About the Foundation

The AAFPRS Foundation – Educational and Research Foundation for the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

In 1974, the Educational and Research Foundation for the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS Foundation) was created to address the medical and scientific issues and challenges which confront facial plastic surgeons.

The AAFPRS Foundation established a proactive research program and educational resources for leaders in facial plastic surgery. Through courses, workshops, and other scientific presentations, as well as a highly respected fellowship training program, the AAFPRS Foundation has consistently provided quality educational programs for the dissemination of knowledge and information among facial plastic surgeons.

In the early 1990s, FACE TO FACE humanitarian programs were established so that AAFPRS members could use their skills and share their talent in helping the less fortunate individuals here and abroad.

FACE TO FACE: International brings AAFPRS members to third world countries where they treat children with facial birth defects and anomalies. FACE TO FACE: The National

Domestic Violence Project allows AAFPRS members to perform surgeries on survivors of domestic abuse here in the United States, who have received injuries to their faces.

The newest member to FACE TO FACE is FACES OF HONOR. This program offers free surgical care for soldiers who have been injured in the line of duty. For more information, visit the Web site: www.facesofhonor.org.