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Rady Children's Specialists

Pediatric Dermatology


Cazz suffers from severe eczema. Read how he copes and what he is wishing for.


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Here at the Division of Pediatric and Adolescent Dermatology of Rady Children’s Specialists of San Diego, we care for pediatric patients who have a wide range of dermatological conditions, including eczema, acne and other inflammatory skin problems and disorders; severe and deforming birthmarks; disfiguring scars; and skin cancer.

Through providing the latest medical and surgical therapies for pediatric skin conditions and skin problems we treat, using state-of-the-art technology, and conducting research on the most promising therapies, our pediatric dermatologists strive to help our young patients put their best face forward.

Division Achievements:

  • Has been instrumental in developing the first detailed, evidence-based clinical guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of pediatric acne for patients.
  • Established the first comprehensive Eczema and Inflammatory Skin Disease center for treating eczematous dermatitis, psoriasis, and other inflammatory skin conditions.
  • Launched the Vascular Lesion and Birthmark Center to treat deforming skin lesions and skin disorders, including hemangiomas, using advanced technology and cutting-edge treatments.
  • Launched the Multidisciplinary Atopic Dermatitis Program clinic to help patients and families with severe/difficult-to-manage eczema AND allergic rhinitis, food allergies, or asthma who may benefit from comprehensive evaluation, therapy, and education.
  • Is among the most active pediatric dermatology program in the country in conducting clinical trials for the pediatric skin conditions we treat.
  • Received the American Academy of Dermatology Gold Triangle Award for excellence in public health education.

Video: Learn about our renowned Dermatology program from Dr. Lawrence Eichenfield

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