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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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2011 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:

  • Yoon-Soo Cindy Bae-Harboe, MD, for “Collagenase Followed by Compression for the Treatment of Earlobe Keloids”
  • Omar Ibrahimi, MD, PhD, for “Physician and Layman Perceptions of Skin Cancers and Cutaneous Surgery”
  • Maria Lina M. Tsoukas, MD, PhD, for “Treatment of Actinic Keratoses in Healthy and Immunosuppressed Patients: A Randomized Split Face Comparison of Sequential 5-Fluorouracil (5-FU) and 5-Aminolevulinic Acid Photodynamic Therapy (ALA-PDT) to 5-FU or ALA PDT”
  • Gagik Oganesyan, MD, PhD, for “Evaluation of Surgical Smoke and Its Management in Dermatologic Surgery”
  • Arisa E. Ortiz, MD, for “A Randomized, Placebo-Controlled Study of the 1320 nm Nd:YAG Laser for Treatment of Onychomycosis” 
  • Raja Sivamani, MD, for “Photodynamic Therapy”
  • Jill S. Waibel, MD, for “Treatment of Hypertrophic Scars Using Laser Assisted Corticosteroid Delivery VS. Laser Assisted 5-Floururacil Delivery” 

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

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