ABD Executive Director Search

August 19, 2020

TO: ABD Diplomates
FROM: The Directors of the American Board of Dermatology

The American Board of Dermatology (ABD) is seeking a strategic, mission-oriented, and highly respected dermatologist to serve as its next Executive Director (ED). After more than 10 years of successful executive leadership of the ABD, Dr. Thomas Horn will retire from the role in the summer of 2021. The incoming ED will arrive at an exciting time in the organization's history, as the ABD embraces new technologies, expands its certification offerings, and continues to work with key partners to serve the public by upholding high standards for the specialty of dermatology. 

Reporting to ABD's Board of Directors, the ED is responsible for the overall management and performance of the ABD and the development and execution of a dynamic strategic vision. The ED acts as the primary representative of the ABD to a wide range of external and internal stakeholders, including aligned medical boards, professional organizations, and medical education leaders. The ED acts as counsel to the Board of Directors and senior executive staff on strategic issues as well as current and emerging policies and trends affecting the organization and its diplomates.  

The ED will devote a minimum of 50 percent full-time-equivalent effort to the position and may delegate or share certain responsibilities with Associate and/or Assistant EDs. Offices are located in Boston, though it is not required that the ED relocate. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2021. 

Desired qualifications include national recognition as a leader in the dermatology community, holding ABD certification, and participation in ABD's Continuing Certification program. Candidates should bring leadership experience within a medical school, medical center, or professional medical organization; knowledge of and experience with graduate medical education, professional examination development, and practice improvement; and current or recent engagement in clinical practice with the ability to represent the full scope of subspecialties within dermatology. Previous service to the ABD is preferred. The next ED should also have exceptional skills in communication, collaboration, and consensus building as well as a clear moral compass, technological savvy, and passion for the ABD’s mission.  

Nominations, inquiries, and applications (including a CV and cover letter) should be directed to the ABD's executive search consultants, Jeff Schroetlin and John McFarland with WittKieffer, at jmcfarland@wittkieffer.com or 630-575-6972, by October 16, 2020. 

Sincerely,

Directors of the ABD:
Julie V. Schaffer, MD, President
Erik J. Stratman, MD, Vice President
Chris K. Bichakjian, MD
Anna L. Bruckner, MD
Keith A. Choate, MD
Edward W. Cowen, MD
Karynne O. Duncan, MD
Tammie C. Ferringer, MD
Warren R. Heymann, MD
Christine J. Ko, MD
Moise L. Levy, MD
Julia R. Nunley, MD
Mary S. Stone, MD
Hensin Tsao, MD
Allison T. Vidimos, MD
Carl V. Washington, MD
Bruce M. Bartels, Public member 

Thomas D. Horn, MD, MBA, Executive Director
Lela A. Lee, MD, Associate Executive Director
Randall K. Roenigk, MD, Assistant Executive Director

August 19, 2020

TO: ABD Diplomates
FROM: The Directors of the American Board of Dermatology

 
The American Board of Dermatology (ABD) is seeking a strategic, mission-oriented, and highly respected dermatologist to serve as its next Executive Director (ED). After more than 10 years of successful executive leadership of the ABD, Dr. Thomas Horn will retire from the role in the summer of 2021. The incoming ED will arrive at an exciting time in the organization's history, as the ABD embraces new technologies, expands its certification offerings, and continues to work with key partners to serve the public by upholding high standards for the specialty of dermatology. 
 
Reporting to ABD's Board of Directors, the ED is responsible for the overall management and performance of the ABD and the development and execution of a dynamic strategic vision. The ED acts as the primary representative of the ABD to a wide range of external and internal stakeholders, including aligned medical boards, professional organizations, and medical education leaders. The ED acts as counsel to the Board of Directors and senior executive staff on strategic issues as well as current and emerging policies and trends affecting the organization and its diplomates.  
 
The ED will devote a minimum of 50 percent full-time-equivalent effort to the position and may delegate or share certain responsibilities with Associate and/or Assistant EDs. Offices are located in Boston, though it is not required that the ED relocate. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2021. 
 
Desired qualifications include national recognition as a leader in the dermatology community, holding ABD certification, and participation in ABD's Continuing Certification program. Candidates should bring leadership experience within a medical school, medical center, or professional medical organization; knowledge of and experience with graduate medical education, professional examination development, and practice improvement; and current or recent engagement in clinical practice with the ability to represent the full scope of subspecialties within dermatology. Previous service to the ABD is preferred. The next ED should also have exceptional skills in communication, collaboration, and consensus building as well as a clear moral compass, technological savvy, and passion for the ABD’s mission.  
 
Nominations, inquiries, and applications (including a CV and cover letter) should be directed to the ABD's executive search consultants, Jeff Schroetlin and John McFarland with WittKieffer, at jmcfarland@wittkieffer.com or 630-575-6972, by October 16, 2020. 


Sincerely,
Directors of the ABD:
Julie V. Schaffer, MD, President
Erik J. Stratman, MD, Vice President
Chris K. Bichakjian, MD
Anna L. Bruckner, MD
Keith A. Choate, MD
Edward W. Cowen, MD
Karynne O. Duncan, MD
Tammie C. Ferringer, MD
Warren R. Heymann, MD
Christine J. Ko, MD
Moise L. Levy, MD
Julia R. Nunley, MD
Mary S. Stone, MD
Hensin Tsao, MD
Allison T. Vidimos, MD
Carl V. Washington, MD
Bruce M. Bartels, Public member
 
Thomas D. Horn, MD, MBA, Executive Director
Lela A. Lee, MD, Associate Executive Director
Randall K. Roenigk, MD, Assistant Executive Director
ABD seeks a strategic, mission-oriented, and highly respected dermatologist to serve as its next ED.

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