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 over 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

 

PREMIER
CIRCLE PLUS

$5,000 (max)

PREMIER
CIRCLE

≥ $2,000

CHAIRMAN'S
CLUB

≥ $1,000

PATRON
≥ $500

YPS
CLUB

≥ $200

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

    Alabama
  • Charles Dyas MD
  • John Menard MD
  • Kitti Outlaw MD
    Arizona
  • Jennifer Boll MD
  • Robert Cohen MD
  • John Corey MD
  • Richard Hess MD
  • Karl Hiatt MD
  • Stephen Lex MD
  • Raman Mahabir MD, Frcsc,
  • John Quigley MD
    California
  • Eric Bachelor MD
  • M. Hugh Bailey MD, FACS
  • David Benvenuti MD
  • Douglas Bolitho MD, PhD, F
  • Paul Chasan MD, FACS
  • Brian Dickinson MD
  • Nayiri Doudikian-Scaff MD
  • Gregory Evans MD, FACS
  • Heather Furnas MD
  • Matthew Gleason MD
  • David Goldberg MD
  • Lynn Jeffers MD
  • Debra Johnson MD
  • Robert Kearney MD
  • Mark Labowe MD
  • Val Lambros MD
  • Gordon Lee MD
  • Eric Mariotti MD
  • John Osborn MD
  • Nirav Patel MD, MS, JD
  • Larry Pollack MD
  • George Sanders MD
  • Gordon Sasaki MD
  • Hisham Seify MD
  • Brian Slywka MD
  • Mark Sofonio MD, FACS
  • Ryan Stanton MD
  • Chau Tai MD
  • Ivan Turpin MD
  • Amy Wandel MD
  • Steven Williams MD
  • Garrett Wirth MD
  • Wayne Yamahata MD
    Colorado
  • Philip Marin MD
    Connecticut
  • John Borkowski MD
  • Andrew Chen MD
  • Henry Hsia MD
  • Andrew Kornstein MD
  • Marc Walker MD
    District of Columbia
  • Steven Davison MD
  • MAURICE NAHABEDIAN MD
  • Michael Olding MD
    Florida
  • Amy Arnold MD
  • Jonathan Berman MD
  • Matthew Bonanno MD, FACS
  • Richard Bosshardt MD
  • Jennifer Buck MD
  • William Frazier MD
  • Antonio Gayoso MD
  • Arturo Guiloff MD
  • Ary Krau MD
  • James Marsh MD
  • Channakeshava Nawada MD, FACS
  • John O'Brien Jr., MD
  • Alfredo Paredes MD
  • Jaime Perez MD, FACS
  • Robert Rehnke MD
  • Francis Rieger MD
  • D Scott Rotatori MD
  • Ernesto Ruas MD
  • Alissa Shulman MD
  • Robin Sykes MD
    Georgia
  • Thomas Cochran MD
  • Richard Greco MD
  • Mark Walsh MD, FACS
    Hawaii
  • S. Larry Schlesinger MD
    Idaho
  • Russell Griffiths MD
  • Dinu Mistry MD
  • Mark Wigod MD
    Illinois
  • Ryan Diederich MD
  • Jeffery Flagg MD, DDS
  • Jessica Frasco
  • Arun Gosain MD
  • Jennifer Hein MD
  • Todd Hewell III, MD
  • Michael Neumeister MD, Frcsc,
  • Loren Schechter MD
  • Ronald Stefani MD
  • Chad Tattini MD
  • Chad Teven MD
  • Steven Williams MD FACS
    Indiana
  • Joseph Fata MD
  • Joseph Mlakar MD, FACS
    Iowa
  • J. Gregory Ganske MD
  • Thomas Lawrence MD
    Kansas
  • Brian Andrews MD
  • J. Douglas Cusick MD
  • Richard Korentager MD
    Kentucky
  • David Kirn MD
  • John Weeter MD
    Louisiana
  • Benjamin Boudreaux MD
  • Holly Casey Wall MD
  • Stephen Delatte MD
  • Kamran Khoobehi MD
  • Kenneth Odinet MD
    Maryland
  • Scott Andochick MD
  • Adam Basner MD
  • Guy Cappuccino MD
  • Gregory Dick MD, FACS
  • Don Fontana MD
  • Michele Manahan MD
  • Roger Oldham MD
  • Justin Sacks MD MBA
  • Devinder Singh MD
    Massachusetts
  • Glen Brooks MD
  • Theodore Calianos MD
  • John Castle MD
  • George Csank MD
  • Jeffrey Darrow MD
  • Richard Fox MD
  • Katherine Hein MD
  • Catherine Hertl MD
  • Bernard Lee MD, Mba, M
  • Basil Michaels MD
  • Leonard Miller MD
  • Jeffrey Dean Smith MD
    Michigan
  • Richard Beil MD
  • Paul Cederna MD
  • Kevin Chung MD, MS
  • Danielle DeLuca-Pytell MD
  • Ellen Janetzke MD
  • Jeffrey Kozlow MD
  • William Kuzon MD, PhD
  • JoAnne Levitan MD
  • Kenneth Shaheen MD
  • Aamir Siddiqui MD
  • Stephen Zonca MD
    Minnesota
  • Gregory Mesna MD
    Mississippi
  • L. Michael Diaz MD
  • Mark Elliott MD
  • Lee Thornton MD
    Missouri
  • David Caplin MD
  • Paul Mills MD
    Nevada
  • George John Alexander MD, FACS
  • Timothy Janiga MD, FACS
  • Lane Smith MD
    New Jersey
  • David Abramson MD
  • Nebil Aydin MD
  • Steven Bonawitz MD
  • Dean Cerio MD
  • John Gatti MD
  • Christopher Godek MD
  • Gregory Greco DO
  • Albert Ko MD
  • Paul LoVerme MD, FACS
  • Sami Mamoun MD
  • Sidney Rabinowitz MD
  • Gary Smotrich MD
    New Mexico
  • Jennifer Chan MD
    New York
  • Hilton Adler MD
