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ASAPS Leadership Award Print

This award is presented to an ASAPS 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
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

2020 - 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

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

ASJ Open Forum Print

Award Recipients
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 ASJ Research Paper Print

Award Recipients
2019 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

2017 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   

2016 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  

2015 - 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

2014 - 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 Journal Article Print

This award is presented for the best aesthetic surgery article published in a scientific journal.

Award Recipients
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 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
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
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

International Symposium Award Print

The two best presenters at the ASAPS/ASERF/ISAPS International Symposium are then invited to present their paper to the entire Scientific Session at the ASAPS/ASERF annual meeting.

Award Recipients
2005 - Jaime Anger, MD - Brazil
2005 - Carlos Oscar Uebel, MD - Brazil
2004 - Carl Troilius, MD - Sweden
2004 - Jose A. De La Pena, MD - Mexico
2003 - Arturo C. Prado, MD - Chile
2003 - Theirry Rainier Jean Besins, MD - France

Jerome R. Klingbeil Award for Teaching Excellence Print

The Jerome R. Klingbeil Award for teaching excellence was established in 1988 to recognize the efforts and the achievements of outstanding Teaching Course instructors and as a memorial to Jerome R. Klingbeil, MD, CAE, (1918 - 1988). This award was named in honor of Dr. Klingbeil's faithful and dedicated service to ASAPS. Dr. Klingbeil served this organization and its membership in numerous capacities, including 1973 Local Arrangements Chairman, Chairman of the Convention Planning and Coordination Committee (1974 - 1984) and as its first Executive Director (1981 - 1985).

In keeping with the high degree of emphasis Dr. Klingbeil placed upon quality education and professional development, this award is conferred upon Teaching Course instructors who have donated their time and expertise to furnish significant and long-term contributions to the Society and the specialty. ASAPS is proud to present a bust of Queen Nefertiti in recognition of demonstrated commitment and excellence to:

Award Recipients
Geoffrey R. Keyes, MD
Joe M. Gryskiewicz, MD
Z Paul Lorenc, MD

Mary L. Jewell, RPT

Grady B. Core, MD
Joseph P. Hunstad, MD
Constantino G. Mendieta, MD
Kiya Movassaghi, MD, DMD

2016 and Prior Years
Linda L. Jewell, RPT
Frederick M. Grazer, MD
Bernard L. Kaye, MD
George C. Peck, MD
Gustavo A. Colon, MD
John Bostwick, III, MD
Gordon H. Sasaki, MD
Fritz E. Barton, Jr., MD
Sydney Coleman, MD
Grant R. Fairbanks, MD
Robert S. Flowers, MD
Mark L. Jewell, MD
Alan Matarasso, MD
Tolbert Wilkinson, MD
Karen Zupko
Glenn W. Jelks, MD
Clifford P. Clark, MD
Felmont F. Eaves, MD
Jeffrey M. Kenkel, MD
Rod J. Rohrich, MD
Renato Saltz, MD
Robert Singer, MD
William P. Adams, Jr., MD
Michael I. Kulick, MD
Timothy J. Marten, MD
Foad Nahai, MD

Peter B. Fodor Award for Best Panel Moderator Print

This award is presented to the individual who is judged the Best Panel Moderator at the ASAPS/ASERF Annual Meeting. This etched triangular crystal on a green marble base is made possible through a restricted fund established in 2001 by Barbara and Peter B. Fodor, MD.

Award Recipients
2018 - Rod J. Rohrich, MD
2017 - James M. Stuzin, MD
2016 - William P. Adams, Jr., MD
2015 - Sherrell J. Aston, MD
2014 - Jamil Ahmad, MD & Frank Lista, MD
2013 - Glenn Jelks, MD
2012 - Jack Fisher, MD
2011 - Mark A. Codner, MD
2010 - Foad Nahai, MD
2009 - Robert Singer, MD
2008 - Charles Thorne, MD
2007 - Foad Nahai, MD 
2006 - Jack Fisher, MD 
2005 - Fritz E. Barton, Jr., MD
2004 - Jack Fisher, MD
2003 - Robert Singer, MD
2002 - Franklin L. DiSpaltro, MD
2001 - Daniel C. Morello, MD

Raymond Vilain Award Print

The Raymond Vilain Award is presented to an International Active member or an international surgeon for an outstanding scientific presentation at an ASAPS/ASERF meeting. This award is given in the name of Raymond Vilain, MD, a Corresponding Member of the Society from 1973–1989. 

Award Recipients
2019 - Yoav Barnea, MD
2018 - Francisco G. Bravo, MD, PhD
2017 - Alfredo E. Hoyos, MD
2016 - Jean-Francois Pascal, MD
2015 - Bryan Mendelson, MD
2014 - Bryan Mendelson, MD
2013 - Mario Pell-Cervolo, MD
2012 - Janek Januszkiewicz, MD
2011 - Gino Rigotti, MD
2010 - Alain Fogli, MD
2009 - João Carlos Sampaio Goés, MD
2008 - Bryan C. Mendelson, MD
2007 - Barry Jones, MD
2006 - Arturo Ramirez-Montanana, MD
2005 - Jean Francois Pascal, MD
2004 - Patrick Tonnard, MD
2003 - Patrick Tonnard, MD
2002 - Bryan C. Mendelson, MD
2001 - Michael Scheflan, MD
2000 - Jose Guerrerosantos, MD
1999 - Ewaldo B. de Souza Pinto, MD
1998 - Michael Scheflan, MD
1995 - Carlos O. Uebel, MD


Robert Singer Award for Best Hot Topics Presentation Print

Award Recipients
2019 - James Fernau, MD
2018 - Alfredo E. Hoyos, MD
2017 - Henry A. Mentz, MD
2016 - W. Grant Stevens, MD
2015 - Daniel Del Vecchio, MD
2014 - Mark A. Pinsky, MD
2013 - Steven Teitelbaum, MD

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