Master Dermatologist award

The Master Dermatologist award recognizes an Academy member who, throughout the span of his or her career, has made significant contributions to the specialty of dermatology, as well as to the leadership and/or educational programs of the American Academy of Dermatology.

The 2016 Master Dermatologist Award will be presented during the Recognition Reception at the American Academy of Dermatology's 74th Annual Meeting in Washington, DC.

About the award

The Master Dermatologist award began almost 30 years ago with the goal of recognizing Academy members who have made significant contributions to the specialty of dermatology, as well as to the leadership and/or educational programs of the American Academy of Dermatology.

To nominate or apply for the 2016 award, select the Nominate/apply tab below. The submission deadline is October 15, 2014.

The recipient should possess a national or international presence, have well-recognized expertise and should be a longstanding member of the American Academy of Dermatology. No sitting member of the History Committee shall be eligible for nomination.

Selection process

The recipient is nominated by the History Committee and approved by the Board of Directors.

 

2014: Barbara Ann Gilchrest, MD, FAAD 
2013: Howard I. Maibach, MD, FAAD
2012: Wilma Fowler Bergfeld, MD, FAAD
2011: James J. Norlund, MD, FAAD
2010: John J. Voorhees, MD, FAAD
2009: Edward A. Krull, MD
2008: Nancy B. Esterly, MD, FAAD
2007: Jon M. Hanifin, MD, FAAD
2006: Mark V. Dahl, MD, FAAD
2005: Stephen I. Katz, MD, PhD, FAAD
2004: A. Bernard Ackerman, MD
2003: Frances J. Storrs, MD, FAAD
2003: J. Graham Smith Jr., MD
1999: Peyton E. Weary, MD
1999: Harry J. Hurley, MD
1998: John S. Strauss, MD, FAAD
1998: Aaron B. Lerner, MD
1997: Victor D. Newcomer, MD
1997: Eugene J. VanScott, MD 
1996: Eugene Farber, MD
1996: J.B. Howell, MD
1995: Marie-Louise Johnson, MD, PhD, FAAD
1995: John A. Kenney, Jr., MD
1994: Albert M. Kligman, MD
1994: Lowell A. Goldsmith, MD, FAAD
1994: Alfred W. Kopf, MD, FAAD
1993: Clayton E. Wheeler Jr., MD
1993: Irwin M. Braverman, MD, FAAD
1992: Richard L. Dobson, MD, FAAD
1992: Samuel L. Moschella, MD, FAAD
1991: John H. Epstein, MD
1991: G. Thomas Jansen, MD, FAAD
1990: Thomas B. Fitzpatrick, MD 
1990: Robert W. Goltz, MD, FAAD
1989: Alexander A. Fisher, MD
1989: Richard L. Sutton Jr., MD
1988: Herman Beerman, MD
1988: Walter C. Lobitz Jr., MD
1987: Walter B. Shelley, MD
1987: J. Lamar Callaway, MD
1987: Harry L. Arnold Jr., MD
1986: Rees B. Rees, MD
1985: Harold O. Perry, MD, FAAD

The selected individual will be presented with the Master Dermatologist award during the recognition reception at the Annual Meeting. The recipient also will be highlighted in Dermatology World, and his or her photograph will be placed in the American Heritage Collection at the Academy's headquarters.

The 2016 Master Dermatologist Award will be presented during the recognition luncheon at the American Academy of Dermatology's 74th Annual Meeting in Washington, DC. 

Nominate/apply: Nominations submitted will be considered for the 2016 award.
Deadline: October 15, 2014.