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
  • Brad Denney MD
  • Charles Dyas MD
  • James Grotting MD
  • Kitti Outlaw MD
  • Randy Proffitt MD
  • Ashley Thorburn MD
  • Michael Yates MD
    Arizona
  • Jennifer Boll MD
  • Robert Cohen MD
  • John Corey MD
  • Michael Gellis MD
  • Karl Hiatt MD
  • Raman Mahabir MD, Frcsc,
  • Marcel Malek MD
  • Tim Matatov MD
  • Robert Spies MD
  • Deborah White MD
  • Andrew Wolin MD
    Arkansas
  • H. Daniel Atwood MD
    California
  • M. Hugh Bailey MD, FACS
  • David Benvenuti MD
  • R. Laurence Berkowitz MD
  • Mimi Chao MD
  • Paul Chasan MD, FACS
  • Christa Clark MD
  • Nidia De Jesus MD, PhD
  • Frederick Eko MD
  • Gregory Evans MD, FACS
  • Heather Furnas MD, FACS
  • Katerina Gallus MD
  • Matthew Gleason MD
  • David Goldberg MD
  • Amanda Gosman MD
  • Gilbert Gradinger MD
  • Josef Hadeed MD, FACS
  • Karen Horton MD, MSc, F
  • Michael Hu MD
  • Lynn Jeffers MD
  • Debra Johnson MD
  • Robert Kearney 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
  • Ziv Peled MD
  • Wesley Schooler MD
  • Brian Slywka MD
  • Mark Sofonio MD, FACS
  • Chau Tai MD
  • WINNIE TONG MD
  • Ivan Turpin MD
  • Amy Wandel MD
  • Steven Williams MD
  • Garrett Wirth MD
  • Michael Wong MD
  • Wayne Yamahata MD
  • Jonathan Zelken MD
  • Terry Zimmerman MD
    Colorado
  • Jeffrey Williams, DO, FACOS
    Connecticut
  • Andrew Chen MD
  • Henry Hsia MD
  • John Persing MD
  • Marc Walker MD
    Delaware
  • Mehdi Balakhani DDS,MSD,MD
  • Sean Bidic MD, FAAP,
    District of Columbia
  • Steven Davison MD
  • Michael Olding MD
    Florida
  • Amy Arnold MD
  • Richard Bosshardt MD
  • Jennifer Buck MD
  • Dov Eidelman MD, FACS
  • Thomas Fiala MD, MBA, C
  • Antonio Gayoso MD
  • Arturo Guiloff MD
  • David Halpern MD, FACS
  • Ashley Lentz MD
  • James Marsh MD
  • Bruce Mast MD
  • Isidoros Moraitis MD
  • Channakeshava Nawada MD, FACS
  • John O'Brien Jr., MD
  • Sabrina Pavri MD
  • Manuel Pena MD
  • Alan Pillersdorf MD, FACS
  • Robert Rehnke MD
  • D Scott Rotatori MD
  • Ernesto Ruas MD
  • Rajendra Sawh-Martinez MD, MHS
  • Richard Schwartz MD
  • Alan Serure MD
  • Alissa Shulman MD
  • Robin Sykes MD
  • Sarvam TerKonda MD
  • Wilton Triggs MD
  • Anna Widmyer MD
    Georgia
  • Donald Campbell MD
  • Ervin DeLoach MD
  • Mark Deutsch MD
  • Nirav Patel MD, JD, FC
  • Reginald Sherrill MD
  • Mark Walsh MD, FACS
  • Joel Williams MD
    Hawaii
  • Thomas Crabtree MD
  • Jeffrey Healy MD
  • S. Larry Schlesinger MD
    Idaho
  • Russell Griffiths MD
  • Dinu Mistry MD
    Illinois
  • Mohammed Alghoul MD
  • Daniela Atencio Bohorquez MD
  • Victor Cimino MD
  • Ryan Diederich MD
  • David Dreyfuss MD
  • Michael Epstein 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
  • Uma Maduekwe MD
  • Robert Craig McKee MD
  • Florence Mussat MD
  • Sanjay Naran MD
  • Loren Schechter MD
  • Brian Shafa MD
  • Nicole Sommer MD
  • Chad Tattini MD
  • Chad Teven MD
  • Gilbert Tresley MD
  • Steven Williams MD FACS
    Indiana
  • Joshua Adkinson MD
  • Guy Crevecoeur MD
  • Joseph Fata MD
  • Gayle Gordillo MD
  • Joseph Mlakar MD, FACS
    Iowa
  • J. Gregory Ganske MD
  • W. Thomas Lawrence MD
    Kansas
  • Zachary Clary MD
  • J. Douglas Cusick MD
  • Richard Korentager MD
    Kentucky
  • Bruce Barton MD
  • John Derr MD
  • David Kirn MD
    Louisiana
