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.​​​​​​​

    Alabama
  • Brad Denney MD
  • Charles Dyas MD
  • James Grotting MD
  • Kitti Outlaw MD
  • Nirav Patel MD, MS, JD
  • Randy Proffitt MD
  • Michael Yates MD
    Arizona
  • Jennifer Boll MD
  • Robert Cohen MD
  • John Corey MD
  • Karl Hiatt MD
  • Raman Mahabir MD, Frcsc,
  • Tim Matatov MD
  • Robert Spies MD
    Arkansas
  • H. Daniel Atwood MD
    California
  • M. Hugh Bailey MD, FACS
  • David Benvenuti MD
  • R. Laurence Berkowitz MD
  • Paul Chasan MD, FACS
  • Christa Clark MD
  • Heather Furnas 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
  • Mark Sofonio MD, FACS
  • Chau Tai MD
  • Ivan Turpin MD
  • Amy Wandel MD
  • Steven Williams MD
  • Garrett Wirth MD
  • Michael Wong MD
    Colorado
  • Jeffrey Williams, DO, FACOS
    Connecticut
  • Andrew Chen MD
  • Henry Hsia MD
  • John Persing MD
  • Rajendra Sawh-Martinez MD
  • Marc Walker MD
    Delaware
  • Sean Bidic MD, FAAP,
    District of Columbia
  • Steven Davison MD
  • Michael Olding MD
    Florida
  • Amy Arnold MD
  • Richard Bosshardt MD
  • Antonio Gayoso MD
  • Arturo Guiloff MD
  • Ashley Lentz MD
  • James Marsh MD
  • Bruce Mast MD
  • Channakeshava Nawada MD, FACS
  • Robert Rehnke MD
  • D Scott Rotatori MD
  • Ernesto Ruas MD
  • Alan Serure MD
  • Robin Sykes MD
  • Sarvam TerKonda MD
  • Anna Widmyer MD
    Georgia
  • Donald Campbell MD
  • Mark Deutsch MD
  • Reginald Sherrill MD
  • Mark Walsh MD, FACS
  • Joel Williams MD
    Hawaii
  • Jeffrey Healy MD
  • S. Larry Schlesinger MD
    Illinois
  • Ryan Diederich MD
  • David Dreyfuss 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
  • Robert Craig McKee MD
  • Sanjay Naran MD
  • Loren Schechter MD
  • Chad Tattini MD
  • Chad Teven MD
  • Steven Williams MD FACS
    Indiana
  • Guy Crevecoeur MD
  • Joseph Mlakar MD, FACS
    Iowa
  • W. Thomas Lawrence MD
    Kansas
  • Zachary Clary MD
  • J. Douglas Cusick MD
  • Richard Korentager MD
    Kentucky
  • John Derr MD
  • David Kirn MD
    Louisiana
  • Holly Casey Wall MD
  • Stephen Delatte MD
  • Louis Mes MD
  • Simeon Wall Jr., MD
    Maryland
  • Scott Andochick MD
  • Adam Basner MD
  • Gregory Dick MD, FACS
  • Tripp Holton MD
  • C. Scott Hultman MD
  • Michele Manahan MD
  • Joseph Michaels MD
  • Justin Sacks MD MBA
  • Michele Shermak MD
  • Devinder Singh MD
    Massachusetts
  • 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
  • Leonard Miller MD
  • Dennis Orgill MD, PhD
  • Andrea Pusic MD, Mhs, F
  • Derek Reformat MD
  • Jeffrey Dean Smith MD
    Michigan
  • Mariam Awada MD, FACS
  • Paul Cederna MD
  • Ashley Chandler MD
  • Kevin Chung MD, MS
  • James Clarkson MD
  • Donald Ditmars MD
  • Ellen Janetzke MD
  • Jeffrey Kozlow MD
  • William Kuzon MD, PhD
  • Pramit Malhotra MD
  • Catherine McGee MD
  • Kenneth Shaheen MD
  • Aamir Siddiqui MD
  • Stephen Zonca MD
    Minnesota
  • Christopher Stewart MD
  • Krishna Vyas MD, PhD, M
    Mississippi
  • L. Michael Diaz MD
  • Mark Elliott MD
  • William Reno III, MD
  • Lee Thornton MD
    Missouri
  • David Caplin MD
  • Paul Mills MD
    Nevada
  • George John Alexander MD, FACS
  • Timothy Janiga MD, FACS
