SAN DIEGO (March 20, 2012) —
Stephen H. Mandy, MD, FAAD, Jack S. Resneck Jr., MD, FAAD, Kathryn Schwarzenberger, MD, FAAD, and Abel Torres, MD, JD, FAAD, begin four-year terms as members of the board of directors 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.
Elected to the board of directors in March 2011, Drs. Mandy, Resneck, Schwarzenberger and Torres assumed office at the conclusion of the Academy’s 70th Annual Meeting in San Diego. They will all hold the same position for the American Academy of Dermatology Association.
Stephen H. Mandy, MD, FAAD, is a volunteer clinical professor of dermatology at the University of Miami School of Medicine. He is a past president of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery and is a founding member and past president of the Florida Society of Dermatologic Surgeons.
Jack S. Resneck Jr., MD, FAAD, is an associate professor and vice-chair of dermatology at University of California, San Francisco. He currently serves as chair of the Academy’s council on government affairs, health policy and practice. In addition, he is former president of the California Society of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery.
Kathryn Schwarzenberger, MD, FAAD, is a professor of medicine (dermatology) at University of Vermont College of Medicine in Burlington, Vt. She currently serves as chair of the Academy’s access to dermatologic care committee. She also is a past president of the Vermont Dermatologic Society and a past secretary for the Women’s Dermatologic Society.
Abel Torres, MD, JD, FAAD, is professor and chairman of dermatology and associate professor of public health at Loma Linda University School of Medicine in Loma Linda, Calif. He has served on a number of Academy committees and task forces and has served as a board member for the American College of Mohs Surgery and Cutaneous Oncology and the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery. 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. 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 www.aad.org. Follow the Academy on Facebook (American Academy of Dermatology) or Twitter (@AADskin).