A physician examining the skin of a male youth

Pediatric Dermatology is based at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO). The service was established in 1980 and there are currently three part-time and one full-time faculty. In September 2014, a full-time faculty position in Dermatology (within the Division of Rheumatology) was established.

Our clinical programs include roughly 2,800 patient visits per year and we diagnose and treat:

  • Neonatal skin and skin disorders, including diaper dermatitis
  • Birthmarks
  • Genodermatoses
  • Dermatitis
  • Psoriasis
  • Acne
  • Infections
  • Autoimmune disorders
  • Vascular anomalies
  • Drug reactions
  • Nail, hair and mucous membrane disorders
  • Tumors
  • Skin lesions not yet diagnosed 

Our team’s mission is to provide comprehensive, evidence-based, family-centred care for children and youth with skin disorders. We also focus on educating and empowering patients, parents and the community to be active participants in the achievement of optimal health outcomes.


Canadian Dermatology Association 

American Academy of Dermatology

Society for Pediatric Dermatology

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