Join ASDS

ASDS membership is the single, most powerful means to enhance the image of your practice among consumers and to advance your skills and understanding of cosmetic and reconstructive dermatologic procedures. From continuing education to advocacy to public education efforts, the ASDS connects you to resources that deliver results and help you succeed today and into the future.

 

Build colleague connections

Get easy access to the insights, expertise and educational resources of the ASDS dermatologic surgery community through the exclusive Quest digital knowledge network, Shared Interest Groups, and powerful education exchange programs.

Free Dermatologic Surgery journal

Enjoy free printed, online and Quest subscriptions to the leading journal covering the latest research and techniques shaping cosmetic and reconstructive cutaneous surgery.

Free Currents publication

Get the latest specialty and Society news covering practice management issues, improving patient care and legislative updates delivered to you printed and online bi-monthly.

Exclusive member savings

Save 20% to 50% on ASDS products and educational programs and enjoy exclusive partner program discounts.

Benefits of Membership

Stand out as an expert

The ASDS national branding campaign, public education and media relation efforts are educating consumers and referring physicians that ASDS members are the providers of choice and leading authorities on cosmetic and medically necessary skin procedures – then sending them to your website through the enhanced ASDS referral service!

Learn the latest techniques to optimize patient outcomes.

From the ASDS Annual Meeting to hands-on educational courses and mentorship programs to online courses, you have access to the latest procedures and techniques taught by ASDS experts. Learn new approaches for skin cancer, reconstructive and cosmetic repairs, skin resurfacing, facial shaping, non-invasive fat removal, combination therapies and more.

Protect your practice and the specialty

Advocating for the specialty: Providing a unified voice at the federal and state levels, ASDSA is an impactful proponent and offers leadership on legislative and regulatory issues that affect patient safety and your rights and ability to practice.

Application Process:

  1. You must be a physician in good standing who has been certified in dermatology by the American Board of Dermatology (ABD) or by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons. Corresponding Fellow applicants must have equivalent training to the ABD and provide proof of dermatology certification (in English) from country in which they are practicing.
  2. Complete and submit the ASDS membership application and fee.
  3. Submit three valid endorsements letters from current ASDS Fellows, one of whom must reside in your city, state or province. If you are an AAD member or a Corresponding Fellow applicant, only one endorsement letter is required.
  4. Pay ASDS membership dues.

The ASDS office will notify applicants when their application is complete (application form, application fee, dues and valid endorsements letters received.) Qualified applicants are presented for membership to the ASDS Leadership monthly. For additional information regarding ASDS membership please contact ASDS Membership.

U.S. and Canada Dermatologists

Fellows:

Any physician in good standing who resides in the United States or Canada and who has been certified in dermatology by the American Board of Dermatology or by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada shall be eligible to be a Fellow. Fellows shall have the rights to attend membership meetings, to participate in discussion, to vote on matters submitted to a vote of the membership, to hold elective office and to serve on committees and councils.

Associates:

Any physician in good standing who resides in the United States or Canada; has three (3) years of experience specializing in the practice of dermatology or is a teacher or graduate student of dermatology; and who meets or is pursuing the educational requirements for the certification examination in dermatology by the American Board of Dermatology or Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada shall be eligible to be an Associate. Associates shall have all of the rights of Fellows except that they shall not be eligible to serve in any elective office.

Osteopathic Dermatologist

Any osteopathic dermatologist in good standing who resides in the United States or Canada and who is board-certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Dermatology, or who has previously been an osteopathic dermatology member of ASDS in good standing shall be eligible to be an Osteopathic Affiliate. Osteopathic Affiliates shall have all of the rights of Fellows except they shall not be eligible to serve in any elective office.

International Dermatologists

Corresponding Fellows:

Any physician in good standing who does not reside in the United States or Canada and who is a teacher or researcher or has three years of experience specializing in the practice of dermatology shall be eligible to be a Corresponding Fellow. Educational and professional requirements for Corresponding Fellows shall be equivalent to the requirements for certification by the American Board of Dermatology. Corresponding Fellows shall have all rights of Fellows except that they shall not be eligible to serve in any elective office.

Developing Countries:

A Corresponding Fellow candidate residing in countries defined by the World Bank as low income or lower-middle income economies are eligible for online-only membership. Dermatologic Surgery journal and Currents are viewed online only, other eligibility requirements and benefits are the same as Corresponding Fellows. For a list of eligible countries, contact ASDS or visit data.worldbank.org/country.

Adjunct (Corporate)

Adjunct:

Any individual who works for a commercial firm, consultant or other organization that supplies products and/or services to the dermatology/dermatologic surgery market and who is not directly involved in patient care shall be eligible to be an Adjunct Member. Adjunct Members shall have the right to attend membership meetings and to serve on committees and councils, but shall not be eligible to vote or serve in any elective office.

To become an Industry Advisory Council (IAC) Member or apply for Adjunct Memberhsip, please contact the staff office at 847-956-0900.