American Academy of Dermatology elects new officers and board members
SCHAUMBURG, Ill. (April 19, 2010) —The American Academy of Dermatology (Academy) today 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 16,000 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 2012.
Daniel M. Siegel, MD, FAAD, a Smithtown, N.Y., dermatologist in private practice, was elected president. Dr. Siegel is a clinical professor of dermatology at State University of New York Downstate Medical Center. Dr. Siegel has served as a member of the Academy’s board of directors and on several committees. He also served on the board of directors for the American College of Mohs Surgery and the Women’s Dermatologic Society.
Zoe D. Draelos, MD, FAAD, a High Point, N.C.-based dermatologist, was elected vice president. Dr. Draelos is a consulting professor in the department of dermatology at Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, N.C. An active member of the Academy, she has served on the board of directors and is currently chair, council on communications and editor, pamphlets editorial board. In addition, Dr. Draelos is a past president of the North Carolina Dermatology Association and is the current editor of the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology.
Both Dr. Siegel and Dr. Draelos will be installed as president-elect and vice president-elect, respectively, in February 2011. Their one-year tenure as president and vice president begins in March 2012.
Board of Directors
Alice B. Gottlieb, MD, PhD, FAAD, Phoebe Rich, MD, FAAD, Thomas E. Rohrer, MD, FAAD, and James M. Spencer, 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 69th Annual Meeting in February 2011.
Alice B. Gottlieb, MD, PhD, FAAD, is the Harvey B. Ansell Professor of Dermatology at Tufts University School of Medicine and the chair of dermatology and dermatologist-in-chief at Tufts Medical Center, both in Boston. She is a past president of the Medical Dermatology Society.
Phoebe Rich, MD, FAAD, is an adjunct professor in the department of dermatology at Oregon Health & Science University, Portland. She has served on a variety of Academy committees. She is the past president of the Oregon Dermatology Society.
Thomas E. Rohrer, MD, FAAD, is a clinical associate professor of dermatology at Boston University School of Medicine. He currently serves as deputy chair of the Academy’s sport committee. He also has served on the board of directors for the American College of Mohs Surgery, the Association of Academic Dermatologic Surgeons, and the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery.
James M. Spencer, MD, FAAD, is an associate professor of clinical dermatology at Mt. Sinai School of Medicine. He is the current chair of the Academy’s Melanoma/Skin Cancer Committee. He is a past president of the Florida Society of Dermatology & Dermatologic Surgery and the American Society for Cosmetic Dermatology & Aesthetic Surgery.
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.
Editor’s note: Photos of the Academy’s newly elected officers and board members can be obtained by contacting the Academy’s Communications Department at (847) 330-0230.
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