MIAMI(Mar 5, 2010) — The American Academy of Dermatology (Academy) presented its Master Dermatologist Award to John J. Voorhees, MD, FRCP, FAAD, today at its 68th Annual Meeting.
The Master Dermatologist Award recognizes an Academy member who has made significant contributions to the specialty of dermatology, as well as to the leadership and/or educational programs of the Academy throughout his or her career. Dr. Voorhees is the Duncan and Ella Poth Distinguished Professor and chairman of the department of dermatology at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.
Dr. Voorhees received his medical degree from the University of Michigan Medical School in Ann Arbor and completed his residencies in dermatology and internal medicine there as well.
An active member of the Academy, Dr. Voorhees is a former member of the Academy’s board of directors and executive committee. He also served on the editorial board of the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. In addition, he is a past president of the Michigan Dermatological Society, the Dermatology Foundation, the Association of Professors of Dermatology, the Society for Investigative Dermatology, and the American Dermatological Association.
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 www.aad.org.