The Aesthetic Surgery Education and Research Foundation (ASERF) announces it has named New Jersey-based plastic surgeon Barry DiBernardo, MD, as its new president.

ASERF is the philanthropic research and education arm of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.

DiBernardo, medical director of New Jersey Plastic Surgery, is an associate clinical professor in plastic and reconstructive surgery at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey and a past president of the New Jersey Society of Plastic Surgeons. He also serves on the advisory board to many leading skincare and injectable technology companies worldwide, according to a media release from ASERF.

DiBernardo’s goals as president will include providing a means for interested ASAPS and ASERF members to conduct clinical aesthetic research online, addressing criticism of biased corporate research in aesthetic products, and exploring new funding options for ASERF-supported research.

“Having taught my first instructional course in clinical photography at an ASAPS meeting as a plastic surgery resident, it is a great honor to now lead its research arm ASERF, as president, 27 years later. Having dedicated the last 25 years in plastic surgery to education and research in aesthetics, it is an exciting time to take the helm of such a robust research and education-based group,” DiBernardo states in the release.

[Source(s): ASERF, PR Newswire]