MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (March 5, 2013) —
Lisa A. Garner, MD, FAAD, a Garland, Texas, dermatologist, took office today as vice 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. Garner assumed office at the conclusion of the Academy’s 71st Annual Meeting in Miami Beach. She will hold office for one year and also will hold the same position for the American Academy of Dermatology Association.
Dr. Garner is a clinical professor of dermatology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas and maintains a private practice in Garland. Dr. Garner earned her medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine, Houston. She completed an internship in internal medicine and a residency in dermatology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School Affiliated Hospitals in Dallas.
She is a past associate editor of the journal Dermatitis and past president of the Texas Dermatological Society and the Women’s Dermatologic Society. She also is a past vice president of the American Contact Dermatitis Society and a past member of the Academy’s board of directors.
Editor’s note: Photos of the Academy’s newly installed officers and board members can be obtained by calling the Academy’s Communications Department at (847) 330-0230.
Celebrating 75 years of advocating for dermatologic research and quality patient care.The American Academy of Dermatology (Academy), founded in 1938, is the largest, most influential, and most representative of all dermatologic associations. A sister organization to the Academy, the American Academy of Dermatology Association is the resource for government affairs, health policy and practice information for dermatologists, and plays a major role in formulating policies that can enhance the quality of dermatologic care. 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. 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).