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Aesthetic Society Leadership Award Print

This award is presented to an Aesthetic Society member who shows exemplary leadership, service, creativity, and dedication to the subspecialty of Aesthetic Surgery, advancing the organization in the pursuit of its stated mission. The Award is presented at the discretion of the Board of Directors to recognize a superior contribution to the Society and its members. The award is a small, covered Tiffany box.

Award Recipients
William P. Adams, Jr, MD - 2022
Michael Edwards, MD - 2021
James C. Grotting - 2019
Leo McCafferty, MD - 2017
Jack Fisher, MD - 2016
Mark Jewell, MD - 2015 
Foad Nahai, MD - 2010 
James M. Stuzin, MD - 2008 
Robert Singer, MD - 2004 
Robert W. Bernard, MD - 1997 

ASERF Career Achievement Award Print

This award honors an esteemed plastic surgeon recognizing their significant contributions and distinguished career; dedication and commitment to aesthetic surgery training and patient safety.  This award is funded by donations in his/her name from the surgeons that know him/her best and thankfully recognize his/her powerful influence on our careers and lives.


Award Recipients
2023 - James M. Stuzin, MD & John B. Tebbetts, MD (posthumous)
2022 - Sherrell J. Aston, MD*
2019 - Robert Singer, MD
2018 - Scott Spear, MD (posthumous)
2017 - Thomas Baker, MD & Simon Fredricks, MD
2016 - Gilbert P. Gradinger, MD
2015 - Foad Nahai, MD
2014 - Luis O. Vasconez, MD
2013 - Fritz E. Barton, Jr., MD
2010 - Thomas D. Rees, MD

 *Due to the pandemic Dr. Aston’s honor was moved from 2020 to 2022.

ASERF Research Award Print

The ASERF (Aesthetic Surgery Education & Research Foundation) Research Award is conferred in those extraordinary circumstances when the results of research projects have a profound and monumental effect upon the specialty of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and the quality of service provided to our patients.

Award Recipient
2004 - Vernon Leroy Young, MD

ASERF Special Award Winners Print
Award Recipient
2021 - Barry E. DiBernardo, MD – In recognition of extraordinary efforts for the 2021 ASERF Silent Auction
2022 – Caroline A. Glicksman, MD, MSJ & Patricia A. McGuire, MD – In appreciation for the landmark research into the issues that relate to the diagnosis, treatment, and improved understanding of “breast implant illness”, and your service to ASERF and our specialty
2022 – Courtney Muehlebach – In appreciation of a great attitude and dedication to ASERF
Best Aesthetic Surgery Journal Article Print

This award is presented for the best article published in Aesthetic Surgery Journal.

Award Recipients

Daniel Del Vecchio, MD
Jeffrey M. Kenkel, MD

Patricia A. McGuire, MD
Daniel J. Clauw, MD
Jason Hammer, MD
Melinda J. Haws, MD
William P. Adams, Jr., MD

Aaron M. Kosins, MD
Rollin K. Daniel, MD

M. Bradley Calobrace, MD
Michael R. Schwartz, MD
Kamakshi R. Zeidler, MD
Troy A. Pittman, MD
Robert Cohen, MD
W. Grant Stevens, MD

Mark W. Clemens, MD
Steven M. Horwitz, MD
Ru-Lin Huang, MD, PhD
Yun Xie, MD
Wenjin Wang, MD, PhD
Tanja Herrler, MD
Jia Zhou, MD, PhD
Peijuan Zhao, MD
Lee LQ Pu, MD, PhD
Qingfeng Li, MD, PhD

Ruth Graf, MD
Andre Ricardo Dall Oglio Tolazzi, MD
Priscilla Balbinot, MD
Andre Pazio, MD
Pedro Miguel Valente, MD
Renato da Silva Freitas, MD
Joel Pessa, MD

Achilleas Thoma, MD, MSC, FRCS (C), FACS
Chris J. Hong, BHSc
Yu Kit Li, MD
Reza Nassab, MBA, MSc, FRCS(plast) 

Jonathan A. Kadouch, MD
Charlotte J. Tutein Nolthenius, MD
Daniel J. Kadouch, MD
Henk-Jan van der Woude, MD, PhD
Refaat B. Karim, MD, PhD
Rick Hoekzema, MD, PhD 

