Eight Honored with ASDS President’s Award

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The President's Award recognizes those ASDS members who have contributed to the specialty and/or ASDS in an extraordinary or unique way.

Eight members of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery were honored with the President’s Award during the recent 2014 ASDS Annual Meeting in San Diego.

The award recognizes those who have contributed to the specialty and/or ASDS in an extraordinary or unique way. Mitchel P. Goldman, M.D., presented the awards in his final duty as the 2013-14 ASDS President.

The recipients are:

  • Jean D. Carruthers, M.D., of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, for her efforts to increase public support, deepening the Society’s relationship with industry and contributing her time and expertise to ASDS.
  • Henry H.L. Chan, M.D., of Hong Kong, for his continuing contributions to dermatologic surgery and ASDS as a contributing editor for Dermatologic Surgery journal, member of the International Membership Work Group and international educator.
  • David M. Duffy, M.D., of Torrance, Calif., as a charter member of ASDS, a contributing editor for Dermatologic Surgery journal and a regular faculty member at ASDS Annual Meetings. “Your career-long dedication to the advancement of the specialty is unsurpassed and unrecognized, and you are why I am here today,” said Dr. Goldman to Dr. Duffy.
  • Gregory J. Goodman, M.D., of South Yarra, Victoria, Australia, for his ongoing efforts to advance the specialty of dermatologic surgery through education and research as a contributing editor to Dermatologic Surgery journal and his teaching around the world.
  • Doris Hexsel, M.D., of Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, for her continuing contributions, particularly worldwide, to ASDS and dermatologic surgery. She is a contributing editor for Dermatologic Surgery journal, a regular faculty member at ASDS Annual Meetings and a former member of the International Membership Work Group.
  • Stephen H. Mandy, M.D., of Miami Beach, Fla., for his contributions to ASDS as a Future Leaders Network mentor, Board member, ASDS Annual Meeting faculty and committee member, historian and president.
  • Peter R. Shumaker, M.D., of San Diego, Calif., in recognition of the commitment he and the Department of Dermatology at Balboa Naval Hospital have made to provide care to service members worldwide and perform scar revision treatments for traumatic injury victims. “Your program is an example of the selfless, meaningful work dermatologists do every day,” Dr. Goldman said.
  • Margaret A. Weiss, M.D., of Hunt Valley, Md., for her work as a contributing editor for Dermatologic Surgery journal, a member of the Membership Work Group, a regular faculty member at ASDS Annual Meetings and her work this past year in authoring sclerotherapy consensus documents.

About ASDS
The American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS) is the largest specialty organization exclusively representing dermatologic surgeons who have unique training and experience to treat the health, function and beauty of your skin. ASDS members are pioneers in the field. Many are involved in the clinical studies that bring popular treatments to revitalize skin and fill and diminish wrinkles to the forefront. Their work has helped create and enhance many of the devices that remove blemishes, hair and fat, and tighten skin. Dermatologic surgeons also are experts in skin cancer prevention, detection and treatment. As the incidence of skin cancer rises, dermatologic surgeons are committed to taking steps to minimize the life-threatening effects of this disease. For more information, visit asds.net.

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Beth Bales
Communications Manager
American Society for Dermatologic Surgery
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