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UI surgeon elected secretary of Midwestern Association of Plastic Surgeons

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- A University of Iowa College of Medicine professor has been elected secretary of the Midwestern Association of Plastic Surgeons.

Dr. Phyllis Chang, UI associate professor of plastic and reconstructive surgery, was elected at the association's annual meeting in St. Louis in May.

The association is dedicated to the continuing education of plastic surgeons. Its membership includes plastic surgeons from 11 midwestern states.

Chang received her bachelor's degree in biochemistry from Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., in 1976 and her medical degree from Union University in Albany, N.Y., in 1980. She did postgraduate work at Albany Medical Center Hospital, the University of Chicago Hospitals and New York University Medical Center before coming to the UI in 1989.

6/24/97