William H. Truswell, MD, FACS, is the new president of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS). He took office on October 28 and will serve for one year. Over the past four decades, Dr. Truswell has performed more than 30,000 head and neck reconstruction and cosmetic facial surgeries. He is board certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology. He has been a member of the AAFPRS for more than 40 years and is a fellow on the FACE TO FACE Committee, the AAFPRS national domestic violence project, as well as a clinical instructor in the division of otolaryngology at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine in Farmington, Connecticut.
“Outgoing president Dr. Fred G. Fedok, has been incredibly dedicated to leading the worldwide members of our organization, and we are grateful for the time, service and ideas he has contributed to the Academy,” said Dr. Truswell. “My goals for this coming year are to reinforce the AAFPRS code of ethics and continue to educate the public in seeking qualified, trained and experienced facial plastic surgeons for their needs. When we further elevate public trust, it leads to safer, better facial plastic surgery outcomes.”
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