Dermatologist Terrence A. Cronin Jr., MD, Named New AAD President

March 17, 2023

The AADA's top priority in 2023 is Medicare reform.

Terrence A. Cronin Jr., MD, FAAD, is the new President of the American Academy of Dermatology.

He will start his one-year term at the close of the Academy's Annual Meeting. Dr. Cronin will also hold the same position for the American Academy of Dermatology Association, a sister organization focused on government affairs, health policy, and practice information.

"I look forward to leading the Academy and my fellow members over the next 12 months as we continue to advocate for the specialty, innovate treatments, and provide excellent dermatologic care to our patients," Dr. Cronin says in a news release. "My goal over this next year is to make sure that dermatologists around the country can continue to find the joy in seeing patients and can still make a difference to the many people and their families who are counting on us." 

The AADA's top priority in 2023 is Medicare reform, he says. “Payment instability threatens our ability to provide care."

Dr. Cronin earned his medical degree from Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina and completed his dermatology residency and served as chief resident at the University of Miami, where he is currently an assistant voluntary professor. Dr. Cronin has been involved with the Academy at the leadership level since 2006. He is a past chair of the Academy's Advisory Board and has served on its Board of Directors and its Executive Committee. Dr. Cronin maintains a private practice in Melbourne, Florida.

In addition, Robert S. Kirsner, MD, PhD,will hold the office of vice president for one year beginning in March 2023. He is chair and Harvey Blank endowed professor at the Dr. Phillip Frost Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. He most recently served on the Academy's Board of Directors and previously chaired the Academy's Council on Education.

The AAD also elected new board members who will will serve four-year terms on the AAD's Board of Directors, including:

Bruce A. Brod, MD, MHCI, FAAD, is clinical professor of dermatology and associate dean of continuing medical education at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine. He currently serves as chair of the AADA's Council on Government Affairs and Health Policy. He previously served as president of the Pennsylvania Academy of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery, Philadelphia Dermatological Society, and American Contact Dermatitis Society.

Brent Moody, MD, FAAD, is in private practice in Nashville, Tennessee. He recently served the Academy as chair of the AADA Patient Access and Payer Relations Committee. Dr. Moody was chairman of the Tennessee Dermatology Society. In addition, Dr. Moody has published over 30 dermatology peer-reviewed publications and led more than 20 dermatology presentations.

Todd Schlesinger, MD, FAAD, is in private practice in Charleston, South Carolina. Dr. Schlesinger has academic appointments as affiliate assistant professor at the Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine where he also serves as clinical preceptor at the university's College of Health Professions. In addition, Dr. Schlesinger is clinical instructor at Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Schlesinger is the Editor-in-Chief of the AAD's Dialogues in Dermatology podcast. Dr. Schlesinger previously served as president of the South Carolina Medical Association.

Allison T. Vidimos, MD, RPh, FAAD, is chairman of the department of dermatology at Cleveland Clinic and professor of dermatology at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine and Case Western Reserve University. She served on the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology Editorial Board and as chair of the AAD's Scientific Assembly Committee. In addition, Dr. Vidimos is president of the Ohio Dermatological Association and previously served as president of the American College of Mohs Surgery.

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