Clinton D. McCord, MD
Peter Kreymerman, MD
Foad Nahai, MD
Joseph D. Walrath, MD
Patrick L. Tonnard, MD
Alexis M. Verpaele, MD
Assaf A. Zeltzer, MD

Bradley P. Bengston, MD
Ivo Pitanguy, MD
Barbara H. B. Machado, MD

Craig N. Creasman, MD
David Mordaunt, PhD
Tom Liolios, MBA
Catherine Chiu
Allan Gabriel, MD
G. Patrick Maxwell, MD
Claude Lassus, MD

Daniel G. Becker, MD
Evan Ransom, MD
Charles Guy, DO
Jason Bloom, MD
Apostolos D. Mandrekas, MD
George J. Zambacos, MD

Fritz E. Barton, MD
Emmanual Delay, MD
Sebastian Garson, MD
Gilles Tousson, MD
Raphael Sinna, MD

Christopher K. Patronella, MD
Amado Ruiz-Razura, MD
German Newall, MD
Henry A. Metz, MD
Monica L. Arango, MD
Tiravat Assavapolee, PhD
Jana L. Siarski

Jordan P. Farkas, MD
Jeffrey M. Kenkel, MD
Daniel A. Hatef, MD
Gabrielle Davis, MD
Tuan Truong, MD
Rod J. Rohrich, MD,
Spencer A. Brown, MD

V. Leroy Young, MD
Marla E. Watson, MA

Ana Zulmira E.D. Badin, MD
Marcia Regina Campelli Forte, MD
Odilon Loyola e Silva, MD

V. Leroy Young, MD
Marla E. Watson, MD
C.B. Boswell, MD
Robert F. Centeno, MD

Constantino G. Mendieta, MD
Richard Ellenbogen, MD
Greg Bazell, MD 2002

John A. Grossman, MD
Philippe A. Caprapo, MD
Virginijus Burneikis, MD

Ruth M. Graf, MD
Andre Auersvald, MD
Afranio Bernardes, MD
Thomas M. Biggs, MD

David Netscher, MD
Richardo A. Meade, MD
Jeffrey D. Friedman, MD
Robert S. Malone, MD
Jett R. Brady, MD
John Thornby, PhD

Antonio Fuente Del Campo, MD
Rollin K. Daniel, MD 1997

T. Roderick Hester, MD
Mark A. Codner, MD
Clinton D. McCord, MD

Rod J. Rohrich, MD
Jack P. Gunter, MD
Ronald Friedman, MD

John Yousif, MD

Best Aesthetic Surgery Journal International Article Print

This award is presented for the best international article published in Aesthetic Surgery Journal.

Patrick Trévidic, MD; Joely Kaufman-Janette, MD; Susan Weinkle, MD; Raymond Wu, MD; Benji Dhillon, MD; Stéphanie Antunes, PhD; Emilie Macé, PharmD; Pauline Maffert, MSc

Greg J. Goodman, MBBS, FACD; GradDipClinEpi, MD; Mark R. Magnusson, MBBS, FRACS; Peter Callan, MBBS, FRACS, BA; Stefania Roberts, MA, MBBS, FRACP; Sarah Hart, MBChB, NZSCM; Frank Lin, MBBS, FRACS; Eqram Rahman, MBBS, MS, PhD; Cara B. McDonald, MBBS, FACD; Steven Liew, MBBS, FRACS; Cath Porter, MBBS; and Niamh Corduff, FRACS; Michael Clague, BA

Greg J. Goodman, FACD; Mark R. Magnusson, MBBS, FRACS; Peter Callan, MBBS, FRACS, MBA; Stefania Roberts, MA, MBBS, FRACP; Sarah Hart, MBChB, NZSCM; Cara B. McDonald, MBBS, FACD; Michael Clague, BSc; Alice Rudd, MBBS, FACD; Philip S. Bekhor, MBBS, FACD; and Steven Liew, MBBS, FRACS

Filiberto Alejandro Alvarez-Alvarez, MD, Hiram O. González-Gutiérrez, MD and César Felipe Ploneda-Valencia, MD

Best Aesthetic Surgery Journal Open Forum Paper Print

Award Recipients

This award is for the best paper published in the Aesthetic Surgery Journal Open Forum.

