Leadership and Mentor

Dr. Susan Taylor


Society Hill Dermatology

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, Dr. Susan Taylor has been at the forefront of scientific research, clinical care and education for the dermatologic health of diverse populations. She has been a consultant for both national and international pharmaceutical and cosmetic companies advising them regarding design and execution of clinical trials, product development, consumer preferences, as well as marketing and sales strategy. She has wide-ranging entrepreneurial experience, excellent communication skills, and experience leading and managing organizations.

As the Founding Director of the Skin of Color Center at St. Luke’s Hospital Center in New York, a first of its kind in the nation, she led a staff of Board-certified dermatologists who provided individualized and culturally sensitive care to individuals with skin of color, including those of African, Hispanic, and Asian ancestry. Additionally, the Center served as a rich base for scientific research (executing Phase II though IV clinical trials) designed to further understand treatment of diseases that affect those with skin of color. Dr. Taylor has delivered over 250 lectures by invitation across Asia, Africa, Latin America, Europe and the United States. She co-authored two major dermatology textbooks, Dermatology for Skin of Color (McGraw Hill) and Treatment for Skin of Color (Elsevier), two books for the lay-public, number textbook chapters, journal articles and websites. She have been a medical contributor and expert for national and local television and radio programming including the Today Show, Good Morning America, MSNBC and 900AMWURD.
Dr. Taylor has twenty-five years of clinical dermatology practice at Society Hill Dermatology in Philadelphia, PA. She is currently a member of the Board of Penn Medicine, the Philadelphia Zoo and the African American Museum of Philadelphia. She is married to Kemel Dawkins and they live in Wynnewood, PA with their two daughters.