Members currently serving in the armed forces will receive a 40% discount on their annual membership fee

SCHAUMBURG, Ill., MAY 30, 2024 – The American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS) Board of Directors is pleased to announce a new reduced membership fee for active duty military dermatologists, effective immediately.

On March 7, the Board unanimously approved a 40% discounted membership fee. This change will allow ASDS to welcome the audience of dermatologists actively serving in the military, which the Association of Military Dermatologists (AMD) estimates at approximately 125.

“Our Membership Work Group presented compelling research in support of a new reduced rate for active duty military dermatologists, and the Board was enthused to approve the proposal,” said ASDS/A President Seth L. Matarasso, MD. “ASDS appreciates and values military dermatologists’ unique experiences. We welcome and wholeheartedly encourage them to join ASDS and benefit from the exchange of education, research and networking with colleagues all around the world.”

“The Association of Military Dermatologists (AMD) is thrilled that ASDS is offering active military dermatologists access to top-tier dermatologic surgery education and networking by joining their organization at a 40% discount. The substantial discount will allow active military dermatologists to further their professional reach with experts in the field,” said AMD.

ASDS is a non-profit membership organization for more than 6,400 board certified dermatologic surgeons. For over 50 years, the Society’s mission has been to promote excellence in patient care through patient education, research and continuing education for dermatologic surgeons. All U.S.-based ASDS members also receive membership in its advocacy arm, the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery Association (ASDSA). The Association is dedicated to education and advocacy for dermatologic surgeons and their patients, providing resources and information on issues such as patient safety and fair reimbursement.

Prospective active military members are encouraged to complete an application at and indicate their active military status on the application to receive the discount. Previous ASDS members can simply reinstate their membership by logging into with their ASDS ID, and the discount should be applied. Please contact ASDS membership at 847-956-0900 or for any assistance in joining or rejoining the Society.

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About the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS)
The American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS) is the largest specialty organization exclusively representing dermatologic surgeons who have the unique training and experience required to treat the health, function and beauty of patients’ skin, hair and nails. ASDS members are pioneers in the field, often involved in clinical studies that substantiate popular procedures to revitalize and repair skin, enhance skin care devices and improve standard techniques. Dermatologic surgeons are also experts in skin cancer prevention, detection and treatment. As the incidence of skin cancer rises, dermatologic surgeons are committed to spreading sun safety awareness to minimize the life-threatening effects of this disease. For more information, visit

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About the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery Association (ASDSA)
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About the Association of Military Dermatologists (AMD)
AMD is a non-profit organization dedicated to those who have served or are currently serving in the Armed Forces of the United States in the field of dermatology. Military dermatologists have the honor of taking care of active-duty and retired military members, as well as their families. They provide all medical dermatologic services including surgery, clinical dermatology, micrographic surgery and dermatologic oncology, dermatopathology and laser and energy-based medicine. Learn more at