AACD – Association of Academic Dermatology – TheAACD.org


The Association of Academic Cosmetic Dermatology (AACD)

The AACD is a group of board-certified dermatologists who teach cosmetic and laser dermatology to residents. Our mission is to improve the education of dermatology residents in cosmetic and laser dermatology in order to ensure that they develop a wide range of skills and are ready to practice at a high level when they finish training; to optimize the delivery of clinical cosmetic services to patients in academic settings; to facilitate the education and professional development of cosmetic dermatology faculty at academic centers; and to educate patients regarding cosmetic procedures with unbiased, scientifically valid, accessible, and understandable content.


Resident Education

Develop procedures and policies to improve trainee cosmetic education.

Diversity, Equity,
and Inclusion

Ensure that the society has broad representation and that cosmetic services are broadly available.

Patient Experience

Optimize the in-clinic experience of the cosmetic patient, including delivery of high-quality care.


Improve access to cosmetic and laser procedures.

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