The American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS) announces that Mary Lynn Moran, MD, FACS, has been installed as president of the organization and will serve the 2019-2020 year term.

Moran is reportedly the first female facial plastic surgeon to serve as president of the world’s largest specialty association for facial plastic surgery. Based in Franklin, Tenn, she focuses on cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the face and neck, as well as advanced nonsurgical techniques. Moran has extensive experience in the surgical rejuvenation of the aging face, rhinoplasty, revision rhinoplasty and is a nationally renowned expert in neurotoxins and filler injections, AAFPRS notes in a media release. 

“Outgoing president Phillip R. Langsdon, MD, guided our organization of 2,500 global members with true leadership, and solid dedication and service to the specialty. I’m honored to follow my esteemed colleague and hope to make as big of a difference to the AAFPRS as he did during his tenure,” Moran says in the release.

“My goal for this coming year is to further expand our commitment to inclusivity. Our patient population is increasingly diverse. In order to provide the best possible care, it is imperative that our surgeons understand and represent those differences. 

“Our education and leadership should reflect and engage members from a variety of backgrounds. We should also be more inclusive of our valued industry partners, as well as enhancing our collaborations with them which will further strengthen our Academy and Specialty overall,” she adds.

Moran is board certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology. A former voluntary clinical faculty member at Stanford, Moran is still involved with mentoring residents, fellows and medical students.

In addition, she is a Senior Adviser to the AAFPRS’ FACE TO FACE humanitarian program, which provides low- to no-cost surgical procedures to children and others abroad with facial deformities caused by birth or trauma, domestic violence survivors in the US, and veterans and active-duty military members who were injured while serving in the United States Armed Forces.

And where pro bono facial reconstruction to victims of domestic violence in particular is concerned, she is looking forward to collaborating with the AAFPRS’ new partner, the Break the Silence Foundation, to better serve those in need of physical healing after escaping from their abusers.

In addition to running a facial plastic surgery practice in Tennessee, Moran has served in various volunteer capacities at the AAFPRS. She has served on multiple committees of the AAFPRS and was the Group VP of Research, Awards and Development, the Group VP of Membership, and a member of the Nominating Committee for the AAFPRS Board, the release continues.

In 2017 she received the Larry Schoenrock Award for outstanding significant contribution to the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. She has served on the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Board of Directors from 2006-2012 and is currently a Senior Advisor. 

Moran has also served on the Credentials Committee of the ABFPRS since 2003. She was appointed by California’s Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger to the Medical Board of California and served from 2004 to 2011. She also served on the Bylaws and Nominating Committees for the Federation of State Medical Boards between 2007-2011.

“It was a pleasure to work with Dr Moran this past year in her role as president-elect, and I’m honored to be able to pass the torch of leadership into exceptionally capable hands,” Immediate Past President Phillip R. Langsdon, MD, says. “She will do a great job as president!”

“I congratulate Dr Moran on her assuming the role of AAFPRS President—and on being the first female to now hold that vital leadership position in the 50-plus year history of the Academy,” AAFPRS Executive Vice President and CEO Steve Jurich asserts in the release.

“She is an exceptionally thoughtful, strategic and authentic leader who is fully committed to ensuring that the personal and professional diversity of our current and potential members, as well as our industry partners, is genuinely taken into consideration as we work to actualize the crucial mission of the AAFPRS and advance our Specialty.”

[Source(s): American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, KELZ PR]