The American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS) has named its first female president—Mary Lynn Moran, M.D., FACS. Moran will serve as president for the 2019-2020 term, and she is the first female facial plastic surgeon to serve as president of the association.
"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. 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," stated Moran.
Moran focuses on cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the face and neck, and she continues to use advanced nonsurgical techniques in her practice as well. Moran is also a nationally renowned expert in nuerotoxins and filler injections. She is also 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.
“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,” asserts AAFPRS executive vice president and CEO, Steve Jurich. “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.”