WASHINGTON (March 1, 2019) — The American Academy of Dermatology will install four new officers and four new members of its board of directors on Tuesday, March 5, at the conclusion of the 2019 AAD Annual Meeting in Washington. The AAD’s new officers and board members 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. They will also hold the same positions for the American Academy of Dermatology Association, a sister organization to the AAD that focuses on government affairs, health policy and practice information.
George J. Hruza, MD, MBA, FAAD, will begin a one-year term as president. Dr. Hruza is an adjunct professor of dermatology at St. Louis University. He previously served the Academy as a member of the Board of Directors and chair of the Investments Committee. He also is a past president of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, the American Society for Laser Medicine & Surgery and the St. Louis Metropolitan Medical Society.
Jane M. Grant-Kels, MD, FAAD, will begin a one-year term as vice president. Dr. Grant-Kels is a professor of dermatology, pathology and pediatrics; vice chair of the department of dermatology; director of the cutaneous oncology center and melanoma program; and founding chair emeritus of the dermatology department, dermatology residency program and dermatopathology lab at UConn Health in Farmington, Conn. She previously served the Academy as a member of the Board of Directors and co-chair of the Dermatopathology Rapid Response Committee. She is also a past president of the Connecticut Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery Society.
Marta J. Van Beek, MD, MPH, FAAD, will begin a three-year term as secretary-treasurer. Dr. Van Beek is the chief of staff for University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics in Iowa City, Iowa, as well as the C. William Hanke Professor of Dermatologic Surgery and director of the dermatologic surgery division at the UI Carver College of Medicine. She previously served the Academy as assistant-secretary treasurer and chair of the Council on Government Affairs and Health Policy.
Daniel D. Bennett, MD, FAAD, will begin a three-year term as assistant secretary-treasurer. Dr. Bennett is an associate professor and vice chair of clinical affairs in the department of dermatology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health. He currently serves the Academy as deputy chair of the Regulatory Policy Committee and previously served as chair of the Mohs Micrographic Surgery Committee. He is also a member of the board of directors and former at-large member of the executive committee for the Wisconsin Medical Society.
Board of Directors
Lawrence J. Green, MD, FAAD; Adelaide A. Hebert, MD, FAAD; Alexander Miller, MD, FAAD; and Cyndi J. Yag-Howard, MD, FAAD, will enter four-year terms as members of the board of directors.
Lawrence J. Green, MD, FAAD, is an associate clinical professor of dermatology at George Washington University in Washington. He is the chair of the Academy’s State Policy Committee. He also serves on the board of directors of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery and the medical board of the National Psoriasis Foundation.
Adelaide A. Hebert, MD, FAAD, is a professor of dermatology and chief of pediatric dermatology at the UTHealth McGovern Medical School in Houston. She is a past president of the Society for Pediatric Dermatology and the Women’s Dermatologic Society, as well as a past chair of the SPD Foundation.
Alexander Miller, MD, FAAD, is a clinical professor of dermatology at the University of California, Irvine. He previously served the Academy as chair of the Health Care Finance Committee. He is a past president of the California Society of Dermatology & Dermatologic Surgery, the American Society for Mohs Surgery and the Dermatologic Society of Orange County.
Cyndi J. Yag-Howard, MD, FAAD, is in private practice in Naples, Fla., and is also an associate professor of dermatology and cutaneous surgery at the University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine in Tampa, Fla. She currently serves the Academy as co-chair of the American Medical Association Dermatology Section Council, and she is a former chair of the Academy’s Organizational Structure Committee and Nominating Committee. She is a board member of the Florida Society of Dermatology & Dermatologic Surgery, as well as a former board member of the Women’s Dermatologic Society and the Florida Medical Association.
About the AAD/A
Headquartered in Rosemont, Ill., the American Academy of Dermatology, 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 20,000 physicians worldwide, the Academy is committed to excellence in the diagnosis and medical and surgical treatment of skin disease; advocating high standards in clinical practice, education and research in medical dermatology, surgical dermatology and dermatopathology; and supporting and enhancing patient care to reduce the burden of disease. For more information, contact the Academy at (888) 462-DERM (3376) or aad.org. Follow the Academy on Facebook (American Academy of Dermatology), Twitter (@AADskin), Instagram (@AADskin1) and YouTube (AcademyofDermatology).