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Suzanne Olbricht MD

Suzanne M. Olbricht MD

Chief, Department of Dermatology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center; Associate Professor of Dermatology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts

Suzanne Olbricht is Chief of the Department of Dermatology at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Associate Professor of Dermatology at Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts. As a clinician, Dr. Olbricht’s field of expertise is skin cancer and procedural dermatology, performing Mohs micrographic surgery and reconstruction for skin cancers of the head and neck. Dr. Olbricht has authored 25 original reports, 37 reviews and one book and is editor of two other books.  She lectures locally, nationally and internationally on ethics, skin cancer, and surgical techniques. 

Currently she is President of the American Academy of Dermatology, having served in the past as Chair of the Scientific Assembly Committee in 2012 and Secretary-Treasurer from 2010-2016. She received the President’s Award from the Women’s Dermatology Society in 2011 and the Distinguished Service Award of the American College of Mohs Surgery in 2011 and 2015. In 2015, she was director of the Basics of Dermatologic Surgery Course at the World Congress in Vancouver. In 2016, she was the plenary speaker at the Brazilian Congress of Dermatology.  In 2017 she is the plenary speaker for the annual meeting of the Philippine Dermatology Society. 

In 2015 Dr. Olbricht was honored at the National Zoo by the Zoo, Senator Angus King, Senator Susan Collins and Congresswoman Chellie Pingree, as well as the AAD, for her energetic facilitation and financial contributions toward a major shade structure at the National Zoo protecting the seating in front of the sea lion exhibit. 

Calling Abilene Texas home, Dr. Olbricht now lives in Kittery Maine with an apartment in Boston. Admittedly unbalanced, she loves being at work and hates to go home and loves being at home and hates to go to work.  She and her husband Kevin Fickenscher, MD, have a wonderful Glen of Imaal terrier named Toto. She has four children: a doctor, a lawyer, a musician, and a postmodern dancer/performance artist. She loves to garden and be surrounded by friends.

Recent Contributions to PracticeUpdate:

  1. US Nurse and Physician Risk of Suicide