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Lawrence F. Eichenfield, MD


Lawrence F. Eichenfield, MD

Dr. Lawrence F. Eichenfield is Chief of Pediatric and Adolescent Dermatology at Rady Children’s Hospital–San Diego, Vice Chair of the Department of Dermatology, and Professor of Dermatology and Pediatrics at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) School of Medicine. 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’s clinical interests include atopic dermatitis, acne, psoriasis, vascular lesions including port wine stains and hemangiomas, neonatal dermatology, laser surgery, nevi, and skin signs of systemic disease. He has authored more than 300 journal articles, chapters, abstracts, and books on these topics and has served as the senior editor of Neonatal and Infant Dermatology, published by Elsevier, as well as The Eczemas, published by Summit Communications. He is also Editor-in-Chief of Pediatric Dermatology and serves on the editorial boards of multiple journals and periodicals. In addition, Dr. Eichenfield has been honored as a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society during medical school, as a recipient of the Benjamin Ritter Award at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, and as a recipient of excellence in teaching awards from UCSD Pediatrics, UCSD Dermatology, and Rady Children’s Hospital–San Diego. He has been named one of the “Best Doctors in America” since 1994. Dr. Eichenfield is a past president of the Society for Pediatric Dermatology, past Board member of the American Academy of Dermatology as well as Chair for the 69th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology. Dr. Eichenfield is also a founding board member of the American Acne and Rosacea Society. He is a founder and Co-Chair of the Pediatric Dermatology Research Alliance (PeDRA).