General InformationThe Pediatric Dermatology Service specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of skin diseases affecting infants, children and adolescents (up to 18 years of age). Particular consideration is given to the unique developmental and physiologic aspects of the pediatric population. Specialized care of common skin problems such as vascular birthmarks (port wine stains and hemangiomas), acne, atopic dermatitis, and skin infections is available, as well as expertise in the diagnosis and management of complex and unusual skin diseases. The pediatric dermatology service places a strong emphasis on educating children and their families about skin disease, and the prevention of permanent cosmetic disability is stressed. The service offers the full array of pulsed dye laser therapy for port wine stains (vascular malformations), broken blood vessels, certain hemangiomas and a variety of other vascular lesions of the skin. The service also conducts clinical trials for various childhood skin diseases.
Special services include treatment of the following:
- Port wine stains (vascular malformations)
- Atopic dermatitis
- Molluscum contagiosum
- Genetic skin diseases
Professor of Dermatology, Pediatrics and Nursing