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William D. James, MD, Mentor of the Year Award

The William D. James, MD, Mentor of the Year Award recognizes and celebrates Academy members who have demonstrated a long-standing commitment to mentoring. Moreover, through their positive impact on their mentees' careers, they have advanced dermatology for the benefit of the community at large.

Nominations for the 2021 award are closed.

Award criteria:

  • A member of the AAD in good standing

  • Sustained an outstanding record of mentoring over time

  • Is accessible

  • Is a positive role model

  • Provides career and professional guidance

  • Fosters intellectual growth and development

  • A wise and trusted advisor

For more information about the award, please contact Courtney McGuane at