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Scientific & Medical Advisory Council

The National Eczema Association is a national, patient-oriented organization which is governed by a Board of Directors and guided by a Scientific & Medical Advisory Council (SMAC) comprising of physicians and scientists who donate their time and expertise.

The Scientific & Medical Advisory Council provides strategic insights and guiding leadership for NEA’s research and clinical programs in partnership with NEA staff. The Council is comprised of three committees: the Council Executive Committee (CEC), the Research Advisory Committee (RAC) and the Clinical Advisory Committee (CAC). The Council is comprised of thought leaders and rising stars in research, clinical practice and advocacy who are committed to advancing eczema science, patient care and related outcomes through furthering the mission of NEA.

Council Executive Committee

Lawrence Eichenfield, MD, Chair
University of California, San Diego School
of Medicine and Rady Children’s Hospital
San Diego, California

Aaron Drucker, MD, Vice-Chair
Brown School of Public Health
Providence, Rhode Island

Eric L. Simpson, MD, MCR, RAC Chair
Oregon Health & Science University
Portland, Oregon

Robert Sidbury, MD, FAAD, CAC Chair
Seattle Children’s Hospital
Seattle, Washington

Clinical Advisory Committee

Robert Sidbury, MD, FAAD, CAC Chair
Seattle Children’s Hospital
Seattle, Washington

Andrew Alexis, MD, MPH
Mount Sinai School of Medicine
New York, New York

Stuart Cohen, MD, MPH, FAAP
Children’s Primary Care Medical Group Inc.
San Diego, California

Adam Friedman, MD
George Washington School of Medicine & Health Sciences
Bethesda, Maryland

Peter Lio, MD
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Chicago, Illinois

Morgan Maier, PA-C
Seattle Children’s Hospital
Seattle, Washington

Jonathan Spergel, MD, PhD
The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, PA

Research Advisory Committee

Eric L. Simpson, MD, MCR, RAC Chair
Oregon Health & Science University
Portland, Oregon

Emma Guttman, MD, PhD
Mount Sinai Hospital
New York, New York

Brian Kim, MD
Washington University School of Medicine
St. Louis, Missouri

David Margolis, MD, PhD
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Philadelphia, PA

Elaine Siegfried, MD
Saint Louis University School of Medicine
St. Louis, Missouri

Jonathan Silverberg, MD, PhD, MPH
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Chicago, Illinois

Gil Yosipovitch, MD
Miller School of Medicine
Miami, Florida

Scientific & Medical Advisory Counsel Emeritus

Lisa A. Beck, MD
University of Rochester
Rochester, New York

Kevin D. Cooper, MD
University Hospital of Cleveland
Cleveland, Ohio

Jon M. Hanifin, MD
Oregon Health & Science University
Portland, Oregon

Amy S. Paller, MD
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Children’s Hospital of Chicago
Chicago, Illinois