After an election in 2017, The American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS) welcomed Phillip R. Langsdon, M.D., an experienced, facial plastic surgeon, as president of the organization. Langsdon’s 30 years of experience made him a suitable candidate, and this October, 2018, he formally accepted the position and will serve from 2018-2019.
Langsdon reigns from Germantown, TN, where he successfully manages his cosmetic facial surgery practice, and for the past 30 years, he has focused primarily on facial plastic surgery. Before being elected of President of AAFPRS, Langsdon served other positions within the company, such as board of directors, as the national fall meeting program chair and as the meetings director. His other certifications include the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ABFPRS) and the American Board of Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery (ABOHNS).
Through an AAFPRS fellowship program, Langsdon leads young, aspiring doctors through his world of cosmetic surgery. For an additional year after their education, students in the program are able to assist Langsdon at his practice. In addition, students can soak up Langsdon’s expertise in the classroom, as he is currently a professor and the Chief of Facial Plastic Surgery at The University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis.
With his new presidency, Langsdon will collaborate with others in the plastic surgery field, lead educational programs for AAFPRS, and continue the organization’s humanitarian efforts, by providing surgical aid for victims of domestic violence and wounded U.S. armed service personnel. The AAFPRS maintains the title of the world’s largest specialty association for facial plastic and reconstructive surgery, so it is only fitting for Langsdon to participate in its greatness.