Two Florida dermatologists will be serving as president and vice-president of the American Academy of Dermatology beginning March 2023.
The American Academy of Dermatology has announced the results of its annual election. The Academy’s new officers and board members will lead the world’s largest dermatologic society, representing more than 20,000 physicians who specialize in the diagnosis and medical, surgical, and cosmetic treatment of skin, hair, and nail conditions. These officers and board members, all of whom are board-certified dermatologists, 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.
Terrence A. Cronin, Jr., MD, FAAD, will be installed as president-elect in March 2022 and hold the office of president for one year beginning in March 2023. He 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 Florida in Miami, where he is currently an assistant voluntary professor. Dr. Cronin is an advisor liaison to the AADA’s Council on Government Affairs and Health Policy and has been involved with the Academy at the leadership level since 2006. He served on the Academy’s Advisory Board Reference Committee and Executive Committee, most recently as chair of the Advisory Board, and on the Academy’s Board of Directors. In addition, Dr. Cronin was named “Practitioner of the Year and Sunscreen Advocate” by the Florida Society of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery and maintains a private practice in Melbourne, FL.
Robert S. Kirsner, MD, PhD, FAAD, will be installed as vice president-elect in March 2022 and 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. In addition, Dr. Kirsner has authored more than 575 publications and presentations and was honored with the “Excellence in Patient Care” and “Practitioner of the Year” awards from the Florida Society of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery.