Cosmetic Surgery Foundation

Cosmetic Surgery Foundation


About the Foundation

The Foundation was formed in 2000 as the first and only organization to represent the interests of cosmetic surgery and serves as the research and education arm of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery. As a tax–exempt organization, the Foundation maintains a steadfast commitment to the advancement of the science of cosmetic surgery and the enhancement of patient safety and trust.

Our efforts promote far–reaching benefits, including an expanded and informed AACS membership, the positioning of AACS as a reliable and recognized source for industry information, and corporate partners that are engaged and accepted as active partners in the delivery of patient care.


Our Mission

The Cosmetic Surgery Foundation is the first and only organization to represent the interests of cosmetic surgery. The Foundation maintains a steadfast commitment to the advancement of the science of cosmetic surgery and the enhancement of patient safety and trust.


Achieving Our Mission

The CSF achieves these goals through our funding of research, educational programming, and other training initiatives, to expand our knowledge base and elevate awareness within the cosmetic surgery community and the public at large. To date, the Foundation has awarded over $1 million in research and educational grants. Perhaps most importantly, the fruits of these labors – including Dr. Jeffrey Klein’s ground-breaking development of tumescent liposuction – have made significant impacts to physicians practicing cosmetic surgery and their patients across the globe.


Supporting the Foundation

It is only through the generous support of corporate partners and individuals that we can continue on our path to success. There are many ways to give and support the CSF and our efforts – each offering tax-deductible benefits:


Annual Giving

The Annual Giving fund is an ongoing campaign created to support the Foundation's mission to support cosmetic surgery research, scholarships and service. The Foundation funds research projects that advance scientific knowledge and new methods of cosmetic surgical care. Training Fellow and Resident scholarships are offered to support cosmetic surgery educational materials and experiences for the next generation of cosmetic surgeons. A future program will be established to provide care to in-need populations. These programs are made possible by generous donations.

Planned Giving – The Legacy Society

Physicians, their families, friends and patients who have benefited from their years in practice and fellowship with the Foundation and the AACS can combine their charitable giving goals with their estate and financial planning goals through the Legacy Society. Donors may leave a legacy of support by making a planned gift to the Foundation in their name. For more information, please email

Webster Society

Join the Cosmetic Surgery Foundation's Webster Society. Make a tax-deductible donation today and be part of the exclusive Webster Society. The Webster Society recognizes donors who make an annual leadership gift of $1200 or more to support the Cosmetic Surgery Foundation's mission. 

Thank you 2020 Webster Society donors; your support will help fund cosmetic surgery research, educational programming, and other training initiatives.


Dr. Gordon Andan
Dr. Mo Banki
Dr. Roxana Barad
Dr. Moyra Betuzzi-Teas
Dr. Kristine Brecht
Dr. William Carvajal
Dr. Gregory Casey
Dr. Nicole Castellese
Dr. Angelo Cuzalina
Dr. David Davila
Dr. Douglas Dedo
Dr. Ryan Diepenbrock
Dr. Elie Ferneini
Dr. Fabian Fontaine-Figueredo
Dr. Vincent Gardner
Dr. J. Marshall Green
Dr. Louis Habbema
Dr. Wilbur Hah
Dr. Steven Hopping
Dr. Robert Jackson
Dr. Victoria Karlinsky-Bellini
Dr. Adam Kinal
Dr. James Koehler
Dr. Brett Kotlus
Dr. Maria Lombardo
Dr. Quita Lopez
Dr. Chris Lowery
Dr. Mark Mandell-Brown
Dr. E Mangubat
Dr. Jeffrey Marvel
Dr. Landon McLain
Dr. Lionel Meadows
Dr. Laxmeesh Nayak
Dr. Joseph Niamtu
Dr. Prem Patel
Dr. Sudha Prasad
Dr. Filiberto Rodriguez
Dr. Michael Rodriguez
Dr. Heather Salazar
Dr. Alexander Sobel
Dr. Geoffrey D Stiller
Dr. Brummitte Wilson
Dr. Jason Wright

Online donations are quick and easy using our secure credit card transactions. We welcome donations of all sizes and payment plans – whether it's a one-time gift, a monthly contribution or part of a matching gifts program.


Call for Research Grants

The CSF is pleased to encourage and support consistent, innovative and aggressive research in the multidisciplinary specialty of cosmetic surgery. Since 2006, the Foundation has been awarding grants to eligible surgeons that wish to impact the science through original research.

The call for 2020 Cosmetic Surgery Foundation Research Grant applications is now closed. Thank you to all those who applied. 


Foundation Leadership

2020-2021 Cosmetic Surgery Foundation Board of Directors

J. Kevin Duplechain, MD

Vice President
Sheila Barbarino, MD

Edward Zimmerman, MD

Alex Sobel, DO

Immediate Past President
Irene Gladstein, MD

2019 Past President
William P. Werschler, MD


Roxana F. Barad, DO

Robert Jackson, MD

Ryan Diepenbrock, DDS


Contact the Foundation

Address: 225 West Wacker Drive, Suite 650 Chicago, IL 60606
Phone: 312.265.3925

Did you know?

Members who donate $5,000 annually to the CSF may name a research grant to be presented at the AACS Annual Scientific Meeting. Contact for more information on donating to the CSF.