Board-certified plastic surgeon Clyde H. Ishii, MD, was elected president of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) during the recently held The Aesthetic Meeting 2017.

Prior to his election, Ishii—who has been in private practice in Honolulu since 1986—served on ASAPS’ Board of Directors as well on several ASAPS committees. He also is currently the chief of plastic surgery at Honolulu Shriners Hospital.

Ishii’s tenure as president of ASAPS will include engaging younger plastic surgeons and residents in the organization, addressing the ongoing needs of our members in their practices, pursuing the Society’s data bank offerings to enhance the information we offer our members and the public at-large, establishing relationships with plastic surgery organizations abroad, and working with other plastic surgery organizations for mutual benefit, explains a media release from ASAPS.

“I am confident that Dr Ishii will serve the Society in marked ways that will have a lasting impact by utilizing his expertise in relationship-building and diplomacy, as well as his finely tuned research and plastic surgery practice skills,” notes Daniel D. Mills, MD, immediate past-president of ASAPS, in the release.

“It is a distinct honor to assume the role of president of The Aesthetic Society. I look forward to continuing to work with my peers, the top, board-certified aesthetic plastic surgeons in the industry, to grow the Society’s membership and to continue our mission of patient safety and education,” Ishii states in the release.

Other officers elected to serve on ASAPS’ Executive Committee are: W. Grant Stevens, MD, as president-elect; Charles H. Thorne, MD, as vice president; Herluf G. Lund, Jr, MD, as treasurer; and William P. Adams, Jr, MD, as secretary.

[Source(s): American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, PR Newswire]