Volume 12 - Issue 11 - November 2004

On Oct. 4, nearly 100 skin doctors converged on Deerfield, IL, outside Chicago. The occasion: The first board certification in the field of pediatric dermatology, a small but growing subspecialty that after some three decades is finally getting official recognition. “Pediatric dermatology has really become a very critical subspecialty,” said Dr. Amy Paller, President of the Society for Pediatric Dermatology, with its 520-some members, and one of the physicians sitting for the board exam. Is the new certification just another diploma to hang on the office wall? Advocates of the exam ins