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American Society of Plastic Surgeons Names New York Physician Scot B. Glasberg, MD, New President

CHICAGO – Scot Bradley Glasberg, MD, a private practice plastic surgeon based in New York City, was today named president of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), the world's largest organization of board-certified plastic surgeons and foremost authority on cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. Dr. Glasberg took office at Plastic Surgery The Meeting, the Society's annual scientific meeting, in Chicago and will serve for one year.

"Over the next year, I will lead ASPS in its ongoing effort to inform the public about the breadth of procedures in plastic surgery, as well as the overwhelming importance in seeking a board-certified plastic surgeon," noted Dr. Glasberg. "Plastic surgery is not just about enhancing aesthetics, it is also about rebuilding people's lives. When something of this magnitude is put into someone else's hands, literally, ensuring that they are highly trained and board-certified is paramount."

Dr. Glasberg holds numerous positions within national, regional and local medical and specialty societies. Prior to assuming the role of ASPS President, he served as the President Elect, the Vice President of Advocacy and Health Policy and as the Vice President of Finance on the Executive Committee and Board of Directors of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. He has also served as Chair of the ASPS Government Affairs Council, Council of State Affairs and Political Action Committee (PlastyPAC). Dr. Glasberg also currently serves on the Board of Governors of the American College of Surgeons and as Vice President of the New York State Society of Plastic Surgeons He has also represented the American Medical Association in official capacities. Dr. Glasberg travels to Washington, D.C. and Albany several times each year to speak about many healthcare and medicolegal issues. He has testified before Congressional committees and before panels of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Dr. Glasberg continually involves himself in research activities and has won multiple awards. He was the recipient of the Resident and Fellows Award of the Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons and won a clinical prize for his work presented at the New York Regional Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Earlier in his training, he won an award for the best presentation at the annual meeting of the New York Society of Cleft Palate / Craniofacial Centers as well as a prize for best paper at the annual meeting of the Connecticut Chapter of the American College of Surgeons.

His research has been published in numerous peer review journals and has included new techniques in breast reconstruction and the treatment and prevention of keloid and hypertrophic wound healing as well as the assessment of pediatric craniofacial deformities.

Dr. Glasberg was born and raised in New York City. He attended preparatory high school in Manhattan and graduated cum laude from Columbia University. Dr. Glasberg graduated from the New York University School of Medicine with honors. He completed his General Surgery training at the University of Connecticut and also a research fellowship in Craniofacial Surgery at the Institute of Reconstructive Plastic Surgery of the New York University Medical Center. He concluded his training in the Plastic Surgery Residency of the State University of New York Health Sciences Center. Dr. Glasberg practices in Manhattan and is on the attending staff at the prestigious Lenox Hill and Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospitals, patrt of the North Shore LIJ Health System. Dr. Glasberg performs procedures throughout the entire spectrum of Cosmetic and Reconstructive Plastic Surgery. He has particular interests in all aspects of breast reconstruction, cosmetic surgery of the breast and body, wound healing and regenerative tissue products.

Dr. Glasberg has appeared numerous times in the news and media. He has been featured on shows such as the CBS Early show, the Today Show (NBC), Good Morning America (ABC), the Paula Zahn show (CNN) and the Morning show (WB). He has also appeared on the national and local newscasts of NBC, CBS, ABC, WB and CNN.

About ASPS

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) is the world's largest organization of board-certified plastic surgeons. Representing more than 7,000 Member Surgeons, the Society is recognized as a leading authority and information source on aesthetic and reconstructive plastic surgery. ASPS comprises more than 94 percent of all board-certified plastic surgeons in the United States. Founded in 1931, the Society represents physicians certified by The American Board of Plastic Surgery or The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. ASPS advances quality care to plastic surgery patients by encouraging high standards of training, ethics, physician practice and research in plastic surgery. 

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