About SPD

Mission & Core Values

The Society for Pediatric Dermatology was established in 1975 and currently has over 1,400 members worldwide. It is the only national organization in the U.S. specifically dedicated to the field of Pediatric Dermatology.


The mission of the Society for Pediatric Dermatology is to advance the specialty through education and research, to develop new means of treatment, and to provide advocacy in support of pediatric patients with skin, hair and nail disorders.

Core Values

  • Exceptional and unparalleled focus on pediatric skin disorders
  • Collegiality and inclusiveness
  • Diversity and equity
  • Collaboration and teamwork
  • Teaching and learning
  • Mentorship
  • Integrity and ethical practices
  • Respect and kindness
  • Excellence
  • Promotion of skin health and disease prevention