Murad Alam, MD, MBA, took office as the new president of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS) at the society’s annual meeting in Phoenix last week. Dr. Alam is a professor of dermatology, otolaryngology and surgery and vice chair of the department of dermatology at Northwestern University in Chicago. He has been an active ASDS member for 15 years and currently serves as chair of the ASDS Cosmetic Dermatologic Surgery Fellowship Accreditation and ASDSA Federal Affairs Work Groups.
Adam M. Rotunda, MD is now president-elect. Based in Newport Beach, he serves as assistant clinical professor in the division of dermatology at the University of California Los Angeles David Geffen School of Medicine and is an assistant volunteer clinical professor at the University of California Irvine School of Medicine.
ASDS members also elected a new vice president, treasurer and three members of the Board of Directors.
Marc D. Brown, MD, is vice president. He currently serves as director of the division of Mohs surgery and cutaneous oncology and professor of dermatology and oncology at the University of Rochester’s School of Medicine in Rochester, New York.
Former board member Dee Anna Glaser, MD, was elected treasurer. She currently serves as interim chairman and professor in the department of dermatology at the Saint Louis University School of Medicine. She is also director of cosmetic and laser surgery and clinical research at SLUCare Physician Group in St. Louis.
The three physicians elected to three-year terms on the ASDS/ASDSA Boards of Directors are:
- Deirdre Hooper, MD, founder of Audubon Dermatology and clinical assistant professor in the department of dermatology at both Tulane University and Louisiana State University in New Orleans.
- Shannon D. Humphrey, MD, FRCPC, medical director at Carruthers & Humphrey Cosmetic Dermatology and director of continuing medical education and clinical assistant professor at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver.
- Patrick K. Lee, MD, director of clinical operations, director of dermatologic surgery and program director of the Micrographic Surgery and Dermatologic Oncology Fellowship, associate residency program director and health sciences clinical professor at the University of California in Irvine.
Hayley S. Goldbach, MD, was elected resident representative to the ASDS and ASDSA boards of directors. She attends the University of California at Los Angeles David Geffen School of Medicine and has been a member of ASDS since her first year of residency.
Image: Murad Alam, MD, MBA