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Murad Alam, MD, FAAD

Murad Alam, MD, FAAD

Murad Alam, MD, FAAD, in recognition of your dedication and leadership as chair of the ICD-10 Workgroup.

Eugene A. Bauer, MD, FAAD

Eugene A. Bauer, MD, FAAD

Eugene A. Bauer, MD, FAAD, in recognition of your dedication and leadership in education, and pharmaceutical innovation.

Daniel D. Bennett, MD, FAAD, Secretary-Treasurer

Daniel D. Bennett, MD, FAAD

Daniel D Bennett, MD, FAAD, in recognition of your dedication and leadership as co-chair of the Ad Hoc Task Force to reimagine Camp Discovery.

In recognition of your service as a member of the Specialty Positioning workgroup contributing to promoting a positive perception of dermatology among federal policymakers via the SkinSerious campaign.

Brian Berman, MD, PhD, FAAD

Brian Berman, MD, PhD, FAAD

Brian Berman, MD, PhD, FAAD, in recognition of your dedication and leadership in the field of dermatology research.

Neal D. Bhatia, MD, FAAD

Neal D. Bhatia, MD, FAAD

Neal D. Bhatia, MD, FAAD, in recognition of your dedication and leadership in improving AAD corporate relations.

Erin E. Boh, MD, PhD, FAAD

Erin E. Boh, MD, PhD, FAAD

Erin E. Boh, MD, PhD, FAAD, in recognition of your dedication and leadership in education and in the field of psoriasis treatment.

Alina G. Bridges, DO, FAAD

Alina G. Bridges, DO, FAAD

Alina G. Bridges, DO, FAAD, in recognition as a member of the Dermatology Relative Value Scale Update Committee team, of its exemplary service and tireless, unrelenting dedication protecting the specialty.

Bruce A. Brod, MD, MHCI, FAAD

Bruce A. Brod, MD, MHCI, FAAD

Bruce A. Brod, MD, MHCI, FAAD, in recognition of your service as a member of the Specialty Positioning workgroup contributing to promoting a positive perception of dermatology among federal policymakers via the SkinSerious campaign.

Marc D. Brown, MD, FAAD

Marc D. Brown, MD, FAAD

Marc D. Brown, MD, FAAD, in recognition of your dedication and leadership as faculty of the University of Rochester, NY treating skin cancer patients with humble and exquisite skill and personally representing the AAD’s goals of educational and clinical excellence.

Anne E Burdick, MD, MPH, FAAD

Anne Burdick Berman, MD, MPH, FAAD

Anne Burdick Berman, MD, MPH, FAAD, in recognition of your dedication and leadership in the field of telehealth.

Valerie D. Callender, MD, FAAD

Valerie D. Callender, MD, FAAD

Valerie D. Callender, MD, FAAD, in recognition of your dedication and leadership in the treatment of patients with skin of color.

Roger I. Ceilley, MD, FAAD

Roger I. Ceilley, MD, FAAD

Roger I. Ceilley, MD, FAAD, in recognition of your dedication and leadership in the field of Mohs surgery.

Vinh Quoc Chung, MD, FAAD

Vinh Quoc Chung, MD, FAAD

Vinh Quoc Chung, MD, FAAD, in recognition of your dedication and leadership in the field of burnout.

Clay J. Cockerell, MD, FAAD

Clay J. Cockerell, MD, FAAD

Clay J. Cockerell, MD, FAAD, in recognition of your dedication and leadership in the field of dermatopathology.

Scott A. B. Collins, MD, FAAD

Scott A. B. Collins, MD, FAAD

Scott A. B. Collins, MD, FAAD, in recognition of your dedication and leadership as the AAD Member to the Relative Value Scale Update Committee.

Terrence A. Cronin Jr., MD, FAAD

Terrence A. Cronin, Jr., MD, FAAD

Terrence A. Cronin, Jr., MD, FAAD, in recognition of your dedication and leadership in improving industry relationships.

Mark V. Dahl, MD, FAAD

Mark V. Dahl, MD, FAAD

Mark V. Dahl, MD, FAAD, in recognition of your dedication and leadership in starting Camp Discovery thirty years ago.

Steven D. Daveluy, MD, FAAD

Steven D. Daveluy, MD, FAAD

Steven D. Daveluy, MD, FAAD, in recognition as a member of the Dermatology Relative Value Scale Update Committee team, of its exemplary service and tireless, unrelenting dedication protecting the specialty.