  • Holly Casey Wall MD
  • Stephen Delatte MD
  • Kamran Khoobehi MD
  • Louis Mes MD
  • Simeon Wall Jr., MD, F
    Maryland
  • Scott Andochick MD
  • Adam Basner MD
  • Justin Broyles MD
  • Karan Chopra MD
  • Gregory Dick MD, FACS
  • Don Fontana MD
  • Tripp Holton MD
  • C. Scott Hultman MD
  • Michele Manahan MD
  • Joseph Michaels MD
  • Roger Oldham MD
  • Justin Sacks MD MBA
  • Michele Shermak MD
  • Devinder Singh MD
  • Nassif Soueid MD, FACS
  • Jordan Steinberg MD, PhD
  • Kavita Vakharia MD
    Massachusetts
  • Glen Brooks MD
  • Theodore Calianos MD
  • John Castle MD
  • Jeffrey Darrow MD
  • Deborah Ekstrom MD
  • Richard Fox MD
  • Katherine Hein MD
  • Bernard Lee MD, Mba, M
  • Joyce McIntyre MD
  • Basil Michaels MD
  • Leonard Miller MD
  • Dennis Orgill MD, PhD
  • Andrea Pusic MD, Mhs, F
  • Derek Reformat MD
  • Jeffrey Dean Smith MD
    Michigan
  • Mariam Awada MD, FACS
  • Nicholas Berlin MD
  • Paul Cederna MD
  • Ashley Chandler MD
  • Kevin Chung MD, MS
  • James Clarkson MD
  • Vincent DiNick MD
  • Donald Ditmars MD
  • Steven Haase MD
  • Ellen Janetzke MD
  • Jeffrey Kozlow MD
  • William Kuzon MD, PhD
  • JoAnne Levitan MD
  • Pramit Malhotra MD
  • Catherine McGee MD
  • Kenneth Shaheen MD
  • Aamir Siddiqui MD
  • Stephen Zonca MD
    Minnesota
  • Craig Johnson MD
  • Christopher Stewart MD
  • Krishna Vyas MD, PhD, M
    Mississippi
  • L. Michael Diaz MD
  • Mark Elliott MD
  • Michael Kanosky MD
  • William Reno III, MD
  • Lee Thornton MD
    Missouri
  • Keith Brandt MD
  • David Caplin MD
  • Austin Ha MD
  • Patricia McGuire MD
  • Paul Mills MD
    Nevada
  • George John Alexander MD, FACS
  • Richard Baynosa MD
  • Timothy Janiga MD, FACS
  • Himansu Shah MD, FACS
  • Lane Smith MD
    New Hampshire
  • Christopher Funderburk MD
    New Jersey
  • David Abramson MD
  • Nebil Aydin MD
  • Steven Bonawitz MD
  • Aaron Capuano MD
  • Vinod Chopra MD
  • Matthew Clott MD
  • Matthew Coons MD
  • John Gatti MD
  • Christopher Godek MD
  • Gregory Greco DO
  • Peter Hetzler MD
  • Louis Iorio MD
  • Paul LoVerme MD, FACS
  • Matthew Lynch MD
  • Sami Mamoun MD
  • Sidney Rabinowitz MD
  • Katherine Rodby MD
  • Gary Smotrich MD
  • Bhupesh Vasisht MD
  • Rahul Vemula MD
  • Boris Volshteyn MD
    New Mexico
  • Jennifer Chan MD
    New York
  • Ashley Amalfi MD
  • Jeffrey Ascherman MD
  • Glenn Becker MD
  • Keith Blechman MD
  • Kevin Chen MD
  • Stefan Chevalier DO
  • Joseph Disa MD
  • Heather Erhard MD
  • Jordan Frey MD
  • Lloyd Gayle MD, FACS
  • Scot Glasberg MD, FACS
  • Neal Goldberg MD
  • Robert Goldstein MD
  • Stephen Harris 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
  • Benjamin Schultz MD
  • Nilay Shah MD
  • Elizabeth Sieczka MD
  • Richard Sleeper MD
  • John Stranix MD
  • Mark Sultan MD
  • Kevin Tehrani MD
  • Mrudangi Thakur MD
  • Paul Weiss MD
  • Nicholas Wingate MD
    North Carolina
  • Mary Ann Contogiannis MD
  • Lynn Damitz MD
  • Lisa David MD
  • J. Lynne Garrison MD
  • Eric Halvorson MD
  • Scott Hollenbeck MD
  • Loree Kalliainen MD, FACS
  • Kate Krucoff MD
  • Howard Levinson MD, FACS
  • Daniel Ness MD
  • Thomas Rojy Jr., MD
  • Michelle Roughton MD
  • Steven Siciliano MD
  • Gregory Swank MD
  • Analise Thomas MD
  • Virgil Willard, II MD
  • Steven Zoellner MD
    Ohio
  • Spencer Anderson MD
  • Steven Bernard MD
