Rady Children's Specialists of San Diego

Medical Group / IPA


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.


The validated Investigator Global Assessment for Atopic Dermatitis (vIGA-ADâ„¢): The development and reliability testing of a novel clinical outcome measurement instrument for the severity of atopic dermatitis.
Simpson E, Bissonnette R, Eichenfield LF, Guttman E, King B, Silverberg JI, Beck LA, Bieber T, Reich K, Kabashima K, Seyger M, Siegfried E, Stingl G, Feldman SR, Menter A, van de Kerkhof P, Yosipovitch G, Paul C, Martel P, Dubost-Brama A, Armstrong J, Chavda R, Frey S, Joubert Y, Milutinovic M, Parneix A, Teixeira HD, Lin CY, Sun L, Klekotka P, Nickoloff B, Dutronc Y, Mallbris L, Janes JM, DeLozier AM, Nunes F, Paller AS

Systemic immunosuppressive therapy for inflammatory skin diseases in children: Expert consensus-based guidance for clinical decision-making during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Reynolds SD, Mathur AN, Chiu YE, Brandling-Bennett HA, Pope E, Siegel MP, Holland KE, Paller AS, Siegfried EC, Tom WL, Lara-Corrales I, Tollefson MM, Maguiness S, Eichenfield LF, Sugarman J, Frieden IJ, Oza VS, Cipriano SD, Huang JT, Shah SD, Lauren CT, Castelo-Soccio L, McMahon P, Cordoro KM

Efficacy and Safety of Lebrikizumab, a High-Affinity Interleukin 13 Inhibitor, in Adults With Moderate to Severe Atopic Dermatitis: A Phase 2b Randomized Clinical Trial.
Guttman-Yassky E, Blauvelt A, Eichenfield LF, Paller AS, Armstrong AW, Drew J, Gopalan R, Simpson EL

Topical Agents for the Treatment of Atopic Dermatitis
Eichenfield LF, Luger T, Papp K, Silverberg JI, Sierka D, Zang C, Tallman AM, Zielinski MA, Ports WC

Skin cleansing and topical product use in patients with epidermolysis bullosa: Results from a multicenter database.
Shayegan LH, Levin LE, Galligan ER, Lucky AW, Bruckner AL, Pope E, Lara-Corrales I, Wiss K, McCuaig CC, Garzon MC, Eichenfield LF, Hook KP, Browning JC, Schachner LA, Perman MJ, Castelo-Soccio L, Levy ML, Glick SA, Morel KD

Diaper dermatitis prevalence and severity: Global perspective on the impact of caregiver behavior.
Carr AN, DeWitt T, Cork MJ, Eichenfield LF, Fölster-Holst R, Hohl D, Lane AT, Paller A, Pickering L, Taieb A, Cui TY, Xu ZG, Wang X, Brink S, Niu Y, Ogle J, Odio M, Gibb RD

Recurrent herpes labialis in the pediatric population: Prevalence, therapeutic studies, and associated complications.
Ahluwalia J, Han A, Kusari A, Eichenfield LF

Exploring content and psychometric validity of newly developed assessment tools for itch and skin pain in atopic dermatitis.
Newton L, DeLozier AM, Griffiths PC, Hill JN, Hudgens S, Symonds T, Gable JC, Paik J, Wyrwich KW, Eichenfield LF, Abetz-Webb L, Silverberg JI

Atypical Café-au-Lait Macules in a Patient with Koolen-de Vries Syndrome (17q21.31 Microdeletion Syndrome).
Han AM, Kusari A, Soeprono F, Eichenfield LF

Risk Factors and Outcomes of Nonmelanoma Skin Cancer in Children and Young Adults.
Huang JT, Coughlin CC, Hawryluk EB, Hook K, Humphrey SR, Kruse L, Lawley L, Al-Sayegh H, London WB, Marghoob A, Phung TL, Pope E, Gerami P, Schmidt B, Robinson S, Bartenstein D, Bahrani E, Brahmbhatt M, Chen L, Haddock E, Mansour D, Nguyen J, Raisanen T, Tran G, Travis K, Wolner Z, Eichenfield LF

