The Pediatric Dermatology Program provides care to children of all ages. We promote sun-awareness behavior in children and provide guidance for a lifetime of healthy skin, hair, and nails.

Because children cannot always say what is bothering them, our pediatric dermatologists know how to examine and treat children in a way that puts them at ease. Our dermatologists are board-certified in pediatric dermatology, and many have additional advanced training. They have extensive experience and a vast array of special clinical interests.

Because we are part of a university hospital, patients receive the benefits of the latest research and innovations in health care. If your pediatrician suggests that your child see a pediatric dermatologist, you can be assured that they will receive the best possible medical care at UConn Health.

Common Pediatric Disorders

The Department of Dermatology at UConn Health is well versed in common pediatric disorders. The most common are:

  • Birthmarks
  • Moles
  • Hemangiomas (blood vessel growths)
  • Acne
  • Hidradenitis
  • Impetigo
  • Molluscum contagiosum
  • Warts
  • Herpes simplex
  • Fungal infections (ringworm, athlete’s foot, jock itch)
  • Eczema
  • Seborrheic dermatitis
  • Psoriasis
  • Bullous disease
  • Connective tissue disease
  • Pigment disorders
  • Cutaneous neoplasms


The Pediatric Dermatology Program provides comprehensive, state-of-the-art evaluation and treatment for children with various types of acute and chronic skin disorders and symptoms of other diseases that affect the skin.

Services include:

  • Consultations and second opinions
  • Emergency consultations
  • Comprehensive physical examinations
  • Complete diagnostic evaluation
  • State-of-the-art medical treatment
  • Laser therapy
  • Coordinated long-term management of chronic conditions

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