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.


Treatment preferences among patients with mild-to-moderate atopic dermatitis.
Myers K, Silverberg JI, Parasuraman S, Pierce A, Eichenfield LF, Poulos C

Efficacy and safety of abrocitinib monotherapy in adolescents and adults: a post hoc analysis of the phase 3 JAK1 atopic dermatitis efficacy and safety (JADE) REGIMEN clinical trial.
Flohr C, Cork MJ, Ardern-Jones MR, Eichenfield LF, Barbarot S, Feeney C, Rojo R, Lazariciu I, Nesnas J

Dupilumab Safety and Efficacy in a Phase III Open-Label Extension Trial in Children 6-11 Years of Age with Severe Atopic Dermatitis.
Cork MJ, Thaçi D, Eichenfield LF, Arkwright PD, Chen Z, Thomas RB, Kosloski MP, Dubost-Brama A, Prescilla R, Bansal A, Levit NA

Prevalence and burden of atopic dermatitis involving the head, neck, face, and hand: A cross sectional study from the TARGET-DERM AD cohort.
Silverberg JI, Simpson B, Abuabara K, Guttman-Yassky E, Calimlim B, Wegzyn C, Krueger W, Gamelli A, Munoz B, Faller RW, Crawford JM, Grada A, Eichenfield LF, TARGET-DERM Investigators

Clindamycin phosphate 1.2%/adapalene 0.15%/benzoyl peroxide 3.1% gel for moderate-to-severe acne: Efficacy and safety results from two randomized phase 3 trials.
Stein Gold L, Lain E, Del Rosso JQ, Gold M, Draelos ZD, Eichenfield LF, Sadick N, Werschler WP, Gooderham MJ, Lupo M

A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled, Multicenter, 16-Week Trial to Evaluate the Efficacy and Safety of FB-401 in Children, Adolescent and Adult Subjects (Ages 2 Years and Older) with Mild to Moderate Atopic Dermatitis.
Jacobson ME, Myles IA, Paller AS, Eichenfield LF, Simpson EL

Long-Term Safety and Efficacy of Twice-Daily Topical Clascoterone Cream 1% in Patients Greater Than or Equal to 12 Years of Age With Acne Vulgaris.
Eichenfield LF, Hebert AA, Gold LS, Cartwright M, Moro L, Han J, Squittieri N, Mazzetti A

Real-world evidence on atopic dermatitis: Baseline characteristics and predictors of treatment choice in the TARGET cohort.
Abuabara K, Eichenfield LF, Bissonnette R, Silverberg JI, Bagel J, Guttman-Yassky E, Thaci D, Simpson EL, Harris JE, Krueger J, Myers DE, Gamelli A, Milutinovic M, Parneix A, Crawford JM, Hildebrand JS, Munoz B, Paller AS

A multimodal initiative improves general pediatric provider management of atopic dermatitis in children: A prospective interventional study.
Lee SS, Kaushik A, Natsis N, Kusari A, Schairer D, Lindback S, Levenberg M, Mills JR, Peeples K, Smith R, Eichenfield LF

Tralokinumab therapy for moderate-to-severe atopic dermatitis: Clinical outcomes with targeted IL-13 inhibition.
Simpson EL, Guttman-Yassky E, Eichenfield LF, Boguniewicz M, Bieber T, Schneider S, Guana A, Silverberg JI

Efficacy and safety of baricitinib in combination with topical corticosteroids in paediatric patients with moderate-to-severe atopic dermatitis with an inadequate response to topical corticosteroids: results from a phase III, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study (BREEZE-AD PEDS).
Torrelo A, Rewerska B, Galimberti M, Paller A, Yang CY, Prakash A, Zhu D, Pontes Filho MAG, Wu WS, Eichenfield LF

Safety and Efficacy of Lebrikizumab in Adolescent Patients with Moderate-to-Severe Atopic Dermatitis: A 52-Week, Open-Label, Phase 3 Study.
Paller AS, Flohr C, Eichenfield LF, Irvine AD, Weisman J, Soung J, Pinto Correia A, Natalie CR, Rodriguez Capriles C, Pierce E, Reifeis S, Gontijo Lima R, Armengol Tubau C, Laquer V, Weidinger S

