Latanya T. Benjamin, MD Named President Elect of Women’s Dermatologic Society

Latanya T. Benjamin, MD has been named President-Elect of the Women’s Dermatologic Society (WDS).

Dr. Benjamin is a double board-certified and fellowship-trained pediatric dermatologist, renowned for her expertise in atopic dermatitis, acne, sun safety, pediatric laser, and surgery. She currently serves as Associate Professor at Florida Atlantic University Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine in Boca Raton, Florida as Co-Director of the Foundation of Medicine Course. She also directs the Communication, Compassion & Collaborative Care Thread for training medical students.

Dr. Benjamin, a long-time faculty member of LiVDerm’s Masters of Pediatric Dermatology Symposium, is a mother and passionate advocate for women and children. She has previously received the WDS Volunteer of the Year Award and has been presented with the WDS Recognition of Leadership and Service Award.

Recognized as a leading female figure in the world of dermatology, she is highly respected among her peers. Her wealth of knowledge and expertise make her a much sought-after speaker at dermatologic events and meetings and a mentor to young physicians. Dr. Benjamin’s appointment, which coincides with Women’s History Month, serves to remind us of the multitude of leading female dermatologists that strive to make a difference in today’s world of medicine.

WDS, founded in 1973 by Wilma F. Bergfeld, MD, is dedicated to helping dermatologists fulfill their greatest potential and contribute to the dermatology specialty and society. Their mission statement – ‘To empower and connect women dermatologists through personal and professional development, mentorship, service, and leadership’ serves to remind others to always encourage one another and recognize the value that each holds.

With this new position at WDS, Dr. Benjamin aims to continue her mission to empower and support women. In a recently shared post, she stated,

“It is my mission to ensure that women in the field of dermatology have the resources they need to succeed, and that they are given a voice in the industry. I am committed to creating an environment where women feel empowered and supported and where their contributions are valued and respected.”


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