Welcome to the CDS

Our Mission

The purpose of the Chicago Dermatological Society is to educate its members and guests (medical residents and students) in dermatology and its subspecialties and to promote:

  • Excellence in patient care
  • Adherence to a high level of ethical conduct and professionalism
  • Dermatology related research
  • A spirit of community among its members
  • Public interest relating to dermatology

Items of Interest

Welcome to the new CDS website!  We hope you will like the new look and features.  As we make this transition, there could be a few minor disruptions as we finish building the content.  Please accept our apology if there are any inconveniences. (posted 12/29/2013)


Education & Programs


Coming up soon! The annual Skin Cancer Screening is scheduled for July 18th. CLICK HERE for more details.

Next Monthly Conference -- 
The next CDS conference is on Wednesday, October 14 hosted by the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Monthly conference schedules
2015-2016 (next academic year)

News & Member Items

  • We are very sad to announce the passing of longtime member Dr. Marshall Blankenship on Sunday morning, January 18.  Visitation will be on Monday January 26, 2015 from 9:30am until the time of Mass 10:30am at Holy Name Cathedral, 735 N. State Street, Chicago, Illinois 60611. Private Family Interment. For funeral information call 630-325-2300