The American College of Mohs Surgery (ACMS) is an organization dedicated to educating and training skin cancer and reconstructive surgeons in Mohs micrographic surgery. At the Laser and Skin Surgery Center of Indiana (LASSI) in Indianapolis, we offer micrographic surgery for the treatment of skin cancer and enjoys membership and collaboration with ACMS.
About Mohs Surgery
Mohs micrographic surgery has the highest cure rate for primary and recurrent skin cancer growths, with up to 99% and 94% cure rates respectively. In sort, Mohs surgery is the gold standard in skin cancer treatment, offering the best outcomes for skin cancer patients.
American College of Mohs Surgery Fellowship Training Program
The American College of Mohs Surgery (ACMS) offers rigorous, hands-on training and education from experienced surgeons. Members of ACMS are recognized as the best providers of micrographic procedures because they:
- receive 1-2 years of post-residency training
- participate in 500 minimum cases during their training
- are exposed to exceptional cases, such as rare tumor pathology, complex wound reconstruction, and difficult tumor locations
- must pass a rigorous application and review process
The LASSI’s Role With ACMS
Dr. C. William Hanke, board-certified dermatologic surgeon and LASSI founder, has been recognized by the ACMS throughout his career:
- Frederic E. Mohs Award
- Distinguished Achievement Award
- Past President
Dr. Hanke’s achievements in micrographic surgery outside of the ACMS are also numerous, as he also:
- established and directed the very first Mohs micrographic surgery fellowship training program at the Indiana University Medical Center (IUMC)
- is a founder and director of the Micrographic Surgery and Dermatologic Oncology program at St. Vincent Hospital
- served as the editor-in-chief for the Journal of Dermatologic Surgery and Oncology
ACMS Patient Education
A dedicated resource for patients was established, giving skin cancer patients easy access to information about skin cancer, micrographic surgery, and how to find a fellowship-trained surgeon near you.
Where to Learn More
The ACMS patient website serves as an educational resource for skin cancer patients looking for more information and the best skin cancer surgeons. Visit their website at https://www.skincancermohssurgery.org/.