Derm Surgeons

DERMATOLOGIC SURGERY SECTION
The mission of the Dermatologic Surgery Section is to promote education in dermatologic surgery. The objectives of the Dermatologic Surgery Section are to: 1) define the surgical curriculum for dermatology training, particularly in graduate and post graduate dermatology training programs and dermatologic surgery fellowships. The term training program shall refer to programs within departments, divisions, sections, or their equivalents, as recognized by each medical school; and to approved free standing three-year residency training centers that exist outside a medical school; 2) encourage innovation in dermatologic surgery training methods; 3) provide a forum for discussion of opportunities, challenges and developments of mutual interest to the academic faculty of dermatology training programs in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico; and 4) promote cooperative relationships between the Section and other professional organizations whose goals are to educate trainees and physicians in procedural dermatology. The purpose of these relationships is to develop and maintain the highest educational standards within dermatology training.

OBJECTIVES
Define the surgical curriculum for dermatology training, particularly in graduate and post graduate dermatology training programs and dermatologic surgery fellowships. The term training program shall refer to programs within departments, divisions, sections, or their equivalents, as recognized by each medical school; and to approved free standing three-year residency training centers that exist outside a medical school.
  1. Encourage innovation in dermatologic surgery training methods
  2. Provide a forum for discussion of opportunities, challenges and developments of mutual interest to the academic faculty of dermatology training programs in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico
  3. Promote cooperative relationships between the Section and other professional organizations whose goals are to educate trainees and physicians in procedural dermatology. The purpose of these relationships is to develop and maintain the highest educational standards within dermatology training.
MEMBERSHIP
It is the primary goal of the Dermatologic Surgery Section to promote education in dermatologic surgery. The Dermatologic Surgery Section recognizes the special role and contribution of full time academic dermatologic surgeons in training medical students, residents, and fellows, and in maintaining the academic environment in which dermatologic surgical training primarily occurs. The organization also recognizes the important contribution of volunteer community faculty in dermatologic surgical education and research. All dermatologic surgeons participating full time in dermatology resident training programs are encouraged to become members.

DERMATOLOGIC SURGERY SECTION MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENTS
  1. Be dermatologic surgeons who hold a faculty appointment in a dermatology department or section in an accredited medical schools and/or in an accredited free standing three year residency training programs outside medical schools located in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico.
  2. The steering committee will determine who is a dermatologic surgeon and which level of academic affiliation qualifies for membership and the American Board of Dermatology will determine which programs are accredited.
  3. Actively contribute to the dermatologic surgical education of medical students, residents, fellows, and/or practicing physicians Part-time clinicians with academic affiliations who do not otherwise qualify for APD membership, may attend meetings of the Section by paying non-member meeting fees as set by the APD.
Dermatologic Surgery Section members benefit from belonging to both available Listserv's
APD listserv and Derm Surgerons listserv

DERMATOLOGIC SURGERY SECTION STEERING COMMITTEE

NAOMI LAWRENCE, MD
Chair
Term: 2019-2021
Cooper Medical School of Rowan University

BRYAN T. CARROLL, MD, PhD
Vice-Chair, Section Program Chair
Term: 2019-2021
University Hospitals of Cleveland
Case Western Reserve University

DANIEL EISEN, MD
Immediate Past Chair
Term: 2019-2021
University of California, Davis

RAMONA BEHSHAD, MD
Term: 2018-2021
St. Louis University
DAVID R. CARR, MD
Term: 2019-2022
Ohio State University

M. LAURIN COUNCIL, MD
Term: 2018-2021
Washington University in St. Louis

BRIAN JIANG, MD
Term: 2019-2022
University of California, San Diego

MISHA MILLER, MD
Term: 2020-2023
University of Colorado

Divya Srivastava, MD
Term: 2020-2023
University of Texas at Southwestern

For more information about the Dermatologic Surgery Section of the APD, please contact the APD office