Tampa, Fla. – Hillel Academy, Tampa’s only accredited Jewish day school, is pleased to announce the election of Dr. Seth Forman as the president of the Board of Trustees.
The Hillel Academy community is delighted to have found such a fitting and passionate candidate to follow in the footsteps of recent board president, Stanford Solomon.
This is a very exciting period in the history of Hillel Academy, which boasts of a new leadership team, new board additions and an ambitious strategic roadmap to secure the school’s future in the Tampa Bay area.
“It’s important for this community, for any major community, to have a thriving Jewish day school, as it helps to prepare and educate the young Jewish leaders of tomorrow,” says Dr. Forman, adding that he is very enthusiastic about the school’s new direction and focus.
Dr. Forman, along with his three brothers, is a graduate of Hillel Academy. In addition, all of their children are Hillel Academy graduates or are current students at the school.
After graduating from Hillel Academy in 1986, Dr. Forman attended Berkeley Preparatory School before earning a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania in 1994. He went on to attend the University of Southern California and the Medical College of Virginia, completing his studies there in 2002 before completing an advanced fellowship in Dermatopathology at the Geisinger Medical Center in 2007.
Dr. Forman practices clinical dermatology, and dermatopathology in private practice in Tampa. He also is the principal investigator and CEO of Forward Clinical Trials, where he has led multiple research endeavors for psoriasis and other chronic dermatological conditions.
Committed to clinical dermatology, clinical research and research based publications, Dr. Forman has researched, studied and written peer-reviewed articles about various
dermatological issues including melanoma, basal cell carcinoma, merkel cell carcinoma, vascular tumors, and inflammatory conditions such as eczema. His work has been published in, among others, the New England Journal of Medicine, The Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, Archives in Dermatology and The Journal of Cutaneous Pathology. Dr. Forman also is the primary author of two chapters in Comprehensive Dermatologic Drug Therapy, the leading reference textbook for dermatological therapeutics.
In addition, Dr. Forman serves the community as a member of the Rays 100, a group of business leaders focused on keeping the Tampa Bay Rays in the region. He also has served as a regional member of the National Psoriasis Foundation (NPF) and as the medical director of the NPFs “Walk for a Cure” in 2015.
Dr. Forman and his wife, Hannah, live in Tampa with their three children. His daughter Abigail is a rising junior at The Berkeley Preparatory school. Their sons Sam and Gabriel attend Hillel Academy, in eighth and fourth grade respectively.
Hillel Academy embraces the diversity, rich culture and traditions of Judaism, and is a member of the Jewish Community Day School Network and the National Association of Independent Schools. The school is accredited by the Florida Council of Independent Schools and the Florida Kindergarten Council. More information about Hillel Academy’s offerings, registration process, financial aid and tour scheduling are available by calling Admissions at 813.963.2242 or emailing email@example.com.