Daniel M. Siegel, MD, FAAD, assumes president-elect position of the American Academy of Dermatology

NEW ORLEANS (Feb. 4, 2011) —Daniel M. Siegel, MD, FAAD, a Smithtown, N.Y. dermatologist, took office today as president-elect of the American Academy of Dermatology (Academy), 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.

Dr. Siegel assumed office at the conclusion of the Academy’s 69th Annual Meeting in New Orleans. He will hold office for one year and also will hold the same position for the American Academy of Dermatology Association. He will assume the office of president in 2012 at the conclusion of the Academy’s 70th Annual Meeting in San Diego.

“My goal as president is to continue our specialty’s efforts in providing excellent dermatologic care to our patients,” stated Dr. Siegel. “To that end, the Academy must continue to provide first-class continuing medical education to dermatologists, advocate for increased funding for research, and participate in medical economic decisions.”

Dr. Siegel earned his bachelor’s degree and medical degree from a combined program at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, N.Y. and Albany Medical College in Albany, N.Y. He completed his residency in dermatology at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center at Dallas and his fellowship at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. Dr. Siegel also has a master’s degree in management and policy from Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, N.Y. He is a clinical professor of dermatology and director of the procedural dermatology fellowship at the State University of New York Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn.

Dr. Siegel is a past member of both the Academy’s board of directors and the executive committee. In addition, he is a member of the board of directors of the Women’s Dermatologic Society and a past board member of the American College of Mohs Surgery. He also has authored four textbooks and more than 100 scientific publications.

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 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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