Breast Implant Illness: An Expert-Panel Discussion on Current Research
Jeffrey M. Kenkel, MD, FACS; Caroline A. Glicksman, MD, MSJ; Patricia A. McGuire, MD; Luis M. Rios Jr., MD, and William P. Adams Jr., MD

Tranexamic Acid in Aesthetic Facial Plastic Surgery: A Systematic Review of Evidence, Applications, and Outcomes
Garrett D Locketz, MD, Kirkland N Lozada, MD, Jason D Bloom, MD, FACS

Management of Asymptomatic Patients With Textured Surface Breast Implants
Patricia A. McGuire, MD; Anand K. Deva, BSc (Med), MBBS, MS, FRACS (Plast); Caroline A. Glicksman, MD;  William P. Adams Jr, MD; and Melinda J. Haws, MD

Best Aesthetic Surgery Journal Open Forum Research Paper Print

Award Recipients

This award is for the best paper published in the Aesthetic Surgery Journal Open Forum.

Fat Transfer for Gluteal Augmentation: An Expert Video Roundtable Discussion
Jeffrey M. Kenkel, MD, FACS, Daniel Del Vecchio, MD, Simeon Wall, Jr, MD, FACS, Patrick Pazmino, MD

The Combined Effect of Intravenous and Topical Tranexamic Acid in Liposuction: A Randomized Double-Blinded Controlled Trial
Nicolas M. Abboud, MD; Ayush K. Kapila, MBBS, MD, MRCS; Sofie Abboud, Elie Yaacoub, MD; and Marwan H. Abboud, MD

Best Aesthetic Surgery Journal Research Paper Print

Award Recipients

3-part series:
Impact of Capsulectomy Type on Post-Explantation Systemic Symptom Improvement: Findings From the ASERF Systemic Symptoms in Women-Biospecimen Analysis Study: Part 1
Caroline Glicksman, MD, MSJ, FACS; Patricia McGuire, MD; Marshall Kadin, MD; Marisa Lawrence, MD; Melinda Haws, MD; Jill Newby, PhD; Sarah Ferenz, BA; James Sung, MD, FCAP; Roger Wixtrom, PhD

Heavy Metals in Breast Implant Capsules and Breast Tissue: Findings from the Systemic Symptoms in Women–Biospecimen Analysis Study: Part 2
Roger Wixtrom, PhD; Caroline Glicksman, MD, MSJ, FACS; Marshall Kadin, MD; Marisa Lawrence, MD; Melinda Haws, MD; Sarah Ferenz, BA; James Sung, MD, FCAP; Patricia McGuire, MD

Microbes, Histology, Blood Analysis, Enterotoxins, and Cytokines: Findings From the ASERF Systemic Symptoms in Women–Biospecimen Analysis Study: Part 3
Patricia McGuire, MD; Caroline Glicksman, MD, MSJ, FACS; Roger Wixtrom, PhD; C. James Sung, MD, FCAP; Robert Hamilton, PhD, D(ABMLI); Marisa Lawrence, MD; Melinda Haws, MD; Sarah Ferenz, BA; Marshall Kadin, MD

Safety Considerations of Fat Grafting in Buttock Augmentation
Greg J. Goodman, MBBS, FACD; GradRebecca C. O’Neill, MD; Summer E. Hanson, MD, PhD, FACS; dward Reece, MD, MBA, FACS; Sebastian Winocour, MD, MSc, FACS

Histological Evaluation of the Skin After Fat Grafting: A Blinded, Randomized, Controlled Clinical Study
Juan PBR Maricevich, MD, Marcel FMB Lima, MD, Ana Carolina Maricevich, MD, Marco ABR Maricevich, MD, Larissa FJ Silva, MD, Daniela M Takano, MD, MSc, Rafael Anlicoara, MD, Álvaro Antônio Bandeira Ferraz, MD, PhD

Adipose-Derived Stem Cells in Aesthetic Surgery: A Mixed Methods Evaluation of the Current Clinical Trial, Intellectual Property, and Regulatory Landscape
Zeeshaan Arshad; Celine-Lea Halioua-Haubold; Mackenna Roberts; Fulvio Urso-Baiarda, MD, FRCS; Oliver A. Branford, MD, PhD, FRCS; David A. Brindley, MEng, DPhil; Benjamin M. Davies, MD, DPhil; and David Pettitt, BSc, MD