Doris J. Day, MD, FAAD

Doris J. Day, MD, FAAD

Doris J. Day, MD, FAAD, in recognition of your dedication and leadership in the field of aesthetic dermatology.

James Q. Del Rosso, DO, FAAD

James Q. Del Rosso, DO, FAAD

James Q. Del Rosso, DO, FAAD, in recognition of your dedication and leadership in the field of clinical trials of innovative treatments.

Amy J. Derick, MD, FAAD

Amy J. Derick, MD, FAAD

Amy J. Derick, MD, FAAD, in recognition of your dedication and leadership serving on the Florida State Medical Board and representing the volunteerism and service of our AAD members in good stead.

Seemal R. Desai, MD, FAAD

Seemal R. Desai, MD, FAAD

Seemal R. Desai, MD, FAAD, in recognition of your dedication and leadership in the field of vitiligo and in the treatment of patients with skin of color.

Seemal R. Desai, MD, FAAD, in recognition of your leadership as chair of the Specialty Positioning workgroup spearheading the effort to promote a positive perception of dermatology among federal policymakers via the SkinSerious campaign.

David W. Dorton, DO, FAAD

David W. Dorton, DO, FAAD

David W. Dorton, DO, FAAD, in recognition of your dedication and leadership as the director of dermatologic surgery at the Largo Medical Center dermatology residency program.

Charles Dunn, MD

Charles Dunn, MD

Charles Dunn, MD, in recognition of your dedication and leadership in continuing the mission of Camp Discovery.

Karen E. Edison, MD, FAAD

Karen E. Edison, MD, FAAD

Karen E. Edison, MD, FAAD, in recognition of your leadership as immediate past chair of the Specialty Positioning workgroup spearheading the effort to promote a positive perception of dermatology among federal policymakers via the SkinSerious campaign.

Alison Ehrlich, MD, FAAD

Alison Ehrlich, MD, MHS, FAAD

Alison Ehrlich, MD, MHS, FAAD, in recognition of your service as a member of the Specialty Positioning workgroup contributing to promoting a positive perception of dermatology among federal policymakers via the SkinSerious campaign.

Patricia Farris, MD, FAAD

Patricia Farris, MD, FAAD

Patricia Farris, MD, FAAD, in recognition of your dedication and leadership in education and aesthetic dermatology.

Michael Fisher, MD, FAAD

Michael Fisher, MD, FAAD

Michael Fisher, MD, FAAD, in recognition of your dedication and leadership training future generations of dermatologists while founder, chair, and teacher at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Division of Dermatology.

Alexandra Flamm MD, FAAD

Alexandra Flamm, MD, FAAD

Alexandra Flamm, MD, FAAD, in recognition of your dedication and leadership as the AAD Advisor to the Relative Value Scale Update Committee team.

Adam J. Friedman, MD, FAAD

Adam J. Friedman, MD, FAAD

Adam J. Friedman, MD, FAAD, in recognition of your dedication partnering with the Temple of Praise to set up a free telehealth clinic in an area of Washington DC with no access to dermatologists.

Dee Anna Glaser, MD, FAAD

Dee Anna Glaser, MD, FAAD

Dee Anna Glaser, MD, FAAD, in recognition of your dedication and leadership in the field of hyperhidrosis.

Brad P. Glick, DO, MPH, FAAD

Brad P. Glick, DO, MPH, FAAD

Brad P. Glick, DO, MPH, FAAD, in recognition of your dedication and leadership as chair of the Individual Giving Committee.

Lynne J. Goldberg, MD, FAAD

Lynne J. Goldberg, MD, FAAD

Lynne J. Goldberg, MD, FAAD, in recognition of your dedication and leadership in the field of alopecia.

Gary Goldenberg, MD, FAAD

Gary Goldenberg, MD, FAAD

Gary Goldenberg, MD, FAAD, in recognition of your dedication and leadership as deputy chair of the Melanoma/Skin Cancer Community Programs Committee.

Lawrence J Green, MD, FAAD

Lawrence J. Green, MD, FAAD

Lawrence J. Green, MD, FAAD, in recognition of your dedication and leadership in the field of clinical research in dermatology.

Charles A Gropper, MD, FAAD

Charles A. Gropper, MD, FAAD

Charles A. Gropper, MD, FAAD, in recognition of your dedication and leadership in training residents in areas of disparity in healthcare.

