SAN DIEGO (March 20, 2012) —
Zoe D. Draelos, MD, FAAD, a High Point, N.C., dermatologist, took office today as 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 skin, hair and nail conditions.
Dr. Draelos assumed office at the conclusion of the Academy’s 70th Annual Meeting in San Diego. She will hold office for one year and also hold the same position for the American Academy of Dermatology Association.
Dr. Draelos is a consulting professor of dermatology at Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, N.C. She earned a medical degree from the University of Arizona, Tucson. Dr. Draelos also completed an internal medicine internship and dermatology residency at the University of Arizona.
She is a past member of the Academy’s board of directors and the current chair of the Council on Communications. She also is chair of the pamphlets editorial board and a member of several committees.
Dr. Draelos is editor-in-chief of the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology
. She has written eight dermatology textbooks, 32 book chapters and more than 300 scientific articles. She has served as president of the North Carolina Dermatology Association and as a member of the board of directors of the American Society for Dermatology 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 visit www.aad.org. Follow the Academy on Facebook (American Academy of Dermatology) or Twitter (@AADskin).