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American Academy of Dermatology Recognizes Honorary Members

MIAMI (Mar 5, 2010)The American Academy of Dermatology (Academy) has awarded honorary memberships to Jean D.A. Carruthers, MD, and Gerd Plewig, MD. Acknowledged today at the Academy's 68th Annual Meeting, the honorees received this award for their lifetime dedication and distinguished service to the Academy and its mission.

Jean D.A. Carruthers, MD, is a clinical professor of ophthalmology at the University of British Columbia Faculty of Medicine, Vancouver. With a special research interest in cosmetic treatments, she is being recognized for her continued participation as faculty at the Academy’s Annual and Summer Academy Meetings and her contributions to the field of dermatology. Dr. Carruthers is a past president of the Canadian Laser Aesthetic Surgery Society and a noted author of several publications and textbooks.

Gerd Plewig, MD, is a professor and past chairman of the department of Dermatology at the University of Munich in Germany. He also is a past chairman of the department of Dermatology at Heinrich Heine University of Düsseldorf in Germany. A respected leader active in American dermatology, Dr. Plewig co-authored the first paper on topical tretinoin for the treatment of acne and is a noted author or co-author of several dermatology books. He is a past president of the European Society of Dermatologic Research.

Headquartered in Schaumburg, Ill., the American Academy of Dermatology (Academy), founded in 1938, is the largest, most influential, and most representative of all dermatologic associations. 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, hair and nails. For more information, contact the Academy at 1-888-462-DERM (3376) or

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