Faculty Award - Amy J. McMichael, MD

Amy McMichael. Amy J. McMichael, MD, FAAD, is a Philadelphia native who received her medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. She completed an internship at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia and her dermatology residency training at the University of Michigan School of Medicine.

She has held leadership positions in Wake Forest University School of Medicine’s Department of Dermatology for over 20 years, first as residency program director for 12 years and chair of the department for 11 years. She stepped down as chair in September 2022 to pursue her other interests, including clinical medicine, research and mentorship. She has been a leader in her field, including her roles as past president of both the Skin of Color Society and the National Medical Association Dermatology Section. She has also served as vice president of the Women’s Dermatologic Society and secretary/treasurer of the North American Alopecia Research Society. She currently serves as a board member of the American Academy of Dermatology. She has mentored countless students, residents and junior faculty over the years.

McMichael’s clinical and research interests include hair and scalp disorders, psoriasis and skin color. She is co-editor of several texts including “Hair Diseases: Medical, Surgical and Cosmetic Treatments” and “Fitzpatrick’s Dermatology, 9th Edition.” She serves on the editorial boards of JAMA Dermatology, Cosmetic Dermatology, Skin Appendages and The Dermatologist, and is the author of numerous journal articles and chapters.