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
  • James Grotting MD
  • Kitti Outlaw MD
  • William Owen MD
  • Michael Yates MD
    Alaska
  • Susan Dean MD
    Arizona
  • Michael Gellis MD
  • Raman Mahabir MD, Frcsc,
  • Tim Matatov MD
  • John Rowley MD
  • Deborah White MD
  • Andrew Wolin MD
    California
  • Amir Arsalan MD
  • M. Hugh Bailey MD, FACS
  • Frederick Eko MD
  • Gregory Evans MD, FACS
  • Heather Furnas MD, FACS
  • Katerina Gallus MD
  • Matthew Gleason MD
  • Amanda Gosman MD
  • Josef Hadeed MD, FACS
  • Lynn Jeffers MD, MBA
  • Debra Johnson MD
  • Richard Kahn MD
  • Robert Kearney MD
  • joshua korman MD
  • Mark Krugman MD
  • Mark Labowe MD
  • Val Lambros MD
  • Gilbert Lee MD
  • Eric Mariotti MD
  • Travis Miller MD
  • Michael Mirmanesh MD
  • Farid Mozaffari MD
  • John Osborn MD
  • Wesley Schooler MD
  • Brian Slywka MD
  • Mark Sofonio MD, FACS
  • WINNIE TONG MD
  • Ivan Turpin MD
  • Amy Wandel MD
  • Steven Williams MD
  • Garrett Wirth MD
  • Michael Wong MD
    Colorado
  • David Mathes MD
    Connecticut
  • Andrew Chen MD
  • David Greenspun MD
  • Henry Hsia MD
  • Andrew Kornstein MD
  • Catherine Ly MD
  • Marc Walker MD
    District of Columbia
  • Steven Davison MD
  • Michael Olding MD
  • David Song MD, Mba, F
    Florida
  • Jonathan Berman MD
  • Alicia Billington MD
  • Richard Bosshardt MD
  • Jennifer Buck MD
  • Orlando Cicilioni MD
  • Nidia De Jesus MD, PhD
  • Arturo Guiloff MD
  • David Halpern MD, FACS
  • Peter Marzek MD
  • Bruce Mast MD
  • David Mobley MD
  • Isidoros Moraitis MD
  • Robert Rehnke MD
  • Andrew Rosenthal MD
  • D Scott Rotatori MD
  • Ernesto Ruas MD
  • Rajendra Sawh-Martinez MD, MHS
  • Alissa Shulman MD
  • Robin Sykes MD
  • Sarvam TerKonda MD
    Georgia
  • Medhanie Berhane MD
  • William Frazier MD
  • Richard Greco MD
  • Nirav Patel MD, JD, FC
  • Reginald Sherrill MD
  • Mark Walsh MD, FACS
    Hawaii
  • Thomas Crabtree MD
  • S. Larry Schlesinger MD
    Idaho
  • Russell Griffiths MD
    Illinois
  • Ava Chappell MD
  • Sara Dickie MD
  • Ryan Diederich MD
  • Jeffery Flagg MD, DDS
  • Arun Gosain MD
  • Jennifer Hein MD
  • Todd Hewell III, MD
  • Aaron Kearney MD
  • John Y.S. Kim MD
  • Robert Craig McKee MD
  • Florence Mussat MD
  • Loren Schechter MD
  • Nicole Sommer MD
  • Chad Teven MD
  • Steven Williams MD FACS
    Indiana
  • Joshua Adkinson MD
  • Gayle Gordillo MD
  • Kelsey McKee MD
  • Joseph Mlakar MD, FACS
  • Richard Orr MD
  • Leigh Spera MD
    Iowa
  • Ali Abtahi DO
  • W. Thomas Lawrence MD
    Kansas
  • Zachary Clary MD
  • Matthew Conrad MD
  • J. Douglas Cusick MD
  • Richard Korentager MD
  • Satish Ponnuru MD
    Kentucky
  • Bruce Barton MD
  • Debra Bourne MD
  • David Kirn MD
  • Marc Salzman MD
    Louisiana
  • Eileen Black MD
  • Holly Casey Wall MD
  • Stephen Delatte MD
