Elected Leader Information
Apply Now for an Elected Leader Position
ASPS Active Members interested in serving the American Society of Plastic Surgeons or The Plastic Surgery Foundation in an elected capacity may now apply for the positions listed below. The application deadline is Sunday, March 10, 2024, at 11:59 PM CT.
- ASPS/PSF Board Vice President of Academic Affairs (PSF) (2-year term)
- ASPS/PSF Board Vice President of Finance and Treasurer (ASPS) (2-year term)
- ASPS Trustees* (2 positions, each for a 3-year term)
- Judicial Council (2 positions, each for a 3-year term)
- Ethics Committee (2 district-specific positions, each for a 3-year term)
- District 3, Midwest (North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa, Nebraska, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Michigan, West Virginia)
- District 5, Rocky Mountain/Northwest (Alaska, Hawaii, Washington, Oregon, Utah, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Nevada, Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico)
- Conflict of Interest Committee Member-at-Large (1 position for a 3-year term)
- ASPS/PSF Audit Committee Member-at-Large (2 positions appointed by the Nominating Committee, each for a 1-year term)
*Only past elected officers of ASPS or another major plastic surgery-related organization are eligible to serve as Trustees.
To be eligible, members must meet the criteria below.
- The member must be an Active Member in good standing (i.e., has paid all dues, fees and assessment obligations, is not on probation or under suspension related to accredited surgical facilities requirements and is not on probation or under suspension per the Society's Bylaws).
- The member must disclose at the time of the application any prior or pending disciplinary action, including investigation, by any state or provincial medical licensing authority, any plastic surgery organization, any other healthcare organization or any healthcare delivery facility.
- Candidates must understand and agree to comply with the Conflict of Interest policy and must have submitted their COI Disclosure Statement within the last 30 days.
- Board of Directors candidates must agree to sign a confidentiality agreement upon election to the office.
Letters of Recommendation
Applicants are required to submit a minimum of two letters of recommendation, but no more than three letters of recommendation shall be provided to the Nominating Committee. These LORs must be sent to email@example.com by the application deadline of March 10, 2024.
The ASPS/PSF Nominating Committee has set aside specific dates for the interview sessions. All interviews will be conducted via Zoom videoconference. Interested candidates must make themselves available for their interview on the day and time established by the Nominating Committee.
Interviews with semifinalists for the elected positions are scheduled to take place between 9:00 AM and 3:00 PM CT on the following dates:
- Saturday, May 18, 2024
- Saturday, June 1, 2024
- Saturday, June 15, 2024
The specific schedule will not be known until late April, but interviews with the semifinalists for the Board and Trustee positions will likely take place May 18 or June 1, and interviews with the semifinalists for the Judicial Council, Ethics Committee, Conflict of Interest Committee and Audit Committee positions will take place on June 1 or 15. If needed, additional interview sessions will be scheduled.
Candidates for Elected Office Slated by the Nominating Committee
Individuals who have determined they would like to be considered for a leadership position are expected to demonstrate the highest ethical behavior throughout the application and interview process.
- Candidates are prohibited from communicating with other candidates with the express intent to influence another candidate to withdraw from consideration for an open position or apply for a different position on the slate to minimize competition for an open position they hope to win.
- Candidates who have been contacted by another candidate for this purpose are required to report the interaction to the co-chairs of the Nominating Committee. The candidate soliciting may be deemed ineligible for further consideration for the position.
Lobbying Related to Candidates Applying for Leadership Positions
Individuals seeking leadership positions are subject to the following guidelines:
- Candidates are strictly prohibited from contacting any member of the Nominating Committee throughout the vetting process. Any questions or concerns about the process shall be directed to either the Staff Liaison or the Co-Chairs of the Committee.
- Candidates must submit two letters of recommendation from individuals and/or organizations and may submit a third. However, the Nominating Committee will not be provided with written endorsements, including letters of recommendation, from the ASPS Trustees, ASPS/PSF Board of Directors or fellow Nominating Committee members.
If the Nominating Committee Chairs are made aware of allegations of any violation of this policy, these allegations will be referred to the Governance Committee. The Governance Committee will determine appropriate consequences, which may include notifying the electorate that a violation of the policy has occurred. If the Governance Committee agrees a violation has occurred, they will notify the ASPS/PSF Board of Directors of such violation and actions that need to be taken in response.
