American Society for Dermatologic Surgery
1933 N. Meacham Road
Suite 650
Schaumburg, IL 60173
Phone: 847-956-0900
Fax: 847-956-0999


The American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS) is the largest specialty organization in the United States exclusively representing dermatologic surgeons who have unique training and experience to treat the health, function and beauty of skin throughout every stage of life. ASDS members are recognized as leaders in the field of cosmetic and medically necessary skin surgery. They also are pioneers in the field; many are involved in the clinical studies that bring popular treatments to revitalize skin and fill and diminish wrinkles to the forefront. Their work has helped create and enhance many of the devices that tighten skin and remove blemishes, hair and fat. Dermatologic surgeons also are experts in skin cancer prevention, detection and treatment. As the incidence of skin cancer rises, dermatologic surgeons are committed to taking steps to minimize the life-threatening effects of this disease.

ASDS supports its over 6,400 members through educational opportunities, networking forums, mentoring programs, public awareness activities, leadership activities and advocacy efforts through the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery Association.

ASDS Turned 50 in 2020

Since 1970, ASDS has been committed to strengthening the field of dermatologic surgery, primarily through continuing education for its board certified dermatologist members and by promoting the importance of seeking a board certified provider to the general public. One of the greatest accomplishments for the specialty was the founding of the peer-reviewed Journal of Dermatologic Surgery in 1975. The journal’s name went through a few iterations, but in 1990 it became Dermatologic Surgery, as it is known today. The well-respected journal provides a forum in which dermatologic surgeons can publish articles and research to drive innovation and demonstrate to other specialties the depth and breadth of the dermatologic surgical discipline.

Visit the ASDS Turns 50 page to see how the Society honored its history and celebrated the future in 2020.

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