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Info and Mission

Welcome to the Pennsylvania Academy of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery (PAD) website! We are the only statewide medical organization solely representing the interests and concerns of all dermatologists and their patients in Pennsylvania.

Our organization was formed in 1966 to address the educational, socio-economic, and political issues facing dermatology in our state. Since our inception, we have grown to hundreds of members and continue to grow. The main purpose of the PAD is to promote high quality, accessible dermatological care for all individuals.

The PAD maintains an active Board of Directors composed of dermatologists, along with a highly organized administrative staff. The PAD maintains a strong presence and reacts proactively in regard to legislative, regulatory, and economic affairs that concern the specialty of dermatology. PAD provides strong representation to the Pennsylvania Medical Society, American Academy of Dermatology, and Medicare Carrier Advisory Committee.

We hope the information on this website answers any questions you may have about our organization. We encourage you to contact us directly if you have further inquiries.

All Pennsylvania dermatologists are encouraged to be actively involved in PAD, and remember that we are open to your suggestions and comments.

If you are a dermatologist in Pennsylvania and currently not a member, we strongly urge you to join today! There is strength in numbers, and we need the support of all active dermatologists to continue our efforts.

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