Waldman-279x350Abigail Waldman, MD, is the inaugural research grant recipient of the Fredric S. Brandt, MD, Innovations in Aesthetics Fellowship Fund.

Waldman, a fellow in Micrographic Surgery and Dermatologic Oncology at Northwestern University in Chicago, was awarded $41,500 for her research project titled “Patient Motivations and Preferences Regarding the Decision to Seek Cosmetic Dermatologic Surgical Procedures: A Prospective Multicenter Study.”

“It is time to move beyond physicians’ observations by going directly to people not yet considering, anticipating, and/or recently having a cosmetic procedure to better understand what makes people want cosmetic treatments,” Waldman says in a press release.

 The American Society for Dermatologic Surgery’s Fredric S. Brandt, MD, Innovations in Aesthetics Fellowship Fund—supported by The Allergan Foundation—promotes and supports the career development of cosmetic dermatologic surgeon-scientists focused on cosmetic treatments and patient care.

The fund was set up this year to advance the legacy of Dr Brandt, a longtime ASDS member who died April 5 at his home in Miami.