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ROSEMONT, Ill. (Nov. 4, 2019) – Elizabeth K. Usher, MBA, has been named executive director/chief executive officer of the American Academy of Dermatology and American Academy of Dermatology Association (AAD/A). Usher comes to the Academy from the College of American Pathologists (CAP), most recently holding the position of chief market and customer officer.
Usher is an executive with more than 20 years of global experience and is a proven leader in the medical device, pharmaceutical and diagnostic industries. Former positions held by Usher include chief marketing, sales and communications officer for CAP; chief marketing officer, surgery and vice president and general manager for molecular imaging for GE Healthcare for their Europe, Middle East, Africa region; and vice president and general manager, International for Amersham Health’s Oncura, Ltd. business.
“It is an honor and a privilege to be selected as the new executive director/CEO for the American Academy of Dermatology and the American Academy of Dermatology Association, the leading organization representing dermatologists in the U.S. and around the world,” said Usher. “The AAD/A Board has recently established a strategic plan to ensure they remain the leading authority for the highest quality and compassionate dermatologic care and I am looking forward to partnering with the Board and all of the dedicated Academy staff to execute on this plan.”
Usher also adds a more personal note to her reasons for wanting to lead the AAD/A. “I have witnessed firsthand how getting the care of a dermatologist who understands the challenges and treats the patient completely can transform a person to a more confident and vibrant individual,” User said. “The AAD/A is an impressive organization which has managed to unite a specialty that is very diverse, and I not only want to help this continue, but help it expand and grow through meeting the needs of a diverse set of members treating a range of conditions.”
George J. Hruza, MD, MBA, FAAD, president of the AAD/A, affirmed Usher as the search committee and board of director’s selection. “We found Elizabeth to be a positive, empowering leader and strategic thinker who will serve the Academy well,” Hruza said. “Her leadership style should be a perfect fit to the Academy's collaborative, team-based staff culture.”
Usher takes the position with AAD/A beginning January 6, 2020.
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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).