Dr. Edds has trained surgeons in cosmetic surgery in approved Fellowship Programs. He has been a lecturer to international audiences at Saint Louis University and the University of Cincinnati, training surgeons in cosmetic breast surgery and body contouring procedures. Dr. Edds has been a member of the Board of Trustees of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery (AACS) and is a Board Examiner for the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery.
QUALITY IMPROVEMENT ACTIVITIES
Dr. Edds has worked for many years in improving the quality of ambulatory care in the United States. From 1995 – 2005 he served on the Board of Directors of the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC), the largest accreditor of ambulatory health care in the country, currently accrediting over fifty-five hundred surgery centers and health care organizations.
From 2003 to 2005, he was President of the Board of Directors for the AAAHC. Dr. Edds continues to travel about the country to inspect surgery centers for accreditation and teach on topics related to quality improvement.
Dr. Edds has full-privileges in plastic and reconstructive surgery at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital – a 400-bed tertiary referral hospital, as well at the Owensboro Surgery Center.
Dr. Edds is a member of the National Domestic Violence Project and has donated his time in and expertise on multiple occasions to victims of domestic violence.