“To be elected president of the leading organization for cosmetic surgeons worldwide is an incredible honor,” states Dr. Edds. “The AACS remains the trusted source for the highest quality training and continuing medical educations for doctors practicing cosmetic surgery. We will continue to set the standard in these areas and expand our presence internationally.”
A well-respected authority on cosmetic surgery with over twenty-five years of experience in the field, Dr. Edds is a triple board-certified surgeon, including the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery, the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology. He maintains a successful practice in Kentucky, specializing in cosmetic breast surgery, liposuction and facial cosmetic surgery.
Dr. Edds has been a longtime member of the Academy, serving on the Board of Trustees and also as Board Examiner for the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery. Earlier in his career, he served on the Board of Directors of the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care for 10 years, including two as President. Dr. Edds currently travels across the country inspecting surgery centers for accreditation and also conducts seminars and classes on quality improvement. He also holds the position of Assistant Clinical Professor of Surgery at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, training residents in cosmetic surgery, and serves as Director of an AACS-accredited Fellowship program in General Cosmetic Surgery, training surgeons in body, breast, extremity and facial cosmetic surgery.
For complete information on American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, visit www.cosmeticsurgery.org.
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About the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery
Founded in 1985, the mission of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery (AACS) is to advance the specialty of cosmetic surgery and quality patient care. AACS is the leader in continuing medical education for all specialties of cosmetic surgery, providing fellowship training programs, live surgery workshops, medical symposiums and an annual scientific meeting. Most members of the AACS are board-certified cosmetic surgeons, dermatological surgeons, plastic and reconstructive surgeons, head and neck surgeons, oral and maxillofacial surgeons, obstetric-gynecologic surgeons, general surgeons and ophthalmic surgeons – all of whom specialize in cosmetic surgery. AACS is the organization that represents all cosmetic surgeons in the American Medical Association (AMA) through its seat in the AMA House of Delegates. For more information, visit www.cosmeticsurgery.org.