25 June 2012

American Academy of Dermatology appoints new officer

SCHAUMBURG, Ill. (June 25, 2012) —The American Academy of Dermatology (Academy) recently announced the appointment of a new assistant secretary-treasurer. 

Barbara M. Mathes, MD, a Doylestown, Pa., dermatologist, has been appointed by the Academy’s board of directors to serve as assistant secretary-treasurer. Dr. Mathes will serve in the position until the close of the 2016 Annual Meeting, at which time she will assume the position of secretary-treasurer.

As assistant secretary-treasurer, Dr. Mathes will serve the world’s largest dermatologic society, representing more than 17,000 physicians who specialize in the diagnosis and medical, surgical, and cosmetic treatment of conditions of the skin, hair, and nails.

Dr. Mathes received her medical degree from Michigan State University in East Lansing, Mich. She completed her dermatology residency at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. In addition, she is scheduled to complete a doctorate in medical humanities at Drew University next year.

Dr. Mathes serves as volunteer faculty for the University of Pennsylvania as an attending dermatologist for resident clinics at the Philadelphia VA Medical Center. She has served the Women’s Dermatologic Society as treasurer, corresponding secretary, and a member of the executive board. She has written 18 journal articles and two book chapters, and has served as editor for a book, a teaching module, and a journal. 

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 Follow the Academy on Facebook (American Academy of Dermatology) or Twitter (@AADskin).