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The Quarterback: Scott Paviol, MD

Updated: Feb 5

Dr. Paviol is from Pennsylvania and obtained his undergraduate degree at Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Arts in Neuroscience. While at F&M, he was a John Marshall Scholar, graduated Magna Cum Laude, and was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa. He was accepted by the Penn State College of Medicine following his sophomore year. Dr. Paviol obtained his medical doctorate from Penn State College of Medicine in Hershey, Pennsylvania. While there, he was elected into Alpha Omega Alpha, the national medical honors society. In addition, he was one of 30 medical students selected for the nationally recognized Clinical Science Training Program at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland, where he spent a year performing individualized research on Type 1 Diabetes. He also spent a month in Ecuador as part of a program bringing medical care to underserved areas.

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Dr. Paviol did his internship at Scripps Hospital in San Diego, California and then completed his dermatology residency at University of Michigan, which is ranked as a Top 5 Dermatology program in the country. While at the University of Michigan, Dr. Paviol received specialized training in all types of skin cancers, including melanoma and more rare skin cancers such as merkel cell carcinoma and cutaneous T-cell lymphoma. Training also included skin rashes, autoimmune skin diseases, blistering skin diseases, eczema, acne, psoriasis, and benign skin neoplasms. He also performs cosmetic procedures such as botox and facial fillers.

Dr. Paviol and his wife Heather live in Charlotte NC with their two dogs and enjoy serving the local community.

Dr. Paviol’s Prescription for Success:

Number 1: Choose your significant other really carefully and well.

Number 2: Take action in the direction of your vision.

Number 3: When in doubt, invest in yourself and take a chance on yourself.

Number 4: Have lighthouse friends.

Number 5: Allow time for daily reflection.

Connect with Dr. Paviol

Website: Instagram: @paviolderm LinkedIn: Scott Paviol, MD Video regarding mindfulness referenced in the episode: MedTalks 2018: “Creating Space for Mindfulness” Notable quotes from Dr. Paviol’s interview:

If we could just get to true medicine – provider and patient – that’s what it’s all about.
Don’t play not to lose.
You care a lot more when your name is on the door.
The totality of the patient experience is ultimately what I’m responsible for.
I like to think of myself as a positive disruptor.

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