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ASOPRS Foundation 2023 Michael Hawes Lecture

ASOPRS Foundation 2023 Michael Hawes Lecture - Patrick Bryne, MD

ASOPRS Foundation 2023 Michael J. Hawes lecture was presented by Patrick Bryne, MD, entitled Advances in Facial Reanimation 2023.  Dr. Patrick Byrne is a Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon and the Enterprise Chief of the Cleveland Clinic Surgical Specialties Institute, encompassing Cleveland Clinic’s surgical specialties worldwide. He also serves as the Chairman of Cleveland Clinic’s Head & Neck Institute, which comprises the specialties of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Dentistry, Audiology, and Speech and Language Sciences.

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SASOPRS...What is it? What’s in a Name? Why is it Needed?

Senior American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (SASOPRS) is two years old. It was started of a concern for the needs of ASOPRS members who have contributed much over the years to ASOPRS but who are sometimes forgotten as they age or feel they don’t fit in with the active clinicians.

“Senior” admittedly is a loaded word. While the dictionary says a senior is one who is “more experienced,” some may equate senior to “senile,” “retired,” or “old and out of touch.” But those of us who are more experienced beg to differ. We still have something to offer!

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2022 Michael J Hawes Lecture

ASOPRS Foundation 2022 Michael J. Hawes Lecture was presented by John Siebert, MD, entitled Changes in Cutaneous Gene Expression after Microvascular Free Tissue Transfer in Parry-Romberg Syndrome.  

John Siebert, MD, Professor in the Department of Surgery, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Division of Plastic Surgery, presented his work on Parry-Romberg Syndrome at the ASOPRS Fall Symposium. Dr. Siebert is world-renowned for work with Parry-Romberg patients, including his approach of early intervention with his microvascular free tissue transfer reconstruction technique. 
Dr Siebert graduated from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine in 1981. He went on to complete his  General Surgery residency at Massachusetts General Hospital from 1981 to 1986, and then did his Plastic Surgery residency and a microsurgery fellowship at New York University from 1986 to 1989.  He was on faculty at NYU in Plastic Surgery and served as director of the Microsurgery Fellowship and Chief of Plastic Surgery at Bellevue Hospital while on staff at NYU; Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital; and with New York Eye and Ear Infirmary for 20 years.  He has been a Professor at UW since 2007 and has had an Endowed Chair since 2015.
Dr. Siebert has written over 80 papers in peer-reviewed journals and 20 chapters in plastic surgical textbooks.  He has delivered over 172 presentations as invited lectureships, visiting professorships, and at international and national plastic surgery meetings. He has received numerous awards in plastic surgery, including three James Barrett Brown awards by the American Association of Plastic Surgeons in 1991, 1998, and 2021 for the best contribution to the plastic surgery literature that year.

2022 Michael J. Hawes Lecture Honoree - Daniel P. Schafer

ASOPRS Foundation Michael J. Hawes Lecture Honoree
Daniel P. Schaefer, MD, FACS
by Kathleen F. Archer, MD

It was my distinct honor to present Dr. Daniel P. Schaefer as this year's honoree for the ASOPRS Foundation Michael J. Hawes Lecture. Dr. Schaefer has been a member of ASOPRS since 1988. He immediately became active within ASOPRS and has remained so.

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