YOUR VOICE IS BEING HEARD BY CONGRESS & PROGRESS IS BEING MADE!

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

 

Contributors

 

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

    Arizona
  • Karl Hiatt MD
  • Raman Mahabir MD, Frcsc,
    California
  • M. Hugh Bailey MD, FACS
  • Heather Furnas MD
  • Debra Johnson MD
  • Gordon Lee MD
  • Amy Wandel MD
    Connecticut
  • Marc Walker MD
    Florida
  • Bruce Mast MD
    Georgia
  • Mark Deutsch MD
    Hawaii
  • Jeffrey Healy MD
    Illinois
  • Arun Gosain MD
  • Keith Hume
    Iowa
  • W. Thomas Lawrence MD
    Kentucky
  • John Derr MD
    Maryland
  • Michele Manahan MD
  • Justin Sacks MD MBA
    Massachusetts
  • Theodore Calianos MD
  • Bernard Lee MD, Mba, M
    Michigan
  • Kevin Chung MD, MS
  • Aamir Siddiqui MD
    New Jersey
  • Gregory Greco DO
  • Louis Iorio MD
  • Paul LoVerme MD, FACS
  • Sidney Rabinowitz MD
  • Gary Smotrich MD
    New York
  • Jeffrey Ascherman MD
  • Glenn Becker MD
  • Keith Blechman MD
  • Stefan Chevalier DO
  • Heather Erhard MD
  • Scot Glasberg MD, FACS
  • Alan Matarasso MD, FACS
  • Babak Mehrara MD
  • Andrea Pusic MD, Mhs, F
  • Malcolm Roth MD, FACS
  • JT Stranix MD
    North Carolina
  • Lynn Damitz MD
  • Lisa David MD
  • Eric Halvorson MD
  • Howard Levinson MD, FACS
  • Gregory Swank MD
    Ohio
  • Demetrius Coombs MD
  • Brian Gastman MD
  • Gayle Gordillo MD
  • Jeffrey Janis MD
  • Anne Taylor MD, MPH
    Pennsylvania
  • Jeffrey Gusenoff MD
    Tennessee
  • Kent Higdon MD
  • Ellis Tavin MD
    Texas
  • C. Bob Basu MD, MPH, F
  • Warren Ellsworth IV, MD
  • Daniel Freet MD
  • Anson Nguyen MD
  • Pablo Padilla MD
  • Charles Verheyden MD, PhD, F
    Virginia
  • Reza Mirali- MD FACS MD, MBA, F



 

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​

 

BOARD OF GOVERNORS

 

Loren
Schechter, MD
CHAIR
Morton Grove, Illinois

Gregory
Greco, DO
VICE CHAIR
Red Bank, New Jersey

J. Peter Rubin, MD
TREASURER
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Lynn
Jeffers, MD
ASSISTANT TREASURER
Oxnard, California

Anne
Taylor, MD, MPH
Powell, Ohio

Warren
Ellsworth, IV, MD
Houston, Texas

Scot
Glasberg, MD
New York, New York

Daniel Freet, MD
Houston, Texas

Keith
Blechman, MD
New York, New York​​​

Raman
Mahabir, MD, FRCSC, FACS
Scottsdale, Arizona

Amy
Wandel, MD
Sacramento, California​​​​

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

 

FAQ

 

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 jfrasco@plasticsurgery.org


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.


 

Events

 

​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 jfrasco@plasticsurgery.org


Contact

Contact PlastyPAC at 847-228-3392 with questions or complete the form and we will respond to you within 48 hours.

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