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Welcome to the Division of Pediatric and Adolescent Dermatology!

The Division of Pediatric and Adolescent Dermatology is the largest pediatric dermatology unit in the United States, and is a highly respected center for training in pediatric dermatology, with rotating physicians and trainees from throughout the world.

Division Chief

​Lawrence Eichenfield, M.D. 

Dr. Lawrence Eichenfield is Chief of Pediatric and Adolescent Dermatology at Children's Hospital, San Diego and at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and Clinical Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine at the University. He also serves as the Medical Director of Research at Children's Hospital. He is board certified in Pediatrics and Dermatology. He 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.



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Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego and CSSD’s residency programs have amongst the most extensive training program for pediatric dermatology in the nation and the largest fellowship program for Pediatric Dermatology in the nation.

The Division of Pediatric Dermatology at Rady Children’s Hospital is affiliated with both the Department of Pediatrics and the Department of Medicine (Dermatology) at the University of California, San Diego.

The Pediatric Dermatology Fellowship Program was introduced in 1996. Based at Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego, fellows are involved in clinical activities and research involving pediatric dermatology.

The clinical program involves ambulatory dermatology clinics and inpatient consultations at Rady Children’s Hospital, UCSD Hillcrest and Sharp Mary Birch Hospital.