NEW ORLEANS(Feb 4, 2011) — Suzanne M. Connolly, MD, FAAD, a Scottsdale, Ariz., dermatologist, took office today as vice 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 skin, hair, and nails conditions.
Dr. Connolly assumed office at the conclusion of the Academy’s 69th Annual Meeting in New Orleans. She will hold office for one year and also hold the same position for the American Academy of Dermatology Association.
Dr. Connolly is an emeritus professor of dermatology at Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Ariz. She earned a master’s degree in immunology from the University of California, Berkeley, and a medical degree from the University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Connolly completed an internship and residency in dermatology at Mayo Graduate School of Medicine in Rochester, Minn.
She has served the Academy as a member of the board of directors, chair of the nominating committee, and as a member of several other committees. Dr. Connolly also has served as president of the American Contact Dermatitis Society, the Women’s Dermatologic Society and the Pacific Dermatologic Association. In addition, she has written more than 60 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) orwww.aad.org.