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
  • Alvin Cohn MD
  • Kitti Outlaw MD
  • Michael Yates MD
    Arizona
  • Raman Mahabir MD, Frcsc,
  • Andrew Wolin MD
    California
  • M. Hugh Bailey MD, FACS
  • Gregory Evans MD, FACS
  • Heather Furnas MD, FACS
  • Lynn Jeffers MD
  • Debra Johnson MD
  • Eric Mariotti MD
  • Travis Miller MD
  • Amy Wandel MD
  • Steven Williams MD
  • Michael Wong MD
    Connecticut
  • Andrew Chen MD
  • Marc Walker MD
    Delaware
  • Sean Bidic MD, FAAP,
    District of Columbia
  • Michael Olding MD
    Florida
  • Richard Bosshardt MD
  • Jennifer Buck MD
  • David Mobley MD
  • Sarvam TerKonda MD
    Georgia
  • Richard Greco MD
  • Nirav Patel MD, JD, FC
  • Reginald Sherrill MD
    Hawaii
  • S. Larry Schlesinger MD
    Idaho
  • Russell Griffiths MD
    Illinois
  • Sara Dickie MD
  • Ryan Diederich MD
  • Jeffery Flagg MD, DDS
  • Arun Gosain MD
  • Loren Schechter MD
  • Nicole Sommer MD
    Indiana
  • Joshua Adkinson MD
  • Gayle Gordillo MD
    Iowa
  • W. Thomas Lawrence MD
    Kansas
  • J. Douglas Cusick MD
  • Satish Ponnuru MD
    Kentucky
  • David Kirn MD
    Louisiana
  • Holly Casey Wall MD
  • Stephen Delatte MD
  • Michael Friel MD, FACS,
  • Louis Mes MD
    Maryland
  • Scott Andochick MD
  • Guy Cappuccino MD
  • Robert Carpenter MD
  • Gregory Dick MD, FACS
  • Michele Manahan MD
  • Justin Sacks MD MBA
  • Devinder Singh MD
    Massachusetts
  • Theodore Calianos MD
  • John Castle MD
  • Bernard Lee MD, Mba, M
  • David Mattos MD
  • Joyce McIntyre MD
    Michigan
  • Steven Haase MD
  • Mark Komorowski MD
  • William Kuzon MD, PhD
  • Kenneth Shaheen MD
  • Aamir Siddiqui MD
    Minnesota
  • Craig Johnson MD
  • Gregory Mesna MD
  • Christopher Stewart MD
    Nevada
  • Timothy Janiga MD, FACS
    New Jersey
  • Steven Bonawitz MD
  • Matthew Coons MD
  • Christopher Godek MD
  • Gregory Greco DO, FACS
  • Peter Hetzler MD
  • Paul LoVerme MD, FACS
  • Charles Pierce DO, MPH
  • Gary Smotrich MD
    New York
  • Jeffrey Ascherman MD
  • Glenn Becker MD
  • Keith Blechman MD
  • Scot Glasberg MD, FACS
  • Lloyd Hoffman MD
  • Alan Matarasso MD, FACS
  • Evan Matros MD
  • Ash Patel MBChB, FAC
  • Aviva Preminger MD
  • Charlotte Rhee MD
  • Malcolm Roth MD, FACS
  • Ira Savetsky MD
  • Benjamin Schultz MD
  • Kevin Tehrani MD
  • Paul Weiss MD
    North Carolina
  • Mary Ann Contogiannis MD
  • Lynn Damitz MD
  • Gregory Swank MD
  • Analise Thomas MD
    Ohio
  • A. Lawrence Cervino MD
  • Lu-Jean Feng MD
  • Brian Gastman MD
  • R. Michael Johnson MD
  • David Kurlander MD
  • Anna Schoenbrunner MD
  • Anne Taylor MD, MPH
    Oregon
  • Elisa Burgess MD
  • Dann Leonard MD
    Pennsylvania
  • Debra Bourne MD
  • Richard de Ramon MD
  • James Fernau MD, FACS
  • Michael Hu MD
  • Ronald Lohner MD
  • Joseph Losee MD
  • Robert Murphy Jr., MD
  • Amelia Pare MD
  • Simona Pautler MD
  • John Stranix MD
  • Anna Wooten MD, FACS
    South Carolina
  • John Lettieri MD
    Tennessee
  • Galen Perdikis MD
  • Ellis Tavin MD
    Texas
  • Steven Albright MD
  • Robert Anderson MD
  • Bruce Baker MD
  • C. Bob Basu MD, MPH, F
  • Alexander Castillo MD
  • Steven Clark MD
  • Charles Day MD
  • Warren Ellsworth IV, MD
  • Daniel J. Freet MD
  • Patrick Pownell MD
  • Norman Rappaport MD, DDS, F
  • Rod Rohrich MD, FACS
  • Aldona Spiegel MD
    Virginia
  • J. Benjamin Hugo MD
  • Maurice Nahabedian MD, FACS
  • Victoria Vastine MD, FACS



 

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

 

Robert X. Murphy, Jr., MD
CHAIR
Allentown, PA

C. Bob Basu MD, MPH, FACS

VICE CHAIR
Houston, TX

J. Peter Rubin, MD
TREASURER
Pittsburgh, PA

Gregory Greco, DO
ASSISTANT TREASURER
Red Bank, NJ

Keith Blechman, MD YPS REPRESENTATIVE
New York, NY

John T. Stranix, MD
RESIDENT 

AMBASSADOR 

New York, NY

Warren Ellsworth, IV, MD
Houston, TX

Daniel Freet, MD
Houston, TX

Scot Glasberg, MD
New York, NY

Raman Mahabir, MD, FRCSC
Phoenix, AZ

Anne Taylor, MD, MPH

Worthington, OH

Loren Schechter, MD
Morton Grove, IL

 

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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