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Committees
Charged with implementing the vision and strategic plan developed by the AACS Board of Trustees, committee leaders are instrumental to the continuous evolution of the Academy. Members are encouraged to seek out leadership roles on the various committees and task forces.


Education Committee

Oversee the development of needs based educational opportunities for AACS members aligned with AACME guidelines

Chair
Marco Barusco, MD
Brett Kotlus, MD, MS
Committee Members
Staff Liaison
Moira Twitty

Annual Scientific Meeting Committee

Provides strategic direction to the educational and thematic value of the AACS Annual Meeting

Chair
Suzan Obagi, MD
Committee Members
Lisa Chipps, MD
Julie Woodward, MD
Edward M Zimmerman, MD
Mona Alqulali, MD
Alex Sobel, DO
Ashish Dutta, MD
Irene Gladstein, MD
Samir Panchol, DO
Staff Liaison 
Moira Twitty
Rachel Dillion, CMP

Continuing Education Committee

Identifies and creates additional educational opportunities for AACS members that are aligned with practice needs.

Chair
Marco Barusco, MD
Brett Kotlus, MD, MS
Committee Members
Judson Boisvert, MD
Craig Jonov, MD, DMD
David Melamed, MD
Suzan Obagi, MD
Paul Rose, MD
Rania Agha MD
Allen Rezai, MD
Elie Ferneini, MD, DMD
Staff Liaison
Moira Twitty

General Cosmetic Surgery Fellowship Committee

Enacts strategy that both executes and grows Fellowship opportunities according to Guidelines and Policies

Chair
Victoria Karlinsky, MD
Committee Members
Chris Lowery, DO
Tony Mangubat, MD
Rhys Branman, DDS, MD
Mark Mandell-Brown, MD
Lionel Meadows, MD
Jacob Haiavy, MD
Chad Deal, MD
Carey Nease, MD
Talon Maningas, DO
Staff Liaison
Margaret Bengtson

Facial Cosmetic Surgery Fellowship Committee

Enacts strategy that both executes and grows Fellowship opportunities according to Guidelines and Policies

Chair
Mo Banki, MD, DMD
Committee Members
Elie Ferneini, MD, DMD
Ryan Diepenbrock, DDS
Niven Tien, DDS, MD
Kevin Sadati, DO
Talon Maningas, DO
Staff Liaison
Margaret Bengtson

Marketing & Communications Committee

Provides organizational-wide direction on effective marketing and communication efforts that advance the value, member engagement and perception of AACS

Chair
Joe Niamtu III, DMD
Committee Members
J. Kevin Duplechain, MD
Victoria Karlinskyi, MD
Irene Gladstein, MD
Thomas Tzikas, MD
Jason Emer, MD, FAAD
Staff Liaison
Jean Bean

Journal Committee

Cultivate and engage process and subscriber strategies that elevate the value of the AJCS.

Chair
Elie Ferneini, MD, DMD
Committee Members
Marco N. Barusco, MD
Guillermo Blugerman, MD
Angelo Cuzalina, MD, DDS
Robert F. Jackson, MD
Doohi Lee, MD
Zahid Niazi, MD
Marco Pelosi, II, MD
Marco Pelosi, III, MD
John G. Rose, MD
Neil Sadick, MD
Robert Shumway, MD
Howard A. Tobin, MD
Harry Galoob, MD
Husain Ali Khan, MD, DMD
James Koehler, MD, DDS
Faisal A. Quereshy, MD, DDS
Loek Habbema, MD
Beatrice Lafarge, MD
Riad Roomi, MD
Mohan Thomas, MD
 
Staff Liaison
Jean Bean

Membership Committee

Enact strategies that increase member retention, acquisition, value and organizational engagement.

Chair
Mohammad Banki, MD, DMD
Committee Members
Jason Emer, MD
Marco Pelosi, III, MD
Edward M Zimmerman, MD
Allan Parungao, MD
George Solomon, MD
Ashish Dutta, MD
Ehab Akkary, MD
John Schmitz, DDS, PhD
Staff Liaison
Jim Weinland

Nominating Committee

Identifies and recommends qualified candidates for officer and trustee leadership positions in accordance with the AACS Bylaws

Chair
Robert Shumway, MD
Committee Members
Staff Liason
Daniel Garrett, CAE

Executive Committee

Provide appropriate leadership and oversight to the Board and Committee structure

Chair
Michael Kluska, DO
Committee Members
Staff Liason
Daniel Garrett, CAE