Lawrence Eichenfield, MD
Dr. Eichenfield is Chief of Pediatric and Adolescent Dermatology at Rady Children’s Hospital, San Diego, Professor of Dermatology and Pediatrics and Vice-Chair of the Department of Dermatology at the University of California, 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. He is board-certified in dermatology, pediatric dermatology, and pediatrics.
Dr. Eichenfield has a long-standing interest in neonatal dermatology, birthmarks including vascular lesions and hemangiomas, laser surgery and inflammatory skin conditions including atopic dermatitis, acne, psoriasis, vitiligo, alopecia areata and hidradenitis. He has authored more than 400 journal articles, chapters, abstracts, and books and has served as the senior editor of Neonatal and Infant Dermatology, published by Elsevier, as well as The Eczemas. He served as Editor-in-Chief of Pediatric Dermatology for 12 years and on the editorial boards of multiple journals and periodicals. Dr. Eichenfield has served in multiple leadership positions including Co-founder and co-Chair of the Pediatric Dermatology Research Alliance (PeDRA), Co-Chair of the American Academy of Dermatology Guidelines for Atopic Dermatitis, Co-chair of the American Acne and Rosacea Society/American Academy of Pediatrics Pediatric Acne Recommendations for Diagnosis and Treatment, member of the Expert Panel Member of the NIAID Guidelines for Diagnosis and Management of Food Allergy, Chair of the Medical and Scientific Advisory Boards of the National Eczema Association, and Director of the Rady/UCSD Eczema and Inflammatory Skin Disease Center. He has had leadership roles in guidelines and consensus statements for multiple disease states, including Sturge-Weber Syndrome, acne, rosacea, atopic dermatitis, and psoriasis.