The American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS) named Fred G. Fedok, MD, FACS, president for the 2016-2017 term.

The appointment was announced during AAFPRS’ recent Annual Fall Meeting in Nashville, Tenn.

Fedok, who practices along the Gulf Coast of the United States, is board certified by the American Board of Facial and Reconstructive Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology, and is a fellow and member of the American Academy of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery, the American College of Surgeons, and the American Medical Association.

He is formerly the Director of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and Chief and Professor of Surgery, Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at the Hershey Medical Center of the Pennsylvania State University, where he held the position through 2013. As well, he is co-editor of the popular surgical textbook, Minimally Invasive and Office-Based Procedures in Facial Plastic Surgery.

He previously served as a Director-at-Large and as the Group Vice-President for Education on the Board of the AAFPRS. He also currently serves on the Board of Directors for the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, as well as the Accreditation Council for Post-Residency Specialty Education.

As AAFPRS president, Fedok will closely collaborate with other “core specialties” in the cosmetic surgery field, continue development of AAFPRS’ outstanding educational programs, including the online programs, partner with industry on research efforts, and explore avenues to add value to the loyal members of the AAFPRS.

“Outgoing president Edwin Williams, MD, has been tirelessly dedicated to leading the 2,500 worldwide members of our organization, and we are grateful for his dedication and service,” says Fedok in a media release from KELZ PR.

“My goal for this coming year is to reinforce the AAFPRS’s code of ethics, enhance patient care, and educate the public in seeking qualified, trained, and experienced facial plastic surgeons who emphasize evidence-based medicine. I am looking to further elevate the trust the public has in us and help lead them to safer, better facial plastic surgery outcomes,” he adds.

[Source: KELZ PR]