Committees

FINANCE & ADMINISTRATION:
Robert Sidbury, MD

SPD FOUNDATION

Chair: Anita Haggstrom, MD - Indiana University
The SPD Foundation works to foster and enhance SPD’s education, research and training programs as well as fund new development and opportunities in these areas. It promotes a mechanism by which individual members can give back to the Society and support the next generation of pediatric dermatologists.

FUNDRAISING
Chair: Fred Ghali, MD - Pediatric Dermatology of North Texas
The Fundraising Committee cultivates partnerships with members of industry and is primarily responsible for securing support for SPD programs and initiatives.

STRATEGIC PLANNING
Chair: Marissa Perman, MD - Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
The Strategic Planning Committee is responsible for oversight of the SPD’s current strategic plan, planning and execution of its triennial strategic planning retreat and tasked with periodic review of the bylaws and procedures.


EDUCATION & CAREER DEVELOPMENT:
Sheilagh Maguiness, MD

CERTIFICATION & MOC

Chair: Katherine Puttgen, MD - Johns Hopkins University
The Certification & Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Committee is responsible for promoting the subspecialty certification available to pediatric dermatologists as well as access to and awareness of MOC requirements and resources.

FELLOWSHIP DIRECTORS
Chair: Kelly Cordoro, MD - University of California, San Francisco
The Fellowship Program Directors Committee is dedicated to promoting and enhancing Graduate Medical Education in the field of pediatric dermatology. Its primary goal is to foster the exchange of ideas and information between program directors.

JUNIOR FACULTY/FELLOWS
Chair: Hillary Lawrence, MD - University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
The Junior Faculty/Fellows Committee is charged with supporting the career development of SPD members recently out of training, providing valuable networking connections between junior and senior members and facilitating opportunities for junior members to participate within the organization.

MEETINGS (CME)
Chair: Amy Jo Nopper, MD - Children's Mercy Hospital
The Meetings Committee is responsible for providing high-quality educational meetings specifically for pediatric dermatologists and oversee the content delivered at the SPD’s Pre-AAD and Annual Meetings.

MENTORSHIP
Chair: Moise Levy, MD - Dell Children's Medical Center
The Mentorship Committee oversees programs that increase clinical education of younger members in individual or smaller group settings, including the online Peer Mentorship Groups and the Mentorship Awards.

EDUCATION
Chair: Erin Mathes, MD - University of California, San Francisco
The Education Committee is responsible for producing patient education resources for both pediatric dermatologists (Patient Perspectives handouts) as well creating and maintaining online education modules aimed at increasing basic knowledge in pediatric dermatology for primary care physicians, pediatricians, residents and medical students.


WORKFORCE & SPECIALTY ADVOCACY:
Marilyn Liang, MD

NOMINATIONS/LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT

Chair: Karen Wiss, MD - University of Massachusetts
The Nominations/ Leadership Development Committee coordinates programs that help to recognize outstanding volunteers, identifies future society leadership, evaluates submitted nominations for Executive Committee positions and presents an annual slate to the membership.

WORKFORCE
Chair: Heather Brandling-Bennett, MD - Seattle Children's Hospital / University of Washington
The Workforce Committee is responsible for developing both short-term approaches and long-term strategies to address the pediatric dermatology workforce shortage both in the US and abroad.

EXTERNAL NOMINATIONS/LIAISONS (AAD, AAP, COPS)
Chair: Tom McIntee, MD - Marshfield Clinic (Wisconsin)
The External Nominations/Liaisons Committee is charged with promoting SPD member leadership activity in external organizations that support SPD mission and core values, including the AAD, AAP, Derm Foundation, ILDS and CoPS.

INTERNATIONAL OUTREACH & GLOBAL ALLIANCES
Chair: Bari Cunningham, MD - Comprehensive Dermatology Group
The International Outreach and Global Alliances Committee works to support dermatologists globally in the care of their pediatric patients though building relationships and offering the annual Dermatologists from Developing Country Award.


MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS:
Pat Treadwell, MD

PEDIATRIC DERMATOLOGY

Editors: Lawrence Eichenfield, MD, UC San Diego/Rady Children's Hospital & Ilona Frieden, MD, USCF
The Journal’s Editorial Staff is responsible for producing Pediatric Dermatology, the SPD’s primary resource presenting the latest on topics such as hemangiomas, atopic dermatitis, rare and unusual cases of childhood diseases, neonatal medicine, and therapeutic advances. As important progress is made in any area involving infants and children, Pediatric Dermatology is there to publish the findings.

MARKETING - EXTERNAL
Chair: Brandi Kenner-Bell, MD - Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago
The Marketing – External Committee is responsible for developing and implementing a marketing plan that will increase visibility, outreach, and support of the organization, building relationships with professional and community-based partners and to enhance media interest in the SPD.

NEWSLETTER
Chair: Joseph Lam, MD - Univ. of British Columbia/BC Children’s Hospital
The Newsletter Committee produces a high quality quarterly society newsletter for SPD members. Committee members contribute to the comprehensive literature review included in each newsletter and create summaries of the annual meetings.

WEBSITE & SOCIAL MEDIA
Chair: Raegan Hunt, MD, PhD - Baylor College of Medicine / Texas Children’s Hospital
The Website & Social Media Committee works to develop and disseminate high quality content to enhance communication via the web and social media between the SPD and members, other healthcare providers, patients and families.


MEMBERSHIP & PRACTICE MANAGEMENT:
Latanya Benjamin, MD

MEMBERSHIP - RECRUITMENT & RETENTION

Chair: Catherine McCuaig, MD - University of Montreal
The Membership – Recruitment and Retention Committee is charged with developing strategies to target new members and programs and initiatives to retain current members.

PRACTICE MANAGEMENT
Chair: Monique Kumar, MD - Emory University
The Practice Management Committee develops resources for pediatric dermatologists that will enable them to effectively manage all types of practices (academic, private, etc.).

PATIENT & PRACTICE ADVOCACY
Chair: Lisa Shen, MD - Northwestern University/ Lurie Children’s Hospital
The Patient & Practice Advocacy Committee is responsible for collaborating with patient advocacy groups and external organizations to advance important patient and practice issues.


RESEARCH: Jeff Sugarman, MD

AWARDS & GRANTS

Chair: Jennifer Hand, MD - Mayo Clinic Rochester
The Awards & Grants Committee provides funding opportunities for both early career development and support of high impact research projects within our membership.

PeDRA
Co-Chairs: Lawrence Eichenfield, MD - University of California, San Diego / Rady Children's Hospital San Diego & Dawn Siegel, MD, Medical College of Wisconsin
The Pediatric Dermatology Research Alliance (PeDRA) is the research arm of the SPD and exists solely to foster collaborative, multi-site research studies on pediatric dermatologic diseases.

RESEARCH
Chair: Yvonne Chiu, MD - Medical College of Wisconsin
The Research Committee is responsible for supporting pediatric dermatology research by surveying the members on research priorities and creating and maintaining a database of studies and researchers.


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