The Aesthetic Surgery Education and Research Foundation Announces New President - Al Aly, MD

San Francisco, CA (April 27, 2014) –The Aesthetic Surgery Education and Research Foundation (ASERF), the philanthropic research and education arm of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, today announced the appointment of its new president, Al Aly, MD. He brings more than 19 years of experience as a doctor specializing in aesthetic plastic surgery, as the vice-chairman and professor at the Aesthetic and Plastic Surgery Institute at the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Aly succeeds William P. Adams, Jr., MD, who has served as the ASERF president for the past year.

“Dr. Aly will be well suited to serve as ASERF president,” states Dr. Adams.  “He has a long history of both clinical expertise and applied research interest in our specialty, and he has had a keen interest in education for many years all of which are all key drivers of the fundamental mission of ASERF.”

Dr. Aly is a graduate of the Georgetown School of Medicine. He completed his surgical training at Vanderbilt University followed by a Facial Plastic Fellowship at the University of California, Irvine and a Plastic Surgery Residency at the University of Miami. He has lectured and performed surgical demonstrations in more than 25 countries and edited the first textbook about and entitled Body Contouring after Massive Weight Loss, a work which is considered the definitive resource for this type of surgery globally.

Educating physicians is a passion of Dr. Aly’s. He is the Body Contouring section editor for the Aesthetic Surgery Journal and associate editor for the Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Journal, two of the most prestigious publications in the plastic surgery field.

 “I am delighted and honored to take on this new role with ASERF and I look forward to working with the staff to further the Foundation’s mission to advance the effectiveness and safety of aesthetic surgery through research and education for the benefit of not only patients but also physicians and the entire field of medicine,” said Dr. Aly. “One of my missions this year will be to increase our understanding of the science of attractiveness which should increase our ability to produce better results for our patients," he added.

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About ASERF

The Aesthetic Surgery Education and Research Foundation (ASERF) is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit charitable foundation whose mission is to demonstrate the effectiveness and safety of cosmetic plastic surgical procedures, devices and techniques through directed research, and physician-initiated research.  ASERF is supported exclusively by private donations and research revenues.  For more information, visit www.aserf.org.

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The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), is recognized as the world’s leading organization devoted entirely to aesthetic plastic surgery and cosmetic medicine of the face and body.  ASAPS is comprised of over 2,600 Plastic Surgeons; active members are certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (USA) or by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and have extensive training in the complete spectrum of surgical and non-surgical aesthetic procedures. International active members are certified by equivalent boards of their respective countries. All members worldwide adhere to a strict Code of Ethics and must meet stringent membership requirements.

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