New Jersey-based plastic surgeon Barry Dibernardo, MD is the new President of the Aesthetic Surgery Education And Research Foundation.
ASERF is the philanthropic research and education arm of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS).
Dr. DiBernardo, Medical Director of New Jersey Plastic Surgery, is also an associate clinical professor in plastic and reconstructive surgery at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey and a past president of the New Jersey Society of Plastic Surgeons. He also serves on the advisory board to many skincare and injectable technology companies worldwide.
As President of ASERF, Dr. DiBernardo's goals will include providing a means for interested ASAPS and ASERF members to conduct clinical aesthetic research online, addressing criticism of biased corporate research in aesthetic products, and exploring new funding options for ASERF-supported research.
DiBernardo graduated from Cornell University Medical College in 1984, receiving the institution's Charles H. Horn Prize for outstanding leadership and service to the medical community. He spent five years as a general surgeon at Mount Sinai Medical Center in Florida, before completing a two-year residency in plastic surgery at the Montefiore Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York. In 1991, DiBernardo established his private practice in New Jersey, where he has served as Medical Director ever since. He has received the Leo M. Davidoff Award for teaching distinction at Albert Einstein College of Medicine as well as the American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons' National Scientific Exhibit Award.