September 21, 2016

A New Way to Pick a Surgeon

A new study finds that doctors who specialize in one procedure may provide better odds for an operation. For patients who need complex surgery, the best surgeon may be one who specializes in one procedure — not just an active surgeon who performs several operations. Specialists reduced death rates for certain procedures by as much as half, new research shows. The study builds on the longstanding view that the busiest doctors get the best results. Copious research shows patients of active surgeons are less likely to die or suffer complications from an operation. The study, published in July in the BMJ, analyzed more than 695,000 operations performed by 25,000 surgeons in the U.S. be tween 2008 and 2013; Researchers looked at patients who had one of eight complex cancer and heart surgeries. Entering the study, mortality rates for the eight procedures ranged from 1% to 7%. Click here to read more. Share our site with friends and family   
April 12, 2016

DubaiDerma Certificate of Appreciation

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June 12, 2015

Johnny Bench’s inspirational speech

Watch Johnny Bench’s inspirational speech, introduced by  Dr. Coldiron, at the 2015 annual meeting of the American Academy  Academy of Dermatology meeting. Share our site with friends and family   
March 30, 2015

Highlights of American Academy of Dermatology Presidency

A short video of highlights of Dr. Brett Coldiron’s American Academy of Dermatology Presidency.   Share our site with friends and family   
March 18, 2015

Brett Coldiron, MD, FAAD, the AAD, and the fight to save dermatology

Dr. Coldiron was featured in an article on Plastic Surgery Practice. About 1 year ago in a packed meeting room in Denver, dermatologist Brett Coldiron, MD, FAAD, addressed the members of the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) as their incoming president. His tone was urgent and his message was realistic, if not utterly sobering. The specialty of dermatology was in jeopardy, and both physicians and patients were at risk, he warned. Threats included changes in health care reimbursement patterns, the ever-narrowing dermatology Medicare Advantage networks, the demise of the global period, and the proliferation of unskilled practitioners trying to cash in on cash-pay cosmetic skin procedures. Read more at: http://www.plasticsurgerypractice.com/2015/03/cover-story-brett-coldiron-md-faad-aad-fight-save-dermatology/ Share our site with friends and family   
March 11, 2015

Spotlight on: Brett Coldiron, MD

Dr Brett Coldiron was featured on the-Dermatologist.com website February 2015 Spotlight. Dr. Brett Coldiron is in private practice and is a clinical associate professorship at the University of Cincinnati. Click here to read more on their site Share our site with friends and family   
September 16, 2014

Should You Get Cancer Screenings?

Doctors Recommend Weighing Pros and Cons Does the risk of overdiagnosis mean people should stop getting cancer screenings? Doctors on both sides of the debate increasingly say patients should weigh all the pros and cons—including their health, age, family history and tolerance for uncertainty—and decide for themselves. Read more. Share our site with friends and family   
September 13, 2014

Looking Ahead in 2014

by Brett Coldiron, MD, FAAD, Joshua Zeichner, MD, FAAD In this special edition of DermTube Journal Club, Brett Coldiron, MD, FAAD, president of the AAD, discusses the Academy’s plans and describes the role of dermatologists in creating change. Joshua Zeichner, MD, FAAD hosts. Watch the video. Share our site with friends and family   
September 13, 2014

Mohs Surgery is Cost Effective

Dr. Brett Coldiron, President of American College of Mohs Surgery, spoke with Skin and Allergy News, about the college’s efforts to raise awareness about Mohs Surgery, and also about the soon-to-be-published Mohs surgery appropriate use guidelines. Share our site with friends and family   
September 11, 2014

Surgeon General Warning Underscores Need for Collaboration

We have made great progress in our efforts to protect the public from UV radiation, and in the first six months of my term as your president we have achieved several significant milestones. Read more. Share our site with friends and family   
August 29, 2014

Dues increase needed to create data registry and strengthen specialty

At the 2014 Summer Academy Meeting Plenary session, AAD President Brett Coldiron, MD, urged members to join Academy efforts to overcome challenges facing the specialty. In this video of his speech, he explains the need for a dues increase to support Academy efforts in fighting narrowing networks and other threats, and to create a data registry. Read more. Share our site with friends and family   
July 15, 2014

U.S. Surgeon General Issues National Call-to-Action on Skin Cancer Prevention

Academy member, Dr. Boris Lushniak, Acting Surgeon General issued the call.  He was joined by Academy member, Dr. Howard Koh, assistant secretary of health at HHS, who recognized the AAD for its support in the fight against skin cancer. Dr. Koh also recognized Academy president, Dr. Brett Coldiron, who was in attendance at the call-to-action press conference. Read more. Share our site with friends and family   
July 15, 2014

American Academy of Dermatology responds to Wall Street Journal article

Ann Lukits Wall Street Journal Dear Ms. Lukits, On behalf of the American Academy of Dermatology (Academy) and its 17,000 members, I am writing to express concern about your coverage of a recent study on the mortality rates of women and their sun exposure in Not Enough Sun Exposure Can Be Risky. Your coverage of this study could encourage the public to seek the sun, which could ultimately increase their risk for skin cancer. Read more. Share our site with friends and family   
June 26, 2014

Brett Coldiron and Phil Simms on “Spot-me” campaign

Brett Coldiron and Phil Simms in “Spot-me” campaign http://www.wearegreenbay.com/story/d/story/local5live/98198/dqbARkdYrkCkkyS6hRuU4Q Share our site with friends and family   
May 30, 2014

