about derma care access network

The Derma Care Access Network sponsors educational initiatives and advocacy programs designed to encourage informed policymaking about the benefits of access to approved therapies and appropriate clinical care.


These programs provide the foundational capacity for developing a network of engaged advocates who are trained, organized and activated in furtherance of DCAN’s mission.

DCAN promotes better skin health through advocating for public policies that:

  • Encourage the advancement of dermatological science and innovation

  • Support the education of patients, healthcare providers, and other stakeholders

  • Promote the development of improved means of preventing and treating skin disease

  • Further access to appropriate prevention and treatment options for all patients.



Adam Friedman, MD, FAAD

Associate Professor of Dermatology

Residency Program Director

Director of Translational Research

Department of Dermatology 

George Washington School of Medicine


Jeffrey M. Sobell, MD

Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA

Chief dermatologist, Ora Clinical Research and Development

Skincare Physicians, Chestnut Hill, MA






The Derma Care Access Network is a 501(c)4 non-profit advocacy organization of diverse stakeholders, including patients, patient advocates, physicians, and scientists. DCAN is a project of the Alliance for Patient Access.


To become a member, please contact Mike Walsh at  mwalsh@allianceforpatientaccess.org