Adipose Stem Cell Function Maintained with Age: An Intra-Subject Study of Long-Term Cryopreserved Cells  
Lauren E. Kokai, PhD, Dmitry O. Traktuev, PhD, Liyong Zhang, PhD, Stephanie Merfeld-Clauss, BS, Gabriella DiBernardo, BS; Hongyan Lu, PhD, Kacey G. Marra, PhD, Albert Donnenberg, PhD, Vera Donnenberg, PhD, E. Michael Meyer, BS, Peter B. Fodor, MD, Keith L. March, MD, PhD & J. Peter Rubin, MD   

The Relationship of Bacterial Biofilms and Capsular Contracture in Breast Implants
Dragana Ajdic, PhD, Yasmina Zoghbi, MS, David Gerth MD, Zubin J. Panthaki MD, & Seth Thaller MD, DMD, FACS  

Characterization of Adipose Tissue for Autologous Fat Grafting
Thomas M. Suszynski, MD
David A. Sieber, MD
Allen L. Van Beek, MD
Bruce L. Cunningham, MD

Adipose-Derived Stem Cell to Epithelial Stem Cell Transdifferentiation: A Mechanism to Potentially Improve Understanding of Fat Grafting's Impact on Skin Rejuvenation.
Brian M. Derby, MD
Hui Dai, MD, PhD
Joel Reichensperger, BS
Lisa Cox, BS
Carrie Harrison, BS
Nicole Cosenze, MS
Mei Yang, MD, PhD
Rueben A, Bueno, MD
Michael W. Neumeister, MD, FRCSC, FACS

Best Presentation from The Aesthetic Series Print
Award Recipients

Experienced Insights in Breast and Body
Optimizing Abdominoplasty
Simeon Wall Jr, MD

Premier Global Hot Topics
Hot New Tech and Innovations: What’s Here and What’s on the Horizon
Barry DiBernardo, MD and Jason Pozner, MD

Nuances and Techniques in Injectables
Current Protocols in Filler Complications
David Funt, MD

Practical and Effective Approaches to Facial Rejuvenation
Subplatysmal Surgery:  What Lies Beneath?
Dino Elyassnia, MD

Practical and Effective Approaches to Nasal Surgery
Approaches to Dorsal Preservation
Aaron Kosins, MD
Best Presentations from The Aesthetic Meeting 20/20 @Home Print
Award Recipients

Best Body Presentation

Addressing the Extremities After Massive Weight Loss:  Thighplasty
Michele Shermak, MD

Best Breast Presentation
Coordination with My Breast Surgeon to Make Pre-pectoral Breast Reconstruction a Reality
Steven Sigalove, MD

Best Buttock Presentation
Donor Site Considerations: Why I Use What I Use and How I Use It: 5mm Basket High-Definition Liposuction
Douglas Steinbrech, MD

Best Face Presentation
Platysmaplasty: Medial, Lateral or Both?
Michael Lee, MD

Best Teaching Course Presentation
Integrating High Resolution Ultrasound into Your Practice
William P. Adams Jr, MD
Caroline Glicksman, MD, MSJ
Patricia McGuire, MD
Best Scientific Exhibit by a Resident Print

This plaque is presented to the resident whose Scientific Exhibit at an ASAPS/ASERF annual meeting is selected as the most educational.

Award Recipients
2011 - Michelle Roughton, MD
2010 - Humberto Palladino, MD
2009 - Clark Friedrich Schierle, MD
2007 - Francisco J. Agullo, MD
2005 - Sing Wing Poon, MD
2004 - Jennifer L. Walden, MD
2003 - Chad D. Tattini, MD
2002 - Gregory R.D. Evans, MD
2001 - Kent V. Hasen, MD
2000 - Dimitros Mastorakos, MD
1999 - Jeffrey Marcus, MD 
1998 - R. Biff McCann, MD 
1997 - Mark T. Boschert, MD
1996 - R. Biff McCann, MD
1995 - Brad J. Jacobs, MD

Community Service Award Print
Award Recipients
Thomas D. Rees, MD - 2006
Renato Saltz, MD - 2006
Kenneth E. Salyer, MD - 2007
Lawrence C. Kurtzman, MD - 2008
Tolbert Wilkinson, MD - 2009
Jack E. Demos, MD - 2013
Joe M. Gryskiewicz, MD - 2015
Distinguished Service Award Print

This award is presented to members of the Society whose dedication, service, and/or contributions to the development, well being, and success of the Society have been demonstrated over many years and have exemplified action above and beyond the expected or ordinary. The award is a Tiffany crystal trapezoid on a marble base.

