The ACAPS outstanding resident/fellow teacher award has been established recognize exemplary performance by trainees. The award is made to highlight and encourage beginning excellence in teaching and scholarship in the area of plastic surgery education.

This award will be made annually to one resident or fellow who is actively involved in plastic surgery education and who is considered by his/her chair, faculty, students or fellow trainees to be an outstanding teacher. Nominees for this award must possess the qualities of an outstanding teacher which include:

Eligible trainees will have completed two clinical program years (PGY3 or above at time of nomination).

Nomination Process


June Request for nominations sent by ACAPS President
Mid-September Deadline for receipt of nominations
Mid-September Mid-January Deliberations of the Awards Committee
Mid-January Winners selected and notified. ACAPS President notified by Committee Chair
Spring Retreat Winner announced – award given


2020 2021: Sarah Lyon, MD, University of Wisconsin
Shane Morrison, MD, University of Michigan
2019 2020: Keli Kolegraff, Johns Hopkins
2018 2019: Francesco Egro, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center