Alexander S. Gross, MD, FAAD

Alexander S. Gross, MD, FAAD

Alexander S. Gross, MD, FAAD, in recognition of your dedication and leadership serving on the Georgia State medical board and representing the volunteerism and service of our AAD members in good stead.

Emma Guttman, MD, PhD, FAAD

Emma Guttman, MD, PhD, FAAD

Emma Guttman, MD, PhD, FAAD, in recognition of your dedication and leadership in the field of dermatology research.

George Han, MD, PhD, FAAD

George Han, MD, PhD, FAAD

George Han, MD, PhD, FAAD, in recognition of your dedication and leadership in the field of dermatology research.

Ryan W. Hick, MD, FAAD

Ryan W. Hick, MD, FAAD

Ryan W. Hick, MD, FAAD, in recognition as a member of the Dermatology Relative Value Scale Update Committee team, of its exemplary service and tireless, unrelenting dedication protecting the specialty.

Deirdre Hooper, MD, FAAD

Deirdre Hooper, MD, FAAD

Deirdre Hooper, MD, FAAD, in recognition of your dedication and leadership in the field of practice management.

George J. Hruza, MD, MBA, FAAD, Immediate Past President, image for AAD Stars of the Academy section

George J. Hruza, MD, MBA, FAAD

George J. Hruza, MD, MBA, FAAD, in recognition of your dedication and leadership to the AAD’s Ad Hoc Task Force on Monkeypox serving as chair during this emergent crisis.

Francis W. Iacobellis, MD, FAAD

Francis W. Iacobellis, MD, FAAD

Francis W. Iacobellis, MD, FAAD, in recognition of your dedication and leadership in resident education.

John P. Joyce, MD, FAAD

John Joyce, MD, FAAD

John Joyce, MD, FAAD, in recognition of your dedication, service, and outstanding leadership advocating for dermatology to the United States House of Representatives.

Baruch H. Kaplan, MD, IFAAD

Baruch H. Kaplan, MD, IFAAD

Baruch H. Kaplan, MD, IFAAD, in recognition of your dedication and leadership in dermatology education in the State of Israel.

Patricia Heiden Kaufmann

Patricia Heiden Kaufmann

Patricia Heiden Kaufmann, in recognition of your dedication in planning the President’s Gala.

Leon H. Kircik, MD, FAAD, image for AAD awards section

Leon H. Kircik, MD, FAAD

Leon H. Kircik, MD, FAAD, in recognition of your dedication and leadership in the field of clinical trials of innovative treatments.

Abraham M. Korman, MD, FAAD

Abraham M. Korman, MD, FAAD

Abraham M. Korman, MD, FAADAbraham M. Korman, MD, FAAD, in recognition of your service as a member of the Specialty Positioning workgroup contributing to promoting a positive perception of dermatology among federal policymakers via the SkinSerious campaign.

A. Shadi Kourosh, MD, MPH, FAAD, image for AAD awards section

Arianne Shadi Kourosh, MD, MPH, FAAD

Arianne Shadi Kourosh, MD, MPH, FAAD, in recognition of your dedication and leadership to the AAD’s Ad Hoc Task Force on Human Trafficking serving as chair during this continuing crisis.

Carrie L. Kovarik, MD, FAAD

Carrie L. Kovarik, MD, FAAD, in recognition of your service as a member of the Specialty Positioning workgroup contributing to promoting a positive perception of dermatology among federal policymakers via the SkinSerious campaign.

Andrew P. Lazar, MD, FAAD

Andrew P. Lazar, MD, FAAD

Andrew P. Lazar, MD, FAAD, in recognition of your many years of service representing our specialty and the American Academy of Dermatology Association on the Dermatology Section Council of the American Medical Association.

Matt L. Leavitt, DO, FAAD

Matt L. Leavitt, DO, FAAD

Matt L. Leavitt, DO, FAAD, in recognition of your dedication and leadership to the field of alopecia, and your service to the Individual Giving Committee.

Mark Lebwohl, MD, FAAD

Mark Lebwohl, MD, FAAD

Mark Lebwohl, MD, FAAD, in recognition of your dedication and leadership in helping reshape the future of Camp Discovery.

Sandra Siew Pin Lee, MD, FAAD

Sandra Siew Pin Lee, MD, FAAD

Sandra Siew Pin Lee, MD, FAAD, in recognition of your leadership in the field of clinical trials of innovative treatments.

Henry W. Lim, MD, FAAD

Henry W. Lim, MD, FAAD

Henry W. Lim, MD, FAAD, in recognition of your dedication and leadership as board member of the International League of Dermatological Societies.

