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Arun Gosain, MD, elected President of The Plastic Surgery Foundation

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL – The Plastic Surgery Foundation (The PSF), which supports research and international activities of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), has named Arun Gosain, MD, the Foundation's president. Dr. Gosain will begin his one-year term at Plastic Surgery The Meeting – the Society's annual scientific meeting – in Orlando.

"It is truly an honor to serve as the president of The Plastic Surgery Foundation," noted Dr. Gosain, who is chief of the Division of Pediatric Plastic Surgery at Lurie Children's Hospital in Chicago, and professor of plastic surgery at Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine. "I look forward to leading this global organization and working alongside ASPS and my talented colleagues to ensure that we promote evidence-based practice and improve patient safety initiatives and outcomes. As The PSF president, I want to continue providing resources and support to these plastic surgeons, who are committed to advancing the practice of medicine through clinical research. To this end, we will work to expand our growing clinical registry program in order to develop focused registries that address topics of high relevance to our sister societies. We also wish to expand our collaboration with the organizations that focus on simulation surgery, in order to improve surgical planning and outcomes, and to enhance resident education in acquiring complex skills."

Dr. Gosain received his bachelor's degree from Princeton University in biology, graduating Magna Cum Laude. He earned his medical degree at UCLA School of Medicine and completed an internship and residency at the University of California Hospitals Department of Surgery in San Francisco. He completed an additional residency at the University of Medicine and Dentistry at the New Jersey Affiliated Hospitals in Newark, and a plastic surgery residency at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. Dr. Gosain completed a fellowship in hand and microsurgery at the Medical College of Wisconsin and a fellowship in craniofacial surgery at the New York University School of Medicine Institute of Reconstructive Plastic Surgery.

Dr. Gosain has previously served as Division Chief of Pediatric Plastic Surgery; Director of the Craniofacial Anomalies Clinic; and Director of Vascular Anomalies Clinic at the Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital in Cleveland. He also served as the Vice Chair of the Department of Plastic Surgery at Cleveland's Case School of Medicine and Program Director of Plastic Surgery Residency. Dr. Gosain joined Lurie Children's Hospital and Northwestern's Feinberg School of Medicine faculty in 2012.

In 2017, Lurie Children's Hospital initiated the first endowed chair in Illinois dedicated to pediatric plastic surgery, to which Dr. Gosain was named the Children's Service Board Professor of Pediatric Plastic Surgery.

Dr. Gosain has held leadership positions in several professional organizations, including ASPS, American Board of Plastic Surgery, American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons, Residency Review Committee of the American Council of Graduate Medical Education, and American College of Surgeons. He has published numerous peer-reviewed articles and book chapters, and he has presented at national and international meetings.

Dr. Gosain specializes in pediatric plastic surgery and is widely recognized for his expertise in craniofacial and vascular anomalies, congenital nevi and cleft lip and palate repair. Dr. Gosain serves as head of the Craniofacial Developmental Biology Laboratory at Lurie Children's Research Center, which has been supported by numerous organizations including The Plastic Surgery Foundation and the National Institutes of Health. The laboratory is committed to training one plastic surgery resident annually in research related to pediatric and craniofacial anomalies. Dr. Gosain wishes to improve health conditions for children around the world and actively participates to provide surgical care to children born with cleft lips and palates in impoverished areas in India.

Dr. Gosain resides in Chicago with his wife, Smita Gosain.

About ASPS

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) is the largest organization of board-certified plastic surgeons in the world. Representing more than 11,000 physician members worldwide, the society is recognized as a leading authority and information source on cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery. ASPS comprises more than 92 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.

About The PSF

The Plastic Surgery Foundation (The PSF), founded in 1948, supports research, international volunteer programs and visiting professor programs. The foundation's mission is to improve the quality of life of patients through research and development. The PSF accomplishes its mission by providing invaluable support to the research of plastic surgery sciences through a variety of grant programs. The PSF works in concert with the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).

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