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Society for Pediatric Dermatology welcomes new president, board members


The Society of Pediatric Dermatology introduces a new president and executive committee for 2020-2021 during their virtual 45th Annual Meeting.

During the Society for Pediatric Dermatology’s (SPD) virtual 45th Annual Meeting, the organization introduced the 2020-2021 executive committee members and its new president, Marilyn Liang, M.D., replacing former SPD president Jeff Sugarman, M.D., Ph.D.

New members of the board include president-elect Patricia Treadwell, M.D., vice president of marketing and communications Anita Haggstrom, M.D., vice president of membership and practice management Amy Jo Nopper, M.D., and vice president of research Anna Bruckner, M.D.

The new board members join returning members, including vice president of finance and administration Robert Sidbury, M.D., vice president of education and career development Sheilagh Maguiness, M.D., and vice president of workforce and specialty advocacy Heather Brandling-Bennett, M.D.

In addition to being the newly inducted president of SPD, Dr. Liang is a board-certified pediatric dermatologist, an associate professor of dermatology at Harvard Medical School, the co-director of the Vascular Anomalies Center and attending physician in the dermatology program at Boston Children’s Hospital, Boston.

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“SPD has made significant strides in the past several years, laying the groundwork for our community to grow and create even greater opportunities ahead. I am honored to serve as president and look forward to working with the executive committee and SPD membership to improve our field, support new career opportunities and provide world-class pediatric dermatology patient care,” Dr. Liang says.

Dr. Liang’s duties as president include leading the executive committee, progressing research, increasing membership to shape training and workforce programs, as well as grow the number of practicing pediatric dermatologists in the United States.

More information about SPD can be found here.


Society of Pediatric Dermatology. (2020, July 16). The Society for Pediatric Dermatology Seats New President and Board Members [Press release]. Retrieved July 16, 2020.

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