2023 AAFPRS Nominations and National Elections

2023 AAFPRS Election Results

October 28, 2023

During the 2023 AAFPRS Annual Business Meeting on Saturday, October 28, 2023 in Las Vegas, Nevada, a new slate of officers and elected committee positions were elected. The AAFPRS also installed Sherard "Scott" Tatum, MD as President of the Board. The results of the 2023 ballots cast regarding the candidate elections are listed below.


  • Patrick J. Byrne, MD
Group Vice President-elect for Diversity and Inclusion
  •  Linda N. Lee, MD
Group Vice President-elect for Research, Development and Humanitarian Programs
  • Brian J. F. Wong, MD
Group Vice President-elect for Education
  • Anthony P. Sclafani, MD 
Southern Regional Director 
  • Samuel M. Lam, MD
Midwestern Regional Director
  • Grant S. Hamilton, MD
Young Physicians Representative
  •  Jordan P. Sand, MD
Nominating Committee (three elected positions filled)
  • Jason D. Bloom, MD
  • Edward D. Buckingham, MD
  • Krishna G. Patel, MD
Audit Committee
  • Babak Azizzadeh, MD
Canadian Region Credentials Committee Representative
  • Jamil Asaria, MD

2023 AAFPRS Elections Packet

A special 2023 AAFPRS Election Information Packet  has been created to assist you in becoming familiar with the candidates. A print version of the packet will mail to the AAFPRS eligible voting members without email addresses. Please take the time in advance of voting to review the candidates so you can cast your votes and fulfill one of the most important actions you can take as an Academy member.


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 or call (703) 299-9291 to check your membership category or to see if you are eligible to upgrade your membership. 

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Election Dates

  • May 1: AAFPRS Nominating Committee report distributed to voting members
  • June 1: Additional nominations for the various offices may be made with prior written consent of the nominees by one or more written petitions signed by at least five percent of the voting members in good standing received by the secretary
  • August 1: Notice of additional nominees mailed to the membership
The AAFPRS Elections page will continue to be updated with on-going nominations and elections information, so be sure to stop back by for more information.

Our Deepest Appreciation

The AAFPRS Board of Directors and Staff extends their deep appreciation to all members who propose themselves or another for an open elected leadership position, candidates who agree to run for office, members who generously volunteer their time, and to all members who vote. Voting in the elections is one of the most important responsibilities a member can take. We also thank the AAFPRS Nominating Committee for the diligence and time they undertake to recommend a qualified slate of candidates.

Please check back as we will update this page soon with additional important 2024 AAFPRS Nominating and Elections deadlines and information.

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