American Society of Plastic Surgeons
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2017

Maintaining the conversation about diversity throughout plastic surgery

By Kendra Y. Mims and Paul Snyder Friday, December 1, 2017

When ASPS member David Watts, MD, looks back on his time more than 30 years ago as the only African-American in residency at Johns Hopkins University, he recalls, perhaps unsurprisingly, a rather lonely existence.


Hale Tolleth, MD, past president of The PSF, passes at age 87

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Hale Tolleth, MD, taught his renowned sculpture course to plastic surgeons for more than 40 years and also dedicated his time serving people in need through plastic surgery mission trips to Africa, Colombia, Honduras, The Philippines and Solomon Islands, among other nations.


Rhinoplasty pioneer Jack Gunter, MD, passes at age 79

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Jack Gunter, MD, age 79, died Tuesday, July 11, in Dallas. He is survived by his wife, Deborah; five daughters; three sons-in-law; and seven grandchildren.


Reconstructive rhinoplasty pioneer Gary Burget, MD, passes at age 76

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

ASPS Life Member Gary Burget, MD, age 76, passed away in Chicago on Wednesday, May 31.


H. Bruce Williams, MD, past president of ASPS and The PSF, passes at age 87

Friday, March 31, 2017

The Society's first president to serve from outside the United States, H. Bruce Williams, MD, passed away on March 24 at age 87 in the palliative care unit of McGill University Hospital in Montreal.


Scott Spear, MD, past president of ASPS, passes at age 68

Thursday, March 16, 2017

ASPS past President and Georgetown University Hospital Department of Plastic Surgery founding Chair Scott Spear, MD, Washington, D.C., died peacefully in his sleep on Thursday, March 16, at age 68.


Financial planning: Lessons learned from involuntary retirement

By Kendra Y. Mims Monday, January 2, 2017

It's been 15 years since Gary Rose, MD, closed his practice of 19 years and retired at age 49, due to a sudden central vision loss in his right eye that prohibited him from performing plastic surgery.


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