LiVDerm Faculty Members

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Pearl C. Kwong, MD, PhD

Jacksonville, Florida

Pearl C. Kwong, MD, PhD

Pediatric Dermatologist


Dr. Kwong has been in the field of pediatric dermatology for more than 20 years. She has held the academic position of assistant professor at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, and Nemours Children’s Health and Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida. In 2006, she began a  solo clinical practice in Jacksonville and remains active in clinical trials research and continues to teach dermatology residents at Orange Park Medical Center.

Dr. Kwong’s daughter is following in her footsteps – she graduated from McGill University in Montreal, Quebec with an undergraduate degree in Microbiology and Immunology and is currently attending medical school.

Education and Training

  • Dermatology Residency, McGill University in Montreal, Canada, 1997
  • Pediatric Specialty Training, University of Alberta, Canada, 1994
  • Internship, Royal Alexandra Hospital, Edmonton, Canada, 1992
  • Medical Degree, University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, 1990
  • PhD in Immunology and Microbiology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, 1987
  • Bachelor of Science, University of British Columbia, 1982

Professional Highlights

  • Head of Pediatric Dermatology, Nemours Children's Clinic, 2001-2005
  • Teacher of the Year Award, Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, Florida, 2004
  • Member: American Academy of Dermatology; Society for Pediatric Dermatology; Women's Dermatologic Society; and Jacksonville Dermatologic Society


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