Dr. Lawrence Eichenfield is Chief of Pediatric and Adolescent Dermatology at Rady Children‘s Hospital-San Diego, and Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine (Dermatology), at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) School of Medicine. 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. He has been board certified in pediatrics, dermatology and pediatric dermatology.
Dr. Eichenfield’s clinical interests include atopic dermatitis, acne, vascular lesions (port wine stains, hemangiomas), psoriasis, neonatal dermatology, laser surgery, nevi (moles), and skin signs of systemic disease. He is Editor-in-Chief of Pediatric Dermatology and serves on the editorial boards of multiple journals and periodicals. Dr. Eichenfield has published more than 250 journal articles, chapters and abstracts, and books including serving as editor of Neonatal Dermatology, 2nd Edition, published by Elsevier, and The Eczemas published by Summit Communications. He is Director of Rady Children’s Hospital Eczema & Inflammatory Disease Center and the Vascular Lesion & Birthmark Center.
Dr. Eichenfield was 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 has received excellence in teaching awards from UCSD Pediatrics, UCSD Dermatology, and Children’s Hospital, San Diego. He has been named one of the "Best Doctors in America" since 1994. Dr. Eichenfield is past president of the Society for Pediatric Dermatology, has served on the Board of the American Academy of Dermatology, and served as Chair for the 69th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology. Dr. Eichenfield is a founding board member and Past President of the American Acne & Rosacea Society.