Scott Norton, MD, MPH, MSc

Chief, Division of Dermatology
Children's National Health System
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Scott A. Norton, M.D., M.P.H., M.Sc., is a dermatologist at Georgetown University School of Medicine and Washington Hospital Center and serves as the Division Chief of Dermatology at Children’s National Health System, all in Washington, DC. He recently completed a distinguished 25-year career as a physician in the United States Army. Dr. Norton was Chief of Dermatology at Walter Reed Army Medical Center for many years and retired as a Colonel. In addition, he maintains clinical privileges at the National Institutes of Health and Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and serves as consultant in Dermatology and in Tropical Medicine to the State Department, the Peace Corps, and the CDC. In addition to General Dermatology (adult and pediatric), Dr Norton’s interests are in Tropical Medicine, Infectious Diseases, and Global Health. While with the federal government, his overseas medical experiences included duties in Zambia, Egypt, Ghana, Mauritania, Senegal, Haiti, Jamaica, Guyana, Bolivia, Peru, Marshall Islands, Fiji, Palau, Federated States of Micronesia, and the Philippines, where he worked on clinical, educational, and public health projects, including many humanitarian assistance and disaster relief operations. He has additional certification in Tropical Medicine and Traveler's Health from the American Society of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene. Other academic interests include ethnobotany (traditional uses of plants) and medical anthropology. Dr. Norton has more than 70 indexed publications, including papers in many journals outside the dermatology literature, such as New England Journal of Medicine, JAMA, Lancet, British Medical Journal, Clinical Infectious Diseases, Emerging Infectious Diseases, Vaccine, and MMWR. He is a former Assistant Editor of the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology and remains a reviewer for that and many other journals.