Mentorship Awards

2015 Award Sponsor: AVEENO Baby


  • Establish a formal mentorship program within Pediatric Dermatology
  • Promote career development within the field of Pediatric Dermatology
  • Cultivate relationships between established pediatric dermatologists and residents/fellows/junior faculty who have chosen to pursue a career in pediatric dermatology.

>>2016 SPD Mentorship Award Guidelines

>>2016 SPD Mentorship Award Application

Application Deadline: May 1, 2016

Current Available SPD Mentors

If you have any questions, please contact SPD at (317) 202-0224 or or
Maria Garzon, MD, Mentorship Committee Chair, at

2015 Recipients:

Cynthia Abban, MD​
University of Pittsburgh
Mentor: Yvonne Chiu, MD, Medical College of Wisconsin
Mentorship Focus: Determine the Clinical Efficacy of Skin Biopsies in Determining Disease Activity in Morphea
Melinda Jen, MD
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Mentor: Annette Wagner, MD, Lurie Children’s Hospital - Chicago
Mentorship Focus: Procedural and Surgical Services
Annie Wang, MD​
Brown University
Mentor: Larry Eichenfield, MD, Rady Children’s Hospital - San Diego
Mentorship Focus: Atopic Dermatitis
Alexis Weymann Perlmutter, MD
Geisinger Medical Center
Mentor: Leslie Castelo-Soccio, MD, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Mentorship Focus: Photomedicine Director for Disorders of Pigmentation, Hair Disorders

2014 Recipients:

Sarah Asch, MD
University of California, San Francisco
Mentor: Kristin Hook, MD
Mentorship Focus: Epidermolysis Bullosa
Lucia Seminario-Vidal, MD, PhD
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Mentor: Larry Eichenfield, MD
Mentorship Focus: Neonatal Dermatology

2013 Recipients:

Amanda Moon, MD
University of Rochester
Mentor: Albert Yan, MD
Mentorship Focus: Pediatric Dermatology in the ER
Matthew Sewell, MD
Virginia Commonwealth University
Mentor: Yvonne Chiu, MD
Mentorship Focus: Linear Morphea

2012 Recipients:

Markus Boos, MD, PhD
University of Pennsylvania
Mentor: Robert Sidbury, MD
Mentorship Focus: Pediatric Teledermatology
Elena Hawryluk, MD, PhD
Harvard University
Mentor: Seth Orlow, MD, PhD
Mentorship Focus: Pediatric Pigmented Lesions

2011 Recipients:

Adam Rubin, MD
University of Pennsylvania Health System
Mentor: Lori Prok, MD
Mentorship Focus: Pediatric Dermatopathology
Anna Kirkorian, MD
University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey
Mentor: Kimberly Morel, MD
Mentorship Focus: Epidermolysis Bullosa

2009 Recipient:

Justine Park, MD
University of Southern California
Mentor: Bari Cunningham, MD
Mentorship Focus: Pulsed Dye Laser Treatment for Pediatric Patients