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ABFPRS Certifies 32 Surgeons

At its June 25 meeting, the ABFPRS Board of Directors determined that the following 32 surgeons had met all of the requirements to become ABFPRS diplomates. The action brings the total number of active diplomates to 1,127.
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Dr. Samuel Oyer earns the highest score on the 2015 ABFPRS examination

Dr. Samuel Oyer, of Charleston, South Carolina, earned the highest score on the 2015 ABFPRS examination in Washington, D.C., and will be honored with the Jack R. Anderson Prize for Scholastic Excellence at the AAFPRS Fall Meeting in Dallas.
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Theda C. Kontis, M.D., and Catherine P. Winslow, M.D. honored as 2015 Schoenrock Award Recipients

The ABFPRS is proud to announce that Drs. Theda Kontis and Catherine Winslow will receive the 2015 Larry D. Schoenrock Distinguished Service Award, which will be presented during the AAFPRS Fall Meeting in Dallas, Texas, this October.
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ABFPRS Certifies 4 Surgeons

At its October 2, 2015 meeting, the ABFPRS Board of Directors determined that the following 4 surgeons had met all of the requirements to become ABFPRS diplomates. The action brings the total number of active diplomates to 1,116.
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Honor for highest international score on IBCFPRS exam achieved by Dr. Alexander Cuno who will receive 2015 Claus D. Walter Award

Dr. Alexander Cuno, of Geneva, Switzerland, earned the highest score on the 2015 IBCFPRS examination, administered in cooperation with the ABFPRS, in Washington, D.C. last June. Dr. Cuno’s score was the highest score achieved to date by an international candidate and he will be honored with the Claus D. Walter Award for Academic Excellence at the AAFPRS Fall Meeting in Dallas, Texas on October 1st.
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ABFPRS sets requirements for maintaining certificates

Requirements for the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery’s maintenance-of-certification in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery program (MOC in FPRS®) are now available for review on this website. (Click here for more information). Diplomates who hold time-limited certificates will have to meet these requirements in order to maintain ABFPRS certification. Lifetime certificants may participate in the MOC in FPRS® program voluntarily if they wish to demonstrate periodic recertification to patients, hospitals, and others.
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ABFPRS Leaders Test Pilot MOC in FPRS® Exam

“I haven’t taken an examination since I sat for the ABFPRS exam in 1994,” said Theda C. Kontis, M.D., ABFPRS board member.
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ABFPRS to require office surgery accreditation

Surgeons seeking initial certification by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ABFPRS) will have to meet a new requirement, effective January 1, 2007: They must operate in an accredited facility when performing procedures using Level II anesthesia or above.
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Diplomate Resources

The ABFPRS offers its diplomates a number of resources including:
  • Verifying certification
  • Framed certificates
  • Patient education flyers
  • AMA guidelines for ethical advertising
  • ABFPRS guest examiner
  • ABFPRS committee

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