Four new members join board of directors of the American Academy of Dermatology

SAN FRANCISCO (March 24, 2015) –

Marc D. Brown, MD, FAAD, Janet G. Hickman, MD, FAAD, Mark D. Kaufmann, MD, FAAD, and Gary S. Wood, MD, FAAD, begin four-year terms as members of the board of directors of the American Academy of Dermatology (Academy), the world’s largest dermatologic society, representing more than 18,000 physicians specializing in the diagnosis and medical, surgical and cosmetic treatment of skin, hair, and nail conditions.

Elected to the board of directors in April 2014, Drs. Brown, Hickman, Kaufmann, and Wood assumed office at the conclusion of the Academy’s 73rd Annual Meeting in San Francisco. They will all hold the same position for the American Academy of Dermatology Association. 

Marc D. Brown, MD, FAAD, is a professor of dermatology and oncology at the University of Rochester in Rochester, New York, and a member of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery’s board of directors. He is a past president of the American College of Mohs Surgery, the International Transplant Skin Cancer Collaborative, and the New York State Society of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery.

Janet G. Hickman, MD, FAAD, is a dermatologist in Lynchburg, Virginia. She is a medical consultant and clinical trials investigator with the Education and Research Foundation, Inc. and a volunteer lecturer at the Lynchburg Family Medicine Residency Program. She currently serves on the Academy’s investment committee and is a member of Centra Foundation’s board of directors. Dr. Hickman is a past president of the Women’s Dermatologic Society.

Mark D. Kaufmann, MD, FAAD, is a clinical associate professor of dermatology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City. He currently serves as one of the Academy’s RUC advisors, chair of the business and operations support taskforce, and co-chair of the EHR implementation task force. He also serves on several other Academy committees and workgroups.

Gary S. Wood, MD, FAAD, is a professor and chair of the department of dermatology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in Madison, Wisconsin and is secretary-treasurer of the Association of Professors of Dermatology. He is a past president of the International Society for Cutaneous Lymphomas and the National Association of VA Dermatologists and has held several other leadership positions in national and international professional organizations.

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 18,000 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), Twitter (@AADskin) and YouTube (Academy of Dermatology).

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