  • Fernando Colon MD
  • Demetrius Coombs MD
  • Eileen Curry MD
  • Jeffrey Donaldson MD
  • Gregory Fedele MD
  • Sean Figy MD
  • Brian Gastman MD
  • Sonu Jain MD
  • Jeffrey Janis MD
  • R. Michael Johnson MD
  • Grzegorz Kwiecien MD
  • Michael Leadbetter MD
  • Tobias Long MD
  • Michael Miller MD
  • Thomas Rak MD
  • Anne Taylor MD, MPH
  • Timothy Treece MD
  • Paul Vanek MD, FACS
  • Richard Williams MD
    Oklahoma
  • Anureet Bajaj MD
  • Juan Brou MD
  • Anthony Tufaro MD
    Oregon
  • Edwin Austin MD
  • Dann Leonard MD
  • Kathleen Waldorf MD, FACS
    Pennsylvania
  • Debra Bourne MD
  • Logan Carr MD
  • Brannon claytor MD
  • Richard de Ramon MD
  • Leo Farrell MD
  • James Fernau MD, FACS
  • Laura Figura MD
  • Jeffrey Gusenoff MD
  • Joseph Losee MD
  • Lisa Murcko MD
  • Robert Murphy Jr., MD
  • Ernest Normington MD
  • Amelia Pare MD
  • Simona Pautler MD
  • John Roberts MD
  • Raymond Smith MD
  • Dawn Wang MD
    Rhode Island
  • Richard Zienowicz MD
    South Carolina
  • Elizabeth Blakemore MD
  • Gary Culbertson MD, FACS
  • Anne Edwards MD
  • Harold Friedman MD
  • Kevin Keller MD
  • John Lettieri MD
  • James Lovett MD
  • Dean Page MD, FACS
  • Ted Vaughn MD
    Tennessee
  • Mary Gingrass MD
  • Daniel Hatef MD
  • Melinda Haws MD
  • Kent Higdon MD
  • Alexander Kaminsky MD, MPH
  • Steven Kozusko MD
  • Amie Miller MD
  • Muntazim Mukit MD
  • Galen Perdikis MD
  • Nicholas Tarola MD
  • Ellis Tavin MD
  • Jacob Unger MD
    Texas
  • Jasson Abraham MD
  • Steven Albright MD
  • Kristen Aliano MD
  • Robert Anderson MD
  • Bryan Armijo MD
  • Bruce Baker MD
  • C. Bob Basu MD, MPH, F
  • James Boehmler MD
  • Mark Clemens MD
  • James Cullington MD
  • Mark Daniels MD
  • Paul Deramo MD
  • Ryan Dickey MD
  • Warren Ellsworth IV, MD
  • Earl Ferguson MD
  • Julie Ferrauiola MD
  • Daniel J. Freet MD
  • Ronald Friedman MD
  • Ramon Garza III, MD
  • Nabil Habash MD
  • Sam Hamra MD
  • Victor Hassid MD
  • Charles Hollingsworth MD
  • Patrick Hsu MD
  • Matthew Kaufman MD
  • David Lavine MD
  • Dennis Lynch MD
  • Eric Maiorino MD
  • Erik Marques MD
  • Hossein Masoomi MD
  • Alyson Melin MD
  • Carlos Murillo MD
  • Herbert Nassour MD
  • Anson Nguyen MD
  • Sacha Obaid MD
  • Pablo Padilla MD
  • Steven Pisano MD
  • Patrick Pownell MD
  • Vasdev Rai MD
  • Meenakshi Rajan MD
  • Norman Rappaport MD, DDS, F
  • Rukmini Rednam MD
  • Rod Rohrich MD, FACS
  • Aldona Spiegel MD
  • Philip Straka MD
  • Jon Ver Halen MD
  • Charles Verheyden MD, PhD, F
  • Howard Wang MD
  • Natan Yaker MD
    Utah
  • Lawrence Chase MD
  • June Chen MD
  • James Clayton MD
  • R. Scott Haupt MD
    Virginia
  • David Gilbert MD
  • Thomas Hubbard MD
  • J. Benjamin Hugo MD
  • Reza Miraliakbari MD, MBA, F
  • MAURICE NAHABEDIAN MD, FACS
  • Carol Shapiro MD
  • Victoria Yongsook Suh MD
  • Victoria Vastine MD, FACS
  • Shlomo Widder MD
    Washington
  • Lynn Derby MD
  • Elizabeth Peterson MD
  • David Pratt MD
  • Lisa Lynn Sowder MD
  • Nicholas Vedder MD, FACS
    West Virginia
  • Farid Mozaffari MD
  • Cristiane Ueno MD
    Wisconsin
  • Michael Bentz MD
  • Andrew Dodd MD
  • Robert Havlik MD
  • Christopher Hussussian 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​

 

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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