We understand the importance of staying abreast of the latest research and maintaining strong relationships with our colleagues. Professional associations and affiliations keep our therapies up to date and demonstrate our commitment to the growth of the study and practice of dermatology.
- The American Academy of Dermatology
The Academy's membership of over 16,000 physicians represents virtually all practicing dermatologists in the United States. In fact, all our doctors are Fellows of the Academy; Dr. Rex Amonette, founder of Memphis Dermatology Clinic, is a past president of the body, and was recently awarded its Gold Medal for Lifetime Accomplishment. The AAD site, with its extensive sections for physicians as well as the general public, shows the Academy's commitment to excellence in patient care, medical and public education, research, professionalism and member service and support.
- The American College of Mohs Surgery
In the 1970s, our surgeons were among the first practitioners of the groundbreaking Mohs procedure, which remains our specialty in the treatment of skin cancers. All of our Mohs physicians are Fellows of the Mohs College, whose site explains the Mohs method and offers valuable information on skin cancer in general.
- The American Society for Dermatologic Surgery
The ASDS exists 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.
Today, you as a patient have more access to medical information than ever before. The Web puts tremendous resources at your fingertips, and for that we are grateful—when more people have more access to more good information, we all benefit.
Of course, not all information is created equal. The Web is home to bad sites as well as good sites. We'd rather you invested your time with the good ones. To point you in the right direction, we've collected links to trusted, authoritative sources on skin cancer as well as cosmetic and elective procedures and products. Many links include summaries of the sites' strengths.
We have also included a collection of links to our professional associations, with whom we are joined in the ongoing growth of the practice of dermatology worldwide.