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    What is a dermatologic surgeon?

    Part of a progressive medical subspecialty, ASDS member dermatologists perform medically necessary and cosmetic procedures to improve the health, function and beauty of skin through every stage of life.

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    From forehead furrows to frown lines…

    Performing more than 5 million cosmetic procedures each year, ASDS member dermatologists offer many treatments that are less intense, safer and have quicker recovery times than ever before.

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    1.5 million Americans are diagnosed with skin cancer every year

    Any suspicious new growths or changes should be examined by a dermatologist immediately. ASDS member dermatologists are trained to select the best treatment choice based on the individual patient.

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    From excess fat to wrinkles…

    Offering a range of office-based cosmetic procedures, ASDS member dermatologists can select the appropriate treatment choice to meet your individual goals.

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Top Ten CERG Projects


Includes research in all areas of Dermatologic Surgery, including Laser Surgery, Cosmetic Surgery, Skin Cancer, Basic Science and Translational Science.

Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer Expenditure Study

Phillip M. Williford, MD
Wake Forest University School of Medicine

Comparison of a 1540 nm Diode Laser and a 1320 nm Nd:YAG Laser in the Treatment of Atrophic Facial Scars

Elizabeth Tanzi, MD
The Washington Institute for Dermatologic Laser Surgery

Systematic Measurement of Patient Satisfaction and Psychological Well-being After Cosmetic Dermatologic Surgery

Murad Alam, MD
Skin Care Physicians of Chestnut Hill

Develop OCT as a Non-Invasive Imaging Modality for Improved Basal Cell Carcinoma Management

John Strasswimmer, MD, PhD
Massachusetts General Hospital

Defining Quality of Life in Nonmelanoma Skin Cancer

John S. Rhee, MD
Medical College of Wisconsin

Outcomes Analysis in Solid Organ Transplant Recipients: Assessing the Benefit of an Integrated Dermatology Service within the Transplant Center and Health-related Quality of Life Following the Development of Skin Cancer Post-Transplantation

Fiona O'Reilly Zwald, MD
Emory University

A Tissue Engineering Approach to Autologous Fat Transfer: In Vitro Differentiation of Adipose Stromal Cells and Optimization of Adipose Tissue Disassociation

Naomi Lawrence, MD
Coriell Institute for Medical Research

TGF-beta Signaling in the Fibroblastic Compartment during Melanoma Initiation and Progression

Roger Lo, MD, PhD

Neurotropism versus Perineural Invasion of Cutaneous Squamous Cell Carcinoma:  Effects on Recurrence Rates and Mortality

Chrysalyne Schmults, MD
University of Pennsylvania

Prospective Controlled Study of the Efficacy of Nd:YAG for Hidradenitis Suppurativa

Iltefat H. Hamzavi, MD
Henry Ford Hospital


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