Lawrence Eichenfield, MD

Dr. Lawrence Eichenfield is chief of pediatric and adolescent dermatology at Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego, as well as vice chair of the Department of Dermatology and a professor of dermatology and pediatrics at UC San Diego School of Medicine.

Dr. Eichenfield 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 is board certified in pediatrics, dermatology and pediatric dermatology.

Dr. Eichenfield’s clinical interests include atopic dermatitis, acne, psoriasis, vascular legions 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 serves on the editorial boards of multiple journals and periodicals. Along with being editor-in-chief of Pediatric Dermatology, he has served as senior editor for “Neonatal and Infant Dermatology,” published by Elsevier, and “The Eczemas,” published by Summit Communications.

He has been honored as a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society during medical school, and as a recipient of the Benjamin Ritter Award at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and excellence in teaching awards from UC San Diego Pediatrics, UC San Diego Dermatology and Rady Children’s.

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. He is also a founding board member of the American Acne & Rosacea Society and is a founder and co-chair of the Pediatric Dermatology Research Alliance, a collaborative research network.

He has been named one of the “Best Doctors in America” since 1994.