2022 AAFPRS National Elections


Eligibility to Vote in the AAFPRS National Elections

Only members who are in good standing and current in their dues in the following membership categories are eligible to vote: Member, Fellow, Retired (Member/Fellow) and Emeritus (Member/Fellow). Please note: Fellow refers to the membership category and not fellows in the fellowship program. Contact Member Relations to check on your membership category or to see if you are eligible to upgrade. 

2022 AAFPRS Elections Packet

A special 2022 AAFPRS Elections Information Packet  has been created to assist you in becoming familiar with the candidates and the 23 proposed bylaw amendments (a print copy version has also been mailed to eligible voting members without email addresses). The number of proposed bylaw amendments is larger than usual this year due to an ad hoc committee appointed by the Board to do a thorough review of the AAFPRS Bylaws. Please take the time in advance of the online elections opening to review the candidates and proposed amendments so you can cast your votes and fulfill one of the most important actions you can take as an Academy member.

AAFPRS Bylaws Community

AAFPRS members may join the AAFPRS Bylaws Community to review the 2022 AAFPRS Election packet with the proposed slate of candidates and bylaws amendments. This community is a part of our AAFPRS CONNECT networking and learning platform so you must login to join and engage in other online members only benefits. Once you are at the Bylaws Community, tap on JOIN DISCUSSION to belong to the community and start to engage! Contact us if you need assistance with login credentials.

May 1 - AAFPRS Nominating Committee Report - Slate of Nominees
June 1 - Additional nominee deadline (for additional details, contact Member Relations.)
September 14 - Last date to request a paper ballot to mail to the auditor. Contact Member Relations.
September 20 - AAFPRS Bylaws Amendments Review Town Hall to discuss the proposed bylaw amendments to the AAFPRS Bylaws.
September 21 - AAFPRS National Elections open - online ballot sent to all eligible voting members who were not sent a paper ballot.
October 10 - Paper ballots must be postmarked and online ballots close (no exceptions will be made).
October 22 - AAFPRS Annual Business Meeting (6:45am Eastern) at National Harbor, MD held during the AAFPRS Annual Meeting and 13th International Symposium. You may vote on-site at the beginning of the Business Meeting if you are eligible to vote and did not vote previously.

2022 Nominating Committee Report

May 1, 2022

Pursuant to Article XI, Section 1 of the AAFPRS Bylaws, the 2022 Nominating Committee hereby presents the below report to the AAFPRS Membership. The following members have been nominated to be placed on the 2022 AAFPRS Election Ballot, under the below open positions:

(one elected position to be filled)

  • Andres Gantous, MD
  • Sherard “Scott” A. Tatum, MD

Group Vice President-elect for Public and Regulatory Affairs
(one elected position to be filled)

  • James “Randy” Randall Jordan, MD
  • Ivan Wayne, MD

Eastern Regional Director
(one elected position to be filled by members from among the following states: Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Vermont)

  • Kofi Derek O. Boahene, MD
  • Philip J. Miller, MD

Western Regional Director
(one elected position to be filled by members from among the following states: Alaska; Arizona; California; Colorado; Hawaii; Idaho; Montana; Nevada; New Mexico; Oregon; Utah; Washington; and Wyoming)

  • Babak Azizzadeh, MD
  • Deborah Watson, MD

Canadian Regional Director (one elected position to be filled by members from among any Canadian province)

  • Sami Moubayed, MD
  • Kristina Zakhary, MD

Director-At-Large (one elected position to be filled)

  • Jose E. Barrera, MD
  • Krista L. Olson, MD

Nominating Committee (three elected positions to be filled)

  • Jamil Asaria, MD
  • Deidra A. Blanks, MD
  • Robert H. Deeb, MD
  • Albert J. Fox, MD
  • Andrew S. Frankel, MD
  • Jessyka G. Lighthall, MD

Audit Committee (one elected position to be filled)

  • Edward D. Buckingham, MD
  • Fred G. Fedok, MD

Eastern Region Credentials Committee Representative (one elected position to be filled)

  • Manoj T. Abraham, MD
  • Ryan N. Heffelfinger, MD

Please Note: The above 2022 AAFPRS Nominating Committee Report will also appear in the upcoming issue of Facial Plastic Times with detailed nominee information sent to members in July 2022. 

2022 BYLAWS (2021-22) of the
American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Inc. and the
Educational and Research Foundation of the AAFPRS 

Contact Information 
Questions regarding the elections? Contact Patricia Adair, Director, Member Relations.
Questions regarding your membership status? Contact Member Relations.