Work of the Nominating Committee
Positions Slated or Appointed by the Nominating Committee
The Nominating Committee shall act as a search firm by vetting talent for open positions to be elected by Society members. Positions slated for election by Society members (follow the link to access the job description) are listed below:
- ASPS/PSF Board of Directors
- ASPS President-Elect (1 annually)
- PSF President-Elect (1 annually)
- Board Vice Presidents (2 or more annually)
- Independent Advisory Committees
In addition to the slated positions for election, the Nominating Committee selects the ASPS and PSF members-at-large for the ASPS/PSF Audit Committee each year.
Special Considerations for President-Elect Applicants
Applicants to the ASPS or PSF President-Elect position shall be limited to those who will have completed two (2) or more years of service as ASPS/PSF Board Vice Presidents immediately prior to their term as President-Elect. If the Nominating Committee finds that there are no suitable candidates that meet these criteria in any given year, it may consider (and may solicit) applications from individuals who have demonstrated exemplary service to the organization as Committee Chairs.
How do I get placed on the slate for one of the ASPS/PSF elected positions?
To encourage as broad a candidate pool as possible, a call for applications will be distributed via email to each eligible Society member. The call for applications is typically distributed in February.
The Nominating Committee shall interview in person or by electronic means (i.e. video conference) the semifinalists for each elected position. Members who have served on ASPS or PSF committees, especially those who have served on committees related to the position's portfolio, shall be given greater consideration. Interviews for the open positions typically take place between April and June.
Candidates must abide by the Candidate Conduct Policy to avoid disqualification.
ASPS and The PSF value racial, ethnic, religious, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability and age diversity, as well as diversity in perspective, thought and personality.
Both in the selection of members to the Nominating Committee, and in the selection of candidates for leadership positions by the Nominating Committee, we will strive to select individuals who reflect the diversity of the general membership. Diversity, including diversity of race, ethnicity, gender, religion sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, economic status, employment type, geography and experience level, is actively sought and encouraged.
In the selection of candidates, the Nominating Committee shall also be sensitive to institutional diversity and their relationship in terms of succession to the presidency.
How does the Nominating Committee vet the elected positions?
The Nominating Committee shall consider the critical elements outlined below in their decision-making process.
- Attendance on Executive Committee, Board of Directors or committee calls and in-person meetings
- Attendance at Advocacy Summits and legislative fly-ins shall be considered for candidates for the Board Vice President of Health Policy and Advocacy position
- Evaluation results (for Board positions only)
- Any remediation required during their time as a Society member
- History of service to ASPS/PSF
- Any significant or relevant history during their time as a Society member
- Activity within ASPS/PSF
- Assessment of contribution/leadership, in addition to attendance, and any noteworthy contributions to ASPS/PSF (task force participant/chair, etc.)
- Demonstration of ongoing leadership development training such as Leadership Tomorrow, Pathways to Leadership, Essentials of Leadership, ACS/ASPS Brandeis program, etc.
- History of relevant service outside ASPS/PSF
- Does the Ethics Committee or Judicial Council candidate have relevant experience elsewhere?
- Does the Trustee candidate have sufficient experience as a former officer of ASPS or another major plastic surgery-related organization?
- Letters of recommendation (two are required, the third is optional)
- Foundation and PlastyPAC (if U.S. citizen) donation history
- Quality of narrative (from the application)
- Curriculum Vitae (provided as an attachment to the application)
- Diversity of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, practice type, geography and experience level is actively encouraged, and Nominating Committee members shall strive to ensure diverse representation of Society members
- Evaluation of the applicant's social media/website presence
- Whether the applicant has applied previously and, if so, for what position
For purposes of Phase 1, in addition to the aforementioned "critical elements," the Nominating Committee and the ASPS/PSF Presidential Line will be provided with the published position description and scope of responsibility for each office under consideration, along with a statement of accomplishments or achievements in their current role from each candidate.
