Germantown, Tenn-based facial plastic surgeon Phillip R. Langsdon, MD, FACS is the new President of The American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS).
Elected by the AAFPRS members last October 2017, he formally took office as President on October 18, 2018 and will serve the 2018-2019 term year.
"It is an honor to be elected as president of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery by my peers,” says Dr. Langsdon in a news release. “I will continue the mission of outgoing president Dr. William H. Truswell, in particular, his efforts in reinforcing the AAFPRS code of ethics and continuing to educate the public in seeking qualified, trained and experienced facial plastic surgeons for their needs—whether those needs are surgical or non-surgical. Education and preparation for the future generations of facial plastic surgeons is a high priority for this term and I hope to emphasize the importance of staying true to our roots and serving the public.”
Dr. Langsdon is board certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology. He has served on the AAFPRS board of directors, as the national Fall Meeting Program Chair, as the AAFPRS Meetings Director, and on several committees. Dr. Langsdon also leads an AAFPRS-sponsored fellowship training program for young doctors who wish to spend an additional year assisting him at his practice.
Dr. Langsdon is also a Professor and the Chief of Facial Plastic Surgery at University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis, in the Department of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery.
As AAFPRS President, Dr. Langsdon will closely collaborate with other core specialties in the cosmetic surgery field, continue development of AAFPRS’ educational programs, partner with industry on research efforts, and continue the organization’s humanitarian efforts through foreign medical missions, surgical assistance for victims of domestic violence and our wounded U.S. armed service personnel.
“Dr. Langsdon exemplifies the AAFPRS’ commitment to clinical excellence, meaningful engagement of our diverse membership, and passion for education,” says Steve Jurich, AAFPRS executive vice president and CEO. “Dedicated to the authentic inclusion of our wide array of members, from our young physicians on through to our seasoned surgeons, Dr. Langsdon will help create enhanced pathways for leadership within our Academy and our Specialty, all while further bolstering the importance of patients trusting their faces to facial plastic surgeons.”