NEW ORLEANS (Feb 4, 2011) — Ronald L. Moy, MD, FAAD, a Beverly Hills, Calif. dermatologist, took office today as president of the American Academy of Dermatology (Academy), the world’s largest dermatologic society, representing more than 16,000 physicians specializing in the diagnosis and medical, surgical and cosmetic treatment of skin, hair and nail conditions.
Dr. Moy assumed office at the conclusion of the Academy’s 69th Annual Meeting in New Orleans. He will hold office for one year and also will hold the same position for the American Academy of Dermatology Association.
“As we continue to advance the practice of dermatology, patient safety remains the top priority for dermatologists,” stated Dr. Moy. “To address patient needs and to keep our members at the forefront of treating skin, hair and nail conditions, the Academy will remain dedicated to developing the wide variety of essential continuing medical education programs that have earned the Academy its standing as the leading educational source for dermatologists.”
Dr. Moy earned his bachelor’s degree and medical degree from a combined program at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, N.Y. and Albany Medical College in Albany, N.Y. He completed his residency in dermatology at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) Medical Center. In addition to maintaining a private practice, he is a professor at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.
Dr. Moy is a past member of the Academy’s board of directors, a past chair of the core curriculum committee and a past chair of the coding and reimbursement task force. He is a former president of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, the Pacific Dermatologic Association and the Los Angeles Metropolitan Dermatologic Society. In addition, Dr. Moy is past president of the division of medical quality for the Medical Board of California. He is a past editor-in-chief of Dermatologic Surgery and has authored six textbooks and more than 200 scientific publications.
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 16,000 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. For more information, contact the Academy at 1-888-462-DERM (3376) or www.aad.org