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Daniel D. Bennett, MD, FAAD, Presidential citation image

Daniel D. Bennett, MD, FAAD

In recognition of your work to optimize and streamline the Academy’s activities as a member of the Program Assessment Workgroup. Your efforts will ensure that the Academy’s resources are aligned with its strategic goals and objectives.

Neal D. Bhatia, MD, FAAD

Neal D. Bhatia, MD, FAAD

In recognition for your invaluable insights on the Corporate Relations Committee pertaining to Telemedicine including your perspective during the Industry Summit which was beneficial to our industry partners broadening our efforts with industry.

Erin E. Boh, MD, PhD, FAAD, presidential citation image

Erin E. Boh, MD, PhD, FAAD

In recognition of your work to optimize and streamline the Academy’s activities as a member of the Program Assessment Workgroup. Your efforts will ensure that the Academy’s resources are aligned with its strategic goals and objectives.

M. Laurin Council, MD, FAAD, image for presidential citation

M. Laurin Council, MD, FAAD

In recognition for your service on the Learning Resources Committee, modernizing Dialogues in Dermatology by expanding it into a weekly, digital-only podcast with a reach with up to 10,000 downloads for a single episode (COVID Roundtable May 2020). The dedication of this committee has also contributed to expansion of the Academys digital learning offerings to include a revised Patient Safety Module, teledermatology courses, and a new online Suture Skill Training module launching in March 2021.

Terrence Cronin Jr., MD, FAAD, image for presidential citation

Terrence Cronin Jr., MD, FAAD

In recognition for your use of media platforms, including Dialogues in Dermatology, to expand member knowledge of telemedicine during the COVID-19 public health emergency.

Mercedes Gonzalez, MD, FAAD, image for AAD awards

Mercedes Gonzalez, MD, FAAD

In recognition for your service on the Learning Resources Committee, modernizing Dialogues in Dermatology by expanding it into a weekly, digital-only podcast with a reach with up to 10,000 downloads for a single episode (COVID Roundtable May 2020). The dedication of this committee has also contributed to expansion of the Academys digital learning offerings to include a revised Patient Safety Module, teledermatology courses, and a new online Suture Skill Training module launching in March 2021.

Matthew F. Helm, MD, image for AAD awards

Matthew F. Helm, MD

In recognition for your service on the Learning Resources Committee, modernizing Dialogues in Dermatology by expanding it into a weekly, digital-only podcast with a reach with up to 10,000 downloads for a single episode (COVID Roundtable May 2020). The dedication of this committee has also contributed to expansion of the AAD’s digital learning offerings to include a revised Patient Safety Module, teledermatology courses, and a new online Suture Skill Training module launching in March 2021.

Esther E. Freeman, MD, PhD, FAAD, image for AAD awards section

Esther E. Freeman, MD, PhD, FAAD

In recognition of your efforts to create and maintain the COVID-19 registry for dermatology, and your work to extract valuable clinical information and insight from it. Your leadership has been invaluable in allowing us to gain a better understanding of the effects of the disease on our dermatology patient population.

Zachary Holcomb, MD, image for AAD awards section

Zachary Holcomb, MD

In recognition for your service on the Learning Resources Committee, modernizing Dialogues in Dermatology by expanding it into a weekly, digital-only podcast with a reach with up to 10,000 downloads for a single episode (COVID Roundtable May 2020). The dedication of this committee has also contributed to expansion of the Academys digital learning offerings to include a revised Patient Safety Module, teledermatology courses, and a new online Suture Skill Training module launching in March 2021.

Brad P. Glick, DO, MPH, FAAD, image for AAD awards section

Brad P. Glick, DO, MPH, FAAD

In recognition of your efforts to increase support and recognition of the Academy’s philanthropic endeavors among the Academy’s membership. You have served as a philanthropic ambassador for the Academy, volunteering countless hours to speak with and help guide the fundraising and stewardship activities of the Individual Giving Committee, particularly throughout the COIVD-19 pandemic.

Jane M. Grant-Kels, MD, FAAD

Jane M. Grant-Kels, MD, FAAD

In recognition for tirelessly fighting for the education of the entire dermatologic community, particularly in the field of ethics. You are the American Academy of Dermatology’s own Ruth Bader Ginsberg, creative and kind. We also appreciate your efforts to keep the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology running smoothly in the face of a record number of submissions.

George Han, MD, PhD, FAAD

George Han, MD, PhD, FAAD

In recognition of your work to strengthen diversity in the Academy’s education mission through your efforts on the Academy Skin of Color Photography Webinar Workgroup.

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

George J. Hruza, MD, MBA, FAAD

In recognition of your leadership of the Ad Hoc Task Force on COVID-19, and your tireless efforts to advocate for the membership and to keep the membership informed of rapidly changing developments that affect their practices. We also recognize your work to optimize and streamline the Academy’s activities as a member of the Program Assessment Workgroup. Your efforts will ensure that the Academy’s resources are aligned with its strategic goals and objectives.

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

Leon H. Kircik, MD, FAAD

In recognition of your personal commitment and generosity to the Academy and its philanthropic programs. You are to be commended for your participation in the Resident Chat series which provided residents and young physicians with practical insights on establishing a practice as well as a webinar providing insight on performing clinical trials. You have led by philanthropic example, making a multi-year pledge to jumpstart a new giving society for multi-year donors.

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

Arianne S. Kourosh, MD, MPH, FAAD

In recognition for your Dialogues in Dermatology podcast coverage of the COVID-19 public health emergency.

Carrie L. Kovarik, MD, FAAD, image for AAD awards section

Carrie L. Kovarik, MD, FAAD

In recognition for all the work you have done and continue to do with the Council on Communications. You wear a number of hats, but your feedback to discussion is always so well thought out and insightful, and you are incredibly timely in everything.

Daniela Kroshinsky, MD, MPH, FAA

Daniela Kroshinsky, MD, MPH, FAAD

In recognition of your work to strengthen diversity in the Academy’s education mission through your efforts as co-chair of the Skin of Color Curriculum Workgroup.

Nikki A. Levin, MD, PhD, FAAD

Nikki A. Levin, MD, PhD, FAAD

In recognition of your dedication to excellence exhibited by your long service on the Editorial Board of the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology (JAAD). We are especially appreciative of your efforts to keep JAAD running smoothly in the face of a record number of submissions.

Felisa S. Lewis, MD, FAAD, image for AAD awards section

Felisa S. Lewis, MD, FAAD

In recognition for your exemplary leadership as a new committee chair on the Education and Volunteers Abroad Committee (EVAC), in the midst of the pandemic which impacted all the work of the committee. Your thorough and balanced decision F17making in handling of grants, taking into account fairness and the welfare of the grantees as well as the Academy is admirable.  Your dedication is further evidenced by your efforts to lead the restructuring of the Skin Care for Developing Countries Grant program.

Henry W. Lim, MD, FAAD, image for AAD awards section

Henry W. Lim, MD, FAAD

In recognition of your work to optimize and streamline the Academy’s activities as Chair of the Program Assessment Workgroup. Your efforts will ensure that the Academy’s resources are aligned with its strategic goals and objectives.

Shari Lipner, MD, PhD, FAAD, image for AAD awards section

Shari Lipner, MD, PhD, FAAD

In recognition for your service on the Learning Resources Committee, modernizing Dialogues in Dermatology by expanding it into a weekly, digital-only podcast with a reach with up to 10,000 downloads for a single episode (COVID Roundtable May 2020). The dedication of this committee has also contributed to expansion of the AAD’s digital learning offerings to include a revised Patient Safety Module, teledermatology courses, and a new online Suture Skill Training module launching in March 2021.

John C. Maize, Sr., MD, FAAD, image for AAD awards section

John C. Maize, Sr., MD, FAAD

In recognition of your long career devoted to excellence in patient care and education. You are a great role model for those who have benefited from your mentorship.

Andrea T. Murina, MD, FAAD , image for AAD awards section

Andrea T. Murina, MD, FAAD

In recognition for your service on the Learning Resources Committee, modernizing Dialogues in Dermatology by expanding it into a weekly, digital-only podcast with a reach with up to 10,000 downloads for a single episode (COVID Roundtable May 2020). The dedication of this committee has also contributed to expansion of the AAD’s digital learning offerings to include a revised Patient Safety Module, teledermatology courses, and a new online Suture Skill Training module launching in March 2021.

