Our Mission

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The mission of the Physicians Coalition for Injectable Safety is to provide the public with unbiased and necessary information on injectable cosmetic treatments, appropriate injectors and where to safely access cosmetic medical procedures. Our goal is to eradicate the practice of unqualified persons providing injections, to promote treatment supervised by properly qualified and trained, board-certified doctors and to promote only the use of U.S. FDA-approved, appropriately administered products.

The Coalition was created to provide the public with accurate, unbiased and factual information, allowing consumers to make informed choices on medical treatments. Our group represents more than 5,000 board-certified physicians across the country. Key members of the group are:


The 2400-member American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), founded in 1967, is the leading organization of ABMS-certified plastic surgeons who specialize in cosmetic plastic surgery.  With ASAPS active members certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, Canadian active members certified by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and International members certified in their countries of origin, ASAPS is at the forefront of innovation in aesthetic plastic surgery.
(800) 364-2147 or (562) 799-2356
Web site: www.surgery.org
injectablesafety@surgery.org
ASAPS Fact Sheet (PDF)

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) is the largest plastic surgery specialty organization in the world. Founded in 1931, the society is composed of board-certified plastic surgeons who perform cosmetic and reconstructive surgery.

The mission of ASPS is to advance quality care to plastic surgery patients by encouraging high standards of training, ethics, physician practice and research in plastic surgery. The society advocates for patient safety, such as requiring its members to operate in accredited surgical facilities that have passed rigorous external review of equipment and staffing. The society works in concert with the Plastic Surgery Educational Foundation (PSEF), founded in 1948, which supports research, international volunteer programs and visiting professor programs.
Web site: www.plasticsurgery.org

The American Society for Dermatologic Surgery: The purposes of the Society shall be to foster, promote, support, augment, develop and encourage investigative knowledge in Dermatologic Surgery; to promote the highest possible standards in clinical practice, continuing education and research in Dermatologic Surgery; to promote the highest standards of patient care and promote the public interest relating to Dermatologic Surgery and to provide a forum for the exchange of ideas and methodology for Dermatologic Surgery and related basic sciences.
847.956.0900
Web site: www.asds.net

The American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS) is the world's largest specialty association that represents over 2,700 facial plastic and reconstructive surgeons throughout the world. The AAFPRS is a National Medical Specialty Society of the American Medical Association (AMA), and holds an official seat in both the AMA House of Delegates and the American College of Surgeons board of governors. AAFPRS members are board-certified surgeons whose focus is surgery of the face, head, and neck.
703-299-9291
Web site: www.aafprs.org
AAFPRS Fact Sheet (PDF)

The American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS) was founded in 1969 to establish a body of surgeons qualified in plastic surgery of the eyelids and surrounding facial structures (oculofacial plastic surgery). Fellows of the Society are board-certified in ophthalmology, have completed fellowships in oculofacial plastic surgery (currently two years), and perform aesthetic, plastic, and reconstructive surgery of the face, orbits, eyelids, and lacrimal system. The Society promotes high educational standards within our specialty by sponsoring fellowship training programs and scientific meetings, and by publishing a highly respected medical journal, Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. With more than 500 members, ASOPRS is the largest organization of surgeons who have completed the desirable combination of broad-based training in ophthalmology followed by subspecialty training in oculofacial plastic surgery.
952-646-2038
Web site: www.asoprs.org

The International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS) is the world's leading professional body for board certified aesthetic plastic surgeons. Founded in 1970, ISAPS membership is drawn from over 1,300 of the world's best known and respected reconstructive and aesthetic plastic surgeons in 73 countries on every continent. Reflecting the true international mission of the organization, ISAPS' charter was signed at the United Nations. The Society was founded to provide a forum for, “The interchange of ideas and knowledge for the advancement of aesthetic plastic surgery.” In addition, ISAPS has become the gold standard for providing continuing education to its members in new procedures, techniques and options in aesthetic and reconstructive plastic surgery. ISAPS surgeons are members of their national societies of aesthetic plastic surgery and, in this regard, ISAPS serves as an important bridge among many different professional societies and organizations.
603-643-2325
Web site: www.isaps.org

