About SPD

Mission & Core Values

The Society for Pediatric Dermatology was established in 1975 and currently has a membership of over 1,000 worldwide. It is the only national organization in the United States specifically dedicated to the field of Pediatric Dermatology.


The objective of the Society is to promote, develop and advance education, research and care of skin disease in all pediatric age groups.

The Society has an international membership comprised of physicians, scientists, and professionals in training who have an interest in pediatric skin and its diseases.

The Society is an advocate and resource for public and government awareness of pediatric skin disease and skin health. The Society supports the development of scientific careers in the field of pediatric skin disorders.

The Society fosters an exchange of information between physicians, health professionals, patients, patient organizations and other groups related to the field of pediatric dermatology.

Core Values

We believe all children deserve quality care for skin disease and we value:

  • Exceptional and unparalleled focus on skin disorders in the pediatric population
  • Education in pediatric skin disease for patients and providers
  • Collegiality, mentorship and inclusiveness
  • Promotion of skin health and prevention of skin diseases
  • Collaboration in patient care and research
  • Promotion, support and dissemination of high quality research domestically and globally
  • Fostering integrity and ethical practices
  • Coordination of collective efforts to advance our society