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    What is a dermatologic surgeon?

    One of the most innovative and progressive medical subspecialties, these ASDS experts perform medically necessary and cosmetic treatment and procedures to improve skin health and beauty.

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    From aging skin to skin cancer...

    No one is more qualified to help than an ASDS member dermatologist. Each year, these skilled doctors perform 5 million cosmetic procedures and 2.6 million skin cancer treatments.

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    One American dies of melanoma almost every hour

    The good news: With early detection, melanoma has an almost 100 percent five-year survival rate. Schedule a free skin cancer screening today.

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    From crow's feet to spider veins...

    You'll look and feel your best when ASDS member dermatologists combine their training and expertise with the widest range of options available.

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Purpose and Goals

Core Purpose

  • To advance and support dermatologic surgery and its specialists.

Core Values

  •  Integrity: Evident in commitment to quality care and patient safety above all else; being honest in intent, communications and actions.
  •  Knowledge: Evident in commitment to continuous professional growth through education; pursuing excellence through research, collaboration and advanced study.
  •  Leadership: Evident in commitment to insightful forward thinking encouraging vision and innovation in skin surgery.

Vision

  • Dermatologic surgeons will be universally recognized as the leaders and experts in the surgical treatment of skin and skin disease, and the ASDS and ASDSA will be influential voices in setting related health care policy.

Core Goals

  • Dermatologists will benefit from a body of knowledge about dermatologic surgery that the ASDS is instrumental in developing, sustaining and transferring.
  • The public will recognize dermatologic surgeons with membership in the ASDS as the providers of choice and leading authorities on the surgical and interventional treatments of skin aging and skin disease with a demonstrated professional commitment to maintaining best practice expertise.
  • The ASDS will be recognized as the authoritative source on the science of the surgical and interventional treatments of skin aging and skin disease.
  • The ASDS will be the largest, acknowledged professional organization of leading dermatologic surgeons in the United States.
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