  • Michael Friel MD, FACS,
  • Kamran Khoobehi MD
  • Louis Mes MD
    Maryland
  • Scott Andochick MD
  • Adam Basner MD
  • Guy Cappuccino MD
  • Robert Carpenter MD
  • Gregory Dick MD, FACS
  • Don Fontana MD
  • C. Scott Hultman MD
  • Michele Manahan MD
  • Joseph Michaels MD
  • Roger Oldham MD
  • Ricardo Luis Rodriguez MD
  • Justin Sacks MD MBA
  • Devinder Singh MD
  • Jordan Steinberg MD, PhD
  • Kelly Sullivan MD, FACS
    Massachusetts
  • Glen Brooks MD
  • Theodore Calianos MD
  • John Castle MD
  • Jeffrey Darrow MD
  • Katherine Hein MD
  • Bernard Lee MD, Mba, M
  • David Mattos MD
  • Joyce McIntyre MD
  • Basil Michaels MD
  • Mostafa Noury MD
  • Andrea Pusic MD, Mhs, F
  • Jeffrey Dean Smith MD
    Michigan
  • James Clarkson MD
  • Danielle DeLuca-Pytell MD
  • Steven Haase MD
  • Geoffrey Hespe MD
  • Mark Komorowski MD
  • Jeffrey Kozlow MD
  • William Kuzon MD, PhD
  • Pramit Malhotra MD
  • Kavitha Ranganathan MD
  • Kenneth Shaheen MD
  • Aamir Siddiqui MD
  • Stephen Zonca MD
    Minnesota
  • Craig Johnson MD
  • Gregory Mesna MD
  • Christopher Stewart MD
    Mississippi
  • L. Michael Diaz MD
  • Mark Elliott MD
  • Lee Thornton MD
    Missouri
  • Samer Cabbabe MD
  • David Caplin MD
  • David Chi MD PhD
  • David Deisher MD
  • Paul Mills MD
  • Rajiv Parikh MD
    Nebraska
  • Rita Stice MD, FACS,
    Nevada
  • George John Alexander MD, FACS
  • Timothy Janiga MD, FACS
  • Brandon Reynolds MD
  • Himansu Shah MD, FACS
  • Lane Smith MD
    New Jersey
  • Kamal Addagatla MD
  • Nebil Aydin MD
  • Sean Bidic MD, FAAP,
  • Steven Bonawitz MD
  • Stephen Chidyllo MD, DDS, F
  • Matthew Coons MD
  • Richard D'Amico MD
  • Julie Ferrauiola MD
  • Paul Figlia MD
  • Christopher Godek MD
  • Gregory Greco DO, FACS
  • Jordan Halsey MD
  • Peter Hetzler MD
  • Louis Iorio MD
  • Steven Kozusko MD
  • Paul LoVerme MD, FACS
  • Charles Pierce DO, MPH
  • Nikita Shulzhenko MD
  • Gary Smotrich MD
  • Rahul Vemula MD
    New York
  • Ashley Amalfi MD
  • Jeffrey Ascherman MD
  • Glenn Becker MD
  • Keith Blechman MD
  • Stefan Chevalier DO
  • Maria Cipollone MD
  • Kimberly D'Amore MD
  • Scot Glasberg MD, FACS
  • Neal Goldberg MD
  • Robert Goldstein MD
  • Eduardo Gonzalez MD
  • Robert Grant MD
  • Stephen Harris MD
  • Lloyd Hoffman 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
  • Benjamin Schultz MD
  • Thomas Sterry MD
  • Kevin Tehrani MD
  • Mrudangi Thakur MD
  • Paul Weiss MD
  • Nicholas Wingate MD
    North Carolina
  • Mary Ann Contogiannis MD
  • Lynn Damitz MD
  • J. Lynne Garrison MD
  • Yifan Guo MD
  • Eric Halvorson MD
  • Scott Hollenbeck MD
  • Howard Levinson MD, FACS
  • Daniel Ness MD
  • Kristen Rezak MD, FACS
  • Thomas Rojy Jr., MD
  • Gregory Swank MD
  • Analise Thomas MD
  • Virgil Willard II, MD
    Ohio
  • Spencer Anderson MD
  • A. Lawrence Cervino MD
  • Fernando Colon MD
