Naomi Lawrence, MD, has begun her term as president of the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery and American Society for Dermatologic Surgery Association, according to a press release.
Lawrence and other officers and board members began their terms during an annual business meeting Oct. 16, which was part of the ASDS annual meeting in Chicago, according to an ASDS spokesman.
“I have no doubt we can take the society to the next level with the emphasis on member engagement and promoting the unparalleled expertise ASDS member possess as the pioneers and innovators of dermatologic procedures,” Lawrence stated in the release.
Lawrence, head of the Division of Dermatology Section of Procedural Dermatology and professor of medicine at Cooper University Health Care in New Jersey, had served as president-elect the prior year and is assistant editor of the Dermatologic Surgery journal.
Other officers include Thomas E. Rohrer, MD, president-elect; Lisa M. Donofiro, MD, of New Haven, Conn., vice president; and Mathew M. Avram, MD, JD, of Boston, treasurer.
Rohrer, a physician at Skin Care Physicians in Chestnut Hill, Mass., and adjunct associate professor of Dermatology at Brown University, is an assistant editor of Dermatologic Surgery and is expected to become ASDS president in 2016, according to the release.
“I will passionately fight for strong advocacy for all aspects of dermatology and dermatologic surgery on both the national and state level,” Rohrer stated in the release. “We must align with other organizations both within and outside of dermatology. We will be far more successful being proactive than reactive.”
Jeremy Bordeaux, MD, MPH, of Cleveland; Hayes B. Gladstone, MD, of San Ramon, Calif.; and Kavita Mariwalla, MD, of West Islip, N.Y. will serve three-year terms until the 2018 ASDS annual meeting, according to the release.