SCHAUMBURG, Ill. (June 25, 2012) —
Brett M. Coldiron, MD, FAAD, a dermatologist in private practice in Cincinnati, Ohio, has been elected president of the American Academy of Dermatology (Academy), 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. In addition, Dr. Coldiron will hold this same position for the American Academy of Dermatology Association. He will be installed as president-elect in March 2013 and will hold the office of president for one year beginning in March 2014.
“I promise to do the very best I can do representing all dermatologists,” Dr. Coldiron said. “My initiative is to try and protect the specialty during these tumultuous times of change in health care delivery. The goal is to make sure that our patients will still have access to high-quality care from their dermatologists. I’m an in-the-trenches kind of guy. We’re very important to our patients and to public health, and we need to bring that message home to Congress and regulators.”
Dr. Coldiron earned his medical degree from University of Kentucky in Lexington, Ky. He completed his residency in dermatology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas (Parkland Memorial Hospital), and his fellowship in Mohs micrographic surgery and dermatologic surgery at Northwestern University in Chicago and the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is a clinical assistant professor at the University of Cincinnati.
Dr. Coldiron 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.
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. 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 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
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