FDA Approves Tanning Bed Warnings

Booths Will Warn Users of Cancer Risk New warning labels approved by the Food and Drug Administration will be required on all tanning beds in the United States, and will warn users that they should not be used by anyone under the age of 18 and could severely increase their risk of cancer. Studies have shown tanning bed users to be at a nearly 60 percent higher risk of developing melanoma, and experts say these devices aren’t safe for anyone. Read more. Share our site with friends and family   
May 29, 2014

Tanning beds must carry skin cancer warning

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is strengthening its regulation of tanning beds, which have been shown to increase the risk of skin cancer. Read more. Share our site with friends and family   
May 12, 2014

5 Reasons Why Skin Cancer Surgery Isn’t So Scary

Get the inside scoop on Mohs surgery, the most popular treatment option for basal and squamous cell carcinomas. Read more. Share our site with friends and family   
May 5, 2014

Letter to the WSJ Editor Regarding Rethink The Word ‘Cancer,’ Panel Says

Dear Editor, We were disappointed in and disagree with the premise contained within “Rethink The Word ‘Cancer,’ Panel Says” published on May 5, 2014, in the Wall Street Journal based on an editorial in Lancet Oncology. We are concerned that the suggestion that nonmelanoma skin cancers (NMSCs) should not be referred to as “cancer” – and that fewer screenings should be performed – has the potential to send a dangerous message to patients. Read more. Share our site with friends and family   
May 1, 2014

Don’t Wait Until It’s Too Late: Learn How to Spot Skin Cancer

American Academy of Dermatology teaches potentially life-saving behavior in recognition of Melanoma Monday® It is estimated that one in five Americans will be diagnosed with skin cancer in the course of their lifetime, and one person dies from melanoma – the deadliest form of skin cancer – every hour. Read more. Share our site with friends and family   
April 11, 2014

Brett Coldiron to members: Change begins with you

By Brett Coldiron, MD, FAAD At the 2014 Annual Meeting, I assumed the second highest honor of my professional life, that of serving as president of our Academy. I rank it second only to the privilege of being a physician, especially a dermatologist. Read more. Share our site with friends and family   
March 21, 2014

President-Elect calls on members to come together

Dr. Coldiron’s dedication to patients is among the many passions he brings to his role as president-elect of the Academy. “As long as we stay focused on what is best for our patients, we will persevere and we will come out through this maelstrom of change,” he said. Read more. Share our site with friends and family   
March 15, 2014

Mohs is a Wonderful Technique

Brett M. Coldiron, MD, Clinical Associate Professor of Dermatology at the University of Cincinnati, was quoted extensively in the Times article, asserting that dermatologists were “very cost-efficient” and that Mohs surgery is “a wonderful tool” that is “not generally overvalued.” He expanded on the appropriate use of Mohs surgery in response to follow-up questions from The ASCO Post. Read more. Share our site with friends and family   
January 1, 2014

Choosing Wisely recommendations

The American Academy of Dermatology has joined the Choosing Wisely campaign, recently releasing its list of five specific tests or procedures that are commonly performed but are not always necessary and might even cause harm. The AAD is among more than 60 (and soon to be some 80) physician organizations participating in the campaign, which aims to encourage dialogue between patients and their doctors. Read more Choosing Wisely Video http://www.aad.org/education/choosing-wisely Share our site with friends and family   
May 21, 2012

Coldiron ’78 Credits Wabash for Career Success

Coldiron is a great example of how Wabash won’t simply prepare you to get a good score on the MCAT and get ready for medical school – or any other profession, but also prepare you to be involved and become a leader in your field. Read more. Share our site with friends and family   
October 18, 2011

Don’t limit in-office medical procedures – USATODAY

It is tragic that anyone die from a cosmetic procedure, but decisions restricting patient access to health care in offices should be based on the best data available. Fortunately, Florida has required physicians to report in-office adverse events since February 2000 (“Lack of training can be deadly in cosmetic surgery”). Read more. Share our site with friends and family   
June 12, 2011

Coldiron named president of American College of MOHS Surgeons

Brett M. Coldiron, MD, FAAD, a dermatologist in private practice in Cincinnati, Ohio, has been elected president of the American Academy of Dermatology (Academy), the world’s largest dermatologic society, representing more than 17,000 physicians specializing in the diagnosis and medical, surgical, and cosmetic treatment of skin, hair, and nail conditions. In addition, Dr. Coldiron will hold this same position for the American Academy of Dermatology Association. He will be installed as president-elect in March 2013 and will hold the office of president for one year beginning in March 2014. Read more. Share our site with friends and family   
March 10, 2011

Non-melanoma Skin Cancer on the Rise

NEW ORLEANS — More than 3.7 million cases of non-melanoma skin cancer were treated in the United States in 2009, the most recent year when full statistical data were available, and researchers here at the American Academy of Dermatology Annual Meeting estimated that that number will double in 15-20 years. Read more. Share our site with friends and family   
November 22, 2010

Mohs Surgery Grows

Mohs surgeons are facing rising skin cancer rates, along with concerns about healthcare reform and controversial changes in credentialing, sources say. The American Cancer Society estimates that U.S. physicians diagnose more than 1 million basal cell and squamous cell carcinomas yearly. Read more. Share our site with friends and family   
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