AAAASF appoints Dr. David Watts president

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Annual board meeting conducted in Chicago

Dr. David Watts accepts the AAAASF presidential gavel from Dr. Foad Nahai.

I look forward to propelling the organization into an exciting future that holds considerable opportunities.

The American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities (AAAASF) elected Dr. David Watts as its president during an annual board meeting Oct. 15.

Watts has served on the board since 2010 as a member of the standards committee, education committee, innovations committee and business development committee. He has also served as treasurer and on the executive committee.

Watts is founder and chief executive officer of the Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery Institute in Vineland, New Jersey. He also is chief executive officer of the Ambulatory Surgical Center and Watts Plastic Surgery Association, Inc. in Vineland, New Jersey, as well as founder and principal of Dr. Watts’ Skin Care International, LLC and founder and chief executive officer for Accreditation Solutions Alliance, LLC. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in biology from Cheyney State University in Pennsylvania and his doctor of medicine degree from Jefferson Medical College in Pennsylvania.

He was trained in general surgery at the University of Rochester and is board certified in general and plastic surgery. He was trained in plastic surgery at Johns Hopkins University, where he also served as an assistant clinical professor in plastic surgery.

He has served as an adviser for Johnson & Johnson Worldwide Consumer and Personal Products; in the United States Army Reserves and Walter Reed Hospital and as a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He has been a member of:

  • the American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons
  • the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
  • the New Jersey Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • the Samuel Gross Surgical Society
  • the University of Rochester Surgical Associates Alumni Chapter

Watts said, “I am honored to have been chosen as the next leader of this extraordinary association. For nearly 40 years, AAAASF board members and staff have worked tirelessly to ensure patient safety in our accredited facilities. I look forward to propelling the organization into an exciting future that holds considerable opportunities.”

About the AAAASF
The American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities, Inc. (AAAASF) was established in 1980 to standardize and improve the quality of medical and surgical care in outpatient facilities and assure the public that patient safety is top priority in an accredited facility. More than 2,400 outpatient facilities are accredited by AAAASF, one of the largest not-for-profit accrediting organizations in the United States. Surgeons, legislators, state and national health agencies and patients acknowledge that AAAASF sets the "gold standard" for quality patient care. AAAASF programs include outpatient surgical, procedural, oral maxillofacial, international surgical, rehabilitation and dental. AAAASF is also approved by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to accredit ambulatory surgery centers, rehabilitation and outpatient physical therapy agencies, as well as rural health clinics. For more information, visit aaaasf.org or Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.

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