DENVER, Colo. (March 25, 2014) —
Brett M. Coldiron, MD, FAAD, a dermatologist in private practice in Cincinnati, took office today as president of the American Academy of Dermatology (Academy), the world’s largest dermatologic society, representing more than 17,000 physicians specializing in the diagnosis and medical, surgical, and cosmetic treatment of skin, hair, and nail conditions.
Dr. Coldiron assumed office at the conclusion of the Academy’s 72nd Annual Meeting in Denver. He will hold office for one year and also will hold the same position for the American Academy of Dermatology Association.
“Rapidly changing health care legislation, such as limited provider networks, is threatening our ability to meet our patients’ needs,” said Dr. Coldiron. “As president of the Academy, my goal is threefold: To help the individual dermatologist meet the challenges they face in this rapidly changing health care environment; to unite our specialty; and to help Americans get the care that they deserve.”
Dr. Coldiron earned his medical degree from the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Ky. He completed his residency in internal medicine at the University of Cincinnati, completed his dermatology residency at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas (Parkland Memorial Hospital), and his fellowship in Mohs micrographic surgery and dermatologic surgery at Northwestern University in Chicago, and the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is a clinical associate professor in the dermatology department at the University of Cincinnati.
Dr. Coldiron was a member of the Academy’s board of directors and a past chair of the Academy’s health care finance committee. He is a past president of the American College of Mohs Surgery, the Ohio Dermatologic Association, and the Cincinnati Dermatological Society. In addition, he is a past board member of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery and the American College of Mohs Surgery.
Editor’s note: Photos of the Academy’s newly elected officers and board members can be obtained by contacting the Academy’s Communications Department at (847) 330-0230.
Headquartered in Schaumburg, Ill., the American Academy of Dermatology (Academy), founded in 1938, is the largest, most influential, and most representative of all dermatologic associations. With a membership of more than 17,000 physicians worldwide, the Academy 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 Academy at 1-888-462-DERM (3376) or www.aad.org. Follow the Academy on Facebook (American Academy of Dermatology) or Twitter (@AADskin).