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asds-then-and-now.jpgIt all began at the Palmer House Hotel in Chicago on Dec. 5, 1970. The first unofficial meeting of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS) was called by Drs. Leonard Lewis and Sorrell Resnik. There were 29 dermatologic surgeons that came together while attending the annual meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) to strengthen dermatologic surgery, primarily by promoting it through education. Throughout 2020, ASDS is honoring its history and celebrating the future!





ASDS Founding Members

Eugene Bodian, MD – Deceased
James Burkes, MD – Deceased
George A. Farber, MD – Kenner, LA
Daniel Gross, MD – Tarzana, CA
Leonard A. Lewis, MD – Deceased
Charles Lincoln, Jr. MD – Deceased
Norman Orentreich, MD – Deceased
Sorrel S. Resnik, MD – Miami, FL
Dowling B. Stough, III, MD – Deceased
Douglas P. Torre, MD – Deceased
Theodore A. Tromovitch, MD – Deceased
John M. Yarborough, MD – Deceased



50th Anniversary Activties

  • Historical videos
  • Weekly 50th fun facts
  • Anniversary features in Currents
  • Historical timeline
  • Online discussion board
  • Signature 50th Anniversary Gala at the 2020 ASDS Annual Meeting
  • Red carpet entry at the 2020 ASDS Annual Meeting Exhibit Hall
  • And more!

Check this webpage throughout the year for updates on all activities related to the 50th ASDS Anniversary!