The American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS) announced William H. Truswell, M.D., is serving as president of the organization for the 2017-2018 term. Having took office on October 28, Truswell brings with him over 40 years of experience to the industry, as well as being a loyal AAFPRS member. He has performed more than 30,000 procedures, ranging from head and neck cancer resection and reconstruction, to facial trauma. His practice focuses on facial cosmetic surgery.
In his role as president, Truswell will continue to develop educational programs at AAFRPS and collaborate with other specialists within the cosmetic surgery field, as well as partner with industry professionals to develop research efforts and explore different paths to increase value for AAFRPS members.
“My goals for this coming year are to reinforce the AAFPRS code of ethics and continue to educate the public in seeking qualified, trained and experienced facial plastic surgeons for their needs,” says Truswell. “When we further elevate public trust, it leads to safer, better facial plastic surgery outcomes.”
Truswell, a member of the AAFPRS National Domestic Violence Project called the Face to Face Committee, has taught at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine as a clinical instructor for the Division of Otolarynology. A frequent traveler to South America, Asia, and Europe, Truswell lectures on numerous panels in addition to running his own cosmetic facial surgery practices in Easthampton, MA and Seabrook Island, SC. He has also served as the president of the Hampshire County Medical Society and the medical vice president of the American Cancer Society in Hampshire County. He has published two post-doctoral medical textbooks and has published multiple medical papers.
“The AAFPRS will be in great hands with Dr. Truswell as president," says former AAFPRS president Fred G. Fedok, M.D. "As a member of the Academy for many years, he exudes the passion and qualities that make him a leader. With his extensive experience and knowledge, the AAFPRS will continue to uphold its high ethical standards and be a dependable resource for patients and member surgeons alike.”