Awards

Our Finalists

This award recognizes dermatology residents who are distinguished in their programs, passionate about their work, and will go on to become future leaders in the field of dermatology.

Resident of the Year

India Mayo Hill, MD

University of Alabama, Birmingham
Dr. Mayo Hill graduated with highest honors from the Georgia Institute of Technology before earning her medical degree from Louisiana State University. At UAB she serves on the House Staff committee, representing the interests and needs of her fellow dermatology residents. As a volunteer helping to raise awareness of photoprotection in her community, she assists Highlands Day School with their efforts to provide a sun-safe environment for children through the American Academy of Dermatology's shade structure grant program. She has presented cases at the AAD's Gross and Microscopic forum, the Alabama Dermatology Society's local meetings, and the 24th European Academy of Dermatology and Venerology Congress. She is a recipient of the AAD's resident international grant, through which she will be spending 6 weeks in Gabarone, Botswana, providing clinical and educational services in hospital and outpatient settings. Following residency, she plans to pursue a fellowship in Pediatric Dermatology.

Robin Lewallen, MD

Wake Forest, Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Dr. Lewallen completed her medical school training at Wake Forest University. For every year of her residency, she was voted Resident Teacher of the Year, and enjoys sharing her passion for dermatology with patients, students, and fellow residents. She has co-authored over 10 journal articles and is a recurring author of the Resident Journal Club Blog on www.the-dermatologist.com. She has also written 9 book chapters and is co-editor for a book on contact dermatitis. She is currently working on co-authoring a second book, Illustrated Clinical Cases: Dermatology, set for publication in 2017. She has presented at conferences both locally and nationally, including the American Academy of Dermatology. She enjoys volunteering at the local free clinic and community health fairs, serves on the resident quality improvement council, has completed a research internship at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and is a member of Women's Derm Foundation.

Emily de Golian, MD

Loma Linda University, Loma Linda, California
Dr. de Golian is incoming Chief Resident at Loma Linda University. Author of articles in areas such as psoriasis, medicolegal issues, and complications of systemic melanoma therapies, her attraction to Mohs and procedural dermatology drives her surgical dexterity. She serves as resident advisor for the Dermatology Interest Group, team member for the inaugural decade in review of the American Academy of Dermatology's Boards Fodder, and teacher of a "Smoking and Your Skin" course for Veterans Affairs Hospital patients. She has served in numerous leadership roles throughout her career, and maintains active involvement in dermatology through membership in the American Academy of Dermatology, American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, and Women's Dermatologic Society. Through application to the AAD's leadership committees, she hopes to continue collaborative service with and for her colleagues in dermatology.

Euphemia W. Mu, MD

The Ronald O. Perelman Department of Dermatology, NYU School of Medicine, NY
With a background in oncology research, Dr. Mu conducted studies investigating pediatric melanoma that won grants from the American Skin Association and American Dermatologic Association. During residency, she published articles in JDD, JAAD, JAMA, Pediatric Dermatology, and Annals of Surgical Oncology. She is currently working on projects to evaluate the use of multimodal confocal microscopy in Mohs excisions, the duration of dermatopathology visual recall among residents, and the clinicopathologic characteristics of pigmentation disorders. She serves on the NYU interdepartmental Resident Wellness Committee, moderated a webinar as part of the Next Steps In Derm Build & Grow series, won the Schweitzer fellowship for service to the community in teaching dance classes to at-risk adolescents, and chaired a national medical student conference. She aspires to merge her interests in pediatric and procedural dermatology to develop new tools for diagnosing and treating dermatologic conditions in children.

Online Voting

NOV 17 - DEC 4, 2015

Vote for the Leaders of Distinction in Dermatology
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Winners Announced

WEEK OF DEC 14, 2015

Award Ceremony

JAN 15 - 18, 2016

Orlando Derm Aesthetic & Clinical Conference
Omni Orlando Resort, Championsgate, FL.