International Hyperhidrosis Society Board and Staff Members

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Lisa J. Pieretti, MBA
Co-Founder and Executive Director
International Hyperhidrosis Society
2560 Township Road, Suite B
Quakertown, Pennsylvania 18951 USA
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Dee Anna Glaser, MD, FAAD

glaser_mdPresident and Founding Member, International Hyperhidrosis Society
Professor & Vice Chairman
Director Cosmetic & Laser Surgery
Department of Dermatology
Saint Louis University School of Medicine
St. Louis, Missouri USA

Dr. Dee Anna Glaser is an active dermatologist and has been in practice for twenty years. She is President of the International Hyperhidrosis Society (IHHS) as well as one of its founding board members. Dr. Glaser is currently a professor of Dermatology, Internal Medicine and Otolaryngology and Vice Chairman of the Department of Dermatology at Saint Louis University School of Medicine. She is also the Director of Cosmetic and Laser Surgery in the Department of Dermatology and the Director of Dermatology Research Services at Saint Louis University. She is an internationally renowned speaker on a variety of dermatologic issues and has participated in more than twenty funded clinical trials.

Dr. Glaser has been instrumental in determining the prevalence and impact of hyperhidrosis in North America. She has lectured about the mechanism, diagnosis, and treatment of hyperhidrosis at numerous professional education forums on behalf of the IHHS, the American Academy of Dermatology and other dermatological associations. She is a world-renowned authority on hyperhidrosis and at the forefront of novel hyperhidrosis research. She is a strong advocate of hyperhidrosis awareness and has been influential in treating millions of hyperhidrosis sufferers.

Curriculum Vitae

Education: Dr. Glaser earned her medical degree with distinction from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine, completed an internship and residency in internal medicine at New York University and Bellevue Hospital in New York, and completed a residency in dermatology at Cook County Hospital in Chicago, Illinois.

Board Certification: Dr. Glaser has been certified by several boards, including the American Board of Internal Medicine, the American Board of Dermatology and the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery. She is licensed to practice in Missouri.

Affiliations: Dr. Glaser has earned fellowships from the American Academy of Dermatology, the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, and the American Society of Lipo-Suction Surgery. In addition, she is a member of numerous societies and offices, including the American Medical Association, the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, Phi Beta Kappa, Association of Academic Dermatologic Surgeons, and the Women's Dermatologic Society.

Elected and Appointed Positions: Dr. Glaser serves on the board of trustees of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery. She has served on the board of the American Academy of Dermatology, American Society of Dermatology Surgery, the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery, and the Cosmetic Surgery Foundation. She is a founding board member and current president of the International Hyperhidrosis Society. She has served on the editorial boards of several journals, including Archives of Dermatology, SKINmed: Dermatology for the Clinician, Cosmetic Dermatology, and Practical Dermatology.

Awards and Honors: Dr. Glaser is the recipient of numerous honors and awards, most notably, inclusion in Best Doctors in America, Who's Who in Executives and Professionals, and as a "Top Doctor" in Guide to Top Doctors. In 2002, Dr. Glaser won the "Women Helping Women Award" from Soroptimist International and has also been named as a "Top Young Physician" by Saint Louis Magazine. She is the 2007 recipient of the E. Grey Dimond, MD, Take Wing Award, given to an UMKC alumni for excellence in her field and exceeding the expectations of her peers in the practice of medicine, academic medicine, and research.

Bibliography: Dr. Glaser has participated in over 100 scientific and educational presentations, and has been involved in a number of clinical studies. She has published more than 75 articles in peer-reviewed journals, including the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, Dermatologic Surgery, Archive of Dermatology, New England Journal of Medicine, Archive of Facial Plastic Surgery, the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology, and Practical Dermatology, as well as book chapters and numerous abstracts and posters.

David M. Pariser, MD, FACP, FAAD

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Secretary and Founding Member, International Hyperhidrosis Society
Professor, Department of Dermatology
Eastern Virginia Medical School
2009 President, American Academy of Dermatology
Norfolk, Virginia USA

Dr. David Pariser is an active dermatologist and a founding board member of the International Hyperhidrosis Society (IHHS). He is a professor in the Department of Dermatology at Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, Virginia, where he is also the senior physician with Pariser Dermatology Specialists, Ltd., a private group practice of 12 Dermatologists, 7 Physician Assistants and 1 Nurse Practitioner. Dr. Pariser has been an American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) fellow since 1977 and was elected 2009-2010 president of the AAD (which represents more than 16,000 member physicians worldwide). Additionally, Dr. Pariser is an internationally renowned speaker on a variety of dermatologic issues and has participated in over 350 funded clinical trials.

