Newswise — ROSEMONT, Ill. (April 21, 2021) — Florida board-certified dermatologist Terrence A. Cronin, Jr., MD, FAAD, has been elected to lead the American Academy of Dermatology. He will be installed as president-elect in March 2022 and hold the office of president for one year beginning in March 2023.
As president, Dr. Cronin 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. He 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.
“I am proud to represent the Academy and look forward to advocating for the concerns and issues impacting dermatologists, the specialty, and our patients,” Dr. Cronin says. “Dermatologists are the skin, hair, and nail care experts, and I plan to continue Academy efforts to ensure patients, the public, our colleagues in the house of medicine, and policymakers understand the value of board-certified dermatologists.”
Dr. Cronin 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 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.
About the AAD
Headquartered in Rosemont, Ill., the American Academy of Dermatology, founded in 1938, is the largest, most influential, and most representative of all dermatologic associations. With a membership of more than 20,000 physicians worldwide, the AAD 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 AAD at (888) 462-DERM (3376) or aad.org. Follow the AAD on Facebook (American Academy of Dermatology), Twitter (@AADskin), Instagram (@AADskin1), or YouTube (AcademyofDermatology).