Co-Chair: J. Peter Rubin, MD
Dr. Peter Rubin is Chair of the Department of Plastic Surgery, UPMC Endowed Professor of Plastic Surgery, and Professor of Bioengineering at the University of Pittsburgh. He is an internationally recognized expert in the science of adipose stem cells and fat grafting. He serves as co-director of the Adipose Stem Cell Center and is founder and director of the Center for Innovation in Restorative Medicine in the Department of Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh.
Dr. Rubin has been a consistent leader in the international plastic surgery community. As a past president of the IFATS, Dr. Rubin led a group of scientists worldwide who are on the cutting edge in the study of the use of fat stem cells for treating numerous disorders. Dr. Rubin also has been chair of the Plastic Surgery Research Council, the oldest and most respected basic science research organization in the field of plastic surgery. He currently serves as a member of a joint society task force of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and serves as the chair on the Fat Grafting and Stem Cell Task Force. Additionally, he serves as the liaison between the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgeons, working to promote safety and quality standards in plastic surgery after weight loss. He is also the co-chair of the Regenerative Medicine Task Force of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons/Plastic Surgery Educational Foundation.
He is well known for his innovative techniques in breast and body contouring surgery, and frequently lectures at institutions across the country and internationally. He has published a textbook on plastic surgery after weight loss and currently is lead editor of a multi-author textbook project on body contouring surgery that is expected to be the standard reference.
Co-Chair: John Kim, MD
Dr. Kim is on faculty at Northwestern where he is Associate Program Director and Clinical Director. He was educated at Harvard and received dual graduate degrees in medicine and literature from Stanford. After completing an integrated residency at Baylor he did his fellowship with Dr. Neil Ford Jones at UCLA. His clinical practice focuses on breast reconstruction. His academic interests are in outcomes research and he has published over 140 peer-reviewed articles. He is on the Editorial Board for PRS-Global and Annals of Plastic Surgery and is co-chair of the ASPS Breast sub-committee. He is interested in medical device innovation and has 16 issued patents with a start-up nearing exit.
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