The American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS) announced that Paul J. Carniol, MD, founder of Carniol Plastic Surgery in Summit, NJ, has been elected president of the organization.
The AAFPRS is a specialty association for facial plastic surgery. It seeks to educate medical professionals, government and the general public about facial plastic surgery as a specialty that requires intensive training and competence.
Dr. Carniol formally took office as AAFPRS President on October 17, 2020 and will serve the 2020-2021 term year. He is board certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology. He has been an active member of the AAFPRS for nearly 30 years and is a clinical professor at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School.
“It is an honor to be president of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery,” said Dr. Carniol. “Dr. Mary Lynn Moran, our trailblazing immediate past president, has done a stellar job leading our academy. During the 2020-2021 term, we will build upon Dr. Moran’s platform, further focusing on education and advocacy, advancing diversity and inclusivity within our organization, as well as industry relationships that bolster member education and opportunities while providing insights into the latest techniques and advancements.”
As AAFPRS president, Dr. Carniol will closely collaborate with other "core specialties" in the cosmetic surgery field, continue development of AAFPRS’ educational programs, including online programs, partner with industry on research efforts and explore avenues to add value for the members of the AAFPRS.
“Dr. Carniol has a tremendous passion for and commitment to the advancement of our valued academy members and of our specialty overall,” asserts AAFPRS executive vice president and CEO Steve Jurich. “I congratulate Dr. Carniol as he steps into the critical role of AAFPRS President—and I’m confident that under his active leadership we will further actualize the AAFPRS mission, while maximizing the diversity and inclusion of all our members and deepening our collaborations with industry partners.”