Award for Dermatologists from Developing Countries

The Society for Pediatric Dermatology's (SPD) biannual award for a dermatologist who has made significant contributions to the care of pediatric skin disease in their developing country will be given in 2023. The award recipient will be invited to attend our 48th Annual Meeting, to be held July 13-16, 2023 in Asheville, North Carolina and will be asked to give a brief presentation at that meeting.

Registration and travel expenses will be paid by SPD. We are particularly interested in supporting a dermatologist who might otherwise be unable to attend our meeting. Applications should include, but are not limited to: CV, headshot photograph (used in SPD newsletter if selected), letters of nomination (if available), and a personal statement (maximum of 1 page) outlining background, reasons why applicant should receive the award, and/or goals for attending the meeting. Applications should be mailed to Dr. Maria Teresa Garcia-Romero, Chair, International Committee, c/o Society for Pediatric Dermatology, 8365 Keystone Crossing, Suite 107, Indianapolis, IN 46240 or emailed to Dr. Garcia-Romero at

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2019 Recipient:

Swagata Tambe, MD
Innovation Skin Clinic & Laser Center, India
Genetic Skin Disorders in Children in India

2018 Recipient:

Shambhu Dutta Joshi, MD
Far Western Community Hospital, Nepal

Genetic Skin Disorders Care in a Resource-Poor Setting

2016 Recipient:

Gomathy Sethuraman, MD
All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India

Vitamin D, Rickets, and Congenital Ichthyosis

2015 Recipient:

Nam Ngoc Khanh Tran, MD
Hue University - Vietnam

Health Situation in Vietnam

2014 Recipient:

Edwig Nagabirwa, MD
Mbarara University of Science and Technology, Mbarara, Uganda

Challenges of Practicing in Uganda

2013 Recipient:

Jimmy Malanda, MD
Kamuzu Central Hospital, Lilongwe, Malawi

Practicing Paediatric Dermatology in the Warm Heart of Africa

2012 Recipient:

Didi Motsepe, MD
Princess Marina Hospital, Gabarone, Botswana

Diagnosis and Treatment: Challenges of Pediatric Dermatology in Botswana

2011 Recipient:

Mebratu Ketema Tabor, MD
Regional Dermatology Training Center, Moshi, Tanzania

The Pediatric Albino Care Program in Moshi, Tanzania

2010 Recipient:

Kassahun Desalegn Bilcha, MD
Gondar University Hospital, Gondar, Ethiopia

Children's Dermatological Needs in Rural Ethiopia