Ira L. Skolnik, MD, PhD
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Ira L. Skolnik, MD, PhD


Ira L. Skolnik, M.D., Ph.D., is the current President of the Massachusetts Academy of Dermatology, the professional medical society that represents virtually all the dermatologists in the state. Elected in 2015, Dr. Skolnik was awarded a Presidential Citation Award by the American Academy of Dermatology in 2017 for his significant contributions on a state and national level to the medical specialty of dermatology. He is one of only three Dermatologists in the state of Massachusetts, and one of only 5 in all of New England, who is not only Board Certified in Dermatology, but also in the sub-specialty of Pediatric Dermatology and in General Pediatrics.

Originally from Scarsdale, New York, Dr. Skolnik completed his undergraduate work at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut in 1987, where he graduated with Honors in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry. He then entered the M.D.–Ph.D. program at the Boston University School of Medicine, graduating with both doctorates in 1995. Dr. Skolnik's Ph.D. is in cardiovascular pathology and molecular biology. Dr. Skolnik completed his residency in Pediatrics at the University of California, San Francisco. He then finished an additional residency in Dermatology, specializing in Pediatric Dermatology, at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. Dr. Skolnik has practiced general and pediatric dermatology in the Concord area since 2001. 

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