Abel Torres, MD Assumes Presidency of the American Academy of Dermatology
Tuesday, March 8, 2016
Abel Torres, MD, JD, FAAD, a Cleveland-based dermatologist and lawyer, took office today as president of the American Academy of Dermatology, the world's largest dermatologic society, representing more than 18,000 physicians specializing in the diagnosis and medical, surgical and cosmetic treatment of skin, hair, and nail conditions.
Dr. Torres assumed office at the conclusion of the AAD's 74th Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. He will hold office for one year and also will hold the same position for the American Academy of Dermatology Association.
"I am honored to serve the AAD at a time when there are a number of important issues facing our specialty," said Dr. Torres. "Strengthening the sense of community among dermatologists and our patients can turn these challenges into opportunities and enhance the quality of patient care."
Dr. Torres earned his medical degree from Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City, New York. He completed his residency in internal medicine at Loma Linda University Medical Center (LLUSM) in Loma Linda, California, his residency in dermatology at New York University School of Medicine in New York City, and his fellowship in advanced dermatologic surgery and Mohs surgery at the University of California, San Francisco.
Dr. Torres is a professor and chairman of the department of dermatology at Case Western Reserve University MetroHealth Systems in Cleveland, Ohio. He is also a professor and chairman of the department of dermatology at LLUSM and an associate professor of public health at Loma Linda University. In addition, Dr. Torres received his JD degree from the Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, and he is a member of the California Bar.
Currently, Dr. Torres is a member of the AAD's board of directors and past treasurer for the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS). He has also served as a board member of the American College of Mohs Surgery and Cutaneous Oncology and the ASDS.