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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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2012 Cutting Edge Research Grant Winners

The Cutting Edge Research Grant Program unites education and innovation to encourage and stimulate clinical research and the transfer of new technologies from the research settings to surgical practice. Since 2000, the ASDS has awarded more than $1 million in clinical research funding in surgical oncology, lasers, neuromodulators, fillers, liposuction and other cosmetic procedures. This year, the following researchers were awarded funds to complete their studies:

  • Todd V. Cartee, MD, for “Impact of Early Post-Operative Water Exposure on Complications of Cutaneous Surgeries”
  • Patrick M. Ellison, MD, for “A Prospective Multi-Center Characterization of Malignant Melanoma Treated with Mohs Micrographic Surgery”
  • Jeremy R. Etzkorn, MD, for “Mohs Surgery for Melanoma Using MART-1: A Comparison of Head and Neck Lesions with Other Anatomic Locations”
  • Allison M. Hanlon, MD, for “Examination of Clinical and Genetic Differences Between Atypical Fibroxanthoma and Undifferentiated Pleomorphic Sarcoma”
  • Rajan Kulkarni, MD, PhD, for “Investigating Determinants of Pathogenesis in Keratoacanthomas and Cutaneous Squamous Cell Carcinomas” 
  • Thanh-Nga Tran, MD, PhD, for “Understanding Radiation Dermatitis - A Study Pilot” 
  • Nathalie C. Zeitouni, MD, for "Multimodal Image-guided planning for Treatment of Thick Nonmelanoma Skin Cancers."

For more information or an application for next year’s program: visit Cutting Edge Research Grant.



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