The American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS) announced that Mary Lynn Moran, M.D., FACS, has been installed as president of the organization and will serve the 2019-2020 year term. Moran is the first female facial plastic surgeon to serve as president of the association. Based in Franklin, TN, she focuses on cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the face and neck, as well as advanced nonsurgical techniques. She also has extensive experience in the surgical rejuvenation of the aging face, rhinoplasty, revision rhinoplasty, neurotoxins, and filler injections.
“Outgoing president, Phillip R. Langsdon, M.D., guided our organization of 2,500 global members with true leadership, and solid dedication and service to the specialty,” says Moran. “I’m honored to follow my esteemed colleague and hope to make as big of a difference to the AAFPRS as he did during his tenure. My goal for this coming year is to further expand our commitment to inclusivity. Our patient population is increasingly diverse. In order to provide the best possible care, it is imperative that our surgeons understand and represent those differences. Our education and leadership should reflect and engage members from a variety of backgrounds. We should also be more inclusive of our valued industry partners, as well as enhancing our collaborations with them, which will further strengthen our Academy and Specialty overall.”
Moran is board-certified by the AAFPRS and the American Board of Otolaryngology. She is a senior adviser to the AAFPRS’s Face to Face humanitarian program, which provides low- to no-cost surgical procedures to children and others abroad with facial deformities caused by birth or trauma; domestic violence survivors in the U.S.; and veterans and active duty military members injured while serving in the U.S. Armed Forces. She looks forward to collaborating with the AAFPRS’s new partner, the Break the Silence Foundation, to better serve those in need of physical healing after escaping from their abusers. In addition, she has won numerous awards and has served on a number of committees throughout her career.