Ronald P. Rapini, MD, FAAD, joins board of directors of the American Academy of Dermatology
MIAMI (March 10, 2010) — Houston dermatologist Ronald P. Rapini, MD, FAAD, 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 conditions of the skin, hair, and nails.
Elected to the board of directors in April 2009, Dr. Rapini assumed office at the conclusion of the Academy’s 68th Annual Meeting in Miami Beach. He will hold the same position for the American Academy of Dermatology Association.
Dr. Rapini is a graduate of The Ohio State University in Columbus. He completed his residency in dermatology at University of Iowa in Iowa City and a fellowship in dermatopathology at the University of Colorado in Denver. He is Josey professor and chair of dermatology at the University of Texas Medical School and MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston.
Dr. Rapini is very active in the dermatologic community and has served on a variety of Academy task forces. He is a past president of the American Board of Dermatology, the American Society of Dermatopathology, the American Society for Mohs Surgery and the Texas Dermatological 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 1-888-462-DERM (3376) or www.aad.org.
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