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BOSTON (March 25, 2022) — At the close of the American Academy of Dermatology’s (AAD) Annual Meeting, board-certified dermatologist Mark D. Kaufmann, MD, FAAD, will begin his one-year term as president of the AAD.
As president, Dr. Kaufmann will lead the world’s largest dermatologic society, representing more than 20,500 physicians specializing in the diagnosis and medical, surgical and cosmetic treatment of skin, hair, and nail conditions. He 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.
“I have never been more optimistic about the future of our specialty,” said Dr. Kaufmann. “The reason for my optimism is simple. The need and demand for quality dermatologic care continues to grow and will never end. In addition, the way in which we deliver this care continues to evolve. My goal is to lead us forward into this new era of patient care.”
Dr. Kaufmann earned his medical degree from New York University School of Medicine in New York and completed his dermatology residency at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in Bronx, New York. He is a clinical professor of the Department of Dermatology Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York. Dr. Kaufmann previously served the Academy as a member of its Board of Directors, as deputy chair of the AAD’s Patient Access and Payer Relations Committee and is a past member of the AAD’s Council on Government Affairs and Health Policy.
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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).