Neil S. Skolnik is the Associate Director of the Family Practice Residency Program at Abington Memorial Hospital and a Professor of Family and Community Medicine at Temple University School of Medicine in Jenkintown, Pennsylvania. He is a graduate of Union College and Emory School of Medicine. He completed his residency at the Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia.
Dr. Skolnik has contributed extensively to both the medical and lay literature and has served as a reviewer for numerous publications including. Dr. Skolnik has been the recipient of the "Top Doctor" Award in Family Medicine for Philadelphia Magazine in 1996 and 2003. He wrote On the Ledge, from his experience working in a small, inner-city family medicine office. He writes a monthly Clinical Guidelines Column in Family Practice News, is the editor-in-chief for Redi-Reference Medical Handbooks, and contributes to the development of handheld computer medical resources nationwide. He has worked with the American Diabetes Association's to help prepare their official PDA version of the annual American Diabetes Association Clinical Practice Recommendations and Standards of Care and with the CDC to prepare the CDC's PDA version of the 2002 and the 2006 CDC Sexually Transmitted Disease Guidelines; he is also the PDA series editor for all of the guidelines published by the Infectious Disease Society of America. He is the series editor for the Current Clinical Practice Series of textbooks published by Humana Press, having overseen the development of approximately 25 titles in the Primary Care Series. He is also editor of Clinical Practice Guidelines for Primary Care (2007) and Essential Infectious Disease Topics for Primary Care (2008), both by Humana Press, a division of Springer Medical Publishing.
He regularly presents both regionally and nationally on a range of topics including hypertension, diabetes, migraine headaches, dermatology, tobacco cessation, asthma, acne, handheld medical informatics, and deep venous thrombosis/pulmonary embolus.