James C. Grotting, M.D., FACS Past President

Immediate Past President: James C. Grotting, M.D., is a clinical professor of plastic surgery at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and operates a private practice in Birmingham, Alabama. Dr. Grotting is also a senior examiner and director of the American Board of Plastic Surgery and a fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He has served as chair of the Society’s Education Commission, serves on multiple Society committees and is a board member of the Aesthetic Surgery Education and Research Foundation (ASERF), the nonprofit research and education arm of ASAPS. He serves on numerous editorial boards and is the author of five major textbooks in the specialty of plastic surgery. Dr. Grotting has provided free plastic surgery for children with facial deformities in developing countries, through Operation Smile, since 1987.

Dr. Grotting is also a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the American Association of Plastic Surgeons, past-president of the Southeastern Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons and a traveling Professor for both the Plastic Surgery Foundation and ASAPS. He is the founder of CosmetAssure, an insurance program that covers unexpected financial exposure for patients from complications in cosmetic surgery.

Dr. Grotting is a private pilot who enjoys skiing, ice hockey, and sailing. He and his wife Ann, have two boys, Jimmy and Ben.

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