The 2021-22 ASDS FLN program application period is closed. 

The Future Leaders Network (FLN) creates opportunities for early and mid-career members to enhance leadership skills and prepares them to become leaders in dermatologic surgery. 

The one-year curriculum provides education for mentors and mentees and incorporates leadership and project management training exercises working with a professional facilitator.  Experiential learning through the development of a focused project or by participating in a congressional fly-in, puts skills learned into action.

Email Tamika Walton at with any questions.

Choose from Two Tracks to Enhance Your Leadership Skills

  • ASDS FLN Program: Implement team projects that support the priorities of ASDS and the Dermatologic Surgery community at-large.
  • ASDSA FLN Program: Implement a team project that supports reimbursement issues relating to dermatologic surgery practices. Expand your knowledge about the policymaking process and gain skills for meaningful influence on the legislative and regulatory process while enhancing your leadership competences.

Help make a difference. Volunteer to be a mentor!

It only takes one person to make a difference. As a volunteer mentor, you have an excellent opportunity not only to apply and enhance your own leadership skills, but also to develop new friendships and enhance your understanding of ASDS and the work it does. You will share your experiences, interests, and knowledge as you see your mentee grow and meet the challenges of creating and producing a project that expresses his or her talent to be a future leader of ASDS.

Mentor Invitation (PDF)
2019-20 ASDS FLN Program

Mentees: Shelia Farhang, MD, and Kemunto Mokayo, MD
Mentor: Vince Bertucci, MD, FRCPC

Mentees: Sonya Kenkare, MD, and Ramya Kollipara, MD
Mentor: Arash Koochek, MD, MPH

Mentee: Vincent Richer, MD
Mentor: Seaver Soon, MD