Lawrence Eichenfield, M.D.




Rady Children's Specialists of San Diego

Medical Group / IPA

Rady Children's Specialists

Medical School

Mount Sinai School of Medicine


Children's Hospital of Philadelphia


Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Board Certifications

Dermatology, Pediatric Dermatology, Pediatrics




Dr. Lawrence Eichenfield is chief of pediatric and adolescent dermatology at Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego, as well as vice chair of the Department of Dermatology and a professor of dermatology and pediatrics at UC San Diego School of Medicine.

Dr. Eichenfield earned his medical degree from Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York, was a pediatric resident and chief resident at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, and completed dermatology training at the hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He is board certified in pediatrics, dermatology and pediatric dermatology.

Dr. Eichenfield's clinical interests include atopic dermatitis, acne, psoriasis, vascular legions including port wine stains and hemangiomas, neonatal dermatology, laser surgery, nevi and skin signs of systemic disease. He has authored more than 300 journal articles, chapters, abstracts and books on these topics and serves on the editorial boards of multiple journals and periodicals. Along with being editor-in-chief of Pediatric Dermatology, he has served as senior editor for "Neonatal and Infant Dermatology," published by Elsevier, and "The Eczemas," published by Summit Communications.

He has been honored as a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society during medical school, and as a recipient of the Benjamin Ritter Award at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and excellence in teaching awards from UC San Diego Pediatrics, UC San Diego Dermatology and Rady Children's.

Dr. Eichenfield is past president of the Society for Pediatric Dermatology, has served on the board of the American Academy of Dermatology, and served as chair for the 69th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology. He is also a founding board member of the American Acne & Rosacea Society and is a founder and co-chair of the Pediatric Dermatology Research Alliance, a collaborative research network.

He has been named one of the "Best Doctors in America" since 1994.


Filling in Pediatric Acne Practice Gaps: A Prospective Multicenter Study of Case-Based Education.
Feldstein S, Afshar M, Krakowski AC, Eichenfield LF

Epidemiologic Analysis of Onychomycosis in the San Diego Pediatric Population.
Totri CR, Feldstein S, Admani S, Friedlander SF, Eichenfield LF

Efficacy and Safety of Once-Daily Dapsone Gel, 7.5% for Treatment of Adolescents and Adults With Acne Vulgaris: Second of Two Identically Designed, Large, Multicenter, Randomized, Vehicle-Controlled Trials.
Eichenfield LF, Lain T, Frankel EH, Jones TM, Chang-Lin JE, Berk DR, Ruan S, Kaoukhov A

Cutaneous skeletal hypophosphatemia syndrome: clinical spectrum, natural history, and treatment.
Ovejero D, Lim YH, Boyce AM, Gafni RI, McCarthy E, Nguyen TA, Eichenfield LF, DeKlotz CM, Guthrie LC, Tosi LL, Thornton PS, Choate KA, Collins MT

High-dose isotretinoin: Bigger dents in wallets?
Haddock ES, Eichenfield LF

Efficacy and safety of crisaborole ointment, a novel, nonsteroidal phosphodiesterase 4 (PDE4) inhibitor for the topical treatment of atopic dermatitis (AD) in children and adults.
Paller AS, Tom WL, Lebwohl MG, Blumenthal RL, Boguniewicz M, Call RS, Eichenfield LF, Forsha DW, Rees WC, Simpson EL, Spellman MC, Stein Gold LF, Zaenglein AL, Hughes MH, Zane LT, Hebert AA

Study of the Atopic March: Development of Atopic Comorbidities.
Schneider L, Hanifin J, Boguniewicz M, Eichenfield LF, Spergel JM, Dakovic R, Paller AS

Hormonal Contraceptives and Acne: A Retrospective Analysis of 2147 Patients.
Lortscher D, Admani S, Satur N, Eichenfield LF

