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Pediatric Dermatology


The Division of Pediatric Dermatology at Johns Hopkins uses the latest technology to diagnose and treat a vast range of childhood skin conditions. Its faculty also conducts research on the safety and effectiveness of acne medications, cutaneous laser surgery and skin problems caused by infectious disease.

Patients are seen in the David M. Rubenstein Child Health Building.

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Our Research

Some research interests for our group include:

  • Infantile hemangiomas
  • Vascular malformations
  • Birthmarks
  • Pediatric mastocytosis
  • Issues in pediatric ethnic skin
  • Congenital and acquired moles in children
  • Sun protection, tanning salons and risk of melanoma
  • Genodermatoses in children
  • Blistering disorders in children

For more information on these studies, contact Jennifer Chirico in the Division of Pediatric Dermatology at 410-955-0986.

Featured Stories

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How Can You Reduce Your Child’s Risk of Skin Cancer?

One of the fastest growing cancers among adults, skin cancer is becoming increasingly prevalent in children and teens, too. Yet, it is also one of the most preventable cancers. Proper, protective skin care, especially in the summer months, can help prevent its development in childhood, and subsequently in adulthood.

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Managing Eczema in Winter and Year-Round: A Parent’s Guide

Cold, dry outdoor air and indoor heating can rob skin of its natural moisture in the winter. Red, crusty, dry patches can be common on a baby's skin, particularly in winter, and cause concern for parents.

Caelan Donovan's Hemangiomas weeks after birth

Hemangiomas: A New Therapy

About 10 days after Caelan Donovan was born, her mom and dad started seeing swollen, strawberry-like marks on her face, particularly beneath her nose and near her left eye.

Contact Us

  • Consultation410-955-5933
  • Fax: 410-614-9308
  • Referrals: 410-955-9444 or 800-765-5447 (toll free)

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Johns Hopkins Division of Pediatric Dermatology
David M. Rubenstein Child Health Building, Suite 2107
200 N Wolfe St
Baltimore, MD 21287
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