Henry Ford Hospital Physician Becomes President-Elect of American Academy of Dermatology

March 4, 2016


DETROIT – Henry Lim, M.D., chair of the Department of Dermatology at Henry Ford Hospital and an internationally recognized dermatology expert, begins his ascension to the top leadership position of the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD), the world’s largest dermatologic society.

Dr. Lim will serve as president-elect for one year, beginning with the AAD’s 2016 annual meeting, which runs March 4-8. In March 2017, he will become president and serve for one year.

Dr. Lim was officially elected as incoming president-elect by a vote of the AAD general membership in April 2015.

The AAD represents more than 18,000 physicians who specialize in the diagnosis and medical, surgical and cosmetic treatment of skin, hair and nail conditions.

When he becomes president in 2017, Dr. Lim will be Henry Ford’s third dermatology chair to hold one of the top leadership positions at the AAD. The late Clarence Livingood, M.D., was president in 1967 and the late Edward Krull, M.D., was vice president in 1987. Dr. Lim served as vice president of the AAD in 2007.

An active member of the dermatology community, Dr. Lim is board certified in dermatology and past president of the American Board of Dermatology. He obtained his medical degree from the State University of New York in Brooklyn, and completed his dermatology training at the New York University School of Medicine in New York.

He is an internationally recognized expert in dermatology, and his clinical interests include vitiligo, phototherapy, photosensitivity, photoprotection and psoriasis. Dr. Lim has authored more than 350 articles and edited five textbooks.

EDITOR’S NOTE: Dr. Lim is a resident of the City of Grosse Pointe.

Media Contact:
David Olejarz
(313) 874-4094


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