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Mar 17, 2012
San Diego, CA

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About the Society

Board of Directors

Dr. Anthony Gaspari

Dr. Anthony Gaspari is the Chairman, and Albert Shapiro Professor, Department of Dermatology at University of Maryland School of Medicine. Dr. Gaspari is the author of over 150 peer-reviewed publications. Including 25 book chapters, he has recently (October 2008) edited a Textbook entitled: “Clinical and Basic Immunodermatology.”

He reviews for a number of major journals such as Journal of Immunology, Journal of Clinical Investigation, Journal of Investigative Dermatology, Infection and Immunity, J. Leukocyte Biology, Annals of Internal Medicine, Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology and the Archives of Dermatology.

He is on a number of Editorial boards, including Dermatitis, Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology and the Journal of Investigative Dermatology. He is past president of the American Contact Dermatitis Society, and he currently serves on the board of directors for the Association of Professors of Dermatology. His clinical interests are in allergic and autoimmune skin diseases. He also has received industry funding for his work related to the mechanisms and safety of topically applied immune modulating drugs.

Dr. Gaspari is internationally recognized for his work on cutaneous immunology, and just within the last year been invited to speak at numerous international meetings related to Dermatology, Immunology and Toxicology in Istanbul, Turkey, Naples, Italy and most recently in Berlin, Germany.


Steve Feldman

Dr. Steve Feldman is Professor of Dermatology, Pathology & Public Health Sciences at the Wake Forest University School of Medicine. He directs the Center for Dermatology Research, working to improve the care of patients with skin disease. Dr. Feldman’s chief clinical interest is psoriasis.

Dr. Feldman received a Presidential Citation from the AAD in 2005 for his psoriasis education efforts, the Clarence S. Livingood Lecturership at the 2006 AAD Meeting, and the Astellas Award in 2008 for research that improved public health in the field of dermatology. Dr. Feldman has studied the quality of medical, surgical, and pathologic dermatology services, tanning addiction, and the quality of life impact of psoriasis. His research studies into patients’ adherence to topical treatments are transforming how dermatologists understand and manipulate patients’ use of topical treatment for chronic skin diseases.

Dr. Feldman was also the founder of www.DrScore.com, an online doctor rating/patient feedback website. Feldman has authored over 450 peer reviewed medical articles. Much of Dr. Feldman’s work has been compiled for lay people in his book, Compartments.


Henry Lim

Dr. Henry Lim is Chairman and C.S. Livingood Chair of the Department of Dermatology, Henry Ford Hospital, and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, Henry Ford Health System, Detroit, Michigan, USA. He has published more then 250 articles, and is a recognized authority on photodermatology. He has been listed on America’s Top Doctors for many years. Dr. Lim has served as Vice President of the American Academy of Dermatology, and is a current Director of the American Board of Dermatology. He was an Associate Editor of the Journal of Investigative Dermatology, and was Editor-in-Chief of Photodermatology, Photoimmunology & Photomedicine.

Dr. Lim is currently a Section Editor of the Journal of Dermatological Sciences, a Senior Editor of Journal of Drugs in Dermatology, a member of the editorial board of Photodermatology, Photoimmunology, and Photomedicine and Archives of Dermatology. He is an elected honorary member of dermatology organizations in Austria, the Philippines, and China. Dr. Lim is the editor/co-editor of five textbooks: Clinical Photomedicine, Photoaging, Photodermatology, Clinical Guide to Sunscreens and Photoprotection and Cancer of the Skin (in press, 2011).


Dr. Zoe Draelos

Dr. Zoe Diana Draelos, is a practicing board-certified dermatologist and a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology with a research interest in cosmetics, toiletries, and biologically active skin medications. She is in solo private practice in High Point, North Carolina, and a Consulting Professor of Dermatology at Duke University.

In 1988, she founded Dermatology Consulting Services to provide education, develop formulations, and conduct clinical studies in association with industry. Prior to pursuing a medical career, Dr. Draelos completed an undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering and was elected a Rhodes Scholar. A member of Sigma Xi research honorary and Alpha Omega Alpha medical honorary, she is author of the textbooks Cosmetics in Dermatology and Hair Cosmetics, as well as the editor of Cosmeceuticals, now in its second edition and translated into 5 languages. She has contributed chapters to 32 textbooks, served as the principle investigator on 274 studies, written 270 published papers, serves on 8 journal editorial boards, functions as the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology, and was a past member of the Board of Directors of the American Academy of Dermatology and the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery.

She is presently serving on the Council for Scientific Affairs for the Society of Cosmetic Chemists and is Vice-President Elect of the American Academy of Dermatology. Recently, she received a lifetime achievement award for her research from Health Beauty America and the DermArts award for her contributions to the practice of dermatology.


Dr. Jenny Kim

Dr. Jenny Kim is Associate Professor, Division of Dermatology, UCLA School of Medicine, Chief Department of Dermatology Greater Los Angeles Healthcare Services VA, Co-Director of Mohs Micrographic Surgery and Laser Fellowship at UCLA Division of Dermatology, and Co-Director of UCLA Aesthetic Clinic in Dermatology and Plastic Surgery. She is a member of the American Academy of Dermatology, the American College of Mohs Micrographic Surgery, the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery, the Society for Investigative Dermatology, the Dermatology Foundation, the Women's Dermatologic Society, and the American Dermatologic Association.

She is the recipient of numerous fellowships and awards including two NIH RO1 grants on immunity and acne. She serves as a consultant for several corporations including XOM, Medicis, Sanofi-Aventis, Galderma, Stiefel, Ansata, Unilever, and Allergan She has presented her work at numerous scientific conferences throughout the United States, in Canada, South Korea, and Japan. She is the author of over 70 publications including peer-reviewed journal articles, abstracts and scientific book chapters. She is the holder of several patents in the treatment of acne and other skin diseases using nanotechnology.