Dr. Pariser has treated hundreds of hyperhidrosis patients and has lectured about the mechanism, diagnosis, and treatment of hyperhidrosis at numerous professional education forums on behalf of the IHHS, the AAD, and other dermatological associations. He is the consummate researcher and is continuously pursuing new treatment methods that will improve the quality of life of his patients. Dr. Pariser feels that, in his 37 years of practice, the patients who have given him the most inspiration are the hyperhidrosis sufferers whose lives he has been able to improve.

Curriculum Vitae

Education: Dr. Pariser obtained his undergraduate degree at the University of Pennsylvania, and his medical degree from the Medical College of Virginia, where he also completed his internship. He trained as a dermatology resident at the University of Miami.

Board Certification: Dr. Pariser has lifetime certification by the American Board of Dermatology and the American Board of Pathology with a special competence in dermatopathology.

Affiliations: Dr. Pariser has earned fellowships from the American Academy of Dermatology, the American College of Physicians, and the American Society for Dermatopathology. He is also a fellow of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery and the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery. In addition, he is a member of the American Medical Association, the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, and Medical Society of Virginia.

Awards and Honors: Awards and honors presented to Dr. Pariser include the American Academy of Dermatology Gold Triangle Award for outstanding dedication to isotretinoin awareness initiatives in 2002; the Physician’s Recognition Award from the American Medical Association on ten separate occasions, most recently in 2004; the Continuing Medical Education Award from the American Academy of Dermatology on nine separate occasions, most recently in 2004; and four Presidential Citations from the American Academy of Dermatology.

Current Elected and Appointed Positions: Dr. Pariser is president of the Eastern Virginia Dermatology Foundation. He is or has also been on the Boards of Directors of the following organizations: American Academy of Dermatology, International Hyperhidrosis Society, International League of Dermatologic Societies, Sentara Health Management, Dermatology Services, Inc., National Psoriasis Foundation, and Eastern Virginia Dermatology Foundation. He has served on the review committees and/or editorial boards of numerous peer-reviewed journals including the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology and Managed Care magazine and is a reviewer for both of these publications and for Pediatric Dermatology, the American Journal of Managed Care, the Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology and the Archives of Dermatology.

Bibliography: Dr. Pariser's bibliography lists the authorship of 3 textbooks, multiple textbook chapters, two dozen invited papers, nearly 60 scientific poster presentations as well as over 100 original works in peer-reviewed Journals and an additional co-authorship of 22 American Academy of Dermatology publications on Guidelines of Care.

Nowell Jay Solish, MD, FRCP

drsolish-headshotTreasurer and Founding Member, International Hyperhidrosis Society
Assistant Professor of Dermatology and Co-director Dermatologic Surgery, University of Toronto
Co-director Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer Clinic and Laser Surgery Unit, Woman’s College Hospital
Toronto, Ontario CANADA

Dr. Nowell Solish is an active dermatologist, founding board member of the International Hyperhidrosis Society and past president of the Canadian Society for Dermatologic Surgery. He is the co-director of the Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer Clinic and the Laser Surgery Unit at Women's College Hospital and co-director of Dermatologic Surgery at the University of Toronto. He is also Assistant Professor of Dermatology at the University of Toronto. He lectures regularly on hyperhidrosis, dermatologic surgery techniques and other dermatology-related topics at local, national, and international medical meetings and is published in numerous peer-reviewed journals and chapter books.

Dr. Solish has treated hundreds of hyperhidrosis patients and has been an invited lecturer on the diagnosis and management of hyperhidrosis since 1996. Dr. Solish is most gratified as a physician when he is able to effectively treat and change the life of hyperhidrosis patients who come to him after having been unable to successfully manage their hyperhidrosis.

Curriculum Vitae

Education: Dr. Solish obtained his undergraduate degree from the University of Toronto and graduated with honors from the University of Toronto Medical School in dermatology. He trained as a dermatology and internal medicine resident at the University of Toronto and subsequently became the Chief Resident at the same institution. He pursued fellowships in dermatologic surgery at the University of Toronto and at the University of British Columbia.

