The Association of Academic Cosmetic Dermatology: improving cosmetic dermatology education through collaboration, research, and advocacy

Kira Minkis, Diana Bolotin, M. Laurin Council, Anna Bar, Ronda S. Farah, Nour Kibbi, Rachel Y.N. Miest, Jeffrey S. Orringer, Arisa Ortiz, Kathleen C. Suozzi, Neelam A. Vashi, Simon S. Yoo, Joerg Albrecht, Travis W. Blalock, Alison J. Bruce, Min Deng, Shraddha Desai, Milad Eshaq, Lori A. Fiessinger, Erica GhareebTanya Greywal, Adelaide A. Hebert, Deirdre Hooper, Maria Hordinsky, Jenny C. Hu, Atieh Jibbe, Jayne Joo, Kristen M. Kelly, Sonya Kenkare, Shilpi Khetarpal, Lauren C.S. Kole, A. Shadi Kourosh, Helena Kuhn, Kachiu C. Lee, Roberta Lucas, Janiene Luke, Mariam Mafee, Tiffany T. Mayo, Zeena Y. Nawas, Edit B. Olasz Harken, Michelle V. Pearlstein, Vesna Petronic-Rosic, Carolyn A. Robinson, Megan N. Rogge, Dana L. Sachs, Sami K. Saikaly, Olivia L. Schenck, Cynthia A. Schlick, Ladan Shahabi, Desmond M. Shipp, Melissa Shive, Sirunya Silapunt, Amanda K. Suggs, Leila Tolaymat, Kimberley H.M. Ward, Mara Weinstein Velez, Joshua Zeichner, Bianca Y. Kang, Sarah A. Ibrahim, Rachel E. Christensen, Noor Anvery, McKenzie K.A. Dirr, Naomi Lawrence, Murad Alam

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Cosmetic and laser procedures are increasingly popular among patients and are skills in which dermatologists are regarded as well trained. Most dermatology residents intend to incorporate cosmetic procedures into their practice and prefer to learn such procedures during residency through direct patient care. However, there are notable challenges in optimizing how residents are trained in cosmetic and laser dermatology. To address these barriers and elevate the practice of cosmetic dermatology in academic medicine, the Association of Academic Cosmetic Dermatology (AACD) was founded in 2021 as the lead professional society for dermatologists who direct the education of resident trainees in cosmetic and laser dermatology. The AACD, a group of board-certified dermatologists who teach cosmetic and laser dermatology to residents, aims to improve cosmetic dermatology education through collaboration, research, and advocacy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1449-1452
Number of pages4
JournalArchives of Dermatological Research
Issue number5
StatePublished - Jul 2023


  • Academic
  • Cosmetic
  • Dermatology
  • Initiative
  • Needs
  • Proceeding

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology


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