The ASDS Research Grant Program serves as a catalyst to develop new ASDS member research initiatives to foster, support, develop and encourage investigative knowledge in dermatologic surgery. ASDS provides members with the tools and assistance they need to achieve the highest standards in clinical practice and patient care.

Applications for 2023 ASDS Research Grants will open in June.

Awards will be announced at the 2023 ASDS Annual Meeting in Chicago.


Program Resources 


2022 Jumpstart Research Seed Grant Recipients


Adam Miller, MD

Topic: Temporal Characterization of the Cutaneous Microbiome in the Perioperative Period
Institution: UC San Diego Health System

Neha Jariwala, MD

Topic: Studies in the Surgical Management of Arcal Melanoma
Institution: University of Pennsylvania 


2022 Cutting Edge Research Grant Recipient

Emily Ruiz, MD

Topic: Cutaneous Sarcoma Outcomes Analysis of a tumor characteristics and treatment modality
Institution: Brigham & Women's Hospital

2020-21 Winners

2020 CERG Winners
  • Ashley Elsensohn, MD 
    University of California San Diego
    Topic: Use of Preferentially Expressed Antigen in Melanoma (PRAME) immunohistochemistry for margin control of melanoma in-situ during Mohs micrographic surgery
  • Steven Barilla, MD 
    Northwell Health, Department of Dermatology
    Topic: Patient Preferences Regarding Virtual Visits in Cutaneous Surgery in the era of COVID-19: A Patient-Centered Investigation from an Academic Dermatologic Surgery Practice