Professional Affiliations and Activities: Dr. Solish is the past president of the Canadian Dermatologic Society, a member of the American Academy of Dermatology, the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery, and the American Academy of Moh's Micrographic Surgery. He has also served as reviewer for the Journals of American Academy of Dermatology, American Society of Dermatologic Surgery, and Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery.

University Committees: Dr. Solish presently serves on the financial committee of the Women's College Hospital and the clerkship committee at the University of Toronto. Previously he has served on the Dermatology Postgraduate Training Committee, the Dermatology Executive Committee, the residency committee for the occupational health residency program at the University of Toronto, and the department of Undergraduate Medical Education Committee. Also, he served on the resident training committee in internal medicine and in dermatology at the University of Toronto.

Elected and Appointed Positions: Being the past president of the Canadian Society for Dermatologic Surgery, Dr. Solish has also previously held positions as the vice president, secretary, and treasurer for the same society. In addition, he has served on the branding task force for the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery.

Awards and Honors: Dr. Solish has been awarded the F.M. Hill Research Award from the Women's College Hospital and has been accepted by the American Society of Dermatologic Surgeons as a preceptor in injectables and fillers. He has been nominated for numerous other awards, including the Teacher of the Year Award by the Dermatology Training Program at the University of Toronto and the Professional Association of Interns & Residents of Ontario for excellence in clinical teaching on two separate occasions.

Bibliography: Dr. Solish's bibliography lists the authorship of four textbook chapters, 19 original works in peer-reviewed journals and three poster presentations on various topics relating to dermatology.

Adelaide A. Hebert , MD, FACP

hebert Founding Member, International Hyperhidrosis Society
Professor, University of Texas Medical School at Houston
Houston, Texas USA

Dr. Adelaide Hebert is an active dermatologist, professor and one of the founding members of the International Hyperhidrosis Society. She is a professor in the Departments of Dermatology and Pediatrics and an associate professor in the Division of Craniofacial Growth and Development/Pediatric Dentistry at the University of Texas-Houston Medical School. In addition, she is a consulting staff member at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. Dr. Hebert has spoken on numerous dermatologic issues around the country, including hyperhidrosis.

Dr. Hebert has been an active dermatologist for over 25 years and has treated numerous hyperhidrosis patients over ten years. While her current research interests include axillary hyperhidrosis treatments using botulinum toxin type A and quality of life studies, she has also worked closely with neurosurgeons who have performed surgery on patients with severe cases of hyperhidrosis. Dr. Hebert believes that finding effective treatments that improve the quality of lives for patients who sweat excessively is both remarkable and rewarding.

Curriculum Vitae

Education:Dr. Hebert received her medical training at Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans, Louisiana. She completed both an internship in internal medicine and her residency in dermatology at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas.

Board Certification: Dr. Hebert is certified in Dermatology and Pediatric Dermatology and by several boards, including the American Board of Dermatology, American Clinical Pathology Proficiency, and the American Academy of Wound Management.

Affiliations: Dr. Hebert has earned a fellowship from Northwestern University in Pediatric Dermatology and is a member of numerous professional societies, including the American Academy of Dermatology, American Academy of Pediatrics, American Medical Association, American Dermatologic Association, Women's Dermatological Society, Society for Investigative Dermatology, Society for Pediatric Dermatology, Southern Medical Association, Texas Dermatological Society, and the Texas Medical Association.

Awards and Honors: During her 20 years practicing dermatology, Dr. Hebert has won numerous awards. She’s been listed as one of "The Best Doctors in America: Central Region" three times. In 2000, she was awarded the Dean’s Excellence Award at the University of Texas Health Center Honors Convocation.

Current Elected and Appointed Positions: Dr. Hebert has been a member of the faculty of the Department of Dermatology at the University of Texas-Houston Medical School since 1986. She is also a professor in the Departments of Dermatology and Pediatrics as well as an associate professor in the Division of Craniofacial Growth and Development/Pediatric Dentistry at the University of Texas-Houston Medical School. There, she also serves on the Continuing Medical Education and the Graduate Medical Examination Committees. In addition, she is a consulting staff member at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. Dr. Hebert has served on the editorial board for the journal Pediatric Dermatology.

Bibliography: Dr. Hebert’s bibliography lists the authorship of more than 70 peer-reviewed journal articles on a variety of dermatology-related issues. Most recently, Dr. Hebert published an article regarding pediatric hyperhidrosis, which appears in Pediatric Dermatology (Vol. 25 No. 6, December 2008) and is titled "Primary Pediatric Hyperhidrosis: A Review of Current Treatment Options".

