American Society for Dermatologic Surgery
About the Society
About the ASDS: Dermatologic surgery is one of the most innovative and progressive medical subspecialties in the U.S. Founded in 1970, the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS) and its nearly 4,700 members are at the forefront of the development of safe, in-office procedures that are saving lives by diagnosing and treating potentially deadly skin cancers earlier and more effectively.
Dermasurgeons have also pioneered breakthrough, minimally invasive treatments to restore vitality to sun-damaged skin, returning it to its healthier, more youthful appearance. The time and commitment invested by dermasurgeons in research and
advancement of new technologies have resulted in unprecedented growth and acceptance of cosmetic procedures.
Today, ASDS members are recognized within the medical community as leaders in the field of dermatology and as advocates for patient safety. ASDS members not only lead the field of specialists in the treatment of skin cancer, but also are the premier specialty group trained to treat skin and soft tissue in both medically necessary and cosmetic surgical and non-surgical methods.
ASDS purpose: The purposes of the Society shall be to foster, promote, support, augment, develop and encourage investigative knowledge in dermatologic surgery; to promote the highest possible standards in clinical practice, continuing education, and research in dermatologic surgery; to promote the highest standards of patient care and promote the public interest relating to dermatologic surgery; and to provide a forum for the exchange of ideas and methodology for dermatologic surgery and related basic sciences