The International Federation of Facial Plastic Surgery Societies (IFFPSS) is a group of societies of facial plastic surgeons from various countries around the world. This Federation was formed in 1997. The goals of the IFFPSS are to promote and support the growth of Facial Plastic Surgery throughout the world. Education, in every form, is the primary focus of this support.
Web site: www.iffpss.org

The Canadian Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery is the only professional organization in Canada dedicated to improved cosmetic surgery outcomes through education, research, and the maintenance of high surgical standards of clinical practice. Our membership of over 160 surgeons, is comprised of fully trained and certified specialists in Plastic Surgery who have demonstrated their commitment to excellence in the Cosmetic and Aesthetic areas of our specialty.
Web site: www.csaps.ca


Key leadership of the Physicians Coalition for Injectable Safety includes:


Dr. John E. Gross, MD, Chair

Dr. John E. Gross, MDJohn E. Gross, M.D., F.A.C.S is certified by the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Plastic Surgery and invited into the American Association of Plastic Surgeons. Dr. Gross formerly served as Chief of Plastic Surgery at the Los Angeles + USC Medical Center from 1994-2006. He currently is in private practice in Pasadena, California. Dr. Gross is still actively involved in plastic surgery education as a Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery at USC, where he received three Teacher of the Year Guiding Hand awards. He is included in the Best Doctors in America, and has been a member of the Board of the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.


Dr. Mark L. Jewell, MD

Dr. Mark L. JewellDr. Jewell is Past President of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and an internationally recognized educator and author.  He is included in Best Doctors in America®. Dr. Jewell is a known and respected expert in cosmetic surgery, including breast augmentation, facial surgery, and VASER lipoplasty. His accredited surgery center is located in Eugene, Oregon, and regularly serves patients from all regions of the USA. He has published numerous articles and books relating to his scientific achievements in plastic surgery.


Dr. Julius W. Few, MD

Dr. Julius W. Few, MDDr. Few is an aesthetic surgeon in private practice on Chicago's famed Magnificent Mile, and serves as associate professor of plastic surgery at the University of Chicago. Dr. Few has lectured extensively on the subject of cosmetic facial surgery and safety. He has appeared on numerous news programs, including NBC, ABC, CBS, and CNN. He currently holds advisory positions at CNN and Good Morning America on the subject of plastic surgery. Dr. Few received Crain's Chicago Business “Top Forty under 40” for his work in plastic surgery development in 2002. He is Chair of the Public Education Committee at the Aesthetic Society and serves as chair of the Cosmetic Medicine Commission.


Dr. Ira D. Papel, MD

Dr. Ira D. Papel, MDDr. Papel is the immediate past President of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery for 2005-2006. As an associate professor at Johns Hopkins, Dr. Papel is actively involved in surgical training of medical students, residents and fellows. He also serves as co-director of the Facial Plastic Fellowship at Johns Hopkins, in addition to being invited to serve as a Visiting Professor at more than 27 universities in the United States, Europe, South America and Asia. Dr. Papel has also written and published over 100 publications and chapters on Facial Plastic Surgery.


Dr. Renato Saltz, MD

Dr. Renato Saltz, MD Dr. Saltz is President of the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and has a private practice in Salt Lake City and Park City, UT. Dr. Saltz has practiced and taught plastic surgery at the University of Utah Wasatch Clinic, and at the Summit Plastic Surgery Center in Park City. Prior to working in Utah, Dr. Saltz taught and practiced plastic surgery at the Medical College of Georgia from 1990-94. He is one of the pioneers in endoscopic surgery in the United States and has published and presented over 200 national and international papers, including 17 chapters and three books.


Dr. Roger A. Dailey, MD, FACS

Dr. Roger A. Dailey, MD, FACSDr. Dailey is the Immediate Past President of the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS), and is a Professor and the holder of the prestigious Lester T. Jones endowed chair at the Oregon Health and Sciences University (OHSU) in Portland, Oregon. He is also the director of the oculofacial plastic surgery training fellowship at OHSU; has coauthored 3 books, over 60 scientific medical publications, and more than 20 book chapters; and serves on the editorial board of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, a peer-reviewed journal sponsored by ASOPRS. His practice interests include cosmetic facial enhancement, both surgical and nonsurgical, as well as surgical management of thyroid eye disease and lacrimal outflow problems. Dr. Dailey has been listed in the Best Doctors in America since 1994.