  • Demetrius Coombs MD
  • Lu-Jean Feng MD
  • Brian Gastman MD
  • Bahman Guyuron MD
  • Hauw Han MD
  • Jeffrey Janis MD
  • R. Michael Johnson MD
  • Casey Kraft MD
  • David Kurlander MD
  • Tobias Long MD
  • Bianca Molina MD
  • Anna Schoenbrunner MD
  • Brandon Specht DO
  • Anne Taylor MD, MPH
  • Wilton Triggs MD
  • Paul Vanek MD, FACS
  • Duane Wang MD
    Oklahoma
  • Anureet Bajaj MD
  • Anthony Tufaro MD
    Oregon
  • Edwin Austin MD
  • Elisa Burgess MD
  • Kevin Day MD
  • Dann Leonard MD
  • Kathleen Waldorf MD, FACS
    Pennsylvania
  • Brannon claytor MD
  • Richard de Ramon MD
  • Leo Farrell MD
  • James Fernau MD, FACS
  • Laura Figura MD
  • Gerald Garcia MD
  • Jeffrey Gusenoff MD
  • Michael Hu MD
  • Ronald Lohner MD
  • Joseph Losee MD
  • Zoe MacIsaac MD
  • Robert Murphy Jr., MD
  • Amelia Pare MD
  • Simona Pautler MD
  • Raymond Smith MD
  • John Stranix MD
  • Paul Therattil MD
  • Dawn Wang MD
  • Anna Wooten MD, FACS
    Rhode Island
  • Loree Kalliainen MD, FACS
  • Victor King MD
    South Carolina
  • Elizabeth Blakemore MD
  • Sutton Graham II, MD
  • Kevin Keller MD
  • John Lettieri MD
  • James Lovett MD
  • Ted Vaughn MD
    Tennessee
  • Mary Gingrass MD
  • Melinda Haws MD
  • Jay Lucas M.D.
  • Muntazim Mukit MD
  • Galen Perdikis MD
  • Nicholas Tarola MD
  • Ellis Tavin MD
  • Jacob Unger MD
    Texas
  • Jasson Abraham MD
  • Steven Albright MD
  • Robert Anderson MD
  • Bryan Armijo MD
  • Bruce Baker MD
  • C. Bob Basu MD, MBA, M
  • Alexander Castillo MD
  • Steven Clark MD
  • Mark Clemens MD
  • Mark Daniels MD
  • Charles Day MD
  • Mauricio De la Garza Camargo MD
  • Ryan Dickey MD
  • Warren Ellsworth IV, MD
  • Daniel Freet MD
  • Ronald Friedman MD
  • Ramon Garza III, MD
  • Kristy Hamilton MD
  • DAVID HILL MD
  • Charles Hollingsworth MD
  • Patrick Hsu MD
  • Dennis Lynch MD
  • Erik Marques MD
  • Carlos Murillo MD
  • Herbert Nassour MD
  • Anson Nguyen MD
  • Sacha Obaid MD
  • Julie Park MD
  • Patrick Pownell MD
  • Meenakshi Rajan MD
  • Norman Rappaport MD, DDS, F
  • Rukmini Rednam MD
  • Lucian Rivela MD
  • Rod Rohrich MD, FACS
  • Ira Savetsky MD
  • Charles Slack MD
  • Aldona Spiegel MD
  • Philip Straka MD
  • David Turner MD
  • Charles Verheyden MD, PhD, F
  • Howard Wang MD
  • Robert Weber MD
    Utah
  • LAWRENCE Chase MD
  • Christopher Shale MD
    Virginia
  • David Berman MD
  • Susan Buenaventura MD
  • Vinod Chopra MD
  • Thomas Hubbard MD
  • J. Benjamin Hugo MD
  • Maurice Nahabedian MD, FACS
  • Carol Shapiro MD
  • Victoria Vastine MD, FACS
    Washington
  • Danielle Sobol MD
  • Lisa Lynn Sowder MD
    Wisconsin
  • Michael Bentz MD
  • William Dzwierzynski 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

 

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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