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

The CDS website is intended to be a resource to the Chicago dermatological community, and to celebrate the accomplishments of our members over the years.  In addition to information about the regular CDS clinical conferences, the site also provides information and videos concerning the rich history of dermatology in Chicago, including the pioneers of the profession.  We hope you will take some time to browse through the content and that you find it interesting.


Education & Programs

Here are details for the 2019 June K. Robinson MD Poster Contest

Next Monthly Conference -- The next CDS conference is on Wednesday, December 4th at the Gleacher Center in Chicago.   

Monthly conference schedule

News & Member Items

  • New! We are pleased to announce that dermatology will be the first specialty to take advantage of a new group membership program with the Illinois State Medical Society.  VIEW DETAILS HERE

  • View current announcements posted by CDS members.