  • Himansu Shah MD, FACS
  • Lane Smith MD
    New Hampshire
  • Christopher Funderburk MD
    New Jersey
  • David Abramson MD
  • Steven Bonawitz MD
  • Matthew Clott MD
  • Matthew Coons MD
  • John Gatti MD
  • Gregory Greco DO
  • Peter Hetzler MD
  • Louis Iorio MD
  • Paul LoVerme MD, FACS
  • Matthew Lynch MD
  • Sami Mamoun MD
  • Sidney Rabinowitz MD
  • Gary Smotrich MD
  • Bhupesh Vasisht MD
    New Mexico
  • Jennifer Chan MD
    New York
  • Jeffrey Ascherman MD
  • Glenn Becker MD
  • Keith Blechman MD
  • Stefan Chevalier DO
  • Heather Erhard MD
  • Jordan Frey MD
  • Scot Glasberg MD, FACS
  • Robert Goldstein 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
  • Elizabeth Sieczka MD
  • John Stranix MD
  • Mark Sultan MD
  • Kevin Tehrani MD
  • Mrudangi Thakur MD
  • Paul Weiss MD
    North Carolina
  • Mary Ann Contogiannis MD
  • Lynn Damitz MD
  • Lisa David MD
  • Eric Halvorson MD
  • Scott Hollenbeck MD
  • Kate Krucoff MD
  • Howard Levinson MD, FACS
  • Thomas Rojy Jr., MD
  • Steven Siciliano MD
  • Gregory Swank MD
  • Analise Thomas MD
  • Virgil Willard, II MD
  • Steven Zoellner MD
    Ohio
  • Fernando Colon MD
  • Demetrius Coombs MD
  • Jeffrey Donaldson MD
  • Gregory Fedele MD
  • Brian Gastman MD
  • Gayle Gordillo MD
  • Sonu Jain MD
  • Jeffrey Janis MD
  • Tobias Long MD
  • Michael Miller MD
  • Anne Taylor MD, MPH
  • Paul Vanek MD, FACS
  • Richard Williams MD
    Oklahoma
  • Anureet Bajaj MD
  • Juan Brou MD
  • Anthony Tufaro MD
    Oregon
  • Dann Leonard MD
    Pennsylvania
  • Debra Bourne MD
  • Richard de Ramon MD
  • Leo Farrell MD
  • Jeffrey Gusenoff MD
  • Joseph Losee MD
  • Lisa Murcko MD
  • Robert Murphy Jr., MD
  • Ernest Normington MD
  • Amelia Pare MD
  • Simona Pautler MD
  • Dawn Wang MD
    Rhode Island
  • Richard Zienowicz MD
    South Carolina
  • Gary Culbertson MD, FACS
  • Anne Edwards MD
  • John Lettieri MD
    Tennessee
  • Mary Gingrass MD
  • Melinda Haws MD
  • Kent Higdon MD
  • Muntazim Mukit MD
  • Galen Perdikis MD
  • Nicholas Tarola MD
  • Ellis Tavin MD
  • Jacob Unger MD
    Texas
  • Steven Albright MD
  • Robert Anderson MD
  • Bryan Armijo MD
  • C. Bob Basu MD, MPH, F
  • Warren Ellsworth IV, MD
  • Julie Ferrauiola MD
  • Daniel J. Freet MD
  • Ronald Friedman MD
  • Ramon Garza III, MD
  • Sam Hamra MD
  • Victor Hassid MD
  • Charles Hollingsworth MD
  • Patrick Hsu MD
  • Dennis Lynch MD
  • Herbert Nassour MD
  • Anson Nguyen MD
  • Sacha Obaid MD
  • Pablo Padilla MD
  • Patrick Pownell MD
  • Vasdev Rai MD
  • Norman Rappaport MD, DDS, F
  • Rod Rohrich MD, FACS
  • Aldona Spiegel MD
  • Jon Ver Halen MD
  • Charles Verheyden MD, PhD, F
    Utah
  • Lawrence Chase MD
  • June Chen MD
  • James Clayton MD
  • R. Scott Haupt MD
    Virginia
  • Thomas Hubbard MD
  • Reza Miraliakbari MD, MBA, F
  • MAURICE NAHABEDIAN MD, FACS
  • Carol Shapiro MD
  • Victoria Vastine MD, FACS
    Washington
  • Lynn Derby MD
  • Elizabeth Peterson MD
  • Lisa Lynn Sowder MD
  • Nicholas Vedder MD, FACS
    Wisconsin
  • Michael Bentz MD
  • Andrew Dodd 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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