Four members of the American Society for Dermatologic
Surgery recently were recognized with the President’s Award for their
extraordinary contributions to the Society or the specialty as a whole.
Naomi Lawrence, M.D., presented the awards as her final duty
as ASDS President during the 2016 ASDS Annual Meeting in New Orleans.
The 2016 recipients were Murad Alam, M.D., M.B.A., of
Chicago; William P. Coleman III, M.D., of Metairie, La.; Mary Madden of Fort
Worth, Texas; Anthony M. Rossi, M.D., of Staten Island, N.Y.; and Henry H.
Roenigk, M.D., of Scottsdale, Ariz.
Dr. Lawrence praised Dr. Alam for his dedication to
advancing the specialty and the goals of ASDA and American Society for
Dermatologic Surgery Association.
Dr. Alam recently was elected Vice President of ASDS and has
served on numerous Society committees and work groups, including the Cosmetic
Dermatologic Surgery Fellowship Accreditation Work Group and Task Force on
Guidelines on Neurotoxin Reconstitution, Use & Storage.
Dr. Alam is Vice Chair of the Department of Dermatology at
Northwestern University, where he also serves as a Professor of Dermatology,
Otolaryngology and Surgery and Section Chief of Cutaneous and Aesthetic
“There are few like you who are
willing to invest the time and energy, year after year, serving in so many
different capacities,” Dr. Lawrence said in honoring Dr. Alam. “So many of our
achievements can be attributed to your excellent work – you are the consummate
consensus builder who exemplifies leadership and contributes thoughtfully to
Dr. Coleman earned the President’s Award through his many contributions
as an ASDS leader. In addition to serving as Editor-in-Chief of Dermatologic Surgery journal and
Ex-Officio member of the ASDS Board of Directors, Dr. Coleman serves on the
cosmetic surgery faculty at Tulane Health Science Center as Clinical Professor
of Dermatology and Adjunct Professor of Plastic Surgery. He is the founder of
the Coleman Center for Cosmetic Dermatologic Surgery in Metairie, La.
“Bill’s contributions as a leader in the
organization are significant and many, as reflected in his service on the Board
of Directors spanning the last 25 years, and as Editor-in-Chief of the most
esteemed scientific journal in dermatology,” Dr. Lawrence said.
Madden is the Associate Director, Professional Relations at
Galderma and serves on the ASDS Industry Advisory Council.
“This award is a token of my sincere
appreciation and recognition of Mary’s steadfast
support of the specialty, ASDS and its many programs over the years,” Dr.
Lawrence said. “Without fail, Mary brings her enthusiasm, new ideas and
perspectives to the table.”
Dr. Rossi specializes in Mohs Micrographic Surgery,
reconstructive surgery, cosmetic dermatologic surgery and medical dermatology.
In addition to practicing at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Dr. Rossi
serves as an Assistant Professor of Dermatology at Weill Cornell Medical
College. Dr. Rossi is the ASDS Young Physician Representative to the American
Medical Association and has been involved with ASDS Work Groups and advocacy efforts
including the recent Patient-Centered Skin Cancer Roundtable in Washington,
“Anthony’s continued service
reflects his leadership abilities and commitment to our specialty,” Dr.
Lawrence said. “He has taken time away from his busy practice to share his
expertise and ensure ASDS members and their patients are supported.”
Dr. Roenigk is an ASDS Past
President, having served in the role in 1983, and former Chairman of
Dermatology at both Northwestern University and the Cleveland Clinic.
Dr. Roenigk was recognized “for
his lifelong dedication to the advancement of dermatologic surgery through
innovation, education and research,” said Dr. Lawrence.