AACD – Association of Academic Dermatology – TheAACD.org


The Association of Academic Cosmetic Dermatology (AACD)

The Association of Academic Cosmetic Dermatology (AACD) is a group of board-certified dermatologists who teach cosmetic and laser dermatology to residents and fellows. We aim to improve cosmetic dermatology education through collaboration, research, and advocacy.


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.


Communicate the interests of cosmetic patients to legislators and regulators.