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A farewell ode

From the President

Daniel Siegel

Dr. Siegel served as the Academy's president from March 20, 2012 to March 5, 2013.

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Monthly columns are fun for those fans who read them,
Or a good belly laugh! Sometimes we all need em.
Presidential citations are for those who’ve loomed large,
Like Eagle Scouts, not like Madame Lafarge.

If you like where this is going, read on my friend,
If not read anyway! It’s not far to the end.
With apologies to Bill Shakepeare and to Ogden Nash,
Here comes the “rappin” text of my final Prez splash.

The ABCs of Accredited CME — An Online Ed Activity,
Shows us off as the best that we ever can be,
We owe it to Anderson, Green, and Ilona Frieden,
No one is as clever, they cannot be beaten!
Kahn, Kaufmann, Kirsner — all guys with a K
Also helped to create this extraordinary ePlay,
Sober and Taylor, Erik Stratman and Chris Spock,
All did their bit to make derm CME rock!

Susan C. Taylor sure helped out with SPOT,
While Henry Lim’s Sci and Research achieved an awful lot.

Camp D and progeny are such fun for participants all,
It wouldn’t exist without inspired Mark Dahl!
It’s alive with the work of lots of kind folk,
Who do dressing changes and listen to many corny jokes,
Too many to name as all do great and fine,
A call out this year to Sherill Rudy and Andy Zaenglein. 

For teaching the residents, our next generation,
A certain large group deserve our standing ovation,
Berger and Garg and Garcia and Burgin,
Made this whole budding derm effort a superstar win! [pagebreak]

McCleskey and Buzney, Cipriano and Ailor,
With Lio and Loo, each gave their best and then more.
Birnbaum and Luria and Swearingen and ol’ Neil Shear,
For them we offer a champagne toast and say “Hear, hear!”

Dolev and Dunnick, Wickless and Daniela Kroshinsky,
Rounded off the great effort that made this a win-sky!

When it comes to raising money, we have the knack,
This shaven leader gives Sandy Read a pat on the back.
SkinPAC’s one million dollars, a new first for derm,
I hope we repeat for each congressional term.

Protecting fair payment we thank the RUC team,
Who put up with stuff that makes sane people scream,
Scott Collins, our sitting member at AMA RUC,
Makes it look easy like driving a truck,
Coldiron, Deitchman, and Bigby — “the inscrutable Buddha”
They plan and they think and the young folks they tutor!
Kaufmann, Goldman, Sanchez, and Mollie MacCormack,
Are all part of the team — they’ve got our back!

Health Care Fin Com, we needed someone incredibly smart,
The specialty has lucked out with old Scott Dinehart,

KaLynne Harris, friend, scholar, thinker: we miss you young lass,
Tears were shed for you, incredible human at the top of the class!

When it comes to skin cancer, two folks get top billing,
Their efforts may make melanoma less killing,
Hal Rabinovitz, master of dermatoscopy,
Enhances the way we look and we see,
While ACS VP Len Lichtenfeld,
Always makes sure the skin cancer story is...telled. [pagebreak]

Liaising to others, important for sure,
Liz Kanof, an AMA delegate, helped cover the HOD floor,
While Rob Kirsner helped guide us through, tirelessly,
Reaccrediting our Academy via ACCME.

A year of transitions, with active ad hoc task forces,
Moved along with the power of thoroughbred horses,
For Comms we had Ceilley, Farris, and Rich,
Who examined the process and checked every stitch,
Moy and Rohrer and Taylor and Grimes,
Put in much work to lead to better times.

For Advocacy and Government, we needed an eagle,
And called on past Prezzes Cockerell, Pariser, and Rigel,
Garner and Resneck were along too,
All looking out for you — and you too!

Acronyms, acronyms, oh what a mess,
A very strange one is CMSS,
We needed some help, guidance, advice,
And called upon people clever and nice.

Boni Elewski, she led the charge,
Aided by past presidents, in person and on the phone,
Bergfeld, Cornelison, and Stephen P. Stone.
It wasn’t enough, they needed some help,
So we gave David Butler a loud noisy yelp.

Many others have helped; you know who you are,
So say hurrah, cause you too are a star!

Like all great poems, from Paradise Lost to The Wasteland, this one may require footnotes. Keep scrolling to read a celebration of this year’s Presidential Citation winners in prose, or click below to hear a recording of Dr. Siegel reading the poem. 

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Presidential Citations

The following dermatologists have been chosen to receive Presidential Citations.

