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Mohs surgery comes under the microscope

November 8, 2013

This is the fourth article in a six-part series that focuses on areas where dermatology is vulnerable, and how members can take action to preserve the ability to practice the full scope of dermatology for the benefit of patients. In this fourth installment, Glenn Goldman, MD, examines Mohs surgery utilization.



Clinical guidelines


Choosing Wisely®




Clinical guidelines now available in new hub on AAD.org
By Craig Elmets, MD

The AAD’s clinical guidelines are the result of years of work by members and play a prominent role in decision-making and education to improve patient care. Dr. Elmets writes about how the updated clinical guidelines page on the Academy’s website helps members quickly access these resources.


AAD joins Choosing Wisely® campaign

Learn more about five recommendations that can support conversations between patients and dermatologists about treatments, tests, and procedures that may not be needed as part of the ABIM’s Choosing Wisely® campaign. Brett Coldiron, MD, provides a brief video overview of the five recommendations for dermatology.


Shade Structure Program

Ask the Academy

AAD Shade Structure Program now accepting applications

The AAD Shade Structure Grant Program awards grants of up to $8,000 to public schools and non-profit organizations. Learn how to support the program by sponsoring an application or making a donation.


What can I do to participate in National Healthy Skin Month?

Learn more about ways you and your practice staff can use National Healthy Skin Month to promote skin health to patients in your office and in the community.



Photo of the week: Hidradenitis suppurativa




Image used with permission of the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology.

Also called acne inversa, hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) can look like acne, folliculitis, or boils, but most patients won’t know for sure until they see a dermatologist for a diagnosis. Make sure HS patients understand how to manage this condition with tips from Dermatology A to Z.




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