Diagnosis and Management of Pediatric Chronic Hand Eczema: The PeDRA CACHES Survey.
Haft MA, Park HH, Lee SS, Sprague JM, Paller AS, Cotton CH, Thyssen JP, Eichenfield LF

Once-Daily Crisaborole Ointment, 2%, as a Long-Term Maintenance Treatment in Patients Aged ≥ 3 Months with Mild-to-Moderate Atopic Dermatitis: A 52-Week Clinical Study.
Eichenfield LF, Gower RG, Xu J, Alam MS, Su JC, Myers DE, Sanders P, Vlahos B, Zang C, Lan J, Werth J

Guidelines of care for the management of atopic dermatitis in adults with topical therapies.
Sidbury R, Alikhan A, Bercovitch L, Cohen DE, Darr JM, Drucker AM, Eichenfield LF, Frazer-Green L, Paller AS, Schwarzenberger K, Silverberg JI, Singh AM, Wu PA, Davis DMR

Executive summary: American Academy of Dermatology guidelines of care for the management of atopic dermatitis in adults with topical therapies.
Sidbury R, Alikhan A, Bercovitch L, Cohen DE, Darr JM, Drucker AM, Eichenfield LF, Frazer-Green L, Paller AS, Schwarzenberger K, Silverberg JI, Singh AM, Wu PA, Davis DMR

Characterization of wound microbes in epidermolysis bullosa: A focus on Pseudomonas aeruginosa.
Scollan ME, Levin LE, Lucky AW, Hook KP, Peoples K, Bruckner AL, Feinstein JA, Pope E, McCuaig CC, Powell J, Eichenfield LF, Levy ML, Diaz L, Glick SA, Paller AS, Browning JC, Morel KD

Type VII Collagen Deficiency in the Oncogenesis of Cutaneous Squamous Cell Carcinoma in Dystrophic Epidermolysis Bullosa.
South AP, Laimer M, Gueye M, Sui JY, Eichenfield LF, Mellerio JE, Nyström A

DMT310, a novel once-weekly topical treatment for patients with moderate-to-severe acne vulgaris: Results of a phase 2b randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial.
Eichenfield LF, DuBois JC, Gold MH, Nardo CJ, Draelos ZD, DMT310 Study Group

Pediatric chronic hand eczema: Epidemiology, clinical presentation, and management.
Haft MA, Park HH, Lee SS, Sprague JM, Eichenfield LF

Triple-combination clindamycin phosphate 1.2%/benzoyl peroxide 3.1%/adapalene 0.15% gel for moderate-to-severe acne in children and adolescents: Randomized phase 2 study.
Eichenfield LF, Stein Gold L, Kircik LH, Werschler WP, Beer K, Draelos ZD, Tanghetti EA, Papp KA, Baldwin H, Lain E, Sadick N, Gooderham MJ, Konda A

Assessing pain catastrophizing and functional disability in pediatric epidermolysis bullosa patients.
Rangu S, Collins J, García-Romero MT, Augsburger BD, Bruckner AL, Diaz LZ, Eichenfield LF, Faig W, Gorell ES, Lefferdink R, Lucky AW, Morel KD, Paller AS, Park H, Pastrana-Arellano E, Peoples K, Wiss K, Perman MJ, Castelo-Soccio L

Long-term safety and disease control with ruxolitinib cream in atopic dermatitis: Results from two phase 3 studies.
Papp K, Szepietowski JC, Kircik L, Toth D, Eichenfield LF, Forman SB, Kuligowski ME, Kallender H, Sun K, Ren H, Simpson EL

Tralokinumab treatment improves the skin microbiota by increasing the microbial diversity in adults with moderate-to-severe atopic dermatitis: Analysis of microbial diversity in ECZTRA 1, a randomized controlled trial.
Beck LA, Bieber T, Weidinger S, Tauber M, Saeki H, Irvine AD, Eichenfield LF, Werfel T, Arlert P, Jiang L, Røpke M, Paller AS

Gastrostomy tube feeding in epidermolysis bullosa: A multi-center assessment of caregiver satisfaction.
Kleinman EP, Reimer-Taschenbrecker A, Haller CN, Paller AS, Levy ML, Eichenfield LF

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