Susan C. Taylor, MD, FAAD, In recognition of your efforts to positively position the specialty of dermatology and educate the public about the importance of skin cancer detection and prevention through the launch of the Academy’s SPOT Skin Cancer® campaign.

Henry W. Lim, MD, FAAD, In recognition of your contributions and exemplary service as the original guiding chair of the Council on Science and Research.

Scott A. B. Collins, MD, FAAD, In recognition of the value you bring to dermatology, and medicine as a whole, in your service to the American Medical Association (AMA) Specialty Society Relativity Assessment Workgroup (RVS) Update Committee and your appointment to Chair, Research Subcommittee.

Andrea L. Zaenglein, MD, FAAD, In recognition of your contributions to Camp Horizon. Camp Horizon is one week of summer camp for children with skin disease and is part of the Camp Discovery Program. Approximately 80 children with chronic skin disease attend Camp Horizon each year to have a fun-filled camping experience in a safe and nurturing environment.

Sherrill Rudy, RN, In recognition of your contributions to Camp Horizon. Camp Horizon is one week of summer camp for children with skin disease and is part of the Camp Discovery Program. Approximately 80 children with chronic skin disease attend Camp Horizon each year to have a fun-filled camping experience in a safe and nurturing environment.

Scott M. Dinehart, MD, FAAD, In recognition of your leadership of the Health Care Finance Committee through turbulent times.

Sandra I. Read, MD, FAAD, In recognition for your continuing effort in leading SkinPAC to achieve the $1MILLION mark.

J. Leonard Lichtenfeld, MD, In recognition for your continued support and development of American Cancer Society efforts to inform the public about early dx/rx.

Robert S. Kirsner, MD, PhD, FAAD, In recognition of your tireless efforts and contributions in aiding the Academy through the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education reaccreditation process .

Harold S. Rabinovitz, MD, FAAD, In recognition of your contribution to the education of dermatologists by providing the content for Dermoscopy DVD.

Mark V. Dahl, MD, In recognition of your vision to start a summer camp for children with skin disease. In 1993, with the support of the American Academy of Dermatology, you did just that, and on July 24, fifty children from twenty-seven states arrived at Camp Knutson in Crosslake, Minnesota to spend six days having the time of their lives. 2013 marks the 20th Anniversary of Camp Discovery and thanks to your vision, the AAD now offers this experience to over 350 children each summer at six weeks of Camp in five states.

Bryan E. Anderson, MD, FAAD, In recognition of your contributions to The ABCs of Accredited CME…An Online Education Activity for Planners and Speakers which serves as a resource supporting the planning and delivery of high quality, fair balanced continuing medical education.

Ilona J. Frieden, MD, FAAD, In recognition of your contributions to The ABCs of Accredited CME…An Online Education Activity for Planners and Speakers which serves as a resource supporting the planning and delivery of high quality, fair balanced continuing medical education.

Joseph S. Green, PhD, In recognition of your contributions to The ABCs of Accredited CME…An Online Education Activity for Planners and Speakers which serves as a resource supporting the planning and delivery of high quality, fair balanced continuing medical education.

Norman B. Kahn, Jr., MD, In recognition of your contributions to The ABCs of Accredited CME…An Online Education Activity for Planners and Speakers which serves as a resource supporting the planning and delivery of high quality, fair balanced continuing medical education.

Mark D. Kaufmann, MD, FAAD, In recognition of your contributions to The ABCs of Accredited CME…An Online Education Activity for Planners and Speakers which serves as a resource supporting the planning and delivery of high quality, fair balanced continuing medical education.

Robert S. Kirsner, MD, PhD, FAAD, In recognition of your contributions to The ABCs of Accredited CME…An Online Education Activity for Planners and Speakers which serves as a resource supporting the planning and delivery of high quality, fair balanced continuing medical education.

Arthur J. Sober, MD, FAAD, In recognition of your contributions to The ABCs of Accredited CME…An Online Education Activity for Planners and Speakers which serves as a resource supporting the planning and delivery of high quality, fair balanced continuing medical education.

Christopher R. Spock, MD, In recognition of your contributions to The ABCs of Accredited CME…An Online Education Activity for Planners and Speakers which serves as a resource supporting the planning and delivery of high quality, fair balanced continuing medical education.

Erik J. Stratman, MD, FAAD, In recognition of your contributions to The ABCs of Accredited CME…An Online Education Activity for Planners and Speakers which serves as a resource supporting the planning and delivery of high quality, fair balanced continuing medical education.

