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Anne W. Lucky, MD

  • Medical Director, Epidermolysis Bullosa Center
  • Volunteer Professor of Dermatology and Pediatrics, UC Department of Pediatrics
  • Board Certified
I believe each patient and family deserves my full attention. It’s vital to listen to patients and know them as people, not just to understand their medical issues.



As a pediatric dermatologist, I have a special interest in epidermolysis bullosa (EB), and I also care for patients with other genetic disorders and those with difficult acne.

I wanted to be a pediatrician for as long as I can remember. Before I became a pediatric dermatologist, I practiced in general pediatrics, genetics and pediatric endocrinology. I was drawn to caring for children with EB because they are underserved, and many of their needs are complex.

At Cincinnati Children’s interdisciplinary Epidermolysis Bullosa Center, our team offers comprehensive care for all aspects of EB. We are happy to work with patients and their families to give them the best possible diagnoses and treatments.

My background allows me to evaluate and care for the whole patient with the help from my colleagues at Cincinnati Children’s. I believe each patient and family deserves my full attention. It’s vital to listen to patients and know them as people, not just to understand their medical issues. I also know the limits of my knowledge and consult with my colleagues in other specialties.

I have been honored to receive several awards for my clinical practice and service over the years. These recognitions have come from national societies such as the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Society for Pediatric Dermatology and the Dermatology Foundation.

In my research, my colleagues and I are doing clinical trials of new medications for EB and looking into gene therapy to help with wound healing.

In my spare time, my husband and I love to hike and travel. Visiting with my grandchildren is one of my greatest pleasures.


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What the Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology Clinician Needs to Know about Acne. Rusk, A; Marathe, K; Lucky, AW. Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology. 2021; 34:591-596.

Glomerulonephritis in Youth With Dystrophic Epidermolysis Bullosa. Hughley, E; Nehus, EJ; VandenHeuvel, K; Augsburger, BD; Jain, NG; Lucky, AW. Kidney International Reports. 2021; 6:538-543.

Characterization of wound microbes in epidermolysis bullosa: Results from the epidermolysis bullosa clinical characterization and outcomes database. Levin, LE; Shayegan, LH; Lucky, AW; Hook, KP; Bruckner, AL; Feinstein, JA; Whittier, S; Lauren, CT; Pope, E; Lara-Corrales, I; et al. Pediatric Dermatology. 2021; 38:119-124.

Consensus recommendations for the use of retinoids in ichthyosis and other disorders of cornification in children and adolescents. Zaenglein, AL; Levy, ML; Stefanko, NS; Benjamin, LT; Bruckner, AL; Choate, K; Craiglow, BG; DiGiovanna, JJ; Eichenfield, LF; Elias, P; et al. Pediatric Dermatology. 2021; 38:164-180.

Reply to "Whether the absence of tongue papillae caused by various reasons can be regarded as the clinical standard of a certain disease ". Krämer, S; Fuentes, I; Yubero, MJ; Lucky, AW; Palisson, F. Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. 2020; 83.

Absence of tongue papillae as a clinical criterion for the diagnosis of generalized recessive dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa types. Krämer, S; Fuentes, I; Yubero, MJ; Encina, C; Farfán, J; Araya, I; Castillo Bennett, J; Fuentes, C; McNab, ME; Zillmann, G; et al. Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. 2020; 83:1815-1816.

Clinical practice guidelines: Oral health care for children and adults living with epidermolysis bullosa. Krämer, S; Lucas, J; Gamboa, F; Peñarrocha Diago, M; Peñarrocha Oltra, D; Guzmán-Letelier, M; Paul, S; Molina, G; Sepúlveda, L; