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Mentoring and Networking Breakfast


Mentoring and networking breakfast

The Mentoring and Networking Breakfast is designed for “early career” dermatologists. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet and network with Academy leaders and colleagues from across the specialty. Panel members Dr. Amy McMichael, Dr. Susan Taylor, and Dr. Kiran Motaparthi will talk about their own mentoring experiences and offer tips on how to establish a one-to-one mentoring relationship. Following the panel discussion, panel members will join the audience for one to one discussions. We also hope that this session will inspire current and potential mentors to further engage in mentoring activities. Information on all AAD mentoring programs will be made available at the session.

Location and Time
Centennial Ballroom ABC - Hyatt Regency, Denver
March 20, 7:30 a.m. - 9 a.m. MDT

Panel Speakers

Amy McMichael
Amy McMichael, MD
Dr. Amy McMichael is Professor and Chair of Dermatology at the Wake Forest University School of Medicine. She received her MD at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, dermatology training at the University of Michigan and advanced training in epidemiology at the Wake Forest School of Medicine Department of Public Health Sciences. Dr. McMichael is a diplomat of the American Board of Dermatology. She also completed the prestigious Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine Fellowship (ELAM). Her clinical and epidemiologic research focuses on hair and scalp disorders and skin disease of deeply pigmented skin. Her publications include more than 100 peer-reviewed articles, chapters, and invited articles on these topics. She is the also the co-editor of the text Hair and Scalp Diseases: Medical, Surgical, and Cosmetic Treatments.

Dr. McMichael is a current board member of the American Academy of Dermatology and the American Board of Professors of Dermatology. She is a past President of the Skin of Color Society and served as Chair of the Dermatology Section of the National Medical Association. She has served as a member of the Scientific Advisory Council to the National Alopecia Areata Foundation and is a Scientifc Advisor for the Cicatricial Alopecia Research Foundation. She has served as Vice-President of the Women’s Dermatologic Society. She is on the Editorial Board of Cosmetic Dermatology, The Dermatologist, JAMA Dermatology, and Skin Appendage Disorders, and has served as a consultant to the pharmaceutical industry.


Kiran Motaparthi
Kiran Motaparthi, MD
Dr. Kiran Motaparthi serves as Associate Professor, Residency Program Director, and Director of Dermatopathology in the Department of Dermatology at the University of Florida College of Medicine. He earned his undergraduate degree from Johns Hopkins University and his medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Motaparthi subsequently completed residency in Dermatology at Baylor College of Medicine and fellowship in Dermatopathology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center.

Including textbook chapters and peer-reviewed journal articles, Dr. Motaparthi has authored 60 publications. He also serves on the editorial board of Dermatology World Insights & Inquiries. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology and serves on committees within the AAD, the American Society of Dermatopathology, and the Dermatology Foundation Leaders Society. His clinical interests include autoimmune blistering disorders and inpatient consultative dermatology; his interests in pathology include inflammatory dermatopathology and artificial intelligence.


Susan C. Taylor, MD
Susan C. Taylor, MD, a diplomat of the American Board of Internal Medicine and the American Board of Dermatology, has been at the forefront of scientific research, clinical care, and dermatology education. She is an Associate Professor of Dermatology, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Taylor was the Founding Director of the Skin of Color Center at St. Luke’s Hospital Center in New York, a first of its kind in the nation. Dr. Taylor has 75 original publications, several clinical case reports and more than 10 reviews, all of which were subject to peer review. She has co-authored two major dermatology textbooks, Dermatology for Skin of Color (McGraw Hill) and Treatment for Skin of Color (Elsevier). For her contribution to the field, she has won several awards including awards from the American Academy of Dermatology, Association of American Publishers, and the National Medical Association. Susan Taylor is Vice President-elect of the American Academy of Dermatology, a former board member of the Skin of Color Society and the Women’s Dermatology Society. She is a member of the American Dermatologic Association.

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