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Mark Kaufmann, MD is a board-certified dermatologist and dermatologic surgeon. After graduating Alpha Omega Alpha from NYU’s School of Medicine, Dr. Kaufmann trained at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, where he served as chief resident. He then completed a fellowship in dermatologic cosmetic surgery.

For the past 23 years, Dr. Kaufmann has been practicing all aspects of dermatology, and has been featured on Good Morning America, the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and has appeared in Good Housekeeping and Shape magazines. He has published articles in both the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, as well as the Archives of Dermatology. He serves as an Associate Clinical Professor of Dermatology at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, where he teaches residents in-training dermatologic surgery.

Dr. Kaufmann frequently lectures nationally and has been invited to be on the faculty for the annual meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology for the last eleven years. He also serves as a contributing editor, and is on the editorial boards of several dermatology journals. Dr. Kaufmann also sits on several committees for the American Academy of Dermatology and was recently elected to serve on the Board of Directors of the American Academy of Dermatology.

Dr. Kaufmann has been recognized as one of America’s Top Dermatologists by the Consumers’ Research Council of America, and is also a New York Superdoctor, as listed in a New York Times magazine supplement feature.


Holy MACRA! Avoiding MIPS Penalties

This lecture will provide attendees with a better understanding of the direction of healthcare reform, to review the important aspects of the MACRA legislation, and to learn how to easily avoid any MIPS penalties this year.


  1. Understand the basis for healthcare reform
  2. Understand the Quality Payment Program included in the MACRA legislation
  3. Learn how to avoid MIPS penalties


  1. Development of new technology
  2. Legislative, regulatory, or organizational changes effecting patient care


  1. Medicare Program, Merit-Based Payment System (MIPS) and Alternative Payment Model (AMP) Incentive Under the Physician Fee Schedule and Criteria for Physician-Focused Payment Models, 81 FR 77008. (final Rule Nov. 4, 2016).

Core Competencies: 3, 6, 7


Bureaucracy and Burnout Panel

This is an interactive panel discussion among members of the AAD Board of Directors and leaders of the AOCD as well as the audience to review the current state of dermatology and collaboration between the organizations.


  1. Identify current threats to patient safety and the growth of dermatology
  2. Review plans of action from the AAD, AOCD, and other societies within organized dermatology as well as efforts to collaborate
  3. Discuss current and future issues facing training new dermatologists to face the challenges of scope of practice


  1.  Legislative, regulatory, or organizational changes effecting patient care


  1. “The Future of Dermatology Practices” Dermatology World, 2014 March. 
  2. “Dermatology Incorporated” Dermatology World, 2012 August. 
  3. “Building Our Advocacy Arm’s Muscle” Dermatology World, 2015 August. 
  4. “Dermatology’s Advocacy Achievements are No Accident” Dermatology World, 2015 July.

Core Competencies: 5, 7

Disclosures: Stock: Modernizing Medicine, Inc.

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