Scott A. Norton, M.D., M.P.H., MSc, is the Chief of Dermatology at Children’s National Health System and is on the faculty at George Washington University, Georgetown University, and Howard University. He maintains clinical privileges at the National Institutes of Health and Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and serves as a frequent consultant in Dermatology and in Tropical Medicine to the State Department, the Peace Corps, and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).
Dr. Norton earned his undergraduate degree at Tulane University in New Orleans, where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa. After college, he received a Fulbright Scholarship to New Zealand to conduct field research in plant-animal co-evolution, earning a Masters of Science with Distinctive Honours from Victoria University in Wellington, New Zealand. He then returned to Tulane University for degrees in medicine and in public health, where he was selected for Alpha Omega Alpha and Delta Omega, the medical and public health equivalents of Phi Beta Kappa.
After the events of 9/11 and the anthrax scare in late 2011, Dr. Norton worked with the CDC to prepare for threats of bioterrorism. He helped develop the CDC’s approach to manage suspected cases of smallpox and anthrax, as well as the national guidelines for smallpox vaccination.
In addition to Pediatric Dermatology, Dr. Norton’s interests are in Tropical Medicine, Infectious Diseases, and Global Health. 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 75 indexed publications, including papers in many journals outside the dermatology literature, such as New England Journal of Medicine, JAMA, Lancet, and British Medical Journal.