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ASDS Elects New Officers

ASDS Elects New President

Murad Alam, MD, MBA, took office as the new president of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS) at the society’s annual meeting in Phoenix last week. Dr. Alam is a professor of dermatology, otolaryngology and surgery and vice chair of the department of dermatology at Northwestern University in Chicago. He has been an active ASDS member for 15 years and currently serves as chair of the ASDS Cosmetic Dermatologic Surgery Fellowship Accreditation and ASDSA Federal Affairs Work Groups.

ASDS Announces New Officers

Thomas E. Rohrer, MD, of Skincare Physicians in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, was elected president of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS) and the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery Association (ASDSA) during the 2016 ASDS Annual Meeting in New Orleans.

Nearly 10 Million Dermatologic Procedures Performed in 2015

Nearly 10 Million Dermatologic Procedures Performed in 2015

Results of the 2015 American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS) Survey on Dermatologic Procedures revealed that dermatologic surgeons performed nearly 10 million medically necessary and cosmetic procedures in 2015—5% more than 2014 and up 27% since 2012. Obvious trends included skin cancer treatments, ranked the most performed procedure (3.17 million, up 18% since 2012), followed by 6.7 million cosmetic treatments, with the largest year-to-year growth seen in soft-tissue fillers (35%) and body sculpting (11%).

The top cosmetic treatments in 2015 were:

ASDS Establishes Memorial Funds and Accepts Applications for Cosmetic Fellowship Program

ASDS Establishes Memorial Funds and Accepts Applications for Cosmetic Fellowship Program

The American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS) is setting up two memorial funds to honor the late Frederic S. Brandt, MD, an ASDS member for over 30 years who passed away earlier this month. The funds will provide opportunities for ASDS members, industry and interested donors to support the field of cosmetic dermatology that Dr. Brandt held dear.

Partners in Training

The ASDS and DASIL have joined forces to foster international training opportunities for dermatologic surgeons.
Partners in Training

In May, the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS, asds.net) and the Dermatologic & Aesthetic Surgery International League (DASIL, thedasil.org) approved a new partnership to support advanced training for dermatologic surgeons around the world.

The partnership was inspired by Lawrence M. Field, MD, founder of the International Dermatologic Surgery Educational Exchange Fund, which was established to support an international mentorship program.