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. Eichenfield is chief of pediatric and adolescent dermatology at Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego and professor of dermatology and pediatrics and vice-chair of the department of dermatology at UC San Diego School of Medicine. He is board certified in dermatology, pediatric dermatology and pediatrics.

After earning his medical degree from Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York, Dr. Eichenfield was a pediatric resident and chief resident at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. He then completed his dermatology residency at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

Along with longstanding expertise in atopic dermatitis, acne, psoriasis and other inflammatory skin conditions, Dr. Eichenfield has interests in neonatal dermatology, vascular lesions, laser surgery and rare skin disorders. He has authored more than 400 journal articles, chapters, abstracts and books, and has served as the senior editor of "Neonatal and Infant Dermatology," published by Elsevier, as well as "The Eczemas." He served as editor-in-chief of Pediatric Dermatology for 12 years and currently serves on the editorial boards of multiple journals and periodicals.

Dr. Eichenfield has held multiple leadership positions, including co-founder and co-chair of the Pediatric Dermatology Research Alliance, co-chair of the American Academy of Dermatology Guidelines for Atopic Dermatitis, co-chair of the American Acne and Rosacea Society/American Academy of Pediatrics Pediatric Acne Recommendations for Diagnosis and Treatment, member of the Expert Panel Member of the NIAID Guidelines for Diagnosis and Management of Food Allergy, Scientific Advisory Board of the National Eczema Association, and director of the Rady Children's/UC San Diego Eczema and Inflammatory Skin Disease Center. Additionally, he has served in leadership roles on guidelines and consensus statements for multiple dermatological conditions, including acne, rosacea, atopic dermatitis and psoriasis.

Dr. Eichenfield enjoys running, reading, and skiing.


Medical algorithm: Treatment of atopic dermatitis in early childhood (part II).
Janmohamed SR, Ring J, Eichenfield LF, Gutermuth J

Safety, Pharmacokinetics, and Efficacy of Efinaconazole 10% Topical Solution for Onychomycosis Treatment in Pediatric Patients.
Eichenfield LF, Elewski B, Sugarman JL, Rosen T, Vlahovic TC, Gupta AK, Stein Gold L, Pillai R, Guenin E

Efficacy and Safety of Baricitinib Combined With Topical Corticosteroids for Treatment of Moderate to Severe Atopic Dermatitis: A Randomized Clinical Trial.
Reich K, Kabashima K, Peris K, Silverberg JI, Eichenfield LF, Bieber T, Kaszuba A, Kolodsick J, Yang FE, Gamalo M, Brinker DR, DeLozier AM, Janes JM, Nunes FP, Thyssen JP, Simpson EL

Improvement in disease severity and pruritus outcomes with crisaborole ointment, 2%, by baseline atopic dermatitis severity in children and adolescents with mild-to-moderate atopic dermatitis.
Eichenfield LF, Yosipovitch G, Stein Gold LF, Kalabis M, Zang C, Vlahos B, Sanders P, Myers DE, Bushmakin AG, Cappelleri JC, Olivadoti M, Paller AS

Safety and Efficacy of VP-102, a Proprietary, Drug-Device Combination Product Containing Cantharidin, 0.7% (w/v), in Children and Adults With Molluscum Contagiosum: Two Phase 3 Randomized Clinical Trials.
Eichenfield LF, McFalda W, Brabec B, Siegfried E, Kwong P, McBride M, Rieger J, Willson C, Davidson M, Burnett P

Characteristics of non-melanoma skin cancer in children without identifiable risk factors.
Zhong CS, Coughlin CC, Hawryluk EB, Hook K, Humphrey SR, Kruse L, Lawley L, Kao PC, London WB, Marghoob AA, Phung TL, Pope E, Skin Cancer in Children and Young Adults Consortium., Eichenfield LF, Huang JT, Gerami P, Schmidt B, Bahrani E, Bartenstein D, Brahmbhatt M, Chen L, Haddock E, Mansour D, Nguyen J, Raisanen T, Robinson S, Rogers T, Tran G, Travis K, Wolner Z

Multidisciplinary care of epidermolysis bullosa during the COVID-19 pandemic-Consensus: Recommendations by an international panel of experts.
Murrell DF, Lucky AW, Salas-Alanis JC, Woodley DT, Palisson F, Natsuga K, Nikolic M, Ramirez-Quizon M, Paller AS, Lara-Corrales I, Barzegar MA, Sprecher E, Has C, Laimer M, Bruckner AL, Bilgic A, Nanda A, Purvis D, Hovnanian A, Murat-Sušić S, Bauer J, Kern JS, Bodemer C, Martin LK, Mellerio J, Kowaleski C, Robertson SJ, Bruckner-Tuderman L, Pope E, Marinkovich MP, Tang JY, Su J, Uitto J, Eichenfield LF, Teng J, Aan Koh MJ, Lee SE, Khuu P, Rishel HI, Sommerlund M, Wiss K, Hsu CK, Chiu TW, Martinez AE

Efinaconazole 10% Topical Solution for the Treatment of Onychomycosis in Pediatric Patients: Open-Label Phase 4 Study.
Eichenfield LF, Elewski B, Sugarman JL, Rosen T, Vlahovic TC, Gupta AK, Pillai R, Guenin E

Costs and Treatment Patterns Among Patients with Atopic Dermatitis Using Advanced Therapies in the United States: Analysis of a Retrospective Claims Database.
Eichenfield LF, DiBonaventura M, Xenakis J, Lafeuille MH, Duh MS, Fakih I, Levenberg M, Cappelleri JC, Sikirica V

New Polymeric Once-Daily Tazarotene 0.045% Lotion Formulation for Moderate-to-Severe Acne: Pooled Phase 3 Pediatric Analysis.
Eichenfield LF, Tanghetti EA, Guenin E, Martin G, Pillai R

Isotretinoin and iPledge Program Patient Information Video: A new modality that improves patient comprehension.
Greywal T, Eichenfield LF, Marsch A

Treatment of Impetigo in the Pediatric Population: Consensus and Future Directions.
Schachner LA, Torrelo A, Grada A, Micali G, Kwong PC, Scott GB, Benjamin L, Gonzalez ME, Andriessen A, Eberlein T, Eichenfield LF

The Validated Investigator Global Assessment for Atopic Dermatitis (vIGA-AD): 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-Yassky 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 FP, 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 dupilumab in pediatric atopic dermatitis: Access, dosing, and implications for managing severe atopic dermatitis.
Siegfried EC, Igelman S, Jaworski JC, Antaya RJ, Cordoro KM, Eichenfield LF, Levy ML, Paller AS

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