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DANVILLE, Pa. – Geisinger Dermatologist Dr. Christen Mowad has been named Dermatologist of the Year by the Pennsylvania  Academy of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery (PAD).

Dr. Mowad, who has practiced dermatology for more than 20 years, was nominated and selected by her peers for the honor. She is a past president of PAD and is a current member of the organization’s board. 

According to the presenting organization, the award recognizes a member of the organization who is a leader and role model in dermatological care. The organization notes that winners stand out among other dermatologists as having extraordinary qualities as a physician.

“Dr. Mowad is not only a phenomenal dermatologist, but she is a wonderful caring individual and a role model for medical students and young physicians,” said Rosalie Elenitsas, M.D., President, Pennsylvania Academy of Dermatology and Dermatological Surgery.

In addition to this honor, Dr. Mowad has received the American Contact Dermatitis Society Clinical Research Award, has been named a “Who’s Who in Science and Engineering” and to the list of “Best Doctors in America” since 2005.

Dr. Mowad has practiced at Geisinger since 1998 and has a clinical expertise is allergic contact dermatitis. She is a 1987 graduate of Bucknell University and received her medical degree from MD University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.


About Geisinger
One of the nation’s most innovative health services organizations, Geisinger serves more than 1.5 million patients in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. The system includes 13 hospital campuses, a nearly 600,000-member health plan, two research centers and the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine. Geisinger is known for its focus on caring and innovative programs including the ProvenCare® best-practice approach to maximize quality, safety and value; ProvenHealth Navigator® advanced medical home; Springboard Health® population health program to improve the health of an entire community; ProvenExperience™ to provide refunds to patients unhappy with their care experience; and Geisinger’s MyCode® Community Health Initiative, the largest healthcare system-based precision health project in the world. With more than 215,000 volunteer participants enrolled, MyCode is conducting extensive research and returning medically actionable results to participants. A physician-led organization, with approximately 32,000 employees and more than 1,800 employed physicians, Geisinger leverages an estimated $12.7 billion positive annual impact on the Pennsylvania and New Jersey economies. Repeatedly recognized nationally for integration, quality and service, Geisinger has a long-standing commitment to patient care, medical education, research and community service. For more information, visit, or connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.

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