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The Florida Society of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgeons, appoints USF’s Dr. Patel as new president

Nishit Patel, MD, FAAD, was recently inducted to as serve president of the Florida Society of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgeons (FSDDS).

At age 31, Dr. Patel is the youngest member to be elected to serve as president of the FSDDS since the society’s inception 75 ago.  The society was formed in 1930 with six members, and today enjoys a roster of 475 members. Dr. Patel was inducted at the group’s annual conference, held in June in Hollywood, FL.

Dr. Patel will serve for one year as president, and continue to serve for one more year as immediate past president. Paula Baumgardner spokesperson for the society said she sees Dr. Patel as “Bringing the society into the future”.

Dr. Patel is a graduate of the USF Morsani College of Medicine and is a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology.  He is also assistant professor of dermatology, director clinical research unit, and the associate residency program director.