Phoebe Rich, MD, FAAD, joins Board of Directors of the American Academy of Dermatology

NEW ORLEANS (Feb. 4, 2011) —Phoebe Rich, MD, FAAD, a Portland, Ore. dermatologist, begins a four-year term as a member of the board of directors 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 nails conditions.

Elected to the board of directors in April 2010, Dr. Rich assumed office at the conclusion of the Academy’s 69th Annual Meeting in New Orleans. She will hold the same position for the American Academy of Dermatology Association.

Dr. Rich received her medical degree and completed her residency in dermatology at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland, where she is currently a clinical associate professor of dermatology. She also has a private practice in Portland.

Dr. Rich is very active in the dermatologic community and has served on a variety of Academy committees and task forces. She is currently a member of the Pacific Dermatologic Association’s executive committee and is a past president of the Oregon Dermatology Society.

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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