  • Darrick Antell MD
  • John Anton MD
  • Glenn Becker MD
  • Keith Blechman MD
  • Joseph Disa MD
  • Heather Erhard MD
  • Scot Glasberg MD, FACS
  • David Greenspun MD
  • Stephen Harris MD
  • Alan Matarasso MD, FACS
  • Babak Mehrara MD
  • Ash Patel MBChB, FAC
  • Beth Preminger MD
  • Andrea Pusic MD, Mhs, F
  • Kristen Rezak MD, FACS
  • Charlotte Rhee MD
  • Malcolm Roth MD, FACS
  • Sammy Sinno MD
  • Richard Sleeper MD
  • Mark Sultan MD
  • Mahira Tanovic MD
  • Kevin Tehrani MD
  • Mrudangi Thakur MD
  • Andrew Weinstein MD, MS
  • Paul Weiss MD
    North Carolina
  • Kate Buretta MD
  • Mary Ann Contogiannis MD
  • Lynn Damitz MD
  • Lisa David MD
  • J. Lynne Garrison MD
  • Eric Halvorson MD
  • Scott Hollenbeck MD
  • C. Scott Hultman MD
  • Howard Levinson MD, FACS
  • daniel ness MD
  • Thomas Rojy Jr., MD
  • Steven Siciliano MD
  • Gregory Swank MD
  • Analise Thomas MD
  • Scott Tucker MD
  • Shunsuke Yoshida MD
  • Steven Zoellner MD
    Ohio
  • Fernando Colon MD
  • Jeffrey Donaldson MD
  • Gregory Fedele MD
  • Bahman Guyuron MD
  • Sonu Jain MD
  • Jeffrey Janis MD
  • R. Michael Johnson MD
  • Jamie Johnson MD
  • Michael Leadbetter MD
  • Tobias Long MD
  • Thomas Rak MD
  • Anne Taylor MD, MPH
  • Susan Vasko MD, FACS
  • Douglas Wagner MD
  • Anna Widmyer MD
  • Richard Williams MD
    Oklahoma
  • Anureet Bajaj MD
    Oregon
  • Edwin Austin MD
  • Kathleen Waldorf MD, FACS
    Pennsylvania
  • Jose Alberto Bastidas MD
  • Gunnar Bergqvist MD
  • Debra Bourne MD
  • Lori Cherup MD
  • Brannon Claytor MD
  • Richard de Ramon MD
  • James Fernau MD, FACS
  • Justin Fox MD
  • Jeffrey Gusenoff MD
  • Denise Kenna MD
  • Peter Koltz MD
  • Marc Liang MD
  • Joseph Losee MD
  • Robert Murphy Jr., MD
  • Ernest Normington MD
  • Simona Pautler MD
  • J. Peter Rubin MD
  • Raymond Smith MD
    South Carolina
  • Elizabeth Blakemore MD
  • Gary Culbertson MD, FACS
  • Anne Edwards MD
  • Kevin Keller MD
  • James Lovett MD
  • David Reid IV, MD
  • Brendan Smith MD
    South Dakota
  • Robert Schutz MD
    Tennessee
  • Mary Gingrass MD
  • Daniel Hatef MD
  • Melinda Haws MD
  • David McKee MD
  • Ellis Tavin MD
    Texas
  • Steven Albright MD
  • Robert Anderson MD
  • Leopoldo Baccaro MD
  • Bruce Baker MD
  • Alfonso Barrera MD
  • C. Bob Basu MD, MPH, F
  • James Boehmler MD
  • Mark Clemens MD
  • Charles Day MD
  • Warren Ellsworth IV, MD
  • Daniel Freet MD
  • Charles Hollingsworth MD
  • Emily Kirby MD
  • Herbert Nassour MD
  • Sacha Obaid MD
  • Sheryl Pilcher MD
  • Patrick Pownell MD
  • Vasdev Rai MD
  • Norman Rappaport MD, DDS, F
  • Rukmini Rednam MD
  • Lucian Rivela MD
  • Michel Saint-Cyr MD
  • Dennis Schuster MD
  • Jay Shenaq MD
  • Aldona Spiegel MD
  • Jon Ver Halen MD
  • Charles Verheyden MD, PhD, F
  • Howard Wang MD
    Utah
  • Lawrence Chase MD
  • James Clayton MD
  • Mark Jensen MD
    Virginia
  • Thomas Hubbard MD
  • J. Benjamin Hugo MD
  • Reza Miraliakbari MD, MBA, F
  • Byron Poindexter MD
  • Robert Sigal MD
  • Victoria Yongsook Suh MD
  • Victoria Vastine MD, FACS
  • George Weston MD
    Washington
  • Elizabeth Peterson MD
    West Virginia
  • Farid Mozaffari MD
  • Cristiane Ueno 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

Repealing the Independent Payment Advisory Board and/or any other mechanisms that erode transparency and fairness in Medicare payment policy development

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

Richard
Greco, MD
TREASURER
Savanah, Georgia

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

Gregory
Swank, MD
Hickory, North Carolina​​​

Keith
Blechman, MD
New York, New York​​​

Raman
Mahabir, MD, FRCSC, FACS
Scottsdale, Arizona

Amy
Wandel, MD
Sacramento, California​​​​

 

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 Inaugural Advocacy Summit
June 27-29, 2017
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 on the Hill where ASPS members will speak with their members of Congress about emerging topics in health care.​​​​

Visit plasticsurgery.org/advocacysummit to register today!

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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