Sandra Lazarus Professor of Dermatology
Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
Susan C. Taylor, MD, FAAD, a Harvard, Columbia and University of Pennsylvania educated physician, as well as a diplomat of the American Board of Internal Medicine and the American Board of Dermatology, is the Sandra Lazarus Professor of Dermatology at the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine. Dr. Taylor has performed pioneering work establishing Skin of Color as a sub-specialty within Dermatology. Her work has focused on advancing clinical knowledge and addressing gaps in research and education regarding skin of color populations. As Vice Chair for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Department of Dermatology, and as former Vice President of the American Academy of Dermatology, she has led education, policy and research initiatives that have invigorated a national dialogue about diversity, health disparities, and skin of color related issues.
Dr. Taylor’s clinical focus encompasses disorders that uniquely or disproportionately affect patients of color including alopecia, scalp disorders, pigmentary disorders, cosmetic and appearance enhancing devices, and cultural competency. She serves as Principal Investigator for Phase II through Phase IV clinical research trials. Dr. Taylor has over 75 original publications and has co-edited two major dermatology textbooks, Dermatology for Skin of Color (McGraw Hill) and Treatment for Skin of Color (Elsevier).
Dr. Taylor is a former board member of the Skin of Color Society and the Women’s Dermatology Society. She is a member of the American Dermatologic Association.