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Welcome to the Residents & Fellows Forum

Dear U.S. and International Plastic Surgery Residents,

Welcome to ASPS, to the Resident and Fellows Forum and to exploring the countless opportunities that await YOU within our society.

As your resident representative, I don't see a better way to stimulate change than by getting involved and representing trainee interests nationally and internationally through the ASPS.

All residents from all backgrounds and nationalities are welcome and encouraged to engage and become active in important societal activities such as international exchange, advocacy, education, diversity and inclusion, research, health policy, technology and so on.

Consider applying for ASPS resident membership, serving on ASPS committees and connecting with the Residents Council. Make sure to enjoy your membership benefits including educational materials, access to Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery® and the chance to attend and network with/learn from the best in the field at Plastic Surgery The Meeting.

I would encourage all of you to become part of our ASPS resident family and embrace this valuable chance for professional and personal growth.

This is our chance to make a change, let's do it together!

Lisa Gfrerer, MD PhD
Resident Representative to the ASPS/PSF Board of Directors
(Reach out anytime to learn how to get involved)

Dr. Gfrerer's Bio

Lisa Gfrerer, MD PhD is currently chief resident in the Mass General Brigham Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Program at Harvard Medical School. She attended the Medical University of Vienna for her medical school training and completed her PhD in genetics and molecular signal transduction at the Harvard Stem Cell Institute/MUW. During residency, she established a research program for peripheral nerve surgery of the head (migraine surgery) at the Massachusetts General Hospital. She has led a research team in conducting clinical and basic scientific research projects and established research collaborations with national and international researchers. Recently, she became an affiliate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), where she has expanded her research focus to include peripheral nerve regeneration.

Dr. Gfrerer is planning to complete a peripheral nerve fellowship next year. In the future, she is hoping to pursue an academic career in peripheral nerve surgery, research and innovation.

Dr. Gfrerer has been an active and valued member of American Society of Plastic Surgery (ASPS) and the Migraine Surgery Society (MSS) for many years. She is passionate about promoting international exchange and diversity among plastic surgery trainees, surgeons and societies to build a global plastic surgery community in an effort to promote worldwide plastic surgery training, education, research and advocacy.