Suzanne Olbricht, MD, Lahey Hospital & Medical Center’s Chair of Dermatology, named President-Elect of the American Academy of Dermatology

Burlington, Mass (April 26, 2016) — Lahey Hospital & Medical Center is proud to announce that Suzanne Olbricht, MD, FAAD, Chair of Dermatology, was recently named  president-elect of the American Academy of Dermatology, the world’s largest dermatologic society.  The AAD represents more than 18,000 physicians who specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of skin, hair and nail conditions. Dr. Olbricht also will hold the same position for the American Academy of Dermatology Association. She will be installed as president-elect in March 2017 and hold the office of president for one year beginning in February 2018.

“Healthcare is in a time of extraordinary and unprecedented change. These changes create more opportunities than ever before for the Academy to advocate for our patients and engage with other thought leaders in medicine, healthcare and legislation to ensure efficient and effective patient care,” says Dr. Olbricht. “I look forward to leading the Academy as it rises to these challenges and strengthens the specialty.”

“Suzanne Olbricht has had a tremendous impact on our Department of Dermatology,” said Joanne Conroy, MD, Lahey Hospital & Medical Center’s Chief Executive Officer.  “This kind of national recognition is a testament to her strength as a physician, her forward thinking, and her ability to lead.  The American Academy of Dermatology has made an inspired choice.”

Dr. Olbricht earned her medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, and completed her dermatology residency at Harvard Medical School in Boston. In addition, she is an associate professor of dermatology at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Olbricht previously served the Academy as secretary-treasurer, assistant secretary-treasurer, and a member of its board of directors. She has also served as chair of the Academy’s Scientific Assembly Committee.

Dr. Olbricht is a past president of the New England Dermatology Society. She also served as treasurer for the Women’s Dermatology Society and a board member of the American College of Mohs Surgery.

About Lahey Health 

Lahey Health is what's next in healthcare, providing a full continuum of integrated health services close to where you live or work. It is comprised of nationally recognized, award-winning hospitals—including an academic hospital and medical center, and community hospitals—primary care providers, specialist physicians, behavioral health services, post-acute programs such as home health services, skilled nursing and rehabilitation facilities, and senior care resources located throughout northeastern Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire.
Lahey Health offers nearly 1,400 locally based physicians providing clinical excellence and an exceptional patient experience in adult and pediatric primary care and every medical specialty, including kidney and liver transplantation; neurosurgery, cancer, cardiovascular and orthopedic medical and surgical care; local emergency and trauma care; urological surgery; chronic disease prevention and health management; and pediatric emergency, newborn and inpatient care provided in collaboration with Boston Children's Hospital physicians.
Lahey Health includes Lahey Hospital & Medical Center—a teaching hospital of Tufts University School of Medicine—and Lahey Clinic physician group with practices in Burlington, Peabody and other locations throughout northeastern Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire; Beverly Hospital; Addison Gilbert Hospital in Gloucester, Mass.; Winchester Hospital; Lahey Health Senior Care and Lahey Health Behavioral Services as well as more than 30 primary care physician practices and multiple outpatient and satellite specialty care facilities.
Together, we are making innovative, integrated healthcare more personal and more accessible. For more information, visit LaheyHealth.org and its member websites Lahey Hospital & Medical CenterBeverly Hospital, Winchester Hospital, and Lahey Health Behavioral Services

About the American Academy of Dermatology 

The American Academy of Dermatology was founded in 1938. It is the largest, most influential and representative dermatology group in the United States. With a membership of more than 19,000, it represents virtually all practicing dermatologists in the United States, as well as a growing number of international dermatologists.