CHICAGO, Jan. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dr. Angelo Cuzalina, MD, DDS has been named President of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery. Dr. Cuzalina was officially named President at the AACS' 27th Annual Scientific Meeting in Phoenix.
"It is positively an honor and a privilege to be elected as president of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery," Dr. Cuzalina says. "I am taking over a position from a long line of surgeons whom I admire and respect. It's very exciting to follow in their footsteps and continue moving this Academy forward in a positive direction."
Dr. Cuzalina, who has performed more than 10,000 cosmetic surgical procedures in the last 13 years, has lectured on cosmetic surgery all over the world. He is particularly renowned for his expertise in body contouring after massive weight loss along with simultaneous breast lift and augmentation and rhinoplasty.
Dr. Cuzalina presides over a spectacular state-of-the-art accredited surgical facility at Tulsa Surgical Arts. Since beginning his private practice in 1998, he has become a leader in the field of cosmetic surgery, culminating in the AACS Presidential appointment.
In addition to his talents in medicine, Dr. Cuzalina was a collegiate wrestler at national powerhouse, Oklahoma State, and qualified for the U.S. National Greco-Roman and Freestyle teams, where he medaled in the world championships in 1982 and '85. Today, Dr. Cuzalina is an avid scuba diver and enjoys art and traveling with wife, Paige, and children, Nico and Francesca.
The American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery is a professional medical society whose members are
dedicated to patient safety and physician education in cosmetic surgery. Most members of the AACS are dermatologic surgeons, facial plastic surgeons, head and neck surgeons, general surgeons, oral and maxillofacial surgeons, plastic surgeons – all of whom specialize in cosmetic surgery. AACS is an organization that represents all cosmetic surgeons in the American Medical Association through its seat in the AMA House of Delegates.
SOURCE American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery