stranix MD
  • Mark Sultan MD
  • Kevin Tehrani MD
  • Mrudangi Thakur MD
  • Paul Weiss MD
    North Carolina
  • Mary Ann Contogiannis MD
  • Lynn Damitz MD
  • Lisa David MD
  • Eric Halvorson MD
  • Scott Hollenbeck MD
  • C. Scott Hultman MD
  • Howard Levinson MD, FACS
  • Thomas Rojy Jr., MD
  • Steven Siciliano MD
  • Gregory Swank MD
  • Analise Thomas MD
  • Virgil Willard, II MD
  • Steven Zoellner MD
  • Fernando Colon MD
  • Demetrius Coombs MD
  • Gregory Fedele MD
  • Brian Gastman MD
  • Gayle Gordillo MD
  • Jeffrey Janis MD
  • Tobias Long MD
  • Michael Miller MD
  • Anne Taylor MD, MPH
  • Paul Vanek MD, FACS
  • Richard Williams MD
  • Anureet Bajaj MD
  • Anthony Tufaro MD
  • Dann Leonard MD
  • Debra Bourne MD
  • Richard de Ramon MD
  • Jeffrey Gusenoff MD
  • Joseph Losee MD
  • Robert Murphy Jr., MD
  • Ernest Normington MD
  • Amelia Pare MD
  • Simona Pautler MD
  • Dawn Wang MD
    South Carolina
  • Gary Culbertson MD, FACS
  • Anne Edwards MD
  • John Lettieri MD
  • Melinda Haws MD
  • Kent Higdon MD
  • Muntazim Mukit MD
  • Galen Perdikis MD
  • Ellis Tavin MD
  • Bryan Armijo MD
  • C. Bob Basu MD, MPH, F
  • Warren Ellsworth IV, MD
  • Daniel Freet MD
  • Ramon Garza III, MD
  • Sam Hamra MD
  • Victor Hassid MD
  • Charles Hollingsworth MD
  • Herbert Nassour MD
  • Anson Nguyen MD
  • Pablo Padilla MD
  • Vasdev Rai MD
  • Rod Rohrich MD, FACS
  • Jon Ver Halen MD
  • Charles Verheyden MD, PhD, F
  • Lawrence Chase MD
  • James Clayton MD
  • R. Scott Haupt MD
  • Reza Miraliakbari MD, MBA, F
  • Carol Shapiro MD
  • Victoria Vastine MD, FACS
  • Lynn Derby MD
  • Lisa Lynn Sowder MD
  • Nicholas Vedder MD, FACS
  • Michael Bentz MD
  • Andrew Dodd MD
  • Roger Mixter MD


Key Issues


Through your contribution to PlastyPAC, we can confront the issues facing plastic surgery today including:

Raising patient awareness of health insurance coverage for breast reconstruction and prostheses post mastectomy

Protecting patient safety through policies that prevent non-physicians from performing complex surgical procedures

Ensuring that unqualified practitioners cannot advertise in a false or misleading way

Increasing the cap on Medicare-funded graduate medical education (GME) positions and increasing funding for those additional residency slots

Promoting insurance coverage for reconstructive surgical procedures​




Schechter, MD
Morton Grove, Illinois

Greco, DO
Red Bank, New Jersey

J. Peter Rubin, MD
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Jeffers, MD
Oxnard, California

Taylor, MD, MPH
Powell, Ohio

Ellsworth, IV, MD
Houston, Texas

Glasberg, MD
New York, New York

Daniel Freet, MD
Houston, Texas

Blechman, MD
New York, New York​​​

Mahabir, MD, FRCSC, FACS
Scottsdale, Arizona

Wandel, MD
Sacramento, California​​​​

John T. Stranix, MD
New York, New York​​​​




What is PlastyPAC?
PlastyPAC is a group of plastic surgeons who work together to raise money and make contributions to political campaigns. PlastyPAC only supports politicians who work to improve health care, patient care and the future of plastic surgery. Through this support, PlastyPAC helps elect individuals who promote policies that improve the lives of our physicians and our patients.

Why is PlastyPAC important to me?
Through PlastyPAC, ASPS members can speak with one voice so elected officials clearly hear our position on policies that affect our patients and specialty. A strong PAC allows us to impact change that will positively affect both you and your patients.

Why do we need a PAC? Why doesn't ASPS just make political contributions?
Federal law prohibits organizations like the American Society of Plastic Surgeons from contributing to political campaigns. Instead, ASPS must have a separate entity – or PAC – that takes part in these activities.

Where does my PlastyPAC contribution go?
100 percent of your personal contribution to PlastyPAC directly supports candidates who work to further ASPS’s public policy issues. Every dollar raised is seen by members of Congress as further evidence that ASPS has the support of a strong network of like-minded physicians. Every dollar will better position our success in advocating on issues that will affect your practice and your patients.

The Federal Election Commission (FEC) allows individuals to give $5,000 per calendar year to PlastyPAC.

How does PlastyPAC select which candidates to support?
PlastyPAC is managed by a Board of Governors, composed of a cross section of ASPS members. The board meets regularly to discuss legislative issues, fundraising, and candidate distributions. During these meetings, PlastyPAC identified politicians who have supported our public policy issues. The Board also takes member recommendations under consideration during this process.

To make a recommendation to the Board, please contact

Is there a limit on how much PlastyPAC can contribute to a candidate?
Under the jurisdiction of the Federal Election Commission (FEC), PACs can contribute up to $5,000 to a candidate committee per election (primary, general, or special). They can also give up to $15,000 annually to any national party committee, and $5,000 annually to any other PAC.




​ASPS Advocacy Summit
June 26-28, 2018
Washington Court Hotel, Washington, DC

Members from all 50 states are invited to join us for the first ASPS Advocacy Summit, which will include in-depth advocacy workshops, presentations by guest speakers, opportunities to network with local, state and regional plastic surgery leadership and, of course, a day of the Hill where ASPS members will speak with their members of Congress about emerging topics in health care.

Click here to register

For more information contact


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