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.





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

  • James Grotting MD
  • kitti outlaw MD
  • Michael Yates MD
  • Jack Bruner MD
  • Katerina Gallus MD
  • Josef Hadeed MD, FACS
  • Lynn Jeffers MD, MBA
  • Debra Johnson MD
  • Mark Krugman MD
  • Gordon Lee MD
  • Zeshaan Maan MD
  • Thomas Satterwhite MD
  • Douglas Sunde MD
  • winnie Tong MD
  • Amy Wandel MD
  • Steven Williams MD
  • Michael Wong MD
  • Chen Yan MD
  • David Mathes MD
  • John Borkowski MD
  • Andrew Chen MD
  • Catherine Ly MD
    District of Columbia
  • Catherine Hannan MD, FACS
  • Michael Olding MD
  • William Carter MD
  • Anthony Dardano DO, FACS
  • David Halpern MD, FACS
  • Peter Marzek MD
  • Bruce Mast MD
  • David Mobley MD
  • Raymond Mockler MD
  • Andrew Rosenthal MD
  • Ernesto Ruas MD
  • Rajendra Sawh-Martinez MD, MHS
  • Sarvam TerKonda MD
  • David Hill MD
  • James Krupp MD
  • Nirav Patel MD, JD, FC
  • Charles Schafer DO
  • Mark Walsh MD, FACS
  • Dinu Mistry MD
  • Sara Dickie MD
  • Jeffery Flagg MD, DDS
  • Arun Gosain MD
  • Aaron Kearney MD
  • Timothy King MD, PhD
  • Daniel Krochmal MD
  • Loren Schechter MD
  • Nicole Sommer MD
  • Gayle Gordillo MD
  • Joseph Mlakar MD, FACS
  • W. Thomas Lawrence MD
  • Debra Bourne MD
  • Milind Kachare MD
  • David Kirn MD
  • Stephen Delatte MD
  • Holly Wall MD
  • Michele Manahan MD
  • Benjamin Schultz MD
  • Theodore Calianos MD
  • Deborah Ekstrom MD
  • Janice Lalikos MD
  • Bernard Lee MD, Mba, M
  • Samuel Lin MD
  • Basil Michaels MD
  • Amer Nassar MD
  • Alannah Phelan MD
  • Mariam Awada MD, FACS
  • Geoffrey Hespe MD
  • Ellen Janetzke MD
  • Jeffrey Kozlow MD
  • Aamir Siddiqui MD
  • Loree Kalliainen MD, FACS
  • Gregory Mesna MD
  • Marc Walker MD, MBA
  • Paul Mills MD
  • Justin Sacks MD MBA
  • Sean Figy MD
    New Jersey
  • Sean Bidic MD, FAAP,
  • Steven Bonawitz MD
  • Steve Fallek MD
  • Gregory Greco DO, FACS
  • Steven Kozusko MD
  • Charles Pierce DO, MPH, F
  • Casey Sheck MD
  • Nikita Shulzhenko MD
  • Evan Sorokin MD
    New York
  • Ashley Amalfi MD
  • Jeffrey Ascherman MD
  • Glenn Becker MD
  • Keith Blechman MD
  • Robert Grant MD
  • Franziska Huettner MD, PhD, F
  • Alan Matarasso MD, FACS
  • Evan Matros MD
  • Ash Patel MBChB, FAC
  • Aviva Preminger MD
  • Malcolm Roth MD, FACS
  • Adam Schaffner MD, FACS
  • Thomas Sterry MD
  • Peter Taub MD
  • Kevin Tehrani MD
  • Paul Weiss MD
  • Alice Yao MD
    North Carolina
  • Mary Ann Contogiannis MD
  • Lynn Damitz MD
  • Eric Halvorson MD
  • Hannah Langdell MD
  • Brett Phillips MD, MBA
  • Kristen Rezak MD, FACS
  • Rosiane Roeder MD
  • Gregory Swank MD
  • Spencer Anderson MD
  • Steven Bernard MD
  • Demetrius Coombs MD
  • Edward Davidson MD
  • Gregory Fedele MD
  • Brian Gastman MD
  • Katherine Grunzweig MD
  • R. Michael Johnson MD
  • Bryan Michelow MD
  • Peter Sarkos MD
  • Anne Taylor MD
  • Susan Vasko MD, FACS
  • Brannon claytor MD
  • Leo Farrell MD
  • Gabriela Garcia Nores MD
  • Vipul Gargya MD
  • Jeffrey Gusenoff MD
  • Michael Hu MD
  • Keli Kolegraff MD, PhD
  • Elizabeth Moroni MD
  • Robert Murphy Jr., MD
    Rhode Island
  • Victor King MD
    South Carolina
    South Dakota
  • Laura Figura MD
  • Alicia Billington MD, Phd
  • Daniel Hatef MD
  • Galen Perdikis MD
  • Nicholas Tarola MD
  • Ellis Tavin MD
  • Ravi Viradia MD
  • Ali Abtahi DO MSc
  • Steven Albright MD
  • Kristen Aliano Messina MD
  • Virginia Bailey MD
  • Alfonso Barrera MD
  • C. Bob Basu MD, MBA, M
  • Mark Clemens MD
  • Eileen Curry MD
  • Warren Ellsworth IV, MD
  • Daniel Freet MD
  • Rachel Goldstein MD
  • Patrick Hsu MD
  • Jack Hua MD
  • Emily Kirby MD
  • Erik Marques MD
  • Janak Parikh MD
  • Aldona Spiegel MD
  • David Turner MD
  • Charles Verheyden MD, PhD, F
  • Mark Yazid MD
  • Paul Tenzel MD
  • John Stranix MD
  • Victoria Vastine MD, FACS
  • Henry Wilson MD, FACS
  • Elizabeth Peterson MD
  • David Stephens MD
  • Cristiane Ueno MD
    West Virginia
  • Sebastian Brooke MD
  • Mihail Climov MD
  • Michael Bentz MD
  • Christopher Hussussian 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​




Keith Blechman, MD
New York, NY

GRegory Swank, MD

Hickory, NC

C. Bob Basu, MD, MPH, FACS
Cypress, TX

Gregory Greco, DO
Red Bank, NJ

Cleveland, OH

Robert X. Murphy, Jr., MD

Allentown, PA

David Hill, MD


Houston, TX

Benjamin D. Schultz, MD


Long Island City, NY

Lynn Damitz, MD
Chapel Hill, NC

Daniel Freet, MD
Houston, TX

Debra Johnson, MD, FRCSC
Sacramento, CA

Galen Perdikis, MD, MPH

Nashville, TN

John Stranix, MD
Charlottesville, VA

Anne Taylor, MD
Powell, OH




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 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

For more information contact



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