Leading plastic surgeons and allied health professionals welcomed their new leaders at this year's scientific conference, Plastic Surgery: The Meeting, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).

David H. Song, MD, new president of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, is an internationally recognized expert in plastic surgery with additional training in reconstructive microsurgery. He specializes in breast reconstruction and oncoplastic surgery. In addition, at the University of Chicago Medicine, he is Cynthia Chow Professor of Surgery, Associate Dean for Continuing Medical Education, Vice Chairman, Department of Surgery, Chief, Section of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, and Director, Residency Training Program. Dr. Song serves on the board of Medical Aid for Children of Latin America (MACLA), an organization that provides free surgical care for children with congenital deformities in the Dominican Republic. He is a fellow in the American College of Surgeons, and past president of the Chicago Society of Plastic Surgeons and formerly served as President-Elect for the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). Dr. Song succeeds Scot B. Glasberg, MD, as president of ASPS.

Charles E. Butler, MD, will serve as the president of The Plastic Surgery Foundation (PSF) and is Chairman and Professor in the Department of Plastic Surgery at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. A Medical Doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania, he is board certified in both general and plastic surgery. Dr. Butler is a well-recognized expert in reconstructive surgery, particularly in complex reconstruction and microsurgery, with over 300 publications and 700 invited national and international presentations, instructional courses, and lecture. He is also an international expert in complex torso reconstruction, microsurgery, flap, component separation, implantable biologic matrices and tissue engineered constructs. Dr. Butler follows Nicholas Vedder, MD, as president of The PSF.

“I join Dr. Vedder in expressing our pride at having led these two great organizations for the last year. We have genuinely enjoyed participating at this level with such distinguished professionals,” Glasberg said. “We enthusiastically welcome Drs. Song and Butler to their new roles.”