Lawrence Eichenfield, MD
Chief of Pediatric and Adolescent Dermatology
Dr. Lawrence Eichenfield is Chief of Pediatric and Adolescent Dermatology at Children's Hospital, San Diego and at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and Clinical Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine at the University. He also serves as the Medical Director of Research at Children's Hospital. He is board certified in Pediatrics and Dermatology. 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.
Dr. Eichenfield was honored as a member of Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society during medical school, as a recipient of the Benjamin Ritter Award in 1988 at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, and as UCSD Pediatrics Outstanding Faculty Teaching Award in 1992. He has been named one of the "Best Doctors in America" since 1994. Dr. Eichenfield serves on the board and is the immediate past President of the Society for Pediatric Dermatology, serves on the board of Dermatology Foundation and on the editorial boards of several journals and periodicals.
His clinical interests include atopic dermatitis, vascular lesions (port wine stains, hemangiomas), laser surgery, acne, neonatal dermatology, procedural pain control, nevi (moles), and skin signs of systemic disease.
Dr. Eichenfield has published more than 100 journal articles, chapters and abstracts and is an editor of "Textbook on Neonatal Dermatology" published by W.B. Saunders.