Available Awards

Ben Shuster Memorial Award

The Ben Shuster Memorial Award is presented for the most outstanding research paper by a resident or fellow in training on any clinical work or research in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery delivered at a national meeting (or its equivalent) between March 1 and the following February 28. Each entrant must be the sole or senior author and an AAFPRS Member. Studies prepared during the first year after completion of residency training will be considered, provided research was conducted during the author’s residency or fellowship. A certificate and an award for $1,000 are presented.

Ira Tresley Research Award

The Ira Tresley Research Award recognizes the best original research in facial plastic surgery by an AAFPRS member who has been board certified for at least three years. Papers presented at a national meeting (or its equivalent) between March 1 and February 28, are eligible for this award. A certificate and an award of $1,000 are presented.

John Orlando Roe Award*

A certificate and an award of $1,000 will be presented each year to the graduate fellow who submits the best clinical research paper written during fellowship.

Sir Harold Delf Gillies Award*

A certificate and an award of $1,000 will be presented each year to an graduate fellow who submits the best science research paper written during a fellowship.

*The Roe and Gillies Awards are automatically selected from papers submitted by Academy fellows during their fellowship year. Paper should not be published prior to review.

William Wright Award

This award may be presented each year to an AAFPRS member who has made outstanding contributions to facial plastic and reconstructive surgery.

Community Service Award

This award may be presented each year to an AAFPRS member who has distinguished himself/herself by providing and/or making possible free medical service to the poor in his/her community.

F. Mark Rafaty Memorial Award

This award may be presented each year to any AAFPRS member who has made outstanding contributions to facial plastic and reconstructive surgery

John Dickinson Teacher of the Year Award

This award honors an AAFPRS Fellow or Member for sharing knowledge about facial plastic surgery with the effective use of audiovisuals in any one year.  The Awards Committee seeks nominations from the Electronic Media Subcommittee each year.

Residency Travel Award

Two Residency Travel Awards of $500 each may be awarded to the most outstanding paper in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery primarily authored by a resident or medical student in training. The paper must be submitted by June 1 for consideration, and to be presented at the year’s Fall Meeting.

Coordinated by the International Symposium Committee and the AAFPRS Foundation Board of Directors.

Efrain Davalos Award

The Efrain Davalos Award is an international award which may be presented every four or five years in conjunction with the Foundation’s International Symposia. The award recognizes those outside the U.S. and Canada who have made a significant contribution to facial plastic surgery.

All nominations for the Community Service, F. Mark Rafaty Memorial, John Dickinson Teacher and William Wright Awards may be submitted by AAFPRS members to the Awards Committee no later than June 1.