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2014 Hidradenitis Suppurativa Foundation Update

Updated: Mar 11, 2018

April, 2014: The HS Institute announced that Dr. Paul Hazen had transferred the position of President of the US-based Hidradenitis Suppurativa Foundation to Dr. William Danby, MD, dermatologist at Dartmouth Medical Center.


Dr. Hazen accepted the position of Immediate-Past-President and Board Member at the HSF Board Meeting in Denver Colorado. The Board was also pleased to welcome a number of new members to the organization, continuing to add new talents and geographic representation to the challenges of HS.


The Hidradenitis Suppurativa Foundation has continued as a nonprofit organization, representing the principal support organization for patients with this disease. Based in San Diego California, the organization was organized to serve the missions of patient, physician and community education, to the promote and support research for the condition, and to guide patients needing treatment.

The foundation was created in 2005 and ably directed by Michelle Barlow, Christos Zouboulis, PhD and Ralf Paus, MD until early in 2013. Dr. Zouboulis and Dr. Paus have continued their efforts within the European foundation while Dr. Hazen and others on the US-based Foundation will work closely with other HS Foundations in Europe, Australia and Japan. This marks an exciting time for the HS Foundation.


A full list of US-HSF Board Members include:


Richard Bennett, MD (Treasurer)

Professor of Clinical Dermatology, UCLA and USC Schools of Medicine

Ronald Birnbaum, MD (Secretary)

Assistant Professor of Dermatology, Harbor UCLA Medical Center

Alexa Boer-Kimball, MD

Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School

William Danby, MD (President)

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Surgery (Dermatology), Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth

Iltefat Hamzavi, MD

Henry Ford Medical Center (Detroit Michigan)

Paul G. Hazen, MD

Clinical Professor of Dermatology, Case-Western Reserve University School of Medicine

Francis Kerdel, MD

Professor of Dermatology, University of Miami (Florida) Medical Center

Robert Lee, MD, PhD

Associate Clinical Professor in the Division of Dermatology and Director of Dermatopathology at UCSD

Lynnette Margesson, MD

Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Assistant Professor of Surgery, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth

Dennis Orgill, MD, PhD

Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School

Barry Resnik, MD

Voluntary Professor of Dermatology, University of Miami (Florida) Medical Center.

Noah Scheinfeld, MD, JD (Vice President)

New York, NY

Bruce Strober, MD

Associate Professor of Dermatology, Vice Chair and Director of Clinical Trials of Department of Dermatology, University of Connecticut Health Center.


We at the Hidradenitis Suppurativa Institute are excited to be part of this outstanding group of researchers and clinicians representing the Board of Directors for the HS Foundation. We anticipate that great strides will be made in disease awareness, support and research. Check back often for ongoing updates on the HS Foundation through it’s web site: www.hs-foundation.org