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Scott Norton MD, MPH, MSc

Scott A Norton MD, MPH, MSc

Dermatology Division, Children’s National Hospital; Professor of Dermatology & Pediatrics, The George Washington University, Washington, DC

Scott Norton is dermatologist at Children’s National Hospital and Professor of Dermatology & Pediatrics at The George Washington University. In addition, he is on the academic faculty at Georgetown University and Howard University. He was chief of dermatology at Walter Reed and serves as a frequent consultant in Dermatology and in Tropical Medicine to the State Department, the Peace Corps, NIH, and the CDC.

Before entering medicine, Dr Norton was a field biologist, conducting research in plant-animal co-evolution in New Zealand as a Fulbright Scholar. He then attended Tulane University for degrees in medicine and in public health. After the events of 9/11 and the anthrax scare in late 2001, Dr Norton helped develop the CDC’s algorithm for evaluation & management of suspected index cases of smallpox, anthrax, and other agents of bioterrorism.

Dr Norton’s academic interests include Tropical Medicine, Infectious Diseases, Global Health, and Medical Entomology. While with the federal government, he worked in approx. 20 countries 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.


Dr. Norton has no financial conflicts of interests.
He is a member of the International Alliance for the Control of Scabies (IACS).

Recent Contributions to PracticeUpdate:

  1. Eliminating Scabies Parasites From Fomites