Mohs Surgery - Associations


The American College of Mohs Surgery is the organization that sets standards of care for fellowship trained Mohs surgeons who perform Mohs surgery as a primary function of their practice. Completion of a current ACMS fellowship require 1 to 2 years of training in the Mohs procedure including reconstructive and plastic surgery – in addition to 4 years of residency.

The American Society of Mohs Surgery is an organization of dermatologists who perform dermatology and Mohs surgery in their practice. ASMS Mohs surgeons are certified by a written and practical exam, and are required to submit to yearly peer review of their cases.

The American Board of Medical Subspecialities is in the process of reviewing Mohs micrographic surgery as a separate subspecialty. Mohs surgery has not been recognized as a separate subspeciality and there is no certifying board for Mohs Surgery at this time.

The American Academy of Dermatology is the largest organization of board certified dermatologists, many of whom perform dermatologic and Mohs micrographic surgery.

The American Osteopathic College of Dermatology is the only organization that recognized Mohs surgery as a separate subspecialty. The organization offers board certification exam through the auspice of the American Osteopathic Association.

The American Society for Dermatologic Surgery founded in 1970 is the largest organization of board certified dermasurgeons with over 5000 members who perform dermatologic surgeries including Mohs micrographic surgery.

The Association of Academic Dermatologic Surgeons has board certified dermasurgeon professors who have faculty appointments at major teaching hospitals and universities and are engaged in training medical students and residents in the practice of dermatologic surgery and Mohs micrographic surgery.

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