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Pediatric Dermatology


The Division of Dermatology, led by a physician board-certified in pediatrics and dermatology, provides consultative and attending physician services to patients from birth to young adulthood with a variety of acute and chronic skin disorders including:

  • atopic dermatitis
  • acne
  • cutaneous infections
  • nevi
  • vitiligo
  • genodermatoses
  • vascular anomalies
  • hair and nail disorders

Minor skin surgery is performed in outpatient centers (local anesthesia), Childrens Hospital of the King's Daughters' Short Procedures/Step-down PICU (conscious sedation), and in the operating room under general anesthesia. Pulsed dye laser in the operating suite is employed for the treatment of hemangiomas, vascular malformations, and extensive recalcitrant warts.

The Division holds an average of 6 clinics per week between CHKD and the satellite offices at Chesapeake, Virginia Beach, and Hampton. The Division participates in The Vascular Anomalies Clinic, a multi-disciplinary clinic providing consultation from Otorhinolaryngology, Dermatology, and Plastic Surgery, on a monthly basis. The Division is available for inpatient and Emergency Department consultations 24 hours a day, seven days a week at CHKD.

The Pediatric Dermatology Division also supports a Pediatric Dermatology Fellowship training program.