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Dermatology

Lawrence F. Eichenfield

MD

Vice Chair of the Department of Dermatology | University of California San Diego (UCSD) School of Medicine; Chief of Pediatric and Adolescent Dermatology | Rady Children’s Hospital San Diego, California, United States

Lawrence F. Eichenfield

Biography

Dr. Lawrence F. Eichenfield is a Distinguished Professor of Dermatology and Pediatrics and Vice Chair of the Department of Dermatology at the University of California San Diego (UCSD) School of Medicine, and Chief of Pediatric and Adolescent Dermatology at Rady Children’s Hospital San Diego. He received 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 his dermatology residency at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. 

Dr. Eichenfield has done extensive research and clinical work in atopic dermatitis, acne, psoriasis, and other pediatric inflammatory skin disorders including vitiligo and alopecia. He also has expertise in pediatric infections, vascular lesions and hemangiomas, neonatal dermatology, laser surgery, nevi, and skin signs of systemic disease. He has authored more than 500 published journal articles and chapters, is the senior editor of the textbook Neonatal and Infant Dermatology, and serves on the editorial boards of multiple journals and periodicals. 

Dr. Eichenfield directs the Rady/UCSD Eczema and Inflammatory Skin Disease Center and is co-director of the Multidisciplinary Atopic Dermatitis Program. He is past president of the Society for Pediatric Dermatology, a past Board member of the American Academy of Dermatology, founder and past Chair of the Pediatric Dermatology Research Alliance (PeDRA), former Vice President of the American Dermatology Association and chairs the Executive Committee of the Scientific and Medical Advisory Councils of the National Eczema Association. He has chaired and is an active member of the American Academy of Dermatology Atopic Dermatitis Guidelines Taskforce.   

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