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Remembering Melvin Spira, MD, DDS, 1925-2020

By Jim Leonardo & Paul Snyder Thursday, October 8, 2020

A giant in plastic surgery, Melvin Spira, MD, DDS, passed away Oct. 8 in California at age 95.

FDA issues BIA-ALCL update, qualifies BREAST-Q

Monday, August 24, 2020

The FDA issued an update to its breast implant safety webpages on Aug. 20 regarding adverse events reported to the Agency related to breast implants, including Breast Implant-Associated Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma (BIA-ALCL) and data on medical device reports (MDR) the FDA has received on "Breast Implant Illness."

Remembering internationally renowned plastic surgeon Ian Jackson, MD, 1934-2020

By Paul Snyder Monday, August 3, 2020

Plastic surgeons are mourning the loss of an internationally renowned colleague and a giant in the world of craniofacial surgery, Ian Jackson, MD, who passed away Sunday at age 85.

PRS scores all-time-high Impact Factor, joins 'upper echelon' of journals

By Paul Snyder Thursday, July 16, 2020

In three of the past four years, PRS has broken its own record for its Impact Factor score, but this year's score, 4.209 – the first time the journal has crossed the "4" threshold – is the most significant.

Social Media Focus: Be the star of your own reality TV show: An Instagram TV Guide

By Smita Ramanadham, MD, & Ashley Amalfi, MD Friday, July 10, 2020

Social media is no longer just a place to post photographs of your family or vacations in the way it was 10 years ago.

ASPS joins Surgical Care Coalition in effort to protect patients, members

By Paul Snyder Thursday, June 18, 2020

ASPS on Thursday joined 11 other professional associations that represent more than 150,000 surgeons throughout the country in the formation of the Surgical Care Coalition, a collaborative effort to protect patients, improve their quality of life and ensure timely access to surgical care.

Using down time in residency to help the community

By Radbeh Torabi, MD Monday, June 15, 2020

Radbeh Torabi, MD, shares his experience using the down time at the tail-end of his residency to help fight the COVID-19 pandemic by supplying PPE to the medical community.

ASPS members pay tribute to Mark Codner, MD

By Paul Snyder Sunday, June 7, 2020

ASPS members are mourning the loss of their colleague, Mark Codner, MD, who passed away suddenly on June 4.

Views from the front lines: Society members recount tales from the E.R. and ICU in COVID-19 battle

By Jim Leonardo Tuesday, June 2, 2020

When the COVID-19 pandemic escalated in the United States, several ASPS members utilized the nationwide suspension of most plastic surgery procedures as a means to volunteer for E.R.s and ICUs.

Trying to find new perspective in a time of stress and uncertainty

By Summer E. Hanson, MD, PhD Monday, June 1, 2020

Summer E. Hanson, MD, PhD, found a new perspective in the midst of the stress and uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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