Ada Regina Trindade de Almeida, MD

trindadeMember, International Hyperhidrosis Society
Dermatologic Surgeon, Hospital do Servidor Público
Municipal de São Paulo BRAZIL

Dr. Trindade de Almeida is a dermatologic surgeon who works at Hospital do Servidor Público Municipal de São Paulo, Brazil, where she is involved in the dermatology residency program. She also operates her own clinical practice in São Paulo, Brazil. Dr. Trindade de Almeida is former treasurer and vice-president of the Brazilian Society for Dermatologic Surgery, a member (as well as former consulting board member) of the Brazilian Dermatology Society, and a member of the American Academy of Dermatology.

Dr. Trindade de Almeida has treated hundreds of hyperhidrosis patients and has been an invited speaker on hyperhidrosis at several national and international meetings. She is also a speaker on cosmetic and therapeutic uses of botulinum toxin, injectable fillers, acne scarring correction, and facial rejuvenation. She is author and co-author of several articles and book chapters, and is the editor of two books about botulinum toxin.

Curriculum Vitae

Education: Dr. Trindade de Almeida received her medical degree from the Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, state of Pernambuco, Brazil. She completed a residency in dermatology at Hospital do Servidor Público Municipal de São Paulo, Brazil followed by an extra year of Dermatologic surgery training.

Professional Affiliations and Activities: Dr. Trindade de Almeida is former treasurer and vice-president of the Brazilian Society for Dermatologic Surgery, a member (as well as former consulting board member) of the Brazilian Dermatology Society, and a member of the American Academy of Dermatology. She is the editor of two books: Cosmetic Use of Botulinum Toxin and Hiperhidrosis and Botulinum Toxin.

Elected and Appointed Positions: Dr. Trindade de Almeida is former treasurer and vice-president of the Brazilian Society for Dermatologic Surgery, a member (as well as former consulting board member) of the Brazilian Dermatology Society, and a member of the American Academy of Dermatology.

Bibliography: Dr. Trindade de Almeida is author and co-author of several articles and book chapters.

Lisa J. Pieretti, MBA

Executive Director and Founding Member, International Hyperhidrosis Society

Lisa J. Pieretti is the Executive Director of the International Hyperhidrosis Society (IHHS). As Executive Director, Pieretti is responsible for establishing the mission and execution of the initiatives that support the goals of the organization. Top priorities include promoting awareness of hyperhidrosis, working to enable treatment access, and increased research into this medical condition.

Pieretti oversees the marketing activities of the IHHS, including fundraising, public relations, publication and patient education development, and partnership development with organizations such as the American Academy of Dermatology, the Canadian Dermatology Association, and the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology. In addition to being involved in all operational functions of the organization, Pieretti also drives the considerable physician education efforts of the Society. She also provides patient support to hyperhidrosis sufferers, spearheading primary and secondary research.

Through the enrichment of the IHHS Web site, www.SweatHelp.org, Pieretti has developed a true online global support community. There are currently more than twenty thousand people registered in the patient database and over one thousand physicians have registered to be part of the Physician Finder database. The Web site is one of the most popular for those seeking hyperhidrosis information and support and boasts millions of visitors from around the world annually. Under Pieretti’s management, the IHHS has attracted worldwide media attention, which has led to growing consumer and physician awareness of the devastating effects of this condition.

Prior to becoming the Executive Director of IHHS, Pieretti was the Director of Account Management at Medical Broadcasting Company, where she designed, developed, and executed integrated multi-channel strategic marketing programs for billion-dollar pharmaceutical brands. Pieretti also worked with SCIREX Corporation, a leader in CNS clinical research, as the Senior Director of Marketing and Communications, and Merck & Co. as a Market Analyst in the vaccine department.

Pieretti attended Drexel University in Philadelphia where she received her B.A. degree in design. Later, she went on to receive an M.A. in international economics, and an MBA in marketing also from Drexel University.

In November of 2003, the International Hyperhidrosis Society announced the appointment of Pieretti as the organization’s first Executive Director.

Pieretti’s unwavering dedication to those who suffer from the effects of hyperhidrosis is reflected in the integrity of the organization’s initiatives and the continuous action and care provided by the Society.

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