UofL dermatology chief named president of academic specialty organization

    Jeffrey Callen, M.D., has been elected to serve as president of the Association of Professors of Dermatology.

    Jeffrey P. Callen, M.D., chief of the Division of Dermatology at the University of Louisville School of Medicine, has been elected president of the Association of Professors of Dermatology. His two-year term began Oct. 7, 2016.

    The Association of Professors of Dermatology (APD) was established in 1960 to promote medical education, research and patient care, particularly in undergraduate and graduate dermatology training programs. The APD aims to advance educational and patient care standards, provide networking opportunities for the exchange of information, foster the development of dermatology faculty and provide ethical leadership in the dermatologic community.

    In August of this year, Callen was elected to serve on the Accreditation Review Committee (ARC) of the Accreditation Council of Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), also for a two-year term.

    A Chicago native, Callen earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison before earning his medical degree from the University of Michigan, where he also performed residencies in internal medicine and dermatology.

    Callen joined the faculty at UofL in 1977, attaining the rank of professor in 1988 and being appointed as chief of the Division of Dermatology the same year. He served on the Board of Directors of the Dermatology Foundation from 1983-88; the American Academy of Dermatology from 1994-98 and 2003-04 as vice president; and the Association of Professors of Dermatology Inc. since 2003. He was the chair of the Council on Education of the American Academy of Dermatology 2003-07. He has been a board member of the American Board of Dermatology and the American Dermatological Association. He is a past president of the Medical Dermatology Society and was awarded the society’s Lifetime Achievement Award in 2011. In 2009, Callen received the Thomas Pearson, Ph.D. Education Award from the American Academy of Dermatology.

    Callen is the author or co-author of 84 original articles, 181 case reports, 149 review articles, 50 editorials, 15 books, 276 book chapters and 165 abstracts. He has served as editor or deputy editor of the Archives of Dermatology, Journal Watch Dermatology and the Dermatology Section of UpToDate. He is the associate editor of JAMA Dermatology. His book, Dermatologic Signs of Systemic Disease, in its fifth edition, was recently published.

    Locally, Callen has served on the boards of the Jewish Community Center, Jewish Family and Vocational Services, Actors Theatre of Louisville, the Kentucky Arts and Crafts Foundation and the Speed Art Museum.



    Jill Scoggins is Director of Communications at UofL's Louis D. Brandeis School of Law. She has been at UofL since 2010.