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American Academy of Dermatology elects new officers, board members


ROSEMONT, Ill. (April 21, 2021) — The American Academy of Dermatology has announced the results of its annual election. The Academy’s new officers and board members will lead the world’s largest dermatologic society, representing more than 20,000 physicians who specialize in the diagnosis and medical, surgical, and cosmetic treatment of skin, hair, and nail conditions. These officers and board members, all of whom are board-certified dermatologists, will also hold the same position for the American Academy of Dermatology Association, a sister organization to the AAD that focuses on government affairs, health policy, and practice information.

Officers

Terrence A. Cronin, Jr., MD, FAAD, will be installed as president-elect in March 2022 and hold the office of president for one year beginning in March 2023. He earned his medical degree from Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina and completed his dermatology residency and served as chief resident at the University of Miami, where he is currently an assistant voluntary professor. Dr. Cronin is an advisor liaison to the AADA’s Council on Government Affairs and Health Policy and has been involved with the Academy at the leadership level since 2006. He served on the Academy’s Advisory Board Reference Committee and Executive Committee, most recently as chair of the Advisory Board, and on the Academy’s Board of Directors. In addition, Dr. Cronin was named “Practitioner of the Year and Sunscreen Advocate” by the Florida Society of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery and maintains a private practice in Melbourne, FL.

Robert S. Kirsner, MD, PhD, FAAD, will be installed as vice president-elect in March 2022 and hold the office of vice president for one year beginning in March 2023. He is chair and Harvey Blank endowed professor at the Dr. Phillip Frost Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. He most recently served on the Academy’s Board of Directors and previously chaired the Academy’s Council on Education. In addition, Dr. Kirsner has authored more than 575 publications and presentations and was honored with the “Excellence in Patient Care” and “Practitioner of the Year” awards from the Florida Society of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery.

Board members

Tammie Ferringer, MD, FAAD; Brad P. Glick, DO, MPH, FAAD; Adrian O. Rodriguez, MD, FAAD; and Ruth Ann Vleugels, MD, MPH, MBA, FAAD, were elected to the Academy’s Board of Directors. They will each serve a four-year term beginning in March 2022.

Tammie Ferringer, MD, FAAD, is the section head and fellowship director of dermatopathology at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, PA. She previously served the Academy as chair of the Leadership Development Steering Committee and a member of Patient Access and Payer Relations Committee. Currently, Dr. Ferringer is on the Editorial Board for the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology and a member of the Academy’s Scientific Assembly Committee. In addition, she is secretary-treasurer for the American Society of Dermatopathology, where she serves in many leadership roles.

Brad P. Glick, DO, MPH, FAAD, is a clinical assistant professor of dermatology at Florida International University, Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine in Miami and director of the dermatology residency program at Larkin Community Hospital Palm Springs campus in Hialeah, FL. Dr. Glick serves as an associate editor for the Academy’s Dialogues in Dermatology podcast, member of the State Society Relationship Committee, and is chair of the Academy’s Individual Giving Committee. In addition, he is president of the Florida Society of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery.

Adrian O. Rodriguez, MD, FAAD, is in private practice and an assistant clinical faculty member in the department of medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center in Nashville. Dr. Rodriguez is a member of AADA’s State Policy Committee. In addition, he served as president of the Nashville Dermatology Society and Tennessee Dermatology Society. He is currently a member of the board of directors at the Tennessee Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery, Tennessee Dermatology Society, Nashville Academy of Medicine, and Tennessee Medical Association, where he also serves as chair of the Education Committee.

Ruth Ann Vleugels, MD, MPH, MBA, FAAD, is an associate professor at Harvard Medical School in Boston. She serves as vice chair for academic affairs at Brigham and Women’s Hospital Department of Dermatology, where she also directs the Autoimmune Skin Disease Program, Atopic Dermatitis Program, and Connective Tissue Disease Clinics and leads the Dermatology-Rheumatology Fellowship. Dr. Vleugels served as president of the New England Dermatological Society and continues to serve on the society’s Executive Council. In addition, she is the current president-elect of the Rheumatologic Dermatology Society.

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Contact:
Stacia Johnston, (847) 240-1744, sjohnston@aad.org
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About the AAD
Headquartered in Rosemont, Ill., the American Academy of Dermatology, founded in 1938, is the largest, most influential, and most representative of all dermatologic associations. With a membership of more than 20,000 physicians worldwide, the AAD 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 AAD at (888) 462-DERM (3376) or aad.org. Follow the AAD on Facebook (American Academy of Dermatology), Twitter (@AADskin), Instagram (@AADskin1), or YouTube (AcademyofDermatology).