The American College of Mohs Surgery is committed to excellence in training, education and research and is actively engaged in scholarship and innovation at the national level. To support its mission of promoting and advancing the highest standards of patient care with respect to Mohs surgery and cutaneous oncology, the ACMS is a member of the following organizations:

Alliance of Specialty Medicine

The Alliance of Specialty Medicine is a coalition of national medical societies representing specialty physicians in the United States. This non-partisan group is dedicated to the development of sound federal health care policy that fosters patient access to the highest quality specialty care.

National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention

The National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention is a united voice to reduce skin cancer incidence, morbidity, and mortality through awareness, prevention, early detection, research, and advocacy.

PASS Coalition

The Public Access to SunScreens (PASS) Coalition is a group of public health organizations, dermatologists, sunscreen ingredient companies, and concerned citizens working collaboratively with the FDA, Congress, the White House, health providers, consumer organizations and stakeholders to establish a regulatory pathway for timely pre-market review of new, safe and effective sunscreen ingredients. As a Supporting Member and the only specialty physician organization in the coalition, the ACMS played a critical role in demonstrating the importance of making effective sunscreens available as part of a broader strategy to reduce the growth in skin cancer incidences. The Coalition helped introduce and pass the bipartisan Sunscreen Innovation Act, signed into law by President Obama in November 2014.

Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care

The Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care is a nonprofit that develops standards to advance and promote patient safety, quality care, and value for ambulatory health care through peer-based accreditation processes, education, and research. The AAAHC is comprised of 18 Association Members that each provide representatives to serve on a Board of Directors. The ACMS representative is Ross Levy, MD, FACMS.

National Quality Forum

The National Quality Forum is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, membership-based organization that works to catalyze improvements in healthcare.


The ACMS also interacts with a number of organizations related to dermatology, skin cancer, dermatologic surgery, medical practice and more:

American Academy of Dermatology
American Cancer Society

American Medical Association
American Melanoma Foundation
American Skin Association
American Society for Dermatologic Surgery
Dermatologic Surgery
International Society of Dermatologic Surgery
International Transplant Skin Cancer Collaborative
National Cancer Institute
National Institutes of Health
Skin Cancer Foundation