The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) and the Plastic Surgery Foundation (PSF) announced their new leaders at their October 2015 conference, Plastic Surgery: The Meeting.
ASPS President: David H. Song, MD. Dr. Song is an internationally recognized expert in plastic surgery with additional training in reconstructive microsurgery. He specializes in breast reconstruction and oncoplastic surgery. Dr. Song also holds numerous positions at the University of Chicago, serves on the board of Medical Aid for Children of Latin America (MACLA), is a fellow in the American College of Surgeons, and is past president of the Chicago Society of Plastic Surgeons. Dr. Song succeeds Scot B. Glasberg, MD, as president of ASPS.
PSF President: Charles E. Butler, MD. Dr. Butler is chairman and professor in the Department of Plastic Surgery at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Board certified in both general and plastic surgery, he is a recognized expert in reconstructive surgery, particularly in complex reconstruction and microsurgery, with over 300 publications and 700 invited national and international presentations, instructional courses and lectures. He is also an international expert in complex torso reconstruction, microsurgery, flap, component separation, implantable biologic matrices and tissue engineered constructs. Dr. Butler follows Nicholas Vedder, MD, as president of the PSF.
“I join Dr. Vedder in expressing our pride at having led these two great organizations for the last year. We have genuinely enjoyed participating at this level with such distinguished professionals,” said Dr. Glasberg. “We enthusiastically welcome Drs. Song and Butler to their new roles.”