OPA-15406, a novel, topical, nonsteroidal, selective phosphodiesterase-4 (PDE4) inhibitor, in the treatment of adult and adolescent patients with mild to moderate atopic dermatitis (AD): A phase-II randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study.
Hanifin JM, Ellis CN, Frieden IJ, Fölster-Holst R, Stein Gold LF, Secci A, Smith AJ, Zhao C, Kornyeyeva E, Eichenfield LF

Debates in allergy medicine: Specific immunotherapy in children with atopic dermatitis, the "con" view.
Ginsberg DN, Eichenfield LF

Consensus Conference on Clinical Management of pediatric Atopic Dermatitis.
Galli E, Neri I, Ricci G, Baldo E, Barone M, Belloni Fortina A, Bernardini R, Berti I, Caffarelli C, Calamelli E, Capra L, Carello R, Cipriani F, Comberiati P, Diociaiuti A, El Hachem M, Fontana E, Gruber M, Haddock E, Maiello N, Meglio P, Patrizi A, Peroni D, Scarponi D, Wielander I, Eichenfield LF

Comparing the effect of bleach and water baths on skin barrier function in atopic dermatitis: a split-body randomized controlled trial.
Shi VY, Foolad N, Ornelas JN, Hassoun LA, Monico G, Takeda N, Saric S, Prakash N, Eichenfield LF, Sivamani RK

"EB, or Not EB?" Neonatal Desquamative Impetigo in a Degloving Pattern.
Nguyen TA, Wang AS, Eichenfield LF, Barrio V

Characterization of Lipoprotein Composition and Function in Pediatric Psoriasis Reveals a More Atherogenic Profile.
Tom WL, Playford MP, Admani S, Natarajan B, Joshi AA, Eichenfield LF, Mehta NN

Status report from the American Acne & Rosacea Society on medical management of acne in adult women, part 3: oral therapies.
Del Rosso JQ, Harper JC, Graber EM, Thiboutot D, Silverberg NB, Eichenfield LF

Atopic dermatitis: Kids are not just little people.
Awasthi S, Rothe MJ, Eichenfield LF

Status report from the American Acne & Rosacea Society on medical management of acne in adult women, part 2: topical therapies.
Del Rosso JQ, Harper JC, Graber EM, Thiboutot D, Silverberg NB, Eichenfield LF

Status report from the American Acne & Rosacea Society on medical management of acne in adult women, part 1: overview, clinical characteristics, and laboratory evaluation.
Del Rosso JQ, Harper JC, Graber EM, Thiboutot D, Silverberg NB, Eichenfield DZ, Eichenfield LF

Photodynamic therapy with methyl aminolaevulinate 80 mg g(-1) for severe facial acne vulgaris: a randomized vehicle-controlled study.
Pariser DM, Eichenfield LF, Bukhalo M, Waterman G, Jarratt M, PDT Study Group.

Profile of clindamycin phosphate 1.2%/benzoyl peroxide 3.75% aqueous gel for the treatment of acne vulgaris.
Nguyen TA, Eichenfield LF

Pimecrolimus is safe and effective in treating atopic dermatitis.
Eichenfield DZ, Eichenfield LF

Food Allergy in Infants With Atopic Dermatitis: Limitations of Food-Specific IgE Measurements.
Spergel JM, Boguniewicz M, Schneider L, Hanifin JM, Paller AS, Eichenfield LF

Ustekinumab in adolescent patients age 12 to 17 years with moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis: results of the randomized phase 3 CADMUS study.
Landells I, Marano C, Hsu MC, Li S, Zhu Y, Eichenfield LF, Hoeger PH, Menter A, Paller AS, Taieb A, Philipp S, Szapary P, Randazzo B

Translating Atopic Dermatitis Management Guidelines Into Practice for Primary Care Providers.
Eichenfield LF, Boguniewicz M, Simpson EL, Russell JJ, Block JK, Feldman SR, Clark AR, Tofte S, Dunn JD, Paller AS

Adolescent Scalp Psoriasis: Update on Topical Combination Therapy.
Osier E, Gomez B, Eichenfield LF

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