Dermatology Program

Children’s Wisconsin offers one of the largest pediatric dermatology practices in the country. We have six full time, board-certified dermatologists and three specially-trained physician assistants who have nearly 15,000 patient visits each year.

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At Children's, we know you want the best for your child, so we are dedicated to serving children and offering the best, most compassionate care available when it comes to children’s dermatology.

When you come to Children's Dermatology Program, you can expect:

Fast access

In most cases, we see our patients within days of their appointment request.

Five convenient locations

We have offices in five cities to make getting appointments for a child skin specialist easier for you.

The latest treatments

Our staff includes dermatologists who are internationally known for their work in skin diseases. In conjunction with the Medical College of Wisconsin, the pediatric dermatology professionals Children's continually conduct research to develop better treatments.

Complete, one-stop care in pediatric dermatology

Some skin conditions in children require the expertise of multiple specialists for the best outcome. Children's dermatology specialists offer eight programs to ensure your child will be seen as quickly as possible, by the most appropriate specialists, in one visit.

Board-certified children’s dermatologists

The pediatric dermatology staff at Children's also are on the faculty of the Medical College of Wisconsin. They work with and help train medical students as well as residents in dermatology and pediatrics. Since Children's is a teaching institution, these doctors in training will be involved with your child's care. You can rest assured knowing that board-certified dermatologists will always supervise care.

What happens at a visit in our pediatric Dermatology Program?

When you bring your child to the first visit, you will see a pediatric dermatologist. You may also see a resident physician, physician assistant or a nurse. Our team will get a complete medical history and perform a physical exam. If the dermatologist thinks it's necessary, he or she may order blood tests or treatments on the same day.

Once your child's dermatologist has reviewed the medical history and studied results of the physical exam and test results, he or she will develop a treatment plan and discuss the details with your family. This may take 15 to 30 minutes, depending on the complexity of the problem.

Laser treatments
Children's dermatologists use a pulsed dye laser to treat children with certain skin conditions. Read more>>

Birthmarks and vascular anomalies
Children's offers evaluation and treatment of birthmarks and vascular anomalies. Read more>>

Volunteer or donate
Your gift of time or money can help children receiving care throughout our programs. Read more>>

Need assistance?

From out of town? The Access Center can provide assistance in coordinating appointments, insurance, etc. Use our online form or call: (414) 266-6300.

MCW affiliation

Many of our specialists are faculty members of the Medical College of Wisconsin. Learn why this matters.