Stephen H. Mandy, MD, of Miami Beach, Fla, took home the Samuel J. Stegman, MD, Award for Distinguished Service, the highest honor bestowed by the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS).
The Stegman Award – given to Mandy during the 2015 ASDS Annual Meeting in Chicago – honors individuals who have significantly contributed to the ASDS and to the field of dermatologic surgery.
Mandy, a voluntary professor at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine’s Department of Dermatology and owner/director of South Beach Dermatology, joined the Society 1973. He was ASDS president in 2001-02, served terms on the Board of Directors from 1986-89 (when the late Samuel Stegman was ASDS president) and 1996-2003, and was Annual Meeting Program Chair in 1991. Mandy was instrumental in the development the Industry Advisory Council and the Future Leaders Network. Most recently, Mandy was elected to the ASDS Nominating Committee.
“I’m grateful to my colleagues for bestowing this honor,” Mandy says in a news release. “I don’t take that lightly because I think there is no higher form of flattery than to have the recognition of your colleagues, and that means a great deal. And it particularly means a great deal since I was friends and worked very closely with Sam Stegman.”
He was nominated for the Stegman Award by David M. Duffy, MD, a clinical professor of dermatology at the University of Southern California. “Steve Mandy is one of the unsung pioneers of dermatologic procedures,” Duffy says. “His areas of expertise and of which he has published include dermabrasion, scar revision, laser resurfacing, neurotoxins – in fact, the whole panoply of procedures which ASDS has been able to teach and promote throughout the dermatologic community.”