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    What is a dermatologic surgeon?

    Part of a progressive medical subspecialty, ASDS member dermatologists perform medically necessary and cosmetic procedures to improve the health, function and beauty of skin through every stage of life.

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    From forehead furrows to frown lines…

    Performing more than 5 million cosmetic procedures each year, ASDS member dermatologists offer many treatments that are less intense, safer and have quicker recovery times than ever before.

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    3 million Americans are diagnosed with skin cancer every year

    Any suspicious new growths or changes should be examined by a dermatologist immediately. ASDS member dermatologists are trained to select the best treatment choice based on the individual patient.

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    From excess fat to wrinkles…

    Offering a range of office-based cosmetic procedures, ASDS member dermatologists can select the appropriate treatment choice to meet your individual goals.

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2015 Cutting Edge Research Grant Winners

Ten ASDS members will receive research grants as part of this competitive program that unites education and innovation to encourage and stimulate clinical research and the transfer of new technologies from the research settings to surgical practice. This year, $96,000 in grant money was awarded. Grant recipients and their research projects include:

  • Jerry D. Brewer, MD (Mayo Clinical Research): A Phase II Randomized Controlled Trial of Educational Modification Sessions and Sunless Tanner as a Method of Reducing the Incidence of Tanning Bed Use in Young Adults.
  • Pooja Chitgopeker, MBChB (University of Iowa Department of Dermatology): 1550-nm Non-Ablative Laser (Fraxel) vs. Ablative 10,600-nm Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Fractional Laser in the Treatment of Surgical and Traumatic Scars: A Comparison Study on Efficacy, Treatment Regimen and Cost.*
  • Conroy Chow, MD (University of California, San Francisco): Prospective Evaluation of Complications in Dermatologic Surgery Associated with Hypertension.
  • Ian A. Maher, MD (Saint Louis University): Examining Body Image Concerns in Patients with Head and Neck Skin Cancer as well as Mohs Micrographic Surgery’s Role in Improving Body Image.
  • Emily Newsom, MD (Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center/Weill Cornell Medical College): Modernizing the Mohs Consultation: Instituting a Video Module for Improved Patient Counseling and Satisfaction.
  • Bichchau (Michelle) Thi Nguyen, MD (Tufts Medical Center): Preoperative Acetaminophen and Carbohydrate Loading to Reduce Pain and Improve Functional Status in Patients Undergoing Mohs Micrographic Surgery for Non-Melanoma Skin Cancers.*
  • Jill S. Waibel, MD (Miami Dermatology and Laser Institute): Repigmentation of Hypopigmentation: Fractional Laser vs. Laser Assisted Delivery of Bimatoprost vs. Novel Epidermal Melanocyte Harvesting System.*
  • Douglas Wu, MD (Cosmetic Laser Dermatology): A Randomized Evaluator-blind Trial Comparing Microfocused Ultrasound with Subsurface Monopolar Radiofrequency for Lifting and Tightening of the Neck.*
  • Ashley Wysong, MD (University of Southern California): Integration of Patient Satisfaction, Functional Status and Quality of Life in Determining Appropriateness of Skin Cancer Treatment in Elderly Patients.*
  • Yaohui Gloria Xu, MD, PhD (University of Wisconsin-Madison): Histologic Evaluation of Cutaneous SCC Debulk Specimens Prior to Mohs Micrographic Surgery and its Influence on SCC Staging.*

* denotes Board-directed research topics

Applications for 2016 Cutting Edge Research Grants will be accepted online from February 1 to June 1, 2016.



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