MIAMI (March 7, 2010) —David M. Pariser, MD, FAAD, president of the American Academy of Dermatology (Academy) and the American Academy of Dermatology Association (AADA), awarded distinguished presidential citations to the following people during the Academy’s 68th Annual Meeting:
- Louis L. Barich, MD, FAAD, of Hamilton, Ohio, in recognition of his commitment to the protection of Ohio children in advocating for passage of House Bill 173, which restricts tanning salon access by minors.
- Michael E. Bigby, MD, FAAD, of Boston, Brett M. Coldiron, MD, FAAD, of Cincinnati, Bruce A. Deitchman, MD, FAAD, of New York, Daniel M. Siegel, MD, FAAD, of Smithtown, N.Y., in recognition of their representation of dermatology and the AADA on the Relative Value System Update Committee (RUC).
- David G. Brodland, MD, FAAD, of Jefferson Hills, Pa., Brett M. Coldiron, MD, FAAD, of Cincinnati, Scott A.B. Collins, MD, FAAD, of Tigard, Ore., Terrence A. Cronin Jr., MD, FAAD, of Melbourne, Fla., Scott M. Dinehart, MD, FAAD, of Little Rock, Ark., George J. Hruza, MD, FAAD, of Chesterfield, Mo., Clifford W. Lober, MD, JD, FAAD, of Kissimmee, Fla., Alexander Miller, MD, FAAD, of Yorba Linda, Calif., and Mark J. Zalla, MD, FAAD, of Florence, Ky., in recognition of their service on the Ad Hoc Task Force on Mohs Coverage Payment Policy and their creation of an invaluable foundation upon which to build further research and educational materials for addressing ongoing Mohs utilization and payment issues. Ronald G. Wheeland, MD, FAAD, of Columbia, Mo., in recognition of his outstanding service and guidance as chair of the Ad Hoc Task Force on Mohs Coverage Payment Policy.
- Timothy S. Brown, MD, FAAD, of Louisville, Ky., in recognition of his long-standing volunteerism in the Academy’s efforts to provide free skin cancer screenings at the Kentucky State Fair to an underserved population every year since 1995.
- Dirk M. Elston, MD, FAAD, of Danville, Pa., in recognition of his leadership in the Academy’s efforts to promote evidence-based medicine and the application of best practices in health care by representing the AADA on the Institute of Medicine Roundtable Best Practices Innovation Collaborative.
- Evan R. Farmer, MD, FAAD, of Norfolk, Va., in recognition of his outstanding leadership as chair of the Workforce Retreat and his continuing efforts in the area of workforce development.
- C. William Hanke, MD, MPH, FAAD, of Carmel, Ind., in recognition of his outstanding guidance in leading the Academy’s efforts on the Facial Soft Tissue Fillers Conference: Assessing the State of the Science.
- C. William Hanke, MD, MPH, FAAD, of Carmel, Ind., Mary E. Maloney, MD, FAAD, of Worcester, Mass., Darrell S. Rigel, MD, FAAD, of New York, and Martin A. Weinstock, MD, PhD, FAAD, of Providence, R.I., in recognition of their efforts to protect the public’s health by encouraging the Federal Trade Commission to investigate the false health and safety claims made by the Indoor Tanning Association.
- Arthur C. Huntley, MD, FAAD, of Seattle, in recognition of furthering the use of computers in the specialty of dermatology.
- Janis Ian, in recognition of her song, “At Seventeen,” the single most poignant song ever written about acne.
- Mary E. Maloney, MD, FAAD, of Worcester, Mass., in recognition of her vision and guidance in creating the foundation for the leadership institute.
- Jack S. Resneck Jr., MD, FAAD, of San Rafael, Calif., and Marta J. VanBeek, MD, FAAD, of Iowa City, Iowa, for recognition of their exceptional efforts on behalf of the AADA in managing the substance and complexities of the health system reform debate.
- Stephen P. Stone, MD, FAAD, of Springfield, Ill., in recognition of his dedicated efforts to help preserve the history of dermatology through his work on the history showcase.
- Leonard J. Swinyer, MD, FAAD, and Thalia Swinyer, RN, of Salt Lake City, in recognition of their dedication to reducing mortality and incidence of skin cancer through screenings and other public education initiatives.
- Susan C. Taylor, MD, FAAD, of Philadelphia, in recognition of her role as spokesperson for the Addressing Psoriasis™ public education campaign.
Headquartered in Schaumburg, Ill., the American Academy of Dermatology, 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 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.