SkinCare Physicians is very proud to announce that Dr. Thomas Rohrer was inaugurated President of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS). Founded in 1970, the ASDS and its nearly 6,100 members are at the forefront of the development of dermatologic surgery for skin cancer – Mohs’ micrographic surgery and reconstruction – and are pioneers in the field. These dermatologic surgeons are also recognized as leaders in the field of cosmetic and medically necessary skin surgery.
ASDS members not only lead the field of specialists in the treatment of skin cancer, but many also are involved in the clinical studies that bring popular anti-aging treatments to the forefront. Their work has helped create and enhance many of the devices that tighten skin and remove blemishes, hair and fat. 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.
Dr. Rohrer’s long-standing relationship with the society, and his role in advancing the specialty of dermatologic surgery, particularly Mohs’ microscopically controlled surgery and reconstruction, have earned him a reputation as a leader in his field. “I will passionately fight for strong advocacy for all aspects of dermatology and dermatologic surgery on both the national and state level,” Dr. Rohrer said. “We must align with other organizations both within and outside of dermatology. We will be far more successful being proactive than reactive.”
Along with three of his colleagues, Dr. Rohrer oversees SkinCare Physicians’ Cosmetic Dermatologic Surgery Fellowship program which is accredited by the ASDS. He also trains one fellow more extensively in Mohs surgery under the Micrographic Surgery and Dermatologic Oncology Fellowship program which is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).
Dr. Rohrer is the second SkinCare Physicians’ dermatologist after Dr. Jeffrey Dover to lead the ASDS.