Pediatric Dermatology

Division Details

Division Data Summary

Research and Training Details

Number of Faculty2
Number of Support Personnel7
Peer Reviewed Publications2

Clinical Activities and Training

Number of Clinical Staff8
Number of Clinical Students7
Inpatient Encounters106
Outpatient Encounters2,777

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Pediatric Dermatology
A Lucky, K Shah

Significant Accomplishments

Significant Accomplishments

Pigmented Lesion Center Launched

We launched the new Pigmented Lesion Center, which is comprised of an intra-disciplinary group of physicians from Dermatology, Pediatric General Surgery, Pediatric Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and Pediatric Oncology. All specialize in the evaluation and treatment of congenital melanocytic nevi (moles), atypical melanocytic tumors, and melanoma.

In Room Registration Begins

We have implemented a new in- room registration process which allows patients to be taken directly back to their exam room and be registered. Our new in-room process has greatly improved the flow in clinic and has eliminated excessive waiting room time.

First Fellow Recruited to New Program

We implemented our pediatric dermatology fellowship program and are training our first fellow this year. The one-year fellowship, approved by the American Board of Dermatology, 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.

Division Publications

Pediatric Dermatology Publications

  1. Shah KN. Diagnosis and treatment of pediatric psoriasis: current and future. Am J Clin Dermatol. 2013; 14:195-213.
  2. Shah KN, Rubin AI. Nail disorders as signs of pediatric systemic disease. Curr Probl Pediatr Adolesc Health Care. 2012; 42:204-11.

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

  • Katharine Bloomfield, RN, Registered Nurse
  • Ann Borrego, MA
  • Tricia Brichler, RN, Registered Nurse
  • Victoria Gatherwright, MA
  • Susan MacPherson, MSN, PNP-BC, Nurse Practitioner
  • Leigh Ann Pansch, MSN, FNP-BC, Nurse Practitioner
  • Deborah Reese-Baker, RN
  • Kathy Schibler, MSN, FNP-BC
  • Tina Smithmeyer, MA
  • Lindsey Wright , MSN, FNP-BC

Division Collaboration

Genetics; Dermatology » T. Andrew Burrow MD, 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 taking 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; Opthalmology; 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.