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The Aesthetic Surgery Education and Research Foundation Elects Steven Teitelbaum, MD, as New President Print

Las Vegas, NV (April 5, 2016) – The Aesthetic Surgery Education and Research Foundation (ASERF) today elected Santa Monica-based plastic surgeon Steven Teitelbaum, MD as their new President. ASERF is the research and education arm of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) whose mission is to advance the aesthetics field for the benefit of patients, physicians and the entire field of medicine.

Dr. Teitelbaum has been in private practice for over 20 years. He is currently an Associate Clinical Professor of Plastic Surgery at UCLA School of Medicine and specializes exclusively in aesthetic plastic surgery. He completed his medical education at UCLA School of Medicine, surgical residency at Beth Israel Hospital at Harvard, and his plastic surgery training at USC.

“Dr. Teitelbaum has a rich background in both research and education, having participated in clinical trials for breast implants, energy devices, and injectables. He has taught courses and lectured globally on aesthetic plastic surgery, and teaches aesthetic surgery to UCLA residents. With such passion for research and education, I’m confident he will advance ASERF’s mission of continued medical research that will shape the aesthetic surgery landscape,” notes Neal Reisman, MD, JD, Immediate Past-President of ASERF.

Dr. Teitelbaum’s Presidential term in office is from April 2016 to April 2017.

“It is a distinct privilege to lead the Aesthetic Surgery Education and Research Foundation to even greater heights as I collaborate with my peers and the experienced ASAPS staff to improve this field of medicine. I expect the ASERF budget to grow as we will increasingly inform aesthetic surgeons about how ASERF research has immeasurably contributed to patient safety and innovation. We will continue to identify and fund the most outstanding and important research in the long tradition of ASERF. I will also support education initiatives that are aligned with plastic surgery trends so that ASAPS members continue to be the leaders and innovators in providing aesthetic surgery,” notes Dr. Teitelbaum.

The Aesthetic Surgery Education and Research Foundation Elects Neal R. Reisman, MD, JD as New President Print

Montreal, QC, Canada (May 17, 2015) – The Aesthetic Surgery Education and Research Foundation (ASERF), representing the research and education arm of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), announced  the election of its new President, Neal R. Reisman, MD, JD today. With an   extensive research and education background in plastic surgery and broad experience stemming from his practice serving as a clinical professor of plastic surgery at the Baylor College of Medicine and chief of plastic surgery at St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital, Dr. Reisman will bring new perspectives and initiatives to the role. Reisman succeeds Al Aly, MD, who has served as the ASERF president for the past year.

“It has been a privilege serving as ASERF’s President for the 2014 – 2015 term. As my successor, Dr. Reisman is a proven leader with vast experience  which will serve well to advance ASERF’s mission, shaping the aesthetic surgery landscape through evidence-based research findings that benefit patients, physicians and the entire field of medicine,” noted Dr. Aly.

Dr. Reisman is a graduate from the Temple University School of Medicine, (where he completed his general surgery residency), and plastic surgery at the Eastern Virginia Graduate School of Medicine, with additional fellowships in Great Britain and Baltimore, Maryland. He has pioneered the Split-Muscle Natural Breast Augmentation and Short-Scar Mini facelifts, and served as the chief of surgery at numerous hospitals in the Houston area. Dr. Reisman obtained his law degree from South Texas College of Law and has lectured and written extensively on cosmetic surgery, ethics and the business of plastic surgery, and medico-legal issues relating to plastic surgery, presenting and publishing more than 300 articles and talks to date.

“I am honored to be taking on this role as ASERF is a top resource for research and education pertaining to aesthetic surgery. During my term in office, I hope to increase scientific awareness in evidence-based aesthetic surgery among plastic surgery residents and to facilitate practice management and research that will advance the safe practice of aesthetic surgery, ultimately improving patient safety and outcomes,” noted Dr. Reisman.

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