These four physicians bring many years of surgical, practice management, and advocacy experience to the Board, further elevating the expertise of our leadership as we navigate an increasingly complex healthcare environment. We’re fortunate to have them.
Milwaukee, WI (PRWEB) May 23, 2016
The American College of Mohs Surgery (ACMS), an organization of skin cancer and reconstructive surgeons, formally welcomed four new members to its Board of Directors at its 49th Annual Meeting in Orlando earlier this month.
All four Mohs surgeons were elected by ballot in advance of the meeting. Drs. Jerry Brewer, Scott Collins and Howard Rogers will serve three-year terms, and Dr. Barry Leshin will serve a four-year term on the Executive Committee, as Secretary-Treasurer in 2016-17, Vice President in 2017-18, President in 2018-19, and Past President in 2019-20.
"The greatest strength of our organization is its membership, and their greatest strength is the passion and dedication with which they approach the work of skin cancer treatment," said ACMS President Thomas Stasko, MD, professor and chairman of the department of dermatology at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. "These four physicians bring many years of surgical, practice management, and advocacy experience to the Board, further elevating the expertise of our leadership as we navigate an increasingly complex healthcare environment. We’re fortunate to have them."
Barry Leshin, MD, FACMS - Secretary/Treasurer
Dr. Leshin is a private practice Mohs surgeon at The Skin Surgery Center in Winston-Salem and Greensboro, N.C., as well as a clinical professor of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Wake Forest University of School of Medicine. He completed medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston, and both residency and dermatologic surgery fellowship training at the University of Iowa. He was professor of Dermatology and director of Dermatologic Surgery at Wake Forest University School of Medicine from 1986-2000, and served as president of the Association of Academic Dermatologic Surgeons from 1997-98. Dr. Leshin was previously a member of the ACMS Board of Directors from 1992-95 and was chair of the Fellowship Training Program Committee from 1994-95 and the Awards Committee in 1997. His committee memberships included the Nominating Committee (2008-12), Fellowship Training Program Committee (1991-95), Awards Committee (1996), Communications and Public Relations Committee (2005-08), and the Task Force on Audiovisual Presentations (1989-91). He directed a Fellowship Training Program from 1992-2003 and was an associate director from 2004-10. An author of 82 publications, Dr. Leshin served as contributing editor of the journal Dermatologic Surgery from 1991-2001, and was a member of the editorial board of the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology from 1993-98 and the surgical advisory board of the Archives of Dermatology from 1999-2007. In 1986, he was a recipient of the College’s Sutnick Award.
Jerry D. Brewer, MD, FACMS - Board Member
Dr. Brewer is associate professor in the Department of Dermatology at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. He completed medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine, an internship at Yale University School of Medicine, and both residency training and Mohs surgery fellowship training at Mayo Clinic. He has been active in leadership of the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD), and has also served as an instructor for the 2014 Fellows-in-Training Hands-On Cutaneous Flaps Workshop in 2014 and as Scientific Chair of the ACMS’ first Regional Meeting in 2013 and the 47th Annual Meeting in 2015. He has contributed to more than 74 peer-reviewed publications and five book chapters.
Scott A. B. Collins, MD, FACMS - Board Member
Dr. Collins is a private practice Mohs surgeon at Dermatology Associates in Tigard, Ore. He completed medical school and residency at Baylor University College of Medicine. He has held numerous leadership positions within the AAD and Oregon Dermatology Society, and has also served as a consultant to the Food and Drug Administration/CDRH Medical Devices Advisory Committee’s General and Plastic Surgery Devices Panel from 2010-15. He served as president of the Oregon Dermatology Society from 2003-04 and in 2009 was the recipient of its inaugural Scott A. B. Collins Service Award for his tireless volunteerism on its behalf. Dr. Collins is a member of the ACMS National Registry & Outcomes Committee and the Awards Committee, and received the College's Distinguished Service Award in 2009.
Howard W. Rogers, MD, PhD, FACMS - Board Member
Dr. Rogers is a private practice Mohs surgeon at Advanced Dermatology LLC in Norwich, Conn. He completed medical school (MD-PhD program) at Washington University School of Medicine, an internship in internal medicine at University of Maryland Hospital and dermatology residency at Washington University/Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He completed Mohs surgery fellowship training at the Skin Cancer Center in Cincinnati and has authored 17 publications. In addition to numerous leadership roles within the AAD, Dr. Rogers served as ACMS Annual Meeting Scientific Program Committee co-chair in 2012 and chair in 2013, and currently serves the ACMS as representative to the Alliance for Specialty Medicine and the American Medical Association’s Relative Value Update Committee (RUC). He is also chair of the Private Sector Advocacy Task Force, vice chair of the National Registry and Outcomes Committee, and member of the Public Policy Committee and Joint ACMS/ASDS Alternative Payment Model Workgroup. He was the recipient of the College’s Distinguished Service Award in 2014.
About the ACMS
The American College of Mohs Surgery (ACMS) is a membership organization of nearly 1,400 fellowship-trained skin cancer and reconstructive surgeons specializing in the Mohs micrographic surgical technique used to treat skin cancer. The ACMS serves as the voice of the specialty, promoting and advancing the highest standards of patient care through fellowship training, research, education and public advocacy. The organization was founded in 1967 by Dr. Frederic E. Mohs, who pioneered the technique of removing skin cancer in stages, one tissue layer at a time, resulting in minimal damage to surrounding healthy tissue. The ACMS is the only organization that requires members to have completed an extensive one- to two-year fellowship training program after completing their years of residency training. Learn more at mohscollege.org and skincancermohssurgery.org.