Patient Safety Hero Awards

Each year, ASDSA recognizes individuals or organizations that have taken a leadership role in the promotion and protection of patient safety for dermatologic surgery procedures. Nominees should hold an active role in a successful campaign focused on patient safety that raises awareness of ASDSA and demonstrates a model for success. Awardees are nominated by fellow ASDSA members and are announced each year at the ASDS/ASDSA Annual Meeting. The deadline for nomination letters is Aug. 1 and can be emailed to advocacy@asds.net or faxed to 847-956-0999. Please include "Patient Safety Hero Award" on the cover sheet.

Patient Safety Hero Awards are presented in the following categories: 

Physician Patient Safety Hero: Presented to an ASDSA member who has led or contributed significantly to a successful campaign centered on patient safety, raised public awareness of ASDSA patient safety goals and/or created a model for success that can be emulated by other members. Prior winners include 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 that has worked innovatively and effectively on behalf of protecting patient safety. Prior winners include the 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 (NEW) Legislative Patient Safety Hero: Presented to a state and/or federal legislator who has taken a leadership position in creating, supporting or passing legislation that protects patient safety in dermatologic surgery. Prior state winners include 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 that has taken a leadership position in the creation or enforcement of regulations that protect patient safety for dermatologic surgery. Prior state winners include the Maryland Board of Pharmacy and the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation.