Callen honored with AAD's Master Dermatologist Award

UofL dermatology chief honored as a model and inspiration to his colleagues in the profession
Callen honored with AAD's Master Dermatologist Award

Jeffrey P. Callen, M.D., FACP, FAAD, MACR

Jeffrey Callen, M.D., already has a crowded awards display, but there's always room for more accolades.

Callen, professor of dermatology and Chief of the University of Louisville Division of Dermatology, was recently awarded the Master Dermatologist Award by the American Academy of Dermatology.

The award was presented in March at the AAD's 75th Annual Meeting in Orlando, FL.

Established in 1984, the Master Dermatologist Award recognizes an Academy member who, throughout the span of his or her career, has made significant contributions to the specialty of dermatology as well as to the leadership and educational programs of the Academy.

According to the AAD, Callen was honored for his extraordinary and vast contributions to the field of dermatology through academic work, curriculum development, authorship of hundreds of publications, and for continued leadership, mentorship and service at the local, state, and national levels.

Criteria to be eligible for the award includes the recipient possessing a national or international presence, having well-recognized expertise, be a longstanding member of the American Academy of Dermatology, and not a sitting member of the Member Recognition Committee.

As the Master Dermatologist Award recipient, Callen will be recognized in Dermatology World, a photograph of Callen will be added to the Heritage Wall at the Academy Headquarters and his name will appear on the 2017 Academy's Honors and Awards Kiosk which is displayed at the Annual meeting.

A world-renowned dermatologist, Callen joined the faculty at the University of Louisville in 1977, attaining the rank of professor in 1988 and being appointed as chief of the Division of Dermatology the same year.

Among his accomplishments, 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 since 2003. He was the chair of the Council on Education of the American Academy of Dermatology 2003-07. He has been a member of the board 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 currently the associate editor of JAMA Dermatology. His book, Dermatologic Signs of Systemic Disease, now 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.