American Academy of Dermatology appoints new officer and board member
SCHAUMBURG, Ill. (June 16, 2009) —The American Academy of Dermatology (Academy) recently announced the appointment of a new assistant secretary-treasurer and a new board member.
Suzanne M. Olbricht, MD, FAAD, a Newton, Mass., dermatologist has been appointed by the Academy’s board of directors as its assistant secretary-treasurer. She will succeed Robert D. Greenberg, MD, when he becomes secretary-treasurer at the conclusion of the Academy’s 2010 Annual Meeting.
Earlier this year, Ronald L. Moy, MD, FAAD, was elected 2010 president-elect of the Academy, which created a one-year vacancy on the board of directors. The board appointed Darryl M. Bronson, MD, MPH, FAAD, a Highland Park, Ill., dermatologist in private practice, to complete Dr. Moy’s term at the close of the 2010 Annual Meeting.
Drs. Olbricht and Bronson will lead the world’s largest dermatologic society, representing more than 16,000 physicians specializing in the diagnosis and medical, surgical and cosmetic treatment of skin, hair and nail conditions. They also will hold the same positions for the American Academy of Dermatology Association.
Dr. Olbricht is the chair of the department of dermatology at the Lahey Clinic in Burlington, Mass., and an associate professor of dermatology at Harvard Medical School in Boston. As a member of the Academy’s scientific assembly committee, she is the chair of the Summer Academy Meeting 2009 and will chair the 70th Annual Meeting in 2012. She also currently serves as treasurer of the Women’s Dermatologic Society and is a member of the American College of Mohs Surgery’s board of directors. In addition, she has served as president, vice president, and secretary of the New England Dermatology Society.
Dr. Bronson is immediate past chairman and residency program director of the division of dermatology at John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County in Chicago, a former professor of dermatology and pathology at Rush Medical College in Chicago and a former clinical professor of dermatology at the University of Illinois. He has served on the executive committee of the Academy’s advisory board and has chaired two Academy task forces. In addition, Dr. Bronson is immediate past president and secretary-treasurer of the Noah Worcester Dermatological Society and a past president of the Illinois Dermatological Society and the Chicago Dermatological Society.
The American Academy of Dermatology (Academy), founded in 1938, is the largest, most influential, and most representative of all dermatologic associations. A sister organization to the Academy, the American Academy of Dermatology Association is the resource for government affairs, health policy and practice information for dermatologists, and plays a major role in formulating socioeconomic policies that can enhance the quality of dermatologic care. With a membership of more than 16,000 physicians worldwide, the Academy is committed to: advancing the diagnosis and medical, surgical, and cosmetic treatment of the skin, hair and nails; advocating high standards in clinical practice, education, and research in dermatology; and supporting and enhancing patient care for a lifetime of healthier skin. For more information, contact the Academy at (888) 462-DERM (3376) or www.aad.org.
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