AACS Announces 2021 Leadership Team

The American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery and the Cosmetic Surgery Foundation have elected new leaders for 2021-2022 and engaged the services of a new management firm.

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The American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery (AACS) and the Cosmetic Surgery Foundation (CSF) have announced their 2021-2022 leadership teams.

The AACS is an educational provider for cosmetic surgery practitioners from a diverse array of medical specialties, including dermatology, oral & maxillofacial surgery, otolaryn-gology, general surgery, ophthalmology and plastic/reconstructive surgery.

The CSF is the research and education arm of the AACS.

The 2021-2022 AACS Executive Committee members include:

  • Mark Mandell-Brown, MD, president
  • J. Kevin Duplechain, MD, vice president
  • Rania Agha, MD, treasurer
  • Alex Sobel, DO, secretary
  • Chris Lowery, DO, immediate past president and trustees
  • Mohammad Banki, MD, DMD
  • Victoria Karlinsky-Bellini, MD
  • James Koehler, MD
  • Emily J. Lo, MD
  • Carey Nease, MD
  • Samir Pancho-li, DO
  • Marco Pelosi, III, MD
  • William P. Werschler, MD
  • Marco Barusco, MD, American Hair Restoration Surgery representative
  • Joseph Castellano, MD, American Society of Liposuction Surgery representative
  • Lisa Chipps, MD, American Society of Cosmetic Laser Surgery representative

The 2021-2022 CSF Officers include:

  • Sheila Barbarino, MD, president
  • Alex Sobel, DO, vice president
  • Edward Zimmerman, MD, treasurer
  • Roxana F. Barad, MD, secretary
  • J. Kevin Duplechain, MD, immediate past president
  • Ryan Diepenbrock, DDS, director
  • Robert Jackson, MD, director

The AACS and CSF have also brought on a new management firm, TREX & Medical Society Management, a boutique association management company that works with national and international nonprofit medical associations. 

“As AACS and CSF embark on an exciting next phase of growth and evolution as a leading organization dedicated to excellence in cosmetic surgery and aesthetic medicine, we are delighted to welcome TREX-MSM aboard as our management team. They have an outstanding track record of managing medical specialty associations, and together, we envision great outcomes,” said AACS president Mark Mandell-Brown.

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