SCHAUMBURG, Ill. (June 25, 2012) —
The American Academy of Dermatology (Academy) has announced the results of its annual election. The Academy’s newly elected officers and members of its board of directors will lead the world’s largest dermatologic society, representing more than 17,000 physicians specializing in the diagnosis and medical, surgical, and cosmetic treatment of skin, hair, and nail conditions. The newly elected officers and board members also will hold the same positions for the American Academy of Dermatology Association. Terms of office begin in March 2014.
Dermatologist Brett M. Coldiron, MD, FAAD, a Cincinnati, Ohio, dermatologist in private practice, was elected president. Dr. Coldiron is a clinical assistant professor at the University of Cincinnati. He is a current member of the Academy’s board of directors and a past chair of the Academy’s health care finance committee. He is immediate past-president of the American College of Mohs Surgery and a past president of the Ohio Dermatologic Association and the Cincinnati Dermatological Society. In addition, he is a past board member of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery and the American College of Mohs Surgery.
Elise A. Olsen, MD, FAAD, was elected vice president. Dr. Olsen is a professor of dermatology at Duke University School of Medicine in Durham, N.C. She is a past member of the Academy’s board of directors and Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology editorial board and is current chair of the Academy’s patient advocacy task force. In addition, Dr. Olsen is president and founder of the United States Cutaneous Lymphoma Consortium. She is a past president and board member of the North American Hair Research Society, past president and founder of the North Carolina Dermatology Association, and past president and board member of the International Society for Cutaneous Lymphomas.
Both Dr. Coldiron and Dr. Olsen will be installed as president-elect and vice president-elect, respectively, in March 2013. Their one-year tenures as president and vice president begin in March 2014.
Board of Directors
Robert T. Brodell, MD, FAAD; Julie A. Hodge, MD, MPH, FAAD; George J. Hruza, MD, MBA, FAAD; and Paul A. Storrs, MD, FAAD; have been elected to the Academy’s board of directors. They will each serve a four-year term that will begin at the conclusion of the Academy’s 71st Annual Meeting in March 2013.
Robert T. Brodell, MD, FAAD, recently retired from his private practice in Ohio to become professor of dermatology and pathology and chief of the dermatology division in the department of otolaryngology and communicative sciences at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, Miss. He also is instructor of dermatology at University of Rochester Medical Center in Rochester, N.Y. He has served on a number of Academy committees and task forces and is a past president of the American Board of Dermatology.
Julie A. Hodge, MD, MPH, FAAD, is an assistant clinical professor at University of California at Irvine. She is a past president of the Dermatologic Society of Orange County and of the Pacific Dermatologic Society.
George J. Hruza, MD, MBA, FAAD, is a clinical professor of dermatology and otolaryngology at St. Louis University in St. Louis. He currently serves as chair of the Academy’s investments committee and is on the editorial board of the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. In addition, he is the president of the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery and treasurer of the Missouri State Medical Association.
Paul A. Storrs, MD, FAAD, is a dermatologist in private practice in Palos Heights, Ill. He has served on a number of Academy committees and task forces. In addition, he is a past president of the American Society for Mohs Surgery and the Illinois Dermatological Society.
Headquartered in Schaumburg, Ill., the American Academy of Dermatology (Academy), founded in 1938, is the largest, most influential, and most representative of all dermatologic associations. With a membership of more than 17,000 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, hair and nails. For more information, contact the Academy at 1 (888) 462-DERM (3376) or visit www.aad.org. Follow the Academy on Facebook (American Academy of Dermatology) or Twitter (@AADskin).