SCHAUMBURG, Ill. (April 22, 2013) —
Timothy G. Berger, MD, FAAD, has been elected vice 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 conditions of the skin, hair, and nails. In addition, Dr. Berger will hold this same position for the American Academy of Dermatology Association. He will be installed as vice president-elect in March 2014 and will hold the office of vice president for one year beginning in March 2015.
“With changes in the health care system, there are many challenges and opportunities facing the Academy and its members. My goal, when I take office, is to be proactive in creating measures to manage these possible changes,” said Dr. Berger. “I’m excited for the opportunity to be trusted with the Academy’s efforts to ensure members’ ability to offer continued quality patient care.”
Dr. Berger received his medical degree from Southwest Medical School, University of Texas, in Dallas. He completed his residency in dermatology at the Letterman Army Medical Center, and his fellowship at the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology Dermatopathology. He is a clinical dermatology professor at the University of California in San Francisco.
Dr. Berger is a past member of the Academy’s board of directors and the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology editorial board. In addition, Dr. Berger is executive vice-chair for the department of dermatology at the University of California and endowed chair in dermatology medical student education. He is the author of 31 book chapters and 151 peer-reviewed publications. Celebrating 75 years of advocating for dermatologic research and quality patient care
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. 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).