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The mission of the Women's Dermatologic Society is to be the premier organization cultivating personal and professional development of dermatologists dedicated to excellence in patient care, mentorship, volunteerism, and leadership. Our Award Programs and Nominated Awards help us to work towards fulfilling this goal by recognizing WDS members who exemplify our core values.

Award Programs

The Women’s Dermatologic Society offers several different awards, for every stage in your career, to encourage and support research, mentorship, leadership, and philanthropy.


WDS Nominated Awards

Between managing careers, families, friends, and everything in between, WDS members deserve a moment of recognition. Award recipients are distinguished members who have advanced themselves, those around them, their communities, and the field of dermatology.

Annual Awards

Distinguished Awards

Other Awards


Do you know someone who has made a big impact on your career, your community, the field of dermatology, or the Women’s Dermatologic Society? Nominate them for one of the above awards to recognize their hard work. Submit your letter of recommendation and the nominee’s CV to the WDS Annual Awards Committee by emailing during the nomination period. All nominations submitted by WDS members will be reviewed.