Dermatology

  • Meet the Team

    The Division of Dermatology is home to pediatric dermatology specialists who are prepared to care for your child's unique needs. Learn more about our faculty and staff.

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    Department Head

    A photo of Dr. Kara Shah.

    Kara N. Shah, MD, PhD
    Director, Division of Dermatology

    513-636-4215

    kara.shah@cchmc.org

    Kara N. Shah, MD, PhD

    Director, Division of Dermatology

    Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-4215

    Email: kara.shah@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Atopic dermatitis; psoriasis; genetic skin diseases (genodermatoses); hemangiomas and vascular malformations; neonatal dermatology; cutaneous lymphoma; hair and nail disorders; moles and pigmented lesions

    Biography

    Dr. Shah is the medical director of Pediatric Dermatology and an associate professor of Pediatrics and Dermatology at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. She has extensive experience with resident and fellow education via supervision of trainees in outpatient clinics, on inpatient consultative rounds, in surgical and laser procedures, and in didactic activities. She is building clinical and research programs in atopic dermatitis, pigmented lesions and cutaneous lymphoma, genodermatoses, and wound care. Dr. Shah will actively supervise fellow trainees in the outpatient clinics as well as on the inpatient consultation service and on clinical research projects. She holds board certification in Pediatrics, Dermatology, and Pediatric Dermatology.

    Education and Training

    MD: University of Maryland, 1992.

    PhD: University of Maryland (Molecular and Cell Biology), 2000.

    Residency: Pediatrics, Texas Children's Hospital, 2003; Dermatology, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, 2006.

    Fellowship: Clinical Fellow, Pediatric Dermatology, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, 2006-2007.

    Certification: American Board of Pediatrics, 2003; American Board of Dermatology, 2006; Subspecialty Board in Pediatric Dermatology, American Board of Dermatology, 2008.

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    Clinical Providers

    A photo of Fernanda Bellodi Schmidt.

    Fernanda Bellodi Schmidt, MD
    Clinical Fellow, Division of Dermatology

    513-636-4215

    fernanda.bellodischmidt@cchmc.org

    Fernanda Bellodi Schmidt, MD

    Clinical Fellow, Division of Dermatology

    Phone: 513-636-4215

    Email: fernanda.bellodischmidt@cchmc.org

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    Education and Training

    MD: Universidade Estadual de Campinas, Unicamp, Brazil, 2007.

    Residency: Dermatology, Universidade Estadual de Campinas, Unicamp, Brazil, 2012.

    Publications

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    Anne W. Lucky, MD

    513-636-2009

    Anne W. Lucky, MD

    Volunteer Professor of Dermatology and Pediatrics, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-2009

    Fax: 513-803-4438

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    Specialties

    All aspects of pediatric dermatology, especially acne

    Biography

    Dr. Anne Lucky is a pediatric dermatologist who is currently working at both Cincinnati Children’s and in private practice. She obtained her medical degree from the Yale University School of Medicine. She has a long academic career in laboratory and clinical practice with over 200 peer reviewed publications, as well as many reviews, book chapters, and national and international invited lectures.

    She is the director of the Epidermolysis Bullosa Center and a founding member of the Hemangioma and Vascular Malformation Center. She holds board certification in pediatric dermatology, pediatrics, pediatric endocrinology and dermatology and has served as the president of the Society for Pediatric Dermatology and the American Board of Dermatology. She is active in the Hemangioma Investigator Group (HIG) which a multi-institutional research consortium to provide quality data on the safety and effectiveness of the novel application of therapeutics in infantile hemangiomas. Dr. Lucky’s specialties include all aspects of pediatric dermatology.

    Education and Training

    BA: Pembroke College in Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, 1966.

    MD: Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, 1970. 

    Residency: Children's Hospital Medical Center, Boston, MA, 1973; Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, 1981. 

    Fellowship: Human Genetics and Pediatrics, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, 1974; Clinical Associate (Endocrinology), Reproduction Research Branch of the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Md., 1976. 

    Certification: Pediatrics, 1975; Pediatric Endocrinology, 1978; Dermatology, 1981.

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    Susan MacPherson, APRN, CNP

    Susan F. MacPherson, APRN, CNP
    Certified Nurse Practitioner, Division of Dermatology

    513-636-4215

    susan.macpherson@cchmc.org

    Susan MacPherson, APRN, CNP

    Susan F. MacPherson, APRN, CNP

    Certified Nurse Practitioner, Division of Dermatology

    Phone: 513-636-4215

    Email: susan.macpherson@cchmc.org

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    Education and Training

    MSN: Mount St. Joseph, Cincinnati, OH, 2006.

    MSN: Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights KY, 2013.

    Certification:  ANCC PNP-PC, 2013.

    Leigh Ann Pansch.

    Leigh Ann Pansch, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC
    Certified Nurse Practitioner, Division of Dermatology

    513-636-4215

    Leigh Ann Pansch.

    Leigh Ann Pansch, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC

    Certified Nurse Practitioner, Division of Dermatology

    Phone: 513-636-4215

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    Biography

    Ms. Pansch is an experienced nurse practitioner with prior experience in general and pediatric dermatology that specializes in the following disorders: atopic dermatitis, psoriasis, acne, alopecia, molluscum, and warts with a specific interest in moles.