Infections in Dupilumab Clinical Trials in Atopic Dermatitis: A Comprehensive Pooled Analysis.
Eichenfield LF, Bieber T, Beck LA, Simpson EL, Thaçi D, de Bruin-Weller M, Deleuran M, Silverberg JI, Ferrandiz C, Fölster-Holst R, Chen Z, Graham NMH, Pirozzi G, Akinlade B, Yancopoulos GD, Ardeleanu M

Systemic Therapies for Moderate-to-Severe Atopic Dermatitis: Expert Perspectives in Practice
Lebwohl M, Alexis AF, Beck LA, Block JK, Eichenfield LF, Fonacier L, Guttman-Yassky E, Paller AS, Pariser D, Silverberg JI, Boguniewicz M

Use of dupilimab in pediatric atopic dermatitis: Access, dosing, and implications for managing severe atopic dermatitis.
Siegfried EC, Igelman S, Jaworsk JC, Antaya RJ, Cordoro KM, Eichenfield LF, Levy ML, Paller AS

Novel tretinoin 0.05% lotion for the once-daily treatment of moderate-to-severe acne vulgaris in a preadolescent population.
Eichenfield LF, Sugarman JL, Guenin E, Harris S, Bhatt V

The microbiome in preadolescent acne: Assessment and prospective analysis of the influence of benzoyl peroxide.
Ahluwalia J, Borok J, Haddock ES, Ahluwalia RS, Schwartz EW, Hosseini D, Amini S, Eichenfield LF

Assessment of the Timing of Milestone Clinical Events in Patients With Epidermolysis Bullosa From North America.
Feinstein JA, Jambal P, Peoples K, Lucky AW, Khuu P, Tang JY, Lara-Corrales I, Pope E, Wiss K, Hook KP, Levin LE, Morel KD, Paller AS, McCuaig CC, Powell J, Eichenfield LF, Price H, Levy ML, Schachner LA, Browning JC, Bayliss S, Jahnke M, Shwayder T, Glick SA, Bruckner AL

Atopic Dermatitis: New Developments.
Kusari A, Han AM, Schairer D, Eichenfield LF

Crisaborole Ointment Improves Quality of Life of Patients with Mild to Moderate Atopic Dermatitis and Their Families.
Simpson EL, Paller AS, Boguniewicz M, Eichenfield LF, Feldman SR, Silverberg JI, Chamlin SL, Zane LT

Major Comorbidities of Atopic Dermatitis: Beyond Allergic Disorders.
Paller A, Jaworski JC, Simpson EL, Boguniewicz M, Russell JJ, Block JK, Tofte S, Dunn JD, Feldman SR, Clark AR, Schwartz G, Eichenfield LF

Treatment of Pediatric Treadmill Burn Contractures With Ablative Fractional Laser and Topical Triamcinolone Suspension.
Tu JH, Udkoff JA, Eichenfield LF

Primary cutaneous aspergillosis at the site of cyanoacrylate skin adhesive in a neonate.
Kusari A, Sprague J, Eichenfield LF, Matiz C, Barrio VR

Transforming acne care by pediatricians: An interventional cohort study.
Borok J, Udkoff J, Vaida F, Murphy J, Torriani F, Waldman A, Ahluwalia J, Eichenfield LF

Eichenfield LF

Atopic Dermatitis.
Waldman AR, Ahluwalia J, Udkoff J, Borok JF, Eichenfield LF

Developing drugs for treatment of atopic dermatitis in children (≥3 months to <18 years of age): Draft guidance for industry.
Siegfried EC, Jaworski JC, Eichenfield LF, Paller A, Hebert AA, Simpson EL, Altman E, Arena C, Blauvelt A, Block J, Boguniewicz M, Chen S, Cordoro K, Hanna D, Horii K, Hultsch T, Lee J, Leung DY, Lio P, Milner J, Omachi T, Schneider C, Schneider L, Sidbury R, Smith T, Sugarman J, Taha S, Tofte S, Tollefson M, Tom WL, West DP, Whitney L, Zane L

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