Atlanta Plastic Surgeon is the New President of American Society for Aesthetc Plastic Surgery

Aesthetic Society Elects Top Officers at 2007 Annual Meeting in New York, NY

New York, NY (April 24, 2007) - Atlanta plastic surgeon Foad Nahai, MD, is the new President of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS).   The Aesthetic Society, with nearly 2,400 members, is the leading national organization of board-certified plastic surgeons specializing in cosmetic surgery of the face and body.  The election of new officers was on April 24, during the ASAPS 2007 Annual Meeting in New York, NY which was attended by plastic surgeons from around the world.

     Dr. Nahai, of Atlanta Georgia, has been an ASAPS member since 1989.  Dr. Nahai is a plastic surgeon at Paces Plastic Surgery.  He is currently serving as Chair of the Aesthetic Society’s Education Commission, Program Committee, and ASAPS/ASPS/PSEF/Co-Sponsored Symposium Committee.  Dr. Nahai currently serves as a Director of the American Board of Plastic Surgery and is the First Vice-President of the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. 

      He received his medical degree from the University of Bristol in Bristol, England and served his internship at United Bristol Hospitals.  Dr. Nahai began a general surgery residency at Johns Hopkins and finished at Emory University Affiliated Hospitals in Atlanta. He remained at Emory for his plastic surgery residency, and was certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS) in 1980.  

“The recent FDA approval of silicone breast implants and fillers are some of the many exciting new developments that will have the media and the public buzzing about cosmetic surgery this year,” said Dr. Nahai. “As the cosmetic surgery business continues to expand in demand and popularity, it is our mission to keep prospective patients informed, aware, and above all, safe.”  Dr. Nahai is the Associate Editor of the Aesthetic Surgery Journal and a specialist in breast and facial surgery.    

Other new Aesthetic Society officers on the Executive Committee are:

President-Elect:  Alan H. Gold, MD, of Great Neck, NY.  An Aesthetic Society member since 1985, Dr. Gold is in private practice and holds an academic appointment as Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery at the Weill Medical College of Cornell University.  He is currently serving as Chair of the Legislation Committee and as an ASAPS representative to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons Board of Directors.  Dr. Gold is also President of the Aesthetic Surgery Education and Research Foundation (ASERF), President of the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities (AAAASF), and is a Clinical Editor of Aesthetic Surgery Journal.

Vice-President:  Renato Saltz, MD, of Salt Lake City, UT.  An Aesthetic Society Member since 1995, Dr. Saltz is a traveling professor for the Aesthetic Society, and is currently the Co-Chair of the Cosmetic Medicine Task Force.  Dr. Saltz served as Chair of the Symposium Committee, Chair of the Candidate Liaison Committee, Chair of the Resident’s Forum, and served in the Aesthetic Surgery Journal Task Force.  He is a Clinical Editor of Aesthetic Surgery Journal and is the General Secretary of the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.   Dr. Saltz is also the Founder and President of the Image Reborn Foundation of Utah, a retreat program for women with breast cancer.

Treasurer:  Felmont F. Eaves, MD of Charlotte, NC.  An Aesthetic Society Member since 1999, Dr. Eaves is a partner at Charlotte Plastic Surgery and an attending surgeon at Presbyterian Hospital, Carolinas Medical Center, and Mercy Hospital.   A former traveling professor and Public Education Chair for the Aesthetic Society, Dr. Eaves currently serves as the Chair of the Patient Safety Committee, Administrative Commissioner, Aesthetic Surgery Journal Task Force and the Former Chair of the Finance & Investment Committee. 

Secretary: Jeffrey M. Kenkel, MD of Dallas, TX.  An Aesthetic Society Member since 2001, Dr. Kenkel is a professor and Vice Chairman of the Department of Plastic Surgery at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas.  He is the editor of Selected Readings in Plastic Surgery.  Dr. Kenkel currently serves as the Secretary of the Aesthetic Surgery Education and Research Foundation (ASERF), and he is the incoming Chair for both the Aesthetic Society’s Program Committee and the Education Committee.

About ASAPS
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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