Committees

FINANCE & ADMINISTRATION
Robert Sidbury, MD

SPD FOUNDATION

Chair: Larry Eichenfield, MD - University of California, San Diego/Rady Children's Hospital
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: Elena Pope, MD - University of Toronto
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.

EQUITY, DIVERSITY & INCLUSION
Chair: Crystal Pourciau, MD, LeBonheur Children's Hospital / Victoria Barrio, MD, UCSD/Rady Children’s Hospital
The EDI Committee is responsible for ensuring the Society honors its commitment to diversity and inclusion within the organization and healthcare equity for all patients. The committee will work in concert with each SPD committee to provide guidance, and representation as needed, related to all activities and initiatives, including SMART goals, marketing materials, meetings, publications, education, and workforce issues.


EDUCATION & CAREER DEVELOPMENT
Sheilagh Maguiness, MD

CERTIFICATION & MOC

Chair: Brea Prindaville, MD - Brown 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: Jeff Yu, MD - Massachusetts General Hospital
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: Kristin Hook, MD - Dermatology Specialists, PA/University of Minnesota
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: Lucia Diaz, MD - University of Texas Medical School, Dell Children's
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 (new initiatives)
Chair: Irene Lara-Corrales, MD - Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto
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
Heather Brandling-Bennett, MD

NOMINATIONS/LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT

Chair: Dawn Davis, MD - Mayo Clinic Rochester
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: Teresa Wright, MD - LeBonheur Children’s Hospital (Tennessee)
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 U.S. and abroad.

EXTERNAL NOMINATIONS/LIAISONS (AAD, AAP, COPS)
Chair: Joy Mosser, MD - Nationwide Children's Hospital (Ohio)
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: Maria Teresa Garcia-Romero, MD - National Institute of Pediatrics
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
Anita Haggstrom, MD

PEDIATRIC DERMATOLOGY

Editors: Andrea Zaenglein, MD, Penn State/Hershey Medical Center & Lionel Bercovitch, MD, Brown University
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: Adnan Mir, MD - Univ. of Texas - Southwestern
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: Sadaf Hussain, MD - Boston Children's Hospital/Harvard Medical School
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: Stephanie Jacks, MD - 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
Amy Jo Nopper, MD

MEMBERSHIP - RECRUITMENT & RETENTION

Chair: Cheryl Bayart, MD - Cleveland Clinic Foundation
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: Mercedes Gonzalez, MD - Pediatric Dermatology of Miami
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: Laurie Shinn, MD - Commonwealth Dermatology
The Patient & Practice Advocacy Committee is responsible for collaborating with patient advocacy groups and external organizations to advance important patient and practice issues.

AWARDS
Chair: Harper Price, MD - Phoenix Children's Hospital
The Awards & Grants Committee provides funding opportunities for both early career development and support of high impact research projects within our membership.

TELEDERMATOLOGY
Chair: Sarah Asch, MD - HealthPartners, St. Paul, Minnesota
The Teledermatology Committee develops and promotes best practices for establishing pediatric dermatology teledermedicine and identifies underserved and remote populations that could benefit from pediatric telederm outreach.


RESEARCH
Anna Bruckner, MD

PeDRA
Co-Presidents: Ilona Frieden, MD - University of California, San Francisco & Anna Bruckner, MD, Children’s Hospital Colorado/University of Colorado
The Pediatric Dermatology Research Alliance (PeDRA) is the research arm of the SPD, with a mission to create, inspire, and sustain research to prevent, treat, and cure childhood skin disease.


If you are interested in joining a committee, please contact SPD at info@pedsderm.net.


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