Nominations are due Sept. 15

Each year, ASDSA recognizes individuals or organizations for assuming a leadership role in the promotion and protection of patient safety. Nominees are honored for their vital participation in a campaign focused on patient safety that raises awareness of ASDSA's advocacy priorities and demonstrates a model for success. Awardees are nominated by fellow ASDSA members and are announced each year at the ASDS / ASDSA Annual Meeting. Please contact with any questions.

Patient Safety Hero Awards are presented in the following categories:

Physician Patient Safety Hero: Presented to an ASDSA member
The 2022 recipients were Mathew M. Avram, MD, JD, and Joel Cohen, MD. Previous winners include Amy Brodsky, MD; Carrie L. Davis, MD; Aaron Mangold, MD; Mark B. Taylor, MD; David Watts, MD; and Lawrence J. Green, MD.

State Dermatological Society Patient Safety Hero: Presented to a state dermatological society
Previous winners include Rhode Island Dermatology Society, Illinois Dermatology Society, Indiana Academy of Dermatology, Arizona Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery Society, the Georgia Society of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery and the Massachusetts Academy of Dermatology.

State and/or Federal Legislative Patient Safety Hero: Presented to a state and/or federal legislator
Previous recipients include: Rhode Island Senator Joshua Miller, Utah State Representative Bradley Daw, Florida State Senator Travis Hutson, Illinois State Representative John Connor, Indiana State Senator Liz Brown, Nebraska State Senator Robert Hilkemann and Georgia State Senator Judson Hill.

State and/or Federal Regulatory Patient Safety Hero: Presented to a state and/or federal regulatory individual or agency
Previous state winners include the Maryland Board of Pharmacy and the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation.

Organization Patient Safety Hero:
Previous state winners include the Pediatric Sun Protection Foundation

2022 Patient Safety Hero Press Release

Read more here.