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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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2016 Cutting Edge Research Grant Winners

Seven 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, $99,522 in grant money was awarded. Grant recipients and their research projects are:

  • Ekama O. Carlson, MD, PhD (University of California, San Francisco): Incidence, Characteristics, Outcomes of Skin Cancer in Non-white Organ Transplant Recipients, and Recommendations for Routine Screening.
  • Karen L. Connolly, MD (Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center): Assessment of Health-related Quality of Life in Patients with Localized Stage 0 and 1 Head and Neck Melanoma: Variations among Treatment Groups.*
  • Sherrif F. Ibrahim, MD, PhD (University of Rochester): Fractionally Ablative Er:YAG Laser Resurfacing for Thermal Burn Scars, a Prospective Split-burn Cohort Study.
  •  Joshua B. Kentosh, DO (Walter Reed National Military Medical Center): Microwave Ablation of Eccrine Glands as a Treatment of Hyperhidrosis in Amputees
  • Kachiu C. Lee, MD (Rhode Island Hospital): What's in Laser Hair Plume?
  •  Desiree Ratner, MD (Mount Sinai Beth Israel): Evaluation of the Histochemical and Immunohistochemical Effects of Cetuximab in Cutaneous Squamous Cell Carcinoma.
  •  Divya Srivastava, MD (University of Texas Southwestern): Patient Satisfaction with Mohs Micrographic Surgery for the Treatment of Melanoma in Situ.*

* denotes Board-directed research topics

Applications for 2017 Cutting Edge Research Grants will be accepted online from February 1 to June 1, 2017.



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