Pediatric Dermatology

Division Details

Division Data Summary

Research and Training Details

Number of Faculty2
Number of Support Personnel6
Peer Reviewed Publications9

Clinical Activities and Training

Number of Clinical Staff12
Inpatient Encounters243
Outpatient Encounters4,046

Division Photo

Group photo of the Division of Pediatric Dermatology
Left to Right: K Shah, A Lucky

Significant Accomplishments

Significant Accomplishments

Fellowship Program

For the first time ever, the Division of Pediatric Dermatology now offers a one-year fellowship in Pediatric Dermatology, approved by the American Board of Dermatology. The pediatric dermatology fellowship program aims to train physicians in all aspects of pediatric dermatology, including clinical care, research, scholarly activity, resident and medical student education, and administration and office management. A graduate of this program will be capable of providing specialized outpatient care and inpatient consultative services for children with skin disorders.

New Division Director

Kara Shah MD, PhD, was named medical director of the Division of Pediatric Dermatology in August, 2011. Shah has special interests and expertise in cutaneous oncology, pigmented lesions, genodermatoses, atopic dermatitis and nail disorders and is co-director of the newly formed Eczema Center and the Genodermatoses Clinic.

Improving Access

Our priority has been to improve access for patients. We did this by setting a goal of decreasing the number of days for the “third next available” new appointment from 134 to 67 days by July 2012. We far exceeded this goal by better managing demand and adding two nurse practitioners. As a result, our current average for the “third next available” appointment is between two to three days. Priority patients with more complicated dermatologic issues who cannot receive appropriate care in the community are now able to be seen within one or two days.

Division Publications

Division Publications

  1. Haggstrom AN, Beaumont JL, Lai JS, Adams DM, Drolet BA, Frieden IJ, Garzon MC, Holland KE, Horii KA, Lucky AW, Mancini AJ, Metry DW, Morel KD, Newell BD, Nopper AJ, Siegel D, Swigonski NL, Cella D, Chamlin SL. Measuring the severity of infantile hemangiomas: instrument development and reliability. Arch Dermatol. 2012; 148:197-202.
  2. Ida JB, Livshitz I, Azizkhan RG, Lucky AW, Elluru RG. Upper airway complications of junctional epidermolysis bullosa. J Pediatr. 2012; 160:657-661 e1.
  3. Nabatian AS, Shah KN, Iofel E, Rosenberg S, Javidian P, Pappert A, Milgraum SS. Asymptomatic granulomatous vulvitis and granulomatous cheilitis in childhood: the need for Crohn disease workup. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2011; 53:100-1.
  4. Shah KN. Diaper rash. The 5-minute pediatric consult. Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2012:268-269.
  5. Shah KN. Seborrheic Dermatitis. The 5-minute pediatric consult. Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2012:752-753.
  6. Shah KN. (2012) Incontinentia pigmenti. Medscape Reference. .
  7. Shah KN. (2012) Ectodermal dysplasia. Medscape Reference. .
  8. Shah KN. (2012) Gianotti-Crosti Syndrome. Medscape Reference. .
  9. Shah KN. (2011) Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria. Medscape Reference. .

Faculty, Staff, and Trainees

Faculty Members

Kara Shah, MD, PhD, Associate Professor
Leadership Division Chief
Research Interests atopic dermatitis, psoriasis, genetic skin diseases (genodermatosis), hemangiomas and vascular malformations, neonatal dermatology, cutaneous lymphoma, hair and nail disorders, moles and pigmented lesions
Anne Lucky, MD, Adjunct
Leadership Volunteer Professor
Research Interests Pediatric Dermatology

Clinical Staff Members

  • Lindsey Wright, MSN, FNP-BC, Nurse Practitioner
  • Kathy Schibler, MSN, PNP-BC, Nurse Practitioner
  • Deborah Reese-Baker, RN, Registered Nurse
  • Susan MacPherson, RN, Registered Nurse

Division Collaboration

Genetics; Dermatology » T. Andrew Burrow M.D., FAAP, FACMG and Kara Shah, MD, PhD
Genodermatosis Clinic- A comprehensive multidisciplinary evaluation and management for children and adults with known or suspected genetic disorders that have genetic and dermatologic involvement.
Allery; Anesthesia; Social Work; Behavioral Medicine and Clinical Psychology; Dermatology » Amal Assa'Ad, MD, John Rose, MD, Kenneth Goldschneider, MD, Karl von Tiehl, MD, Michelle Lierl, MD, Jessica Kichler, PhD, Sandra Cortina, PhD, Alexandra Szabova, MD, Kami Hines, LSW, and Kara Shah, MD, PhD
The Eczema Center - Treating the whole child by take a collaborative, patient centered approach to the care and treatment of your child's eczema. Our goal is to provide you and your child with a comprehensive evaluation and treatment plan and a caring and supportive team of physicians, nurses, and care coordinators in order to ensure that your child receives the best care available for their eczema.
Human Genetics; Neurology; Gastroenterology; Endocrinology; Neurosurgery; Cardiothoracic Surgery; Cardiology; Ophthalmology; Pathology; Orthopaedics; Radiology; Dermatology; Plastic Surgery; Pediatric Hematology / Oncology; Otolaryngology; Pediatric Surgery » Anne W. Lucky, MD, Kara Shah, MD, PhD, David A. Billmire, MD, FACS, FAAP, Ravindhra G. Elluru, MD, PhD, A. Roshni Dasgupta, MD, Adrienne M. Hammill, MD, PhD, Richard G. Azizkhan, MD, Denise M. Adams, MD, Christopher B. Gordon, MD, Erin A. Mundt, MS, CGC, Robert J. Hopkin, MD, Mary Sutton, MD, Ajay Kaul, MBBS, MD, Meilan M. Rutter, MD, Kerry R. Crone, MD, Peter B. Manning, MD, Russel Hirsch, MD, Michael B. Yang, MD, Anita Gupta, MD, Joel I. Sorger, MD, James J. McCarthy, MD, William S. Ball, MD, Manish N. Patel, DO, and Todd Abruzzo, MD
The Hemangioma and Vascular Malformation Program at Cincinnati Children's offers a multidisciplinary approach and expert assessment for patients with a complex and wide-ranging group of conditions ranging from uncomplicated vascular lesions to much more serious vascular tumors and malformations.