James S. Taylor, MD, FAAD, In recognition of your contributions to The ABCs of Accredited CME…An Online Education Activity for Planners and Speakers which serves as a resource supporting the planning and delivery of high quality, fair balanced continuing medical education.

Timothy G. Berger, MD, FAAD, In recognition of your contributions as Chair on the Medical Student Core Curriculum Work Group which developed the core curriculum that meets the unmet need of a standardized dermatologic curriculum in United States medical schools.

Patrick E. McCleskey, MD, FAAD, In recognition of your contributions as Vice-Chair on the Medical Student Core Curriculum Work Group which developed the core curriculum that meets the unmet need of a standardized dermatologic curriculum in United States medical schools.

Sarah E. Cipriano, MD, MPH, MS, In recognition of your contributions as Director of curriculum development on the Medical Student Core Curriculum Work Group which developed the core curriculum that meets the unmet need of a standardized dermatologic curriculum in United States medical schools.

Susan K. Ailor, MD, FAAD, In recognition of your contributions on the Medical Student Core Curriculum Work Group which developed the core curriculum that meets the unmet need of a standardized dermatologic curriculum in United States medical schools.

Ron Birnbaum, MD, FAAD, In recognition of your contributions on the Medical Student Core Curriculum Work Group which developed the core curriculum that meets the unmet need of a standardized dermatologic curriculum in United States medical schools.

Susan Burgin, MD, FAAD, In recognition of your contributions on the Medical Student Core Curriculum Work Group which developed the core curriculum that meets the unmet need of a standardized dermatologic curriculum in United States medical schools.

Elizabeth A. Buzney, MD, FAAD, In recognition of your contributions on the Medical Student Core Curriculum Work Group which developed the core curriculum that meets the unmet need of a standardized dermatologic curriculum in United States medical schools.

Jacqueline C. Dolev, MD, FAAD, In recognition of your contributions on the Medical Student Core Curriculum Work Group which developed the core curriculum that meets the unmet need of a standardized dermatologic curriculum in United States medical schools.

Cory A. Dunnick, MD, FAAD, In recognition of your contributions on the Medical Student Core Curriculum Work Group which developed the core curriculum that meets the unmet need of a standardized dermatologic curriculum in United States medical schools.

Carlos A. Garcia, MD, In recognition of your contributions on the Medical Student Core Curriculum Work Group which developed the core curriculum that meets the unmet need of a standardized dermatologic curriculum in United States medical schools.

Amit Garg, MD, FAAD, In recognition of your contributions on the Medical Student Core Curriculum Work Group which developed the core curriculum that meets the unmet need of a standardized dermatologic curriculum in United States medical schools.

Daniela Kroshinsky, MD, FAAD, In recognition of your contributions on the Medical Student Core Curriculum Work Group which developed the core curriculum that meets the unmet need of a standardized dermatologic curriculum in United States medical schools.

Peter A. Lio, MD, FAAD, In recognition of your contributions on the Medical Student Core Curriculum Work Group which developed the core curriculum that meets the unmet need of a standardized dermatologic curriculum in United States medical schools.

Daniel S. Loo, MD, FAAD, In recognition of your contributions on the Medical Student Core Curriculum Work Group which developed the core curriculum that meets the unmet need of a standardized dermatologic curriculum in United States medical schools.

Rebecca B. Luria, MD, FAAD, In recognition of your contributions on the Medical Student Core Curriculum Work Group which developed the core curriculum that meets the unmet need of a standardized dermatologic curriculum in United States medical schools.

Neil H. Shear, MD, FAAD, In recognition of your contributions on the Medical Student Core Curriculum Work Group which developed the core curriculum that meets the unmet need of a standardized dermatologic curriculum in United States medical schools.

Jennifer Swearingen, MD, FAAD, In recognition of your contributions on the Medical Student Core Curriculum Work Group which developed the core curriculum that meets the unmet need of a standardized dermatologic curriculum in United States medical schools.

Heather Woodworth Wickless, MD, MPH, In recognition of your contributions on the Medical Student Core Curriculum Work Group which developed the core curriculum that meets the unmet need of a standardized dermatologic curriculum in United States medical schools.

Roger I. Ceilley, MD, FAAD, In recognition of your commitment to the Academy by serving as Chair on the Ad Hoc Task Force on Transforming Communications and the recommendations which were put forth.

Patricia Farris, MD, FAAD, In recognition of your commitment to the Academy by serving on the Ad Hoc Task Force on Transforming Communications and the recommendations which were put forth.

