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.

Awards were announced at the 2023 ASDS Annual Meeting in Chicago.


Program Resources 


2023 ASDS Research Grant Recipients

Ali Malik, MD

Topic: Truth in Advertising: A Study of Medical Spas in Missouri
Institution: Washington University-St. Louis

Conroy Chow, MD

Topic: Use of Topical Silver Sulfadiazine for Granulating Wounds after Mohs Surgery
Institution: Loma Linda University

Past 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