AAD Announces New Officers and Board Members

April 12, 2016

The American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) announced the results of its annual election. These new officers and board members also will hold the same positions for the American Academy of Dermatology Association.

Suzanne Olbricht, MD, FAAD will take the office of Academy president-elect. Dr. Olbricht is an associate professor of dermatology at Harvard Medical School in Boston. Dr. Olbricht previously served the AAD as secretary-treasurer, assistant secretary-treasurer, and a member of its board of directors. She has also served as chair of the Academy’s Scientific Assembly Committee. Dr. Olbricht is a past president of the New England Dermatology Society.

Ted Rosen, MD, FAAD was elected AAD vice president. Dr. Rosen is a professor of dermatology, Baylor College of Medicine, and chief of dermatology service, Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Houston. He is currently chair of the Academy’s Audit Committee. He is a past president of the Houston Dermatological Society.

Drs. Olbricht and Rosen will be installed as president-elect and vice president-elect, respectively, in March 2017. Their one-year tenures as president and vice president will begin in February 2018.


Board of Directors

Valerie D. Callender, MD, FAAD; Patricia K. Farris, MD, FAAD; Robert S. Kirsner, MD, PhD, FAAD; and Robert A. Weiss, MD, FAAD have been elected to the AAD’s board of directors. They will each serve a four-year term that will begin at the conclusion of the Academy’s 75th Annual Meeting in March 2017.

Valerie D. Callender, MD, FAAD is an associate professor of dermatology at Howard University Hospital College of Medicine in Washington DC. She serves on the Academy’s International Affairs Committee. She is the immediate past president of the Women’s Dermatologic Society and is a former president of the Skin of Color Society.

Patricia K. Farris, MD, FAAD is a clinical associate professor of dermatology at Tulane University in New Orleans. She is the past chair of several AAD committees including the Council on Communications and Youth Education Committee. She is the current chair of media relations for the Women’s Dermatologic Society.

Robert S. Kirsner, MD, PhD, FAAD is the chair and Harvey Blank Professor of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. He is the former chair of the AAD’s Council on Education and Maintenance of CertificationHe is a past president of the Florida Society of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery.

Robert A. Weiss, MD, FAAD is a clinical associate professor of dermatology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore. He previously served as chair of the AAD’s Sulzberger Institute for Dermatologic Education Committee. He is the past president of the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery, the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery and the American College of Phlebology.

—Stefanie Tuleya

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