Clifford W. Lober, MD, JD, FAAD

Clifford W. Lober, MD, JD, FAAD

Clifford W. Lober, MD, JD, FAAD, in recognition of your dedication and leadership as a lifetime advocate of the specialty.

Mollie A. MacCormack, MD, FAAD

Mollie A. MacCormack, MD, FAAD

Mollie A. MacCormack, MD, FAAD, in recognition of your dedication and leadership as the AAD Alternate to the Relative Value Scale Update Committee, and Vice-Chair of the Practice Expense Subcommittee of the Relative Value Scale Update Committee.

Kavita Mariwalla, MD, FAAD

Kavita Mariwalla, MD, FAAD

Kavita Mariwalla, MD, FAAD, in recognition of your dedication and leadership in the field of dermatologic surgery and diversity.

Orit Markowitz, MD, FAAD

Orit Markowitz, MD, FAAD

Orit Markowitz, MD, FAAD, in recognition of your dedication and leadership in the field of imaging in Dermatology.

George M. Martin, MD, FAAD

George M. Martin, MD, FAAD

George M. Martin, MD, FAAD, in recognition of your dedication and leadership in education and in advocating against Maui County to try and preserve sunscreen availability in Maui.

h E. Massullo Jr., MD, FAAD

Ralph E. Massullo, MD, FAAD

Ralph E. Massullo, MD, FAAD, in recognition of your dedication and leadership serving as a Florida state representative and representing the volunteerism and service of our AAD members in good stead.

Barbara Mathes, MD, FAAD

Barbara M. Mathes, MD, FAAD

Barbara M. Mathes, MD, FAAD, in recognition of your service as a member of the Specialty Positioning workgroup contributing to promoting a positive perception of dermatology among federal policymakers via the SkinSerious campaign.

Qing-Sheng Mi, MD, PhD

Qing-Sheng Mi, MD, PhD

Qing-Sheng Mi, MD, PhD, in recognition of your outstanding contributions to dermatologic science including epigenetic (miRNAs/HDACs) immune regulation (especially in NKT cells and epidermal langerhans cells) and miRNA biomarkers for human diseases, which are currently funded by NIH 3 RO1s and Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International (JDRF). Your work has made a major impact in improving our specialty.

Bruce Michaels

Bruce Michaels

Bruce Michaels, in recognition of your dedication and leadership in the area of industry professional relations.

Alexander Miller, MD, FAAD

Alexander Miller, MD, FAAD

Alexander Miller, MD, FAAD, in recognition of your dedication and leadership as AAD Advisor to the AAD CPT Team.

Brent R. Moody, MD, FAAD 

Brent R. Moody, MD, FAAD

Brent R. Moody, MD, FAAD, in recognition as a member of the Dermatology Relative Value Scale Update Committee team, of its exemplary service and tireless, unrelenting dedication protecting the specialty.

Caroline Nelson, MD, FAAD

Caroline Nelson, MD, FAAD

Caroline Nelson, MD, FAAD, in recognition of your service as a member of the Specialty Positioning workgroup contributing to promoting a positive perception of dermatology among federal policymakers via the SkinSerious campaign.

rk S. Nestor, MD, PhD, FAAD

Mark S. Nestor, MD, PhD, FAAD

Mark S. Nestor, MD, PhD, FAAD, in recognition of your dedication and leadership in the field of superficial radiation therapy.

Oluwatobi Ogbechie, MD, MBA, FAAD

Oluwatobi Ogbechie-Godec, MD, MBA, FAAD

Oluwatobi Ogbechie-Godec, MD, MBA, FAAD, in recognition of your dedication and leadership in reclaiming quality in dermatology.

Alex Ortega-Loayza, MD

Alex Gerardo Ortega-Loayza, MD, MCR

Alex Gerardo Ortega-Loayza, MD, MCR, in recognition of your service as a member of the Specialty Positioning workgroup contributing to promoting a positive perception of dermatology among federal policymakers via the SkinSerious campaign.

Anisha Patel, MD, FAAD

Anisha Patel, MD, FAAD

Anisha Patel, MD, FAAD, in recognition of your service as a member of the Specialty Positioning workgroup contributing to promoting a positive perception of dermatology among federal policymakers via the SkinSerious campaign.

Chad L. Prather, MD, FAAD

Chad L. Prather, MD, FAAD

Chad L. Prather, MD, FAAD, in recognition of your service as a member of the Specialty Positioning workgroup contributing to promoting a positive perception of dermatology among federal policymakers via the SkinSerious campaign.