In addition to the critical elements noted above, candidates for consideration for a Board position shall be evaluated by Society members and staff with whom they have worked in an ASPS/PSF volunteer leadership capacity to include:
- Executive Leadership Team
- Committee chairs under whom they have served
- ASPS/PSF Board Directors
- Staff Liaisons
Candidate Scorecards have been developed to aid Nominating Committee members with their decision-making by organizing the important elements to be considered when deciding the future leadership of the Society and Foundation. The goal is to make the process more consistent so that all candidates are judged on a broad range of merits demonstrating their suitability for leadership, without overly weighting the decision based on the interview alone. There are three versions – one for President-Elect candidates, one for the Board Vice President candidates and a third for candidates for all other positions. The three scorecards are attached as appendices to the Nominating Committee Standard Operating Procedures.
Meet the 2024 Nominating Committee
Society members elected the five Regional Representatives during July and August 2023. The Presidential Line of the Society and Foundation and the Trustees each elected a representative at their respective October 2023 meetings. Each of the three Subcouncils of the ASPS Council of Representatives (Member Sections, State and Regional Societies and Subspecialty Societies) elected two representatives at their inaugural meetings in October 2023. The ASPS Board of Directors designated the Carryover Member and the PSF Board of Directors elected a Public Member. The ASPS and PSF Immediate Past Presidents serve as Co-Chairs.
The members listed below serve as the ASPS/PSF Nominating Committee for the 2024 leadership term (October 30, 2023, to September 29, 2024).
Gregory A. Greco, DO, FACS
Co-Chair, Immediate Past ASPS President
Monmouth Medical Center, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Red Bank, NJ
Howard Levinson, MD, FACS
Co-Chair, Immediate Past PSF President
Duke University Hospital, Durham Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Richard C. Baynosa, MD
University of Nevada School of Medicine
Las Vegas, NV
Chris A. Campbell, MD, FACS
State and Regional Societies Representative
University of Virginia Medical Center
Meredith S. Collins, MD
Member Sections Representative
University of Kansas Medical Center
Kansas City, KS
Grady B. Core, MD
State and Regional Societies Representative
Kyle R. Eberlin, MD
Northeast Regional Representative
Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School
Henry Hsia, MD
Presidential Line Representative
Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
New Haven, CT
Gabriel M. Kind, MD
Subspecialty Societies Representative
San Francisco, CA
Evan Matros, MD
Subspecialty Societies Representative
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
New York, NY
Patricia A. McGuire, MD
Southwest Regional Representative
BJC West County Medical Center, Missouri Baptist Medical Center, St. Louis
MultiSpecialty Surgery Center, CityPlace Surgery Center
St. Louis, MO
PSF Public Member
Michelle Roughton, MD
Southeast Regional Representative
Amelia Aesthetics, Rex UNC Health, Duke Raleigh Health
J. Peter Rubin, MD
Carryover Member (ASPS)
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Cristiane M. Ueno, MD
Midwest Regional Representative
Ohio State University, Wexner Medical Center
Michael S. Wong, MD
West Regional Representative
California Northstate University, University of California Davis Medical Center, Prime Plastic Surgery
Alice Yao, MD
Member Sections Representative
Mount Sinai Surgical Associates
New York, NY
Prospective candidates who may be interested in applying for a position under the Nominating Committee's purview should be mindful that the Candidate Conduct Policy strictly prohibits candidates from contacting any member of the Nominating Committee throughout the nominating process and that questions or concerns about the process should be directed to the Nominating Committee Co-Chairs or the Nominating Committee Staff Liaison (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Nominations-Related Policies, Procedures and Other Documents
Nominating Committee Resources
- Nominations & Appointment Policy
- Nominating Committee Standard Operating Procedures
- Candidate Conduct Policy
- Nominating Committee Job Description
- ASPS Volunteer Leader Conflict of Interest Disclosure Statement
- Nominating Committee Supplemental Conflict of Interest Disclosure Statement
Board Policies and Resources
- Board Code of Conduct
- Board Confidentiality Agreement
- Board Policy on Corporate Opportunities
- Policy on On-Boarding and Performance Management
- ASPS 360 Evaluation Tool
- Conflict of Interest Resource Page
- Ethics & Compliance Resource Page
- Presidential Line COI Restrictions Summary