Susan E. Mackinnon, MD, received the Clinician of the Year award and the Research Achievement Award in Basic Science at the American Association of Plastic Surgeons’ annual meeting April 14-17, 2012, in San Francisco.
The Clinician of the Year is chosen annually by the president of the association to recognize members who have made significant clinical achievement in the field of plastic and reconstructive surgery.
The association, based in Beverley, Mass., and the oldest plastic surgery association in the world, aims to advance the science and art of plastic surgery through surgical education, research, scientific presentations and professional interaction. Membership is by invitation only.
Mackinnon has served in a variety of roles with the association, including president, president-elect, awards committee chair, vice-president and treasurer. She was the first female president in the association’s history.