Michael Sklaroff, partner in Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll, LLP, was elected by the Fellowship of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia to serve as a trustee of the college beginning July 1, 2008.

As a trustee, Mr. Sklaroff will serve a three-year term. The board of trustees comprises the President, President-Elect, Immediate Past President, Secretary, Treasurer, and other Fellows. The board is the governing body of the college with responsibility for creating policies, monitoring their implementation, establishing the college's mission and annually evaluating the college's effectiveness.

"The College of Physicians of Philadelphia is the oldest professional medical organization in the country. As we continue to evolve, we have happily broadened our base to include non-medical professionals, as well as doctors and nurses, to get a full perspective of the many complex issues that relate to medicine," said George Wohlreich, M.D., The Thomas W. Langfitt Chair, Director, and Chief Executive Officer of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia. "Michael has served the college as counsel, as a member of the Real Estate Committee, and as a fellow; we are very pleased to have him begin his term as a trustee. It is very helpful to have talented lawyers on our board who also share the same goals and interests of the college as we grow and expand."

The College of Physicians of Philadelphia has over 1,500 elected members who work to better serve the public and provide a place for both medical professionals and the general public to learn about medicine as a science and an art. The college's current mission is to "advance the cause of health while upholding the ideals and heritage of medicine." 

Mr. Sklaroff chairs Ballard's Real Estate Department and manages the firm's real estate practice, one of the largest in the nation. He is a member of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers and the Counselors of Real Estate. Sklaroff is former chair of the Philadelphia Historical Commission. He started the movement to save the Dream Garden, the Maxfield Parrish/Louis C. Tiffany mural in Philadelphia's Curtis Building.


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