YOUR VOICEIS BEING HEARD BY CONGRESS&PROGRESSIS 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.



 



 

Contributors

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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

    Alabama
  • kitti outlaw MD
  • Michael Yates MD
    California
  • Katerina Gallus MD, FACS
  • Debra Johnson MD
  • Mark Krugman MD
  • Gordon Lee MD
  • George Sanders MD
  • Ryan Stanton MD
  • Douglas Sunde MD
  • winnie Tong MD
  • Amy Wandel MD
  • Steven Williams MD
  • Michael Wong MD
  • Matthew Zeiderman MD
    Connecticut
  • Andrew Chen MD
  • Heather Erhard MD
  • Catherine Ly MD
    Florida
  • Christopher Brooks MD
  • Nicole Le MD, MPH
  • Peter Marzek MD
  • Bruce Mast MD
  • David Mobley MD
  • Andrew Rosenthal MD
  • Ernesto Ruas MD
  • Devinder Singh MD
    Georgia
  • David Hill MD
  • James Krupp MD
  • Samuel Payne MD
  • Christopher Stewart MD
  • Courtney Swan MD
  • Melika Zarei MD
    Illinois
  • Aric Eckhardt MD
  • Jeffery Flagg MD, DDS
  • Arun Gosain MD
  • Summer Hanson MD, PhD
  • Jason Ko MD, MBA
  • Chad Teven MD
    Iowa
  • Rene Recinos MD
    Kansas
  • W. Thomas Lawrence MD
  • Satish Ponnuru MD
    Kentucky
  • David Kirn MD
  • Janae Kittinger MD
    Louisiana
  • Holly Wall MD
    Maryland
  • Michele Manahan MD
  • Benjamin Schultz MD
  • Michele Shermak MD
    Massachusetts
  • Theodore Calianos MD
  • Deborah Ekstrom MD
  • Anoush Hadaegh MD
  • Janice Lalikos MD
    Michigan
  • Geoffrey Hespe MD
  • Ellen Janetzke MD
  • Aamir Siddiqui MD
  • Christian Vercler MD
    Mississippi
  • Marc Walker MD, MBA
    Missouri
  • Paul Mills MD
  • William Reynolds MD
    New Jersey
  • Steven Bonawitz MD
  • Gregory Greco DO, FACS
  • Charles Pierce DO, MPH, F
  • Casey Sheck MD
  • Nikita Shulzhenko MD
    New York
  • Paul Adenuga MD
  • Ashley Amalfi MD
  • Jeffrey Ascherman MD
  • Glenn Becker MD
  • Keith Blechman MD
  • Lawrence Glassman MD
  • Alan Matarasso MD, FACS
  • Evan Matros MD
  • Ash Patel MBChB, FAC
  • Malcolm Roth MD, FACS
  • Thomas Sterry MD
  • Peter Taub MD
    North Carolina
  • Mary Ann Contogiannis MD
  • Lynn Damitz MD
  • Brett Phillips MD, MBA
  • Kristen Rezak MD, FACS
  • Gregory Swank MD
    Ohio
  • Spencer Anderson MD
  • Demetrius Coombs MD
  • Edward Davidson MD
  • Gregory Fedele MD
  • Brian Gastman MD
  • R. Michael Johnson MD
  • Anne Taylor MD
    Oregon
  • Elisa Burgess MD
    Pennsylvania
  • Jeffrey Gusenoff MD
  • Joseph Losee MD
  • Elizabeth Moroni MD
    Rhode Island
  • Victor King MD
    Tennessee
  • Alicia Billington MD, Phd
  • Galen Perdikis MD
  • Ellis Tavin MD
  • Ravi Viradia MD
    Texas
  • C. Bob Basu MD, MBA, M
  • Mark Clemens MD
  • Warren Ellsworth IV, MD
  • Patrick Hsu MD
  • Emily Kirby MD
  • Janak Parikh MD
  • Aldona Spiegel MD
    Utah
  • Paul Tenzel MD
    Virginia
  • Victoria Vastine MD, FACS
    Washington
  • Elizabeth Peterson MD
  • Cristiane Ueno MD
    West Virginia
  • Mihail Climov MD
    Wisconsin
  • Michael Bentz MD
  • John LoGiudice 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​

 

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 [email protected]


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 Fly-In Events

Join your plastic surgery colleagues in the nation's capital to advocate for the specialty and the patients you serve. At the ASPS Regional Fly-Ins, member surgeons will meet with their congressional representatives to discuss some of the most pressing issues facing the specialty, offering solutions that will improve healthcare for surgeons and patients.

To learn more about ASPS’s Fly-In events, please visit our website at www.plasticsurgery.org/flyin

For more information contact [email protected]


 


Contact

Contact PlastyPAC at 847-228-3318 with questions or complete the form and we will respond to you within 48 hours.

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