Kenneth J. Tomecki, MD, FAAD is New President of the AAD

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Kenneth J. Tomecki, MD, FAAD is now president of the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD)

During his one-year term, Dr. Tomecki will lead the world’s largest dermatologic society, representing more than 20,000 physicians specializing in the diagnosis and medical, surgical, and cosmetic treatment of skin, hair, and nail conditions. He will also hold the same position for the American Academy of Dermatology Association, a sister organization to the AAD that focuses on government affairs, health policy, and practice information.

Neal Bhatia, MD, FAAD today begins his term as vice-president of the AAD.

“The AAD made great strides during the pandemic to meet members’ unprecedented needs,” Dr. Tomecki says. “I look forward to continuing this work and keeping a pulse on how the pandemic continues to impact our members and the specialty, and the way we practice dermatology. Overall, in addition to paying special attention to member needs, patient care will always be my primary focus.”

Dr. Tomecki currently serves the AAD as an editorial board member for the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. Before that, he served as an assistant editor of JAAD and, most recently, as AAD vice president and a member of the board of directors. Dr. Tomecki is former vice president of the International Society of Dermatology and former vice president of the American Dermatological Association.

Dr. Bhatia is the director of clinical dermatology at Therapeutics Clinical Research in San Diego, and serves as chief medical editor of Practical Dermatology® magazine. He previously served the AAD as a member of the board of directors. Dr. Bhatia is the current secretary-treasurer of the Noah Worcester Dermatological Society and current president of the Pacific Dermatologic Association.

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