American Society for Dermatologic Surgery Bestows Top Honor

Gary D. Monheit, M.D., of Total Skin & Beauty Dermatology Center (Birmingham, AL), received the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery's highest honor, the Samuel J. Stegman, MD, Award for Distinguished Service. The tribute recognizes members who have made a substantial contribution to advance ASDS goals in the areas of education, organized service, and research.

A long-standing member and past president of the ASDS, Monheit received the very first ASDS Resident Scholarship and is a first-generation Mohs surgeon, having personally trained with Frederic E. Mohs, M.D. In his early career, he also trained with some of the first ASDS members, including Stegman. Monheit has been a fixture on the ASDS Annual Meeting faculty, participated in and chaired work groups, trained two generations of fellows, helped conduct studies for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, and is a traveling mentor and legislative liaison.

“Monheit is renowned for his enthusiastic support of dermatologic surgery through his commitment to ASDS as well as to teaching, patient care and academic advancement of the field,” said Roy G. Geronemus, M.D., the 2013 Stegman Award winner. “He is a sought-after teacher and mentor. He has trained multiple fellows for the ACGME-approved fellowship and he is among the leading dermatologic surgeons in the world.”