Susan C. Taylor, MD, FAAD

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Dr. Susan C. Taylor is the Bernett Johnson Endowed Professor of Dermatology in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA. In addition, she is Emeritus Professor in the Department of Dermatology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York, NY. She received her medical degree from Harvard Medical School in Boston and is a diplomat of the American Board of Internal Medicine and the American Board of Dermatology.

Dr. Taylor’s clinical and research focus includes pigmentary disorders, acne, and alopecia. Her work has focused on advancing clinical knowledge and addressing gaps in central centrifugal cicatricial alopecia. She also serves as Principal Investigator for Phase II through Phase IV clinical research trials. Dr. Taylor has over 100 original publications as well as five books, including Taylor and Kelly’s Dermatology for Skin of Color. She has given more than 80 lectures both nationally and internationally. Before joining Penn, Dr. Taylor was in private practice at Society Hill Dermatology from 1989 until 2016.

Dr. Taylor was elected President-elect of the American Academy of Dermatology and will take office in March 2024. Dr. Taylor was the recipient of the AAD’s 2022 Inaugural John Kenney Jr. Lifetime Achievement Award and Lectureship. She served as AAD Vice President 2020-2021.  Dr. Taylor is the 2022 recipient of the Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching from the Perelman School of Medicine. 

Professor Taylor is a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology, and a member of the American Dermatological Association, the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, the Noah Worcester Dermatological Society, the Skin of Color Society, the Women’s Dermatologic Society, the Pennsylvania Medical Society and the Philadelphia Dermatology Society. She serves on the editorial boards of Archives in Dermatologic Research, Cutis, and Practical Dermatology and is a peer reviewer for several other journals, including Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, British Journal of Dermatology, JAMA Dermatology, and Journal of Drugs in Dermatology.

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Skin of color patients comprise the majority in California, New Mexico and Texas…and soon will be the majority in Arizona, Nevada, Georgia, New York and Florida.

By 2042, more than 50% of the US population will have skin of color.