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
  • Charles Dyas MD
  • James Grotting MD
  • Kitti Outlaw MD
    Arizona
  • Jennifer Boll MD
  • John Corey MD
    California
  • Karen Horton MD, MSc, F
  • Lynn Jeffers MD, MBA
  • Debra Johnson MD
  • Robert Kearney MD
  • joshua korman MD
  • Val Lambros MD
  • Zeshaan Maan MD
  • George Sanders MD
  • Steven Williams MD
  • Michael Wong MD
    Colorado
  • Jeffrey Williams, DO, FACOS
    Connecticut
  • John Borkowski MD
  • Andrew Chen MD
    Florida
  • Orlando Cicilioni MD
  • Anthony Dardano DO, FACS
  • Antonio Gayoso MD
  • David Halpern MD, FACS
  • John O'Brien Jr., MD
  • Andrew Rosenthal MD
  • D Scott Rotatori MD
  • Ernesto Ruas MD
    Georgia
  • Nirav Patel MD, JD, FC
    Illinois
  • Ryan Diederich MD
  • Arun Gosain MD
  • Aaron Kearney MD
  • Robert Craig McKee MD
  • Michael Neumeister MD, Frcsc,
  • Loren Schechter MD
  • Gunnar Thors MD
  • Steven Williams MD FACS
    Indiana
  • Gayle Gordillo MD
  • Joseph Mlakar MD, FACS
    Iowa
  • W. Thomas Lawrence MD
    Kansas
  • J. Douglas Cusick MD
  • Satish Ponnuru MD
    Kentucky
  • David Kirn MD
    Louisiana
  • Louis Mes MD
    Maryland
  • Terri Hill MD
  • Michele Manahan MD
  • Joseph Michaels MD
  • Michele Shermak MD
  • Devinder Singh, M.D. MD
    Massachusetts
  • Theodore Calianos MD
  • John Castle MD
  • Deborah Ekstrom MD
  • Bernard Lee MD, Mba, M
  • Andrea Pusic MD, Mhs, F
  • Jeffrey Dean Smith MD
    Michigan
  • Richard Beil MD
  • Kevin Chung MD, MS
  • Ellen Janetzke MD
  • Kenneth Shaheen MD
  • Vickram Tandon MD
    Minnesota
  • Christopher Stewart MD
    Missouri
  • David Caplin MD
  • David Deisher MD
  • Austin Ha MD
  • Justin Sacks MD MBA
    New Jersey
  • Steven Bonawitz MD
  • Julie Ferrauiola MD
  • Paul Figlia MD
  • Gregory Greco DO, FACS
  • Stephen Hall MD
  • Peter Hetzler MD
  • Paul LoVerme MD, FACS
  • Casey Sheck MD
    New York
  • Ashley Amalfi MD
  • Jeffrey Ascherman MD
  • Glenn Becker MD
  • Keith Blechman MD
  • Scot Glasberg MD, FACS
  • Stephen Harris MD
  • Alan Matarasso MD, FACS
  • Evan Matros MD
  • Babak Mehrara MD
  • Malcolm Roth MD, FACS
  • Benjamin Schultz MD
  • Kevin Tehrani MD
  • Paul Weiss MD
    North Carolina
  • Mary Ann Contogiannis MD
  • Lynn Damitz MD
  • Howard Levinson MD, FACS
  • Noel McDevitt MD
  • Brett Phillips MD, MBA
  • Thomas Rojy Jr., MD
  • Analise Thomas MD
    Ohio
  • R. Michael Johnson MD
  • Bram Kaufman MD
  • Bryan Michelow MD
  • Anne Taylor MD, MPH
    Oregon
  • Dann Leonard MD
    Pennsylvania
  • Richard de Ramon MD
  • Leo Farrell MD
  • Jeffrey Gusenoff MD
  • Robert Murphy Jr., MD
  • Simona Pautler MD
  • Anna Wooten MD, FACS
    Rhode Island
  • Victor King MD
    South Carolina
  • Elizabeth Blakemore MD
  • Kevin Keller MD
  • James Lovett MD
  • Ted Vaughn MD
    Tennessee
  • Jay Lucas M.D.
  • Galen Perdikis MD
  • Nicholas Tarola MD
    Texas
  • Bryan Armijo MD
  • C. Bob Basu MD, MBA, M
  • Mark Clemens MD
  • Charles Day MD
  • Warren Ellsworth IV, MD
  • Daniel Freet MD
  • DAVID HILL MD
  • Charles Hollingsworth MD
  • Faryan Jalalabadi MD
  • Emily Kirby MD
  • Erik Marques MD
    Utah
  • R. Scott Haupt MD
  • Paul Tenzel MD
    Vermont
  • Robert Nesbit MD
    Virginia
  • Earl Johnson MD
  • John Stranix MD
  • Victoria Vastine MD, FACS
    Washington
  • Danielle Sobol MD
    West Virginia
  • Mihail Climov MD
    Wisconsin
  • Michael Bentz 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

Benjamin D. Schultz, MD
RESIDENT 

AMBASSADOR 

Long Island City, NY

David Hill, MD
RESIDENT 

AMBASSADOR 

Houston, TX

Lynn Damitz, MD
Chapel Hill, NC

Daniel Freet, MD
Houston, TX

Debra Johnson, MD, FRCSC
Sacramento, CA

Galen Perdikis, MD, MPH

Nashville, TN

Loren Schechter, MD
Morton Grove, IL

John Stranix, MD
Charlottesville, VA

 

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 dmclaughlin@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 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 www.plasticsurgery.org/flyin

For more information contact dmclaughlin@plasticsurgery.org


 


Contact

Contact PlastyPAC at 847-228-3318 with questions or complete the form and we will respond to you within 48 hours.

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