Mendelson Chosen as 2021 Maliniac Lecturer

The Maliniac Lecturer selection committee has chosen Bryan Mendelson, AM, FRCSE, FRACS, FACS from Melbourne, Australia as the 2021 Maliniac Lecturer during Plastic Surgery The Meeting.

The Maliniac Lecture will take place 10:00 - 10:30 a.m., EDT, Monday, Nov. 1, 2021.

Dr. Mendelson's lecture will focus on "Identity, Anatomy & Self-Esteem."

Dr. Mendelson is known for his contributions on the surgical anatomy of the face. His anatomical findings are published in a series of classic papers, on the Surgical Anatomy of the Temple, the retaining ligaments of the orbit and Prezygomatic Space, the Surgical Anatomy of the Mid Cheek as well as the Surgical Anatomy of the Premasseter space and the Jowl. Mendelson introduced the terms Prezygomatic space and Premasseter spaces as well as the important surgical concept of Facial Spaces.

This anatomical based approach to aesthetic surgery has led to numerous invitations to teach and lecture at teaching courses and congresses overseas. He has performed live surgical demonstrations of his anatomical based, Limited Dissection Composite Facelift on fifteen separate occasions. Some of his demonstrations were performed in Thailand, Spain, Canada, United States, United Kingdom, Turkey, Brazil, Germany, Italy, Taipei and Russia.

Dr. Mendelson is one of the founding members and Head of the Faculty of the Melbourne Advanced Facial Anatomy Course (MAFAC). This renowned and intensive cadaver dissection teaching course, prepares surgeons to advance their understanding of facial anatomy to the level where they can comfortably and safely incorporate the benefits of recent advances into their clinical practice.

Dr Mendelson is a Past President of the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS). In Australia, he served on the Council of ASAPS for 6 years and delivered the Second ASAPS ORATION in 2007. Currently, Dr. Mendelson is in private practice at The Centre for Facial Plastic Surgery in Melbourne Australia.

He graduated from Monash University Medical School, Melbourne, and interned at the Alfred Hospital Melbourne. He trained in general surgery and plastic surgery at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota for six years and is certified by the American Board of Surgery and The American Board of Plastic Surgery.

2020 Maliniac Lecturer

The 2020 Maliniac Lecturer, Joon Pio Hong, MD, PhD, MBA from Seoul, South Korea, will be in attendance in Atlanta during Plastic Surgery The Meeting.

Dr. Hong is a Professor of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the University of Ulsan College of Medicine and Asan Medical Center. He is board-certified in trauma, hand and plastic surgery. He received his bachelor's degree from the Yonsei University of College of Medicine; and his master's degree in medicine and a PhD from the Graduate School of Yonsei University. He received his MBA in medical management from University of Southern California at Marshall School of Business. Additionally, Hong is the Sectary General for the World Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery (WSRM).

Dr. Hong's work has focused on research and clinical practice in wound healing, diabetic foot and lower extremity reconstruction and microsurgery. He is on the editorial board for numerous journals including International Wound Journal, Journal of Reconstructive Microsurgery, and more.

Dr. Hong, who has been invited to more than 40 countries to present his work, has over 160 publications in this field of practice and was recently awarded "The best save" from the 2014 American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery.

Dr. Hong, who has more than 200 published articles, was awarded the "Godina Travelling Fellowship" in 2015 from the American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery, the Al Fred W. Farmer Lectureship in 2016 from the Canadian Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the Acta Scandinavia Lectureship in 2018 from the Scandinavian Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

Please note that virtual attendees will see Dr. Hong's presentation instead of Dr. Mendelson's due to restricted video and recording rights of Dr. Mendelson's presentation.

History of the Maliniac Lecture

Jacques Maliniac, MD, established the lectureship, providing funds to ensure that it would continue at each Plastic Surgery The Meeting. Its purpose was to introduce the society to outstanding speakers, who have made significant contributions to the field of plastic surgery, from around the world.

In fact, the only stipulation was that the speaker could live anywhere in the world but not in the United States. Hence, the goal was to expose the membership to people, ideas, and innovative techniques and procedures that they would not ordinarily have access to.