Newswise — SCHAUMBURG, Ill. (April 11, 2016) — Board-certified dermatologist Suzanne Olbricht, MD, FAAD, is named president-elect of the American Academy of Dermatology (Academy), the world’s largest dermatologic society, which represents more than 18,000 physicians who specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of skin, hair and nail conditions. Dr. Olbricht also will hold this position for the American Academy of Dermatology Association. She will be installed as president-elect in March 2017 and hold the office of president for one year beginning in February 2018.
“Healthcare is in a time of extraordinary and unprecedented change. These changes create more opportunities than ever before for the Academy to advocate for our patients and engage with other thought leaders in medicine, healthcare and legislation to ensure efficient and effective patient care,” says Dr. Olbricht. “I look forward to leading the Academy as it rises to these challenges and strengthens the specialty.”
Dr. Olbricht earned her medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, and completed her dermatology residency at Harvard Medical School in Boston. She is an associate professor of dermatology at Harvard Medical School and chair of the department of dermatology at Lahey Hospital & Medical Center in Burlington, Mass.
Dr. Olbricht previously served the Academy as secretary-treasurer, assistant secretary-treasurer, and a member of its board of directors. She has also served as chair of the Academy’s Scientific Assembly Committee.
Dr. Olbricht is a past president of the New England Dermatology Society. She also served as treasurer for the Women’s Dermatology Society and a board member of the American College of Mohs Surgery.
Headquartered in Schaumburg, Ill., the American Academy of Dermatology (Academy), 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 18,000 physicians worldwide, the Academy is committed to: advancing the diagnosis and medical, surgical and cosmetic treatment of the skin, hair and nails; advocating high standards in clinical practice, education, and research in dermatology; and supporting and enhancing patient care for a lifetime of healthier skin, hair and nails. For more information, contact the Academy at 1-888-462-DERM (3376) or www.aad.org. Follow the Academy on Facebook (American Academy of Dermatology), Twitter (@AADskin) or YouTube (Academy of Dermatology).
Editor’s Note: To obtain a photo of Dr. Olbricht, contact the Academy’s Communications Department at (847) 330-0230.