The American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS) has welcomed Paul J. Carniol, M.D., as its president for the 2020-2021 term year. Carniol, who is board certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology, is the founder of Carniol Plastic Surgery in Summit, NJ, and a clinical professor at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School. He has been an active member of the AAFPRS for nearly 30 years, holding several leadership positions, including treasurer and group vice president for membership and society relations. He has also served as the president of the New Jersey Chapter of American College of Surgeons, the president of the Medical Society of New Jersey, and the president of the Board of Medical Examiners for New Jersey.
In his new role, Carniol will further the development of AAFPRS’ education programs, work with other specialties in the cosmetic surgery space, collaborate on industry research efforts, and work to provide valuable opportunities for the organization’s members. “It is an honor to be President of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery,” says Carniol. “Dr. Mary Lynn Moran, our trailblazing immediate past president, has done a stellar job leading our Academy. During the 2020-2021 term, we will build upon Dr. Moran’s platform, further focusing on education and advocacy, advancing diversity and inclusivity within our organization, as well as industry relationships that bolster member education and opportunities while providing insights to the latest techniques and advancements.”