Arisa Ortiz, MD, FAAD, image for AAD awards section

Arisa Ortiz, MD, FAAD

In recognition for your service on the Learning Resources Committee, modernizing Dialogues in Dermatology by expanding it into a weekly, digital-only podcast with a reach with up to 10,000 downloads for a single episode (COVID Roundtable May 2020). The dedication of this committee has also contributed to expansion of the AAD’s digital learning offerings to include a revised Patient Safety Module, teledermatology courses, and a new online Suture Skill Training module launching in March 2021.

Ninad C. Pendharkar, MD, MBA, FAAD

Ninad C. Pendharkar, MD, MBA, FAAD

In recognition for your service on the Learning Resources Committee, modernizing Dialogues in Dermatology by expanding it into a weekly, digital-only podcast with a reach with up to 10,000 downloads for a single episode (COVID Roundtable May 2020). The dedication of this committee has also contributed to expansion of the AAD’s digital learning offerings to include a revised Patient Safety Module, teledermatology courses, and a new online Suture Skill Training module launching in March 2021.

Melissa Piliang, MD, FAAD

Melissa Piliang, MD, FAAD

In recognition for your service on the Learning Resources Committee, modernizing Dialogues in Dermatology by expanding it into a weekly, digital-only podcast with a reach with up to 10,000 downloads for a single episode (COVID Roundtable May 2020). The dedication of this committee has also contributed to expansion of the AAD’s digital learning offerings to include a revised Patient Safety Module, teledermatology courses, and a new online Suture Skill Training module launching in March 2021.

Bethany R. Rohr, MD, FAAD

Bethany R. Rohr, MD, FAAD

In recognition for your service on the Learning Resources Committee, modernizing Dialogues in Dermatology by expanding it into a weekly, digital-only podcast with a reach with up to 10,000 downloads for a single episode (COVID Roundtable May 2020). The dedication of this committee has also contributed to expansion of the AAD’s digital learning offerings to include a revised Patient Safety Module, teledermatology courses, and a new online Suture Skill Training module launching in March 2021.

Lorraine L. Rosamilia, MD, FAAD

Lorraine L. Rosamilia, MD, FAAD

In recognition for your service on the Learning Resources Committee, modernizing Dialogues in Dermatology by expanding it into a weekly, digital-only podcast with a reach with up to 10,000 downloads for a single episode (COVID Roundtable May 2020). The dedication of this committee has also contributed to expansion of the AAD’s digital learning offerings to include a revised Patient Safety Module, teledermatology courses, and a new online Suture Skill Training module launching in March 2021.

Theodore Rosen, MD, FAAD

Theodore Rosen, MD, FAAD

In recognition of your work to optimize and streamline the Academy’s activities as a member of the Program Assessment Workgroup. Your efforts will ensure that the Academy’s resources are aligned with its strategic goals and objectives.

Nidhi Shah, MD

Nidhi Shah, MD

In recognition of your efforts to bring dermatologic expertise to an underserved population and your commitment to your patients. You are dedicated to promoting a simple human right - appropriate medical care.  By enhancing your knowledge of dermatology, you have become a great resource for the people of Nepal.

Steven B. Sloan, MD, FAAD

Steven B. Sloan, MD, FAAD

In recognition for your service on the Learning Resources Committee, modernizing Dialogues in Dermatology by expanding it into a weekly, digital-only podcast with a reach with up to 10,000 downloads for a single episode (COVID Roundtable May 2020). The dedication of this committee has also contributed to expansion of the AAD’s digital learning offerings to include a revised Patient Safety Module, teledermatology courses, and a new online Suture Skill Training module launching in March 2021.

Stephen P. Stone, MD, FAAD

Stephen P. Stone, MD, FAAD

In recognition for your exemplary leadership as the inaugural chair of the Academy’s Individual Giving Committee. Your generosity and personal commitment to establishing and expanding philanthropy to the Academy is lauded. Through your guidance and wisdom, you have laid the foundation for the Academy’s philanthropic programs and services to flourish.

Jashin J. Wu, MD, FAAD

Jashin J. Wu, MD, FAAD

In recognition for your service on the Learning Resources Committee, modernizing Dialogues in Dermatology by expanding it into a weekly, digital-only podcast with a reach with up to 10,000 downloads for a single episode (COVID Roundtable May 2020). The dedication of this committee has also contributed to expansion of the AAD’s digital learning offerings to include a revised Patient Safety Module, teledermatology courses, and a new online Suture Skill Training module launching in March 2021.


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