The American Board of Plastic Surgery – Becoming a Diplomate

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American Board of Plastic Surgery

Though Dr. Anthony Perrone focused on pharmaceutical work at the beginning of his career, he now puts his MD to work in the field of plastic surgery. At MaineGeneral Medical Center, Anthony Perrone, MD, serves as chief of plastic surgery. He has been a diplomate of the American Board of Plastic Surgery since 2010.

The American Board of Plastic Surgery was started in 1937 as interest in plastic surgery began to grow. Four years later, the American Medical Association recognized the discipline of plastic surgery to be worthy of a major specialty board.

To become board certified in plastic surgery, candidates must pass a set of examinations. The written exam is designed to test factual knowledge across many facets of plastic surgery.

A second examination, given orally, presents candidates with scenarios designed to test judgment and reasoning. Candidates are expected to explain and defend their strategies and often are faced with additional problems and complications.

Physicians become diplomates of the board after passing both exam sections. Certification expires after 10 years, requiring diplomates to engage in ongoing professional development to maintain their credentials.


MaineGeneral Medical Center Welcomes Donors into President’s Circle

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Anthony Perrone, MD, serves as the chief plastic surgeon at MaineGeneral Medical Center in Augusta, where he focuses on hand surgery, burn reconstruction, cosmetic facial rejuvenation, and other forms of general and aesthetic surgery. Anthony Perrone, MD, licensed by the Maine Board of Licensure in Medicine, maintains certification with the American Board of Plastic Surgery.

Dr. Anthony Perrone’s hospital invites donors to become a part of its leadership giving group. Leadership giving at MaineGeneral Health recognizes donors through a series of giving levels, beginning with the Sponsor level for individuals who make donations between $250 and $499.

Individuals who make gifts of $1,000 or more enter the President’s Circle, which consists of several giving levels. Donors rise to the next level after making donations of $2,500 (Leadership Circle), $5,000 (Advisor’s Circle), $10,000 (Benefactor’s Circle), and $25,000 (Founder’s Circle).

Admittance into the President’s Circle grants members access to a number of exclusive events and a tour of the medical center accompanied by its CEO or another member of senior management. In addition, President’s Circle members receive listings in the hospital’s annual report to the community.