Ashley Wysong, MD, assistant professor of clinical dermatology at the Keck School of Medicine of USC, was named “Iron Surgeon” by the American Society of Dermatology Surgery (ASDS).

The Iron Surgeon national competition, which was held Nov. 10 in New Orleans during the 10th annual ASDS meeting, is the largest event of the weekend-long conference and features two physicians presenting a personalized approach to a complex surgical case. Wysong, director of procedural dermatology and Mohs Micrographic Surgery, is the youngest surgeon to win the Iron Surgeon award in the society’s history.

“It was an absolute honor to win the title of Iron Surgeon at the national meeting and to highlight the work we do here at USC for skin cancer patients with precision surgical removal using Mohs surgery and complex reconstruction of ‘high real estate areas’ such as the face,” Wysong said. “I am very proud of our growing clinical, research and teaching programs in skin cancer and procedural dermatology, and I look forward to continuing to serve the patients of USC and beyond.”