Members of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS), the largest specialty organization representing dermatologic surgeons, have elected a new Vice President and three members of the Board of Directors. Their terms officially began on Oct. 6 at the 2017 ASDS Annual Meeting in Chicago.
Lisa M. Donofrio, MD, succeeds ASDS President Thomas E. Rohrer, MD, who becomes the Society’s Immediate Past President. Dr. Donofrio has been in private practice for 23 years. She owns Aria Dermatology in Madison, Connecticut and co-owns the Etre Cosmetic Dermatology and Laser Center in New Orleans, Louisiana with Kyle Coleman, MD. She is also Associate Clinical Professor in the Department of Dermatology at both Yale University School of Medicine and Tulane University School of Medicine. Dr. Donofrio has contributed to various ASDS committees, including the Tradeshow, Annual Meeting and Awards Work Groups; Strategic Planning and Patient Photographic Consent Task Forces; and Physicians Aesthetic Coalition. She is an Assistant Editor of the Dermatologic Surgery journal.
Murad Alam, MD, MBA, ascended to President-Elect. Dr. Alam is the Vice Chair of the Department of Dermatology at Northwestern University, where he also serves as a Professor of Dermatology, Otolaryngology and Surgery and Section Chief of Cutaneous and Aesthetic Surgery. He is currently serving as Chair of the ASDS Cosmetic Dermatologic Surgery Fellowship Accreditation and Federal Affairs Work Groups and has served on numerous work groups and task forces. Dr. Alam has served as an AMA Representative on the CPT Advisory Committee since 2008.
Elected as the new Vice President is Adam M. Rotunda, MD, of Newport Beach, Calif. 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 Department of Dermatology. He has served ASDS in multiple capacities over the past 15 years with increasing responsibility. This includes mentorship roles in the Future Leaders Network Program, Resident Preceptorship Program, Visiting Professor Program and International Traveling Mentorship Program, as well as participation in various work groups, task forces and faculties.
“The Board has a fiduciary responsibility to its membership to become their unified voice, despite distinct interests, experiences and practice settings,” said Dr. Rotunda. “I believe we will face a variety of challenges and opportunities advocating for and representing fairly the needs of our members.”
Elected to three-year terms on the ASDS / ASDSA Boards of Directors are: Vince Bertucci, MD, FRCPC, of Woodbridge, ON, Canada; Sabrina Guillen Fabi, MD, of San Diego, Calif; and Glenn D. Goldman, MD, of Burlington, Vt.