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New ASPS president will focus on intra-specialty cooperation, international outreach

Article-New ASPS president will focus on intra-specialty cooperation, international outreach

Arlington Heights, Ill. — Michael McGuire, M.D., is the new president of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

Dr. McGuire, clinical associate professor of surgery at UCLA, was inducted at Plastic Surgery 2009, the Arlington Heights-based Society’s annual scientific meeting. According to a statement released by the ASPS, Dr. McGuire will focus on increasing intra-specialty cooperation and providing worldwide resources through international outreach during his one-year tenure.

"The plastic surgery community stretches beyond our borders, so we as ASPS member surgeons have a unique opportunity to reach out to our colleagues around the world and assist them in areas such as advocacy, education, and surgeon certification," Dr. McGuire said in the ASPS statement. "An additional goal for my presidency is to explore the alternatives to solo practice here at home by investigating opportunities that may be available to our membership through virtual groups or centers of excellence."

An ASPS Member Surgeon since 1982, Dr. McGuire has been in practice for 29 years. He acquired his American Board of Plastic Surgery Certification in 1981. A graduate of the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, Dr. McGuire completed his general and plastic-surgery internship at UCLA Medical Center and completed two fellowships—one in plastic surgery research at Stanford University and the other at Scotland’s Canniesburn Hospital.

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