Susan C Taylor, MD
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Susan C. Taylor, MD


Susan C. Taylor, MD, 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 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.


An Associate Professor of Dermatology, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Taylor was 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. Dr. Taylor has delivered over 250 lectures by invitation across Asia, Africa, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East and the United States. Additionally, she have been a medical contributor and expert for national and local television and radio programming including the Today Show, Good Morning America and MSNBC. 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.


Dr. Taylor has also 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 conducted Phase II through Phase IV clinical trials for devices and medications for a variety of disease processes. As President and CEO of T2 Skincare, Dr. Taylor created, launched and led an innovative skincare business targeting the growing population of women of color, building the company before successfully licensing brand operation. She secured distribution and managed relationships with major US retailers including Sephora, HSN, Macy’s, Dillard’s, JC Penney and internationally in the Middle East. She has previously served on the Board of the University of Pennsylvania, Penn Medicine, the American Academy of Dermatology, the Women’s Dermatology Society, the Skin of Color Society and the African American Museum in Philadelphia. She lives in Wynnewood, Pennsylvania with her husband, Kemel Dawkins.