The Pennsylvania Academy of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery is the only statewide organization that exclusively represents dermatologists and their patients.  The PAD is the voice of Dermatology for both the state legislature and third party payers. The PAD promotes education and camaraderie through our Annual Meeting and keeps members informed through our e-journal, Skin Lines. Apply online for membership!

Membership Class

There are three classes of membership: Fellow, Resident Fellow and Life Member. Discounted dues are available for early career physicians in their first three years of practice who meet PAD membership requirements. Dues are free for full-time Resident Fellows who are active full-time in a dermatology residency or fellowship.

Latest Information for the Practicing Dermatologist

Members are kept abreast of all issues, including economic, legal, political, affecting the practice of dermatology in Pennsylvania. Members receive electronic communications on the issues as they are happening as well as several Skin Lines e-journals throughout the year.

A Voice for Legislative and Economic Interests That Allow Us to Practice Excellent Dermatology

We have a dermatology representation on the Medicare Carrier Advisory Committee which safeguards our Medicare concerns. Board members fight for our rights with local third party carriers as well as researches and supports legislation that promotes public health.

New Developments in Dermatology

PAD hosts a highly-acclaimed annual scientific meeting that offers the latest information on coding and documentation along with pertinent regulatory issues. Members enjoy markedly reduced meeting fees.

Take Action Now

Click here to view/print the Fellow membership application.
Click here to join online today.                   
Click here​ if you are a resident without an active membership. Residents are automatic members and must only complete an information form.

About PAD

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

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