Amy Paller, MD, Becomes First Recipient in Chicago to Receive Prestigious Award from National Psoriasis Foundation

Northwestern Medicine
News October 10, 2016
Amy Paller, MD, holding a test kitAmy Paller, MS, MD, chair of dermatology at Northwestern Memorial Hospital has been awarded the Excellence in Leadership and Volunteer Award by the National Psoriasis Foundation (NPF). Paller will receive this prestigious award at the first annual Commit to Cure Gala this Saturday, Oct. 15 at the Palmer House Hilton Hotel in Chicago. 

  “I am tremendously honored to receive this award,” said Dr. Paller. “Throughout my career, the organization has provided unparalleled support for affected families through its educational materials, advocacy, sponsorship of meetings, and support for research. It’s been a pleasure to partner with the organization again and again.”
Most notably, Paller will be receiving this award for all her contributions to help advance a cure for psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis.
 
Dr. Amy Paller exemplifies the spirit of aggressive advocacy for her patients, compassionate patient care, novel scientific endeavor, and insightful teaching that helps millions of Americans with psoriatic disease live healthier, stronger lives,” said Colby Evans, MD, chair of the board of directors for the National Psoriasis Foundation. “The National Psoriasis Foundation is proud to honor her persistent commitment of caring and service to her patients and fellow medical providers.”
 
Paller is an author of more than 400 publications, a Principal Investigator for the National Institutes of Health for Skin Disease Research Center and currently serves on the Council for the National Institute for Arthritis, Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases. Her major areas of clinical are genodermatoses, and inflammatory skin disorders in children particularly psoriasis and atopic dermatitis.
 
She is the fourth recipient of this award and the first in Chicago. Dr. Paller was chosen by the National Psoriasis Foundation Medical Board for this achievement. Other past honorees include Mark Lebwohl, MD, at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York, Alan Menter, MD, at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, John Y. M. Koo, MD, at the University of California San Francisco Medical Center in San Francisco.
 
The National Psoriasis Foundation’s mission is to drive efforts to cure psoriatic disease and improve the lives of those affected. Currently, there are more than 7.5 million Americans living with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis according to the National Psoriasis Foundation*.
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