MARINA DEL REY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) has announced the election of Grant Stevens, MD, FACS, a board-certified plastic surgeon in Marina del Rey, California, as its new President. ASAPS, comprising more than 2,600 plastic surgeons, is recognized as the world’s leading organization devoted entirely to aesthetic plastic surgery and cosmetic medicine of the face and body. A dedicated ASAPS member for 24 years, Dr. Stevens is currently on the editorial board of the Aesthetic Surgery Journal, the Aesthetic Surgery Education and Research Foundation’s Board of Directors and has served on the ASAPS Board of Directors since 2011.
Dr. Stevens will drive the critical initiatives identified by the Board to expand the reach of The Aesthetic Society and grow the organization. These include attracting more new, young members to ASAPS and attracting more female plastic surgeons as more women are becoming plastic surgeons than ever before. Part of the recruitment efforts will also include expanding ASAPS’ resident education offerings, thereby increasing the number of candidates for membership. Expansion of ASAPS’ body of international members will also be a focus to enhance and exchange knowledge within the global aesthetic community.
“With Grant Stevens as president, the Aesthetic Society is in great hands to continue its mission of providing the best aesthetic education for our members. Dr. Stevens has a long history of commitment to our organization’s mission,” said Clyde Ishii, MD, Immediate Past-President of ASAPS.
“It is a distinct honor to assume the role of president. I look forward to continuing to work with my peers, the top board-certified aesthetic plastic surgeons in the industry, to grow our membership and expand our organization’s diversity on every level – gender, age, geographic locale, culture and beyond,” states Dr. Stevens.
Dr. Stevens is the founder and Medical Director of Marina Plastic Surgery, The OrangeTwist Institute and Orange Twist Brands, a multi-location company offering non-invasive and minimally invasive aesthetic treatments. He is Chairman of the USC-Marina Aesthetic Surgery Fellowship, Director of the USC Division of Aesthetic Surgery and a Clinical Professor of Surgery at the USC Keck School of Medicine. Dr. Stevens is a board certified Diplomate of the American Board of Plastic Surgery and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and International College of Surgeons. He serves as Third Vice President and traveling professor for the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.
Dr. Stevens has lectured around the world on virtually all aesthetic procedures and has published extensively in journals including the Aesthetic Surgery Journal and Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He has been elected by his peers into The Guide to Top Doctors and Castle Connolly’s Top Doctor Guide, recognizing him as one of the best plastic surgeons in America and is one of the select few to be featured in Plastic Surgery: The World’s Top Surgeons & Clinics.
Other newly named Aesthetic Society officers serving on ASAPS’ Executive Committee are as follows: Vice President: Charles H. Thorne, MD of New York; Vice President: Herluf G. Lund Jr., MD of St. Louis; Treasurer: William P. Adams, Jr., MD of Dallas, TX; Secretary: Jennifer L. Walden, MD of Austin, TX.