Dr. Joao Carlos Sampaio Goes, MD, PhD

Dr. Joao Carlos Sampaio Goes, MD, PhDDr. Sampaio Goes is the director of the Brazilian Institute for Cancer Control in Sao Paulo, Brazil. He is a past president of the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and hosted the 2006 Congress in Rio de Janeiro, the largest gathering of aesthetic plastic surgeons ever held.


Dr. Brian Beisman, MD, FACS

Dr. Brian Beisman, MD, FACSDr. Beisman is currently in private practice in Nashville, TN while holding the academic title of Assistant Clinical Professor at Vanderbilt University Medical Center with faculty appointments in Ophthalmology, Otolaryngology, and Dermatology. He has spoken and taught on the topic of aesthetic laser surgery. He is also a published author. He is an active member of the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and an honorary member of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery. Dr. Beisman also serves on several editorial boards and is a member of The Oculoplastic Aesthetic Society, the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the Tennessee Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery, and the American Medical Association.


Dr. Mark Codner, MD

Dr. Mark Codner, MDMark A. Codner, M.D, F.A.C.S Dr. Codner is certified by the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Plastic Surgery, and is inducted into the American Association of Plastic Surgeons. He is a native of Atlanta, Georgia and a graduate of Emory University's School of Medicine. He is actively involved in both cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the breast and has helped many women win the battle against breast cancer. Dr.Codner is the chairman of the Atlanta breast symposium and on the editorial board of the journal Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.


Dr. Jeffrey Kenkel, MD

Dr. Jeffrey Kenkel, MDJeffrey M. Kenkel, MD of Dallas, TX. An Aesthetic Society Member since 2001, Dr. Kenkel is a professor and Vice Chairman of the Department of Plastic Surgery at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. He is Associate Editor of the Aesthetic Surgery Journal and editor of Selected Readings in Plastic Surgery. Dr. Kenkel currently serves as the Secretary of the Aesthetic Surgery Education and Research Foundation (ASERF), and Chair of the Education Commission. He is also Chair of many of the Aesthetic Society's committees including the Strategic Planning, Time & Place, Program, and ASAPS/ASPS Co-Sponsored Symposium Committees.


Dr. Roxana Cobo, MD

Dr. Roxana Cobo, MDDr. Roxana Cobo is facial plastic surgeon in private practice in Cali, Columbia. She serves as coordinator, Department of Otolaryngology-Centro Medico Imbanaco in Cali, Colombia and is the currently president of the International Federation of Facial Plastic Surgery Societies-IFFPSS. Dr. Cobo is past-president of the Colombian Society of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, and the Colombian Society of Facial Plastic Surgery and Rhinology.


Dr. Richard A. D’Amico, MD

Dr. Richard A. D’AmicoDr. Richard A. D’Amico is the 2008 President of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. He is also the past President of the New Jersey Society of Plastic Surgeons. He lectures extensively on cosmetic medicine issues and co-chairs the Cosmetic Medicine Task Force and co-chairs the ASPS/ASAPS Cosmetic Medicine Task Force. He is Assistant Clinical Professor of Plastic Surgery at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine and Chief of the Department of Plastic Surgery at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center.


Dr. Robert A. Weiss

Dr. Robert A. WeissDr. Robert A. Weiss is President of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery and practices cosmetic dermatology at the Maryland Laser, Skin, and Vein Institute. Dr. Weiss is an Associate Professor of Dermatology at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He has served on the Board of Directors of the International Society for Dermatologic Surgery and has served as Associate or Contributing Editor for the Journal Dermatologic Surgery since 1993. Dr. Weiss is the author of over 150 publications, including three textbooks and is an invited speaker for hundreds of worldwide scientific presentations.