Darrell S. Rigel, MD, FAAD

Darrell S. Rigel, MD, FAAD

Darrell S. Rigel, MD, FAAD, in recognition of your dedication and leadership in the continued education of the importance of the early detection of Melanoma.

Adrian O. Rodriguez, MD, FAAD

Adrian O. Rodriguez, MD, FAAD

Adrian O. Rodriguez, MD, FAAD, in recognition of your dedication and leadership as past president of both the Nashville Dermatology Society, as well as the Tennessee Dermatology Society.

Howard W. Rogers, MD, FAAD

Howard W. Rogers, MD, PhD, FAAD

Howard W. Rogers, MD, PhD, FAAD, in recognition as a member of the Dermatology Relative Value Scale Update Committee team, of its exemplary service and tireless, unrelenting dedication protecting the specialty.

Theodore Rosen, MD, FAAD

Theodore Rosen, MD, FAAD

Theodore Rosen, MD, FAAD, in recognition of your dedication to a career of dermatologic education.

Adam Rubin, MD, FAAD

Adam Ian Rubin, MD, FAAD

Adam Ian Rubin, MD, FAAD, in recognition of your dedication and leadership in the field of nails.

Neil S. Sadick, MD, FAAD

Neil S. Sadick, MD, FAAD

Neil S. Sadick, MD, FAAD, in recognition of your dedication and leadership as a researcher in aesthetic procedures and devices.

Mariusz Sapijaszko, MD, FAAD

Mariusz Sapijaszko, MD, FAAD

Mariusz Sapijaszko, MD, FAAD, in recognition of your dedication and leadership in the field of aesthetic dermatology, and in the Canadian Dermatology Association.

Neil A. Shah, MD, FAAD

Neil A. Shah, MD, FAAD

Neil A. Shah, MD, FAAD, in recognition of your dedication and leadership running as a candidate for governor of Minnesota and representing the volunteerism and service of our AAD members in good stead.

Linda F. Stein Gold, MD, FAAD, Vice President

Linda F. Stein Gold, MD, FAAD

Linda F. Stein Gold, MD, FAAD,in recognition of your dedication and leadership as Chair of the Ad Hoc Task Force on Patient Guidance for State Regulations Regarding Reproductive Health.

Jeffrey M. Suchniak, MD, FAAD

Jeffrey M. Suchniak, MD, FAAD

Jeffrey M. Suchniak, MD, FAAD, in recognition of your dedication in the practice of dermatology in rural America.

Susan C. Taylor, MD, FAAD

Susan C. Taylor, MD, FAAD

Susan C. Taylor, MD, FAAD, in recognition of your dedication, leadership, and mentorship to countless members of the AAD.

Marta J. Van Beek, MD, MPH, FAAD

Marta J. Van Beek, MD, MPH, FAAD

Marta J. Van Beek, MD, MPH, FAAD, in recognition of your dedication and leadership as chair of the DataDerm Oversight Committee.

Susan H. Weinkle, MD, FAAD

Susan H. Weinkle, MD, FAAD

Susan H. Weinkle, MD, FAAD, in recognition of your dedication and leadership in teaching the art of aesthetics to generations of AAD members.

Andrew H. Weinstein, MD, MPH, FAAD

Andrew H. Weinstein, MD, MPH, FAAD

Andrew H. Weinstein, MD, MPH, FAAD, in recognition of your outstanding commitment and leadership to the American Academy of Dermatology’s Advisory Board serving as chair.

Betsy J. Wernli, MD, FAAD

Betsy J. Wernli, MD, FAAD

Betsy J. Wernli, MD, FAAD, in recognition of your leadership in the continued fundraising for SkinPAC.

Cyndi J. Yag-Howard, MD, FAAD

Cyndi J. Yag-Howard, MD, FAAD

Cyndi J. Yag-Howard, MD, FAAD, in recognition of your outstanding commitment and leadership as the chair of the AMA’s Dermatology section representing the leadership and service of our AAD members in a way to be emulated.

Gil Yosipovitch, MD

Gil Yosipovitch, MD

Gil Yosipovitch, MD, in recognition of your dedication and leadership in the field of itch.

Li Zhou, MD

Li Zhou, MD

Li Zhou, MD, in recognition of your outstanding commitment to furthering our understanding of immunologic disease in dermatology. Your research has helped advance the science in complicated dermatologic diseases.


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