At the conclusion of the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) 73rd Annual Meeting in San Francisco, Mark G. Lebwohl, MD, took office as the Academy’s new president. He will hold the office for one year.
Dr. Lebwohl is a Sol and Clara Kest professor of dermatology and chair of the Kimberly and Eric J. Waldman Department of Dermatology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York. He completed residencies in internal medicine and dermatology at Mount Sinai and has been practicing dermatology since 1983. During that time, he grew Mount Sinai’s dermatology department from a faculty of two to one of the largest in the nation, with more than 40 paid faculty and nearly 250 voluntary faculty members. Dr. Lebwohl is also past chairman of the Medical Board of the National Psoriasis Foundation, the founding editor of Psoriasis Forum, and has served on the editorial board of the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology and the Journal of Skin Cancer.
“I am honored to assume this position, and will use my term to serve as an advocate for patients,” said Dr. Lebwohl. “Quality care will be the focus of my presidency.”
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