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Residents & Fellows Forum subscriber information, benefits, committee resources and more.

Welcome to the Residents & Fellows Forum

Welcome to your ASPS Resident website. Here, you can explore all of the benefits you’ll gain from joining the ASPS Resident and Fellows Forum.

Use the resources listed on this website to help prepare for cases and conferences, reach out to ASPS leadership, discover what’s new in plastic surgery, and apply for research grants.

ASPS is your professional society and can help support you during every stage of your professional career.

Get involved by applying to be on a committee. Attend the Senior Residents Conference at Plastic Surgery The Meeting. Reach out to the resident representative on the committee you’re interested in and share your thoughts and ideas. Your participation matters!

As your resident representative to the Board of Directors, I look forward to working together to continue advancing our field of plastic surgery.

Deana S. Shenaq, MD
Resident Representative to the ASPS/PSF Board of Directors

Dr. Shenaq's Bio

Deana S. Shenaq, MD is a currently a chief resident in Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery resident at The University of Chicago. She was raised in Houston, Texas and earned her undergraduate degree from Rice University, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude with a B.A. in Anthropology with Honors and received a Goliard Scholarship for international travel to Peru following graduation. Dr. Shenaq completed her medical school training at The University of Chicago with AOA honors and was inducted into the Gold Humanism Honor Society. She served as a research fellow in the Laboratory of Craniofacial Biology and Development, studying the effects of bone morphogenic proteins on critical-sized murine, cranial defects, and received an Alpha Omega Carolyn Kuckein research grant and the Association of Academic Surgery Research Award for Meritorious Research. During residency, her academic interests have focused on outcomes in autologous breast and chest wall reconstruction. She has received multiple awards for her research presentations at the American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery annual meetings. Dr. Shenaq plans to pursue a career in academic plastic surgery and a fellowship in microsurgery. She has been selected to serve on the American Society of Plastic Surgeons Board of Directors as the resident representative for 2016-2017. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, exploring Chicago and running on the lake.