Pearl E. Grimes, MD, FAAD, In recognition of your commitment to the Academy by serving on the Ad Hoc Task Force on Transforming Communications and the recommendations which were put forth.

Ronald L. Moy, MD, FAAD, In recognition of your commitment to the Academy by serving on the Ad Hoc Task Force on Transforming Communications and the recommendations which were put forth.

Phoebe Rich, MD, FAAD, In recognition of your commitment to the Academy by serving on the Ad Hoc Task Force on Transforming Communications and the recommendations which were put forth.

Thomas E. Rohrer, MD, FAAD, In recognition of your commitment to the Academy by serving on the Ad Hoc Task Force on Transforming Communications and the recommendations which were put forth.

Susan C. Taylor, MD, FAAD, In recognition of your commitment to the Academy by serving on the Ad Hoc Task Force on Transforming Communications and the recommendations which were put forth.

Darrell S. Rigel, MD, FAAD, In recognition of your commitment to the Academy by serving as Chair on the Ad Hoc Task Force on Transforming Advocacy & Government Affairs and the recommendations which were put forth.

Clay J. Cockerell, MD, FAAD, In recognition of your commitment to the Academy by serving on the Ad Hoc Task Force on Transforming Advocacy & Government Affairs and the recommendations which were put forth.

Lisa A. Garner, MD, FAAD, In recognition of your commitment to the Academy by serving on the Ad Hoc Task Force on Transforming Advocacy & Government Affairs and the recommendations which were put forth.

David M. Pariser, MD, FAAD, In recognition of your commitment to the Academy by serving on the Ad Hoc Task Force on Transforming Advocacy & Government Affairs and the recommendations which were put forth.

Jack S. Resneck, Jr., MD, FAAD, In recognition of your commitment to the Academy by serving on the Ad Hoc Task Force on Transforming Advocacy & Government Affairs and the recommendations which were put forth.

Boni E. Elewski, MD, FAAD, In recognition of your contributions and commitment to the Academy by serving as Chair on the Ad Hoc Task Force to Review the Council of Medical Specialty Societies Code for Interactions with Companies.

Wilma F. Bergfeld, MD, FAAD, In recognition of your contributions and commitment to the Academy by serving on the Ad Hoc Task Force to Review the Council of Medical Specialty Societies Code for Interactions with Companies.

Raymond L. Cornelison, Jr., MD, FAAD, In recognition of your contributions and commitment to the Academy by serving on the Ad Hoc Task Force to Review the Council of Medical Specialty Societies Code for Interactions with Companies.

Stephen P. Stone, MD, FAAD, In recognition of your contributions and commitment to the Academy by serving on the Ad Hoc Task Force to Review the Council of Medical Specialty Societies Code for Interactions with Companies.

David F. Butler, MD, FAAD, In recognition of your contributions and commitment to the Academy by serving on the Ad Hoc Task Force to Review the Council of Medical Specialty Societies Code for Interactions with Companies.

Brett M. Coldiron, MD, FAAD, In recognition of your continuous and ongoing efforts to protect the ability of dermatologists to be paid fairly for what they do.

Michael E. Bigby, MD, FAAD, In recognition of your continuous and ongoing efforts to protect the ability of dermatologists to be paid fairly for what they do.

Bruce A. Deitchman, MD, FAAD, In recognition of your continuous and ongoing efforts to protect the ability of dermatologists to be paid fairly for what they do.

Mark D. Kaufmann, MD, FAAD, In recognition of your continuous and ongoing efforts to protect the ability of dermatologists to be paid fairly for what they do.

Fitzgeraldo A. Sanchez, MD, FAAD, In recognition of your continuous and ongoing efforts to protect the ability of dermatologists to be paid fairly for what they do.

KaLynne Harris, MD, FAAD, Posthumously, In recognition of your continuous and ongoing efforts to protect the ability of dermatologists to be paid fairly for what they do.

Glenn D. Goldman, MD, FAAD, In recognition of your continuous and ongoing efforts to protect the ability of dermatologists to be paid fairly for what they do.

Mollie A.MacCormack, MD, FAAD, In recognition of your continuous and ongoing efforts to protect the ability of dermatologists to be paid fairly for what they do.

Elizabeth P. Kanof, MD, FAAD, In recognition of your years of exemplary service to the American Medical Association (AMA) House of Delegates as the Alternate Delegate for the North Carolina Medical Society from 1990-1999 and Delegate from 1999-2012.

 

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Presidential Citations