Award Recipients
2022 - Foad Nahai, MD
2021 - Leo McCafferty, MD
2019 -  Laurie A. Casas, MD
2015 - James Stuzin, MD
2011 - Robert Stanton
2010 - Robert Singer, MD
2009 - Robert W. Bernard, MD & V. Leroy Young, MD
2007 - Jack A. Friedland, MD
2002 - Stanley A. Klatsky, MD
1996 - Gaspar W. Anastasi, MD
1995 - Norman M. Cole, MD
1992 - Rex A. Peterson, MD
1991 - Thomas J. Baker, MD
1990 - Thomas D. Rees, MD
1988 - Simon Fredricks, MD
1987 - John R. Lewis, Jr., MD
1978 - Jerome Klingbeil, MD, CAE 

Gaspar W. Anastasi Award Print

The Gaspar W. Anastasi Award is presented to the highest rated resident and/or fellow scientific papers at the Residents & Fellows Forum during the annual meeting of the Society.

Award Recipients
2021 - Justin Bellamy, MD
2021 - Shirley Shue, MD
2019 - Christodoulos Kaoutzanis, MD
2019 - Nneamaka Nwubah, MD
2018 - Jennifer Baker, MD
2018 - Kevin Shultz, MD
2017 - Erica Bartlett    
2017 - Paul N. Afrooz
2016 - Chris Surek    
2016 - Matthew Orgel
2015 - Paul Afrooz    
2015 - Anthony Wilson  
2014 - Sammy Sinno   
2014 - Thomas Imahi Yerobo 
2013 - Sachin Shiridharani   
2013 - Tsung-Lin Tsai  
2012 - Christophe Ho Quoc, MD
2011 - Nour Abboushi, MD
2011 - Sophie Bartsich, MD
2010 - Humberto Palladino, MD
2010 - Jamil Ahmad, MD
2009 - Mark A. Clayman, MD
2009 - Alireza Sadeghi, MD
2008 - Raj Ambay, MD
2008 - Brian S. Coan, MD
2007 - Justin Piasecki, MD
2007 - Mark V. Schaverien, MD
2006 - Ashkan Ghavami, MD
2006 - Mark A. Clayman, MD
2005 - Shim Ching, , MD
2005 - Anthony Zacharek, MD
2004 - Arian Mowlavi, MD
2004 - Raman C. Mahabir, MD
2003 - Timothy Shane Johnson, MD
2003 - Raman Mahabir, MD
2002 - Stephanie Houser
2002 - Ashley Gordon, MD
2001 - Colin Riordan, MD
2001 - Kristin A. Boehm, MD
2000 - Elaine Sassoon, MD
2000 - Donald R. Nunn, DDS, MD
1999 - Miguel L. Gallegos, MD
1999 - Sean Lille, MD
1998 - Deborah Sillins, MD
1998 - George Rudkin, MD

In Chul Song Award for Philanthropic Service Print

This award is made possible by a generous contribution to the Aesthetic Surgery Education and Research Foundation by Sharadkumar Dicksheet, MD. This award is bestowed upon a plastic surgeon whose philanthropic plastic surgery efforts best exemplifies humanitarian service.

Award Recipients
2013 - Raj N. Lalla, MD
2012 - Larry Weinstein, MD
2011 - Julio Garcia, MD
2010 - Raj Chowdary, MD
2009 - Libby F. Wilson, MD
2008 - Peter B. Fodor, MD
2007 - Fernando Ortiz-Monasterio, MD
2006 - Fernando Ortiz-Monasterio, MD
2005 - Thomas E. Geraghty, MD
2004 - Bernard S. Alpert, MD
2003 - P. Craig Hobar, MD
2002 - Donald Laub, Jr., MD
2001 - J. William Little, MD
2000 - Robert Davis, MD
1999 - William P. Magee, MD
1998 - Sharadkumar Dicksheet, MD
1997 - G. Patrick Maxwell, MD
1996 - Thomas D. Rees, MD

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