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Mark Mandell-Brown, MD, Named 2020 President of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery

Friday, February 28, 2020  
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February 28, 2020

CHICAGO, IL – CHICAGO, IL – Mark Mandell-Brown, MD has been named President of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery. Dr. Mandell-Brown was officially inducted on February 28 at the AACS 2020 Annual Scientific Meeting in Las Vegas.

"I am truly honored to be taking the reins of AACS, the only organization dedicated solely to the advancement of cosmetic surgery. Our strength lies in our ability to bring together specialists and stakeholders from many different medical specialties and backgrounds to share ideas and resources. My main goal as president of AACS is to encourage this spirit of collaboration even further with new programs and recruitment efforts.

One way we are engaging members is through the establishment of three new committees: Women in Cosmetic Surgery, Young Physicians, and Allied Health & Practice Management to bring new voices and perspectives to AACS. I also plan to enhance member communications, facilitate connections through the publication of a new Membership Directory, and invest in the future of cosmetic surgery by growing the AACS certified Fellowship programs that train the next generation of specialists.

AACS is known for offering the highest quality and most accessible educational programming to its members. I am looking forward to an outstanding Annual Scientific Meeting in San Diego at the beginning of 2021 as well as this year’s online courses like the Board Review Course and WebClinics. The Board of Trustees and I are dedicated to making this year one of growth and optimism for AACS."

Mark Mandell-Brown, MD is triple board certified in Facial Plastic Surgery, Body Cosmetic Surgery, and Head & Neck Surgery. He practices cosmetic surgery in Cincinnati and Centerville, Ohio. Over the years, he has been consistently recognized as one of the top doctors in the area and was most recently named one of the top 10 plastic surgeons in the state.

AACS also named a new Board of Trustees in February, including President-Elect J. Kevin Duplechain, MD, Treasurer Rania Agha, MD, Secretary Talon Maningas, DO, Immediate Past President Chris Lowery, DO, and Trustees Mohammad Banki, MD, Victoria Karlinsky, MD, James Koehler, MD, Carey Nease, MD, Joseph Niamtu III, DMD, Samir Pancholi, DO, Alex Sobel, DO, William P. Werschler, MD, and subspecialty representatives Joseph Castellano, MD, Marco Barusco, MD, and Lisa Chipps, MD.

For complete information on the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, please visit


About the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery
Since its inception in 1985, the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery has become the leading educational provider for cosmetic surgery practitioners from a diverse array of medical specialties, including dermatology, oral & maxillofacial surgery, otolaryngology, general surgery, ophthalmology, and plastic/reconstructive surgery. AACS is comprised of over 1,600 members who pursue educational and training opportunities in cosmetic surgery to ensure consistently high-quality patient care. From live surgery workshops to our Annual Scientific Meeting, the AACS is the most trusted resource for patient safety through cosmetic surgery education. AACS is the organization that represents all cosmetic surgeons in the American Medical Association (AMA) through its seat in the AMA House of Delegates. For more information, visit

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