Chief Medical Officer Dr. Mark Kaufmann Begins Term as President of the American Academy of Dermatology

Dr-Kaufmann-Photo.pngBoard-certified dermatologist Mark Kaufmann, MD, FAAD, Chief Medical Officer of Advanced Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery, began his one-year term as president of the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) at the conclusion of the 2022 AAD Annual Meeting held in Boston, March 25-29.

As AAD President, Dr. Kaufmann leads the world’s largest dermatologic society, representing more than 20,500 physicians who specialize in the diagnosis and medical, surgical, and cosmetic treatment of skin, hair, and nail conditions. He will also hold the same position for the American Academy of Dermatology Association, a sister organization to the AAD that focuses on government affairs, health policy, and practice information.

“The need and demand for quality dermatologic care continues to grow, and the way in which it is delivered will continue to evolve,” said Dr. Kaufmann. “I look forward to leading the AAD as it continues to advocate for and educate members on innovative ways to provide quality dermatologic care to their patients.”

Dr. Kaufmann joined Advanced Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery as Chief Medical Officer in September 2020. In this role, he leads the organization’s physicians and clinical operations and ensures that patients receive the highest standard of care.

“Dr. Kaufmann’s role as AAD President is a strong endorsement of his experience, knowledge, and perspective of dermatology,” said Advanced Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery Founder & Executive Chairman Dr. Matt Leavitt. “We value his leadership and look forward to his lasting impact within our specialty.”

Dr. Kaufmann earned his medical degree from New York University School of Medicine in New York and completed his dermatology residency at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in Bronx, New York. He is a clinical associate professor of the Department of Dermatology Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York. Dr. Kaufmann previously served the Academy as a member of the Board of Directors and currently serves as an advisor to the Academy’s delegation to the American Medical Association (AMA) Relative Value Scale Update Committee.

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