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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.

Russell E. Ettinger, MD
Resident Representative to the ASPS/PSF Board of Directors

Dr. Ettinger's Bio

Russell E. Ettinger, MD is a currently the Administrative Chief Resident in the Section of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery at the University of Michigan. He was born in Santa Monica, California but grew up in the Pacific Northwest in Seattle, WA. He earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Washington, where he graduated Summa Cum Laude from the Honors College with a B.A. in Neurobiology and a minor in African Studies. Dr. Ettinger went on to complete his medical school training at the University of Washington School of Medicine and graduate AOA and with Honors in Medicine. He then matriculated to the University of Michigan Integrated Plastic Surgery Program. During his clinical training Dr. Ettinger was a T-32 research fellow in the Craniofacial Research Laboratory and was supported by an ASMS research grant to study the use of a novel nanoparticle drug to remediate radiation induced injury in the setting of non-vascularized bone grafting. During his residency training Dr. Ettinger has received multiple awards for his research presentations at regional and national meetings including the Kawamoto Award for the best Craniofacial Paper in 2017. Following the completion of his residency training, Dr. Ettinger will be completing a Craniofacial Surgery Fellowship at Seattle Children's Hospital and Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, WA. In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his family, cheering on Michigan athletics, golfing, and trying new restaurants.