American Society for Dermatologic Surgery Adds Six New Visiting Professors

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The American Society for Dermatologic Surgery has named six new members to its Visiting Professor lecture series, which is aimed at supporting the training needs of residents and their dermatology residency programs in the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico by providing renowned dermatologic surgeons to share practical treatment tips.

ASDS Visiting Professor lecture series
Today’s medical practitioner must be trained to handle increasing patient demand for anti-aging, body sculpting and other cosmetic procedures.

Six new experts have been named to the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery’s (ASDS) Visiting Professor lecture series, which is designed to support the training needs of dermatology residency programs and residents.

Visiting Professors enhance what residency programs already offer by sharing practical treatment tips gleaned from their clinical expertise and personal insights in dermatologic surgery, practice management and patient care. Their visits are provided at no cost to the host site.

The six ASDS members joining the existing roster of seven Visiting Professors (and their specialties) are:

  •     George J. Hruza, M.D., of Chesterfield, Mo., (lasers)
  •     Naomi Lawrence, M.D., of Marlton, N.J., (liposuction and Mohs surgery)
  •     Ken. K. Lee, M.D., of Portland, Ore., (Mohs surgery)
  •     Gary D. Monheit, M.D., of Birmingham, Ala., (lasers and Mohs surgery)
  •     Ronald L. Moy, M.D., of Beverly Hills, Calif., (chemical peels and Mohs surgery)
  •     Susan H. Weinkle, M.D., M.B.A., of Bradenton, Fla., (injectables and Mohs surgery)

Aside from learning about treatments and techniques directly from renowned dermatologic surgery experts, the residents obtain invaluable perspectives and receive exposure to an expanded field of cases. The ASDS also encourages the host site to invite other local dermatology residents to sit in during the sessions.

“The ASDS understands the demands that residency programs face today, including curriculum requirements, funding issues and for some, limited outside educational opportunities,” said ASDS President Timothy C. Flynn, M.D. “The Visiting Professors provide dermatology residency programs with the opportunity to invite experts in these areas to not only lecture but also demonstrate procedures. Today’s medical practitioner must be trained to handle increasing patient demand for anti-aging, body sculpting and other cosmetic procedures.”

In the coming year, ASDS Visiting Professors are scheduled to conduct sessions at:

  •     Louisiana State University, April 12, chemical peels
  •     Thomas Jefferson University (Pennsylvania), April 12, Mohs surgery
  •     Loyola University Chicago, April 24, lasers
  •     Brown University (Rhode Island), April 26, ¬¬lasers
  •     University of Colorado, May 6, vein treatments
  •     Tulane University (Louisiana), June 14, lasers
  •     Loma Linda University (California), Aug. 23, lasers

“The ASDS Visiting Professors give residents the opportunity to learn advanced dermatologic surgery, which may include procedures not performed in their residency programs,” Moy said. “It also allows residents to learn alternative ways to perform dermatologic surgery procedures.”

The roster of experts (and their specialties) for the Visiting Professors already included:

R. Rox Anderson, M.D., of Boston, Mass. (lasers); Harold J. Brody, M.D., of Atlanta, Ga. (lasers and cosmetic surgery); Alastair Carruthers, FRCPC, of Vancouver, Canada (injectables and cosmetic procedures); Mitchel P. Goldman, M.D., of San Diego, Calif. (cosmetic surgery, including phlebology, vein surgery/sclerotherapy and laser surgery); Jeffrey A. Klein, M.D., M.P.H., of San Juan Capistrano, Calif. (tumescent local anesthesia and tumescent liposuction); Thomas E. Rohrer, M.D., of Chestnut Hill, Mass. (Mohs surgery, reconstruction, laser treatments, filler injections and neuromodulator injections); and E. Victor Ross, M.D., of San Diego, Calif. (laser and cosmetic dermatology).

The ASDS Visiting Professors are available to lecture at dermatology residency programs in the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico. In 2012, ASDS Visiting Professors conducted sessions at Cleveland Clinic, Ohio State University, SUNY Downstate Medical Center (New York), University of Iowa, University of Missouri, University of Texas Medical School and Wayne State University School of Medicine (Michigan).

University of Missouri then-Chief Resident Whitney Hovenic, M.D., said the ASDS Visiting Professors in 2012 brought to her school “an excitement about chemical peeling and its use for both medical and cosmetic conditions. As residents, we had had very limited experience with chemical peeling, a technique with which all dermatologists should be familiar.”

About the 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 the 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

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