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Boards and Societies

American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS)

“The mission of the ABPS is to promote safe, ethical, efficacious plastic surgery to the public by maintaining high standards for the education, examination, certification and recertification of plastic surgeons as specialists and subspecialists.”

American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)

“The ASPS was established over 75 years ago and is the largest plastic surgery specialty organization in the world. ASPS Member Surgeons have more than six years of surgical training and experience, with at least three years specifically in plastic surgery.”

American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS)

“The mission of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Inc., is to advance the science, art, and safe practice of aesthetic plastic surgery among qualified plastic surgeons through support and direction of medical education and research, sponsorship of scientific meetings and dissemination of information on current aesthetic surgical techniques; to promote and encourage the highest standards of ethical conduct and responsible patient care among aesthetic plastic surgeons; to serve the public interest by providing accurate and timely information regarding aesthetic plastic surgery and promoting patient safety; and to advance the medical profession and assure that aesthetic surgery maintains its proper place within the specialty of plastic surgery.”

American College of Surgeons (ACS)

“The ACS is a scientific and educational association of surgeons that was founded in 1913 to improve the quality of care for the surgical patient by setting high standards for surgical education and practice.”

Other Resources

Pediatric Plastic Surgery Institute

“At Pediatric Plastic Surgery Institute, we want to help you get the best care for your child if one of those unexpected events involves a plastic surgery issue. We offer a full range of pediatric plastic surgery, and our surgeons and nurse practitioner have many years of experience in helping families of children with misshapen ears, cleft lip and palate, craniosynostosis, deformational plagiocephaly, vascular malformations, and other general plastic surgery needs. Our philosophy is to provide evidence-based care that allows families to make informed decisions regarding their child. We want you to be confident in those decisions, and welcome questions during consultations. It’s important to us that we alleviate your fears, giving you a clear understanding of your child’s diagnosis and what treatment options are available.”

Medical City Children’s Hospital

“A specialized children’s hospital with an unwavering focus on patient care, Medical City Children’s Hospital offers world-renowned excellence in comprehensive pediatric services. Since 1996, our specialists haven’t let anything distract them from helping children get better. As a result, we have helped thousands of children—from birth to age 18, and from more than 75 countries. Medical City Children’s Hospital takes seriously our responsibility to give children—and their parents—the care and attention they deserve.”

Dallas Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon

A member of our own team of physicians, Dallas plastic surgeon Dr. A. Jay Burns specializes in vascular anomalies.

Dallas Cosmetic Surgery

Specializing in general surgery and plastic and reconstructive surgery, Dr. Steve Byrd’s interests include cleft lip/cleft palatenasal deformitiesear reconstructions, and breast reconstruction at the Children’s Medical Center.

Dallas Adult and Pediatric Plastic Surgery

Dr. Richard Ha is a board-certified plastic surgeon practicing in Dallas, TX. Utilizing his specialized training in cleft lip/palate and craniofacial surgery, he has participated in surgical missions with the LEAP foundation, providing care to underprivileged children in the Dominican Republic and Belize.

LEAP Foundation

“LEAP is comprised of volunteer plastic and craniofacial surgeons, ocular surgeons, pediatric general surgeons, pediatric urologists, hand surgeons, ENT surgeons, anesthesiologists, orthodontists, dentists, nurses, scrub techs, eye and limb prosthetics, and other medical specialists, along with a host of professional non-medical volunteers. Dedicating time, expertise and often their own resources, our volunteers work tirelessly to provide exceptional medical and surgical care free of charge.”

Dallas Plastic Surgery Institute

Dallas plastic surgeon Dr. John Burns’ advanced training in laser surgery allows him to specialize in vascular anomalies at the Plastic and Craniofacial Institute for Infants and Children.