Susan C. Taylor, MD, a physician educated at Harvard, Columbia, and University of Pennsylvania, as well as a diplomat of the American Board of Internal Medicine and the American Board of Dermatology, has been at the forefront of scientific ... research, clinical care, and education for the dermatologic health of populations of Africans, Asians, Latinos, and Native Americans. Her foremost scholarly achievements in the field of dermatology include the establishment and leadership of the subspecialty within dermatology, Skin of Color dermatology; the founding of the Skin of Color Center at St. Luke’s Hospital Center in New York in 1998, a first of its kind in the nation; the creation of the Skin of Color Society in 2004; and the groundbreaking textbook, Dermatology for Skin of Color, co-authored with Dr. A. Paul Kelly in 2009. She is currently the Sandra Lazarus Professor of Dermatology at the Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Taylor’s areas of concentration include pigmentary disorders and other disorders that uniquely or disproportionately affect those of color; alopecias and other hair disorders; cosmetics and enhancing devices; skin cancers; and cultural competency. She is the vice chair of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for the department of dermatology at the Perelman School of Medicine, where she promotes and facilitates diversity and inclusion excellence across the department. She actively supports and guides underrepresented medical students through participation in mentorship programs. Additionally, she is actively engaged in the American Academy of Dermatology and is the vice president. Her other passions include volunteerism, traveling, and art.