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Face to Face Program The First 17 Years

Minas Constantinides, MD
Arch Facial Plast Surg. 2008;10(6):433-438. doi:10.1001/archfacial.2008.502.
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By any measure, the Face to Face program, the pro bono arm of the Educational and Research Foundation of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS Foundation), has been a resounding success since its inception in 1992. How does such a program, one of the largest voluntary programs by any medical society in history, begin and grow? Tracing the history of dynamic growth (Table) may allow greater clarity for the future direction of the program. Accurately reporting the role of the program's early founders and today's largest contributors unveils a story of great passion about the worldwide progress of facial plastic surgery.

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The surgical team at the Bonum Center in Ekaterinburg, Russia, in 2007. From left to right: an unknown director, Mario Imola, MD, Dana Smith, MD, Peter Adamson, MD, Andrew Waggower, RN, Tatyana Bobrovich (deputy director, Bonum Center), Yasser Khan, MD, Steve Duffy, BA (partially hidden), Alexander Leonov, MD (chief surgeon, Bonum Center), and Prof Svetlana Blokhina (director, Bonum Center).

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The surgical team in Hanoi, Vietnam, in 2006. From left to right: front row, Canh Pham Tuan, MD (director, Division of Facial Plastic Surgery), Duc M. Bui, MD, Linda Gage-White, MD, Nguyen Ngoc Dinh, MD (director, National Hospital of Otolaryngology), Thai Bui, Susan Silver, and John “Mac” Hodges, MD; second row, Scott Tatum, MD, Sydney Butts, MD, Minas Constantinides, MD, and William Silver, MD.

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The surgical team in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, in 2007. From left to right: Frank Kamer, MD, William Silver, MD, William Truswell, MD, John “Mac” Hodges, MD, and a female prospective patient. Standing: Stephen Anderson, MD.

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