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Scott Spear, MD, past president of ASPS, passes at age 68

Wednesday, March 22, 2017   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Aly Boeckh
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ASPS past President and Georgetown University Hospital Department of Plastic Surgery founding Chair Scott Spear, MD, Washington, D.C., died peacefully in his sleep on Thursday, March 16, at age 68. He is survived by his wife, Cindy, two daughters and a son. No additional information was immediately available.

"He lived his life with dignity and passed with dignity," says ASPS immediate-past President David Song, MD, MBA, who succeeded Dr. Spear as chief of the Department of Plastic Surgery at Georgetown University. "Scott Spear was simply an icon in plastic surgery; he was one of the most brilliant and clearest thinkers – and problem solvers – that our field has ever seen."

"He was a mentor, advisor and a close personal friend who was instrumental in helping me make the decision to come to Georgetown to succeed him in the legendary program that he built," Dr. Song adds. "We will miss him immensely, and his legacy as an educator, innovator, caring surgeon and true friend will live on."

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