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The American College of Mohs Surgery

The American College of Mohs Surgery (ACMS) is a membership organization of more than 1,200 fellowship trained skin cancer and reconstructive surgeons specializing in the Mohs micrographic surgical technique used to treat skin cancer.

The ACMS serves as the voice of the specialty, promoting and advancing the highest standards of patient care through fellowship training, research, education and public advocacy.

The organization was founded in 1967 by Dr. Frederic E. Mohs, who pioneered a highly specialized and precise technique that removes skin cancer in stages, one tissue layer at a time, resulting in minimal damage to the surrounding healthy tissue and the highest potential cure rate, at up to 99%.

The ACMS is the only organization that requires its members to have successfully completed an extensive one- to two-year fellowship training program in Mohs micrographic surgery after they have completed their years of dermatology residency training.

From its inception, the ACMS has promoted and continues to set the highest standards of patient care relating to Mohs micrographic surgery through its fellowship training process, during which members must have participated in at least 500 Mohs surgery cases under the supervision of an experienced Mohs surgeon.

To find an ACMS fellowship trained Mohs Surgeon in your area, visit our Surgeon Finder or call us at (800) 500-7224.

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