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St. John’s Pleasant Valley Hospital’s Lynn Jeffers, M.D., Named New President of The American Society of Plastic Surgeons

Camarillo native and Camarillo High alumna recognized for her active voice in improving the quality of health care at the local, state, and national levels

CAMARILLO, CA – (November 6, 2019) – St. John’s Pleasant Valley Hospital (SJPVH), a member of Dignity Health, congratulates its Chief Medical Officer, Medical Director of the Integrated Breast Center, and Plastic Surgeon, Lynn Jeffers, M.D., on being named 2019-2020 President of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). Dr. Jeffers was selected from a select group of board-certified plastic surgeons that demonstrate an ongoing commitment to providing advanced quality care.

Lynn Jeffers, M.D., M.B.A., F.A.C.S.

“It is an honor and privilege to lead the world’s largest organization of board-certified plastic surgeons,” said Lynn Jeffers, M.D., M.B.A., F.A.C.S. “In leading this incredible society, I will work to ensure that ASPS continues to advocate for patient safety and provide members with practice support, educational opportunities and resources to ensure we advance and improve the quality of care for plastic surgery patients.”

Dr. Jeffers joined St. John’s on July 1, 2003, as a board-certified plastic surgeon dedicated to cosmetic and reconstructive breast surgery, including breast cancer reconstruction. Her passion led her to initiate the Integrated Breast Center at St. John’s (IBC), of which she serves as the Medical Director. The IBC offers a highly specialized multidisciplinary team of breast specialists, physicians, oncology nurses, and therapists who provide integrated oncology care to the community. The center is also a National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC) accredited, designated Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology, and award-winning leader in cancer care, providing the latest innovative treatments. 

White House Presidential Scholar and University of Michigan Medical School alumna, Dr. Jeffers completed her B.S. in Biomedical Sciences and earned her medical degree with Distinction in Research. She is also a recipient of the American Federation for Clinical Research Medical Student Award and the American Medical Association Glaxo Achievement Award.

Dr. Jeffers trained in the integrated plastic surgery residency at the The University of Michigan and served as the Administrative Chief Resident during her final year, when she was awarded the M.I.C.R.I.N.S. Microsurgical Instrument Award for Outstanding Clinical Research.

“We congratulate Dr. Jeffers for this achievement within the plastic surgeon community,” said Darren Lee, President, and C.E.O. of St. John’s Pleasant Valley Hospital and St. John’s Regional Medical Center. “This recognition is a testament to her clinical expertise and demonstrates her passion for improving the quality of health care, which is what Dr. Jeffers continues to provide at St. John’s.”

ASPS is the largest plastic surgery specialty organization in the world. Founded in 1931, the Society represents 93% of all board-certified plastic surgeons in the U.S., and more than eight thousand plastic surgeons worldwide, making ASPS a global institution and leading authority on cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery. For more information, please visit


About St. John’s Pleasant Valley Hospital

St. John’s Pleasant Valley Hospital (SJPVH) is an award-winning hospital in the heart of Camarillo with 50 acute care patient rooms and a 72-bed extended care unit. As a leader in stroke care, SJPVH is designated as a Primary Stroke Center by the Joint Commission and a recipient of the American Heart Association’s, Get with the Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award. SJPVH houses Camarillo’s first-ever cardiac catheterization lab and the only hyperbaric medicine unit in western Ventura County. SJPVH’s Emergency Department is accredited as a Level III Geriatric Emergency Department and the Intensive Care Unit is a Bronze-Level Beacon Award winner. The SJPVH cancer program is accredited by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer for exceptional expertise and patient-centered care. SJPVH is supported by an active philanthropic foundation to help meet the growing health care needs of our communities. Learn more at

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Wednesday, November 06, 2019