Santa Casa de Misericórdia Hospital
São Paulo, Brazil
Dr. Carolina Marçon is a Dermatologist. She is Titular Member of the Brazilian Society of Dermatology and Professor of Dermatology at the Faculty of Medical Sciences of Santa Casa de São Paulo, Brazil. She has been coordinating a multidisciplinary care program for people with albinism at Santa Casa University Hospital for the past 12 years. She holds a “Masters in Albinism” and is a great scholar of sun damage to albino skin. In addition to her work with albinism in Brazil, she also coordinates an assistance program in Angola, Africa. People with albinism in Angola face numerous challenges, not only actinic damage and skin cancer, but also prejudice and social exclusion. A great supporter of the albino cause, she has won 4 major awards for her assistance projects: The Doctor Citizen Award from the Associação Paulista de Medicina in 2012, the Social Responsibility Award in Dermatology from L’Oréal at the World Congress of Dermatology in 2019, the IPP Skin Protectors Award in 2019 and the Dermlink Award from the International League of Dermatological Societies (ILDS) for work in Africa in 2020. Improving the quality of life of people with albinism is Dr. Marçon’s mission and life purpose.