NEW ORLEANS (Feb 4, 2011) — James M. Spencer, MD, FAAD, a St. Petersburg, Fla. dermatologist, begins a four-year term as a member of the board of directors 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 nails conditions.
Elected to the board of directors in April 2010, Dr. Spencer assumed office at the conclusion of the Academy’s 69th Annual Meeting in New Orleans. He will hold the same position for the American Academy of Dermatology Association.
Dr. Spencer received his medical degree and completed his residency in dermatology at Columbia University in New York. He completed a fellowship in Mohs micrographic surgery at the University of Tennessee, Memphis. In addition to maintaining a private practice in St. Petersburg, he is professor of clinical dermatology at Mt. Sinai School of Medicine in New York.
An active member of the dermatologic community, Dr. Spencer is the current chair of the Academy’s melanoma/skin cancer committee. He is a past president of the Florida Society of Dermatology & Dermatologic Surgery and the American Society for Cosmetic Dermatology & Aesthetic Surgery.
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
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