The largest, most influential and most representative dermatology group in the United States
The American Academy of Dermatology was founded in 1938. It is the largest, most influential and most representative dermatology group in the United States. With a membership of more than 17,000, it represents virtually all practicing dermatologists in the United States, as well as a growing number of international dermatologists.
Vision, mission and values
All of the work undertaken by the American Academy of Dermatology on behalf of its members, their patients and the public are guided by a clear vision and mission and a set of values. These elements are reflected in all the programs, projects and initiatives undertaken under the AAD’s strategic framework.