Diane R. Baker, MD has served a President of AAD and ABD. She was an AMA Delegate from AAD from 1997-2003. She has been a clinical faculty member in the Department of Dermatology at Oregon Health & Sciences University since 1976.

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Lynn A. Drake, MD has served as President of AAD and WDS. She was selected as a Robert Wood Johnson Health Policy Fellow and Congressional Fellow, sponsored by the National Academy of Medicine. She worked in the Senate Leadership Office of Kansas Senator Bob Dole.

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Wilma F. Bergfeld, MD has a remarkable record of leadership, having served as President of AAD, WDS, ASDP, ADA and 5 other professional societies. A noted dermatopathologist, she is Director of the Dermatopathology Fellowship Training program at the Cleveland Clinic, which she founded in 1975.

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June 2, 1932 - May 12, 2005

Edgar “Ben” Smith, MD is one of a handful of individuals who was president of the American Academy of Dermatology and also a recipient of the Academy’s Gold Medal. Born the son of a surgeon, he attended Rice University and graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. He trained in dermatology at Brooke Army Hospital in San Antonio, Texas. Dr. Smith developed a lifelong interest in England after he spent a year there as a Fulbright Scholar.

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An Ohio native, Dr. Boni Elewski is an international thought leader in fungal diseases and psoriasis. Dr. Elewski is currently a professor and the James E. Elder, MD Chair of the Department of Dermatology at University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). She has been active both in academia and clinical research for over 43 years.

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December 1, 1865 - August 29, 1940

William A. Pusey, MD was a charter member of the Chicago Dermatological Society, a past president of the American Dermatological Association (ADA) and a past president of the American Medical Association (AMA). He was chair of the department of Dermatology at the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Chicago which later became the University of Illinois College of Medicine. He was an expert in the study of syphilis and advocated for the use of radiation for the treatment of a variety of dermatologic conditions. In addition, he authored the first history of dermatology to be written in English.

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Daniel Mark Siegel, MD, is a Clinical Professor of Dermatology at SUNY Downstate and is a former President of the American Academy of Dermatology. He is also in private practice with Long Island Skin Cancer and Dermatologic Surgery in Smithtown, New York.

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Joseph Lucius Jorizzo, MD was born the son of Italian immigrants in New York State. His father was a physician. He trained in dermatology at the University of North Carolina and received additional training at St. John’s Hospital for Disease of the Skin in London, England.

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Clay Cockerell, MD was born the son of a dermatologist in Abilene, Texas. He trained in dermatology at Baylor College of Medicine before completing his dermatopathology fellowship in New York under A. Bernard Ackermann. Internationally recognized for his contributions to dermatology and dermatopathology, Dr. Cockerell expanded on the dermatopathology practice of Dr. Robert Freeman and created his own legacy, not just in Texas but across the world.

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Roger Ceilley is a Cedar Falls, Iowa native who did his medical and dermatology training at the University of Iowa. He was a pioneer and early advocate of dermatologic surgery education and developed a Mohs training program that educated over 20 fellows in the technique.

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