Welcome New Directors
Welcome New Directors
The American Board of Plastic Surgery is pleased to introduce three new directors who joined the Board in May 2018 and two new public members who joined the Board in May 2019. All ABPS directors (non-public members) are currently certified by the ABPS and meeting requirements of the Continuous Certification program. They will each serve a six-year term. All directors of the Board serve voluntarily and without remuneration.
Heidi G. Conrad, MBA - Public Member
St. Paul, MN
Ms. Conrad is Chief Financial Officer for Regions Hospital in St. Paul, Minnesota. She completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and MBA at Hamlin University. Ms. Conrad currently serves on the Board of Directors at several healthcare organizations including District Energy, Westfields Hospital and Clinics, HealthPartners Institute for Education and Research, Capitol View Transitional Care Center, Ramsey Integrated Health Services and Regions Hospital Services Corporation.
Jack L. Cox, M.D., MMM - Public Member
Dr. Cox is Senior Vice President and Chief Quality Officer at Providence St. Joseph Health and Chief Medical Officer for Swedish Health Services. He completed medical school at University of Mississippi School of Medicine followed by residency in Family Practice at David Grant Medical Center, Travis AFB, California. Dr. Cox also completed a Master’s degree in Medical Management from Tulane University School of Public Health in New Orleans, Louisiana. Dr. Cox currently serves on the Board of Directors for American Unity Group and the Advisory Council Boards of Curischain and MM411. Dr. Cox is certified by the American Board of Family Physicians and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians.
Jeffrey D. Friedman, M.D.
Dr. Friedman is Chairman of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Houston Methodist Hospital. He is Associate Professor of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Weill Cornell Medical College, Adjunct Associate Professor of Plastic Surgery at Baylor College of Medicine, Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Physician Assistant Studies at the University of North Texas Science Center, and Adjunct Associate Professor at Texas A&M College of Medicine. Dr. Friedman completed medical school at Baylor College of Medicine followed by General Surgery residency at University of Illinois Affiliated, Cook County Hospital, Plastic Surgery residency at Baylor College of Medicine, and a fellowship in Microsurgery at the University of Southern California. Dr. Friedman was certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery in 1995 and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.
Steven L. Moran, M.D.
Dr. Moran is Surgical Director of the Mayo Clinic Vascularized Composite Allograft Transplant Program and Co-Director of the Mayo Clinic Microvascular Skills Lab. He is also Professor of Plastic Surgery, Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Emeritus Chairman of Plastic Surgery at Mayo Clinic. Dr. Moran completed medical school at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry in Rochester, New York followed by General Surgery and Plastic Surgery residencies at the University of Rochester Medical Center also in Rochester, New York and a fellowship in Hand and Microvascular Surgery at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. He has served on the Boards of the American Society of Surgery of the Hand, the American Society of Reconstructive Transplantation, American Association of Hand Surgery and is Associate Editor of the Journal of Wrist Surgery, Clinics in Orthopedic Surgery, and the International Journal of Orthoplastic Surgery. Dr. Moran was certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery in 2003 and in the Subspecialty of Hand Surgery in 2012.
J. Peter Rubin, M.D.
Dr. Rubin is Professor of Plastic Surgery and Professor of Bioengineering at the University of Pittsburgh. He is Endowed Professor and Chair of Plastic Surgery, Director of Wound Healing Services, and Co-Director of the Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Center at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. He is also Founder of the Center for Innovation in Restorative Medicine (CIRM) at the University of Pittsburgh, Founder and Director of Life After Weight Loss and Co-Director of the Adipose Stem Cell Center. Dr. Rubin completed medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine followed by General Surgery residency at Boston University School of Medicine and Plastic Surgery residency at Harvard University. He currently serves as Co-Chair of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) Task Force on Regenerative Medicine and is Regulatory Chair and Vice President of Finance for ASPS. Dr. Rubin was certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery in 2000 and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.