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    What is a dermatologic surgeon?

    One of the most innovative and progressive medical subspecialties, these ASDS experts perform medically necessary and cosmetic treatment and procedures to improve skin health and beauty.

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    From aging skin to skin cancer...

    No one is more qualified to help than an ASDS member dermatologist. Each year, these skilled doctors perform 5 million cosmetic procedures and 2.6 million skin cancer treatments.

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    One American dies of melanoma almost every hour

    The good news: With early detection, melanoma has an almost 100 percent five-year survival rate. Schedule a free skin cancer screening today.

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    From crow's feet to spider veins...

    You'll look and feel your best when ASDS member dermatologists combine their training and expertise with the widest range of options available.

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  • Welcome to the
    American Society for Dermatologic Surgery

    Embracing Innovation. Inspiring Excellence. Leading the Way.

    As the premier specialty group representing dermatologists performing all procedures – medical, cosmetic, reconstructive and Mohs – ASDS members are experts in treating skin and soft tissue with surgical and non-surgical methods.

    ASDS membership is the single, most powerful means to enhance the image of your practice among consumers and to advance your skills and understanding of cosmetic and reconstructive dermatologic procedures. From continuing education to advocacy to public education efforts, the ASDS connects you to resources that deliver results and help you succeed today and into the future.

  • Residents and Fellows-in-Training

    This special section of the ASDS website is dedicated to you – the dermatology resident. It offers valuable information to help you through your residency program and beyond. The Society and the ASDS Residents’ Corner are here to help as you build a network of peers, expand your educational experience, learn from practicing professionals, and plan your career.

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  • Member Center

    The ASDS is your partner in advancing your career, your practice, and your profession. With 5,700 members worldwide, the ASDS is uniquely positioned to provide innovation, education, leadership and excellence exclusive to the specialty and practice of dermatologic surgery. As a member of the ASDS, you enjoy access to innovative, specialized resources designed around you and your needs.

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  • Practice Resources

    Practicing medicine means assuming a dual role of physician and businessperson. Not only do you need to provide optimal patient care on a daily basis, but you also are required efficiently and profitably manage a practice in a changing regulatory environment. Position your practice for success with ASDS tools, information and member-only resources.

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  • Patient and Public Education Tools

    Educating the public that ASDS members are the providers of choice and leading authorities on skin procedures is the Society’s priority. Influential programs – including the ASDS branding campaign, public education programs and patient education tools – help educate patients and consumers that ASDS members offer state-of-the art treatments, better outcomes and, overall, a better experience for medically necessary or cosmetic skin surgery.

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  • Product and Services

    The ASDS has carefully selected a variety of distinguished products and services designed to best serve you and the enhancement of your dermatologic surgery practice, including clinical education, practice management and practice marketing resources.

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  • Publications and Communications

    The ASDS publishes a variety of noteworthy communications available to all ASDS members. Stay informed with the latest in dermatologic surgery by accessing information directly from the office, at home or on the go.

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  • Education and Training

    With the ASDS, you can trust that you are receiving the most innovative, effective, evidence-based educational programs that will help you provide the highest quality patient care. Content is balanced, independent, objective and based on scientific rigor. Improving patient safety and outcomes through the newest techniques and technology options is the focus of ASDS educational offerings. From hands-on training to self-directed learning programs to mentorship programs, ASDS is committed to providing an educational experience you can’t find anywhere else!

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  • Research and References

    Supporting its mission to foster, support, develop and encourage investigative knowledge in dermatologic surgery, the ASDS provides members with the tools and assistance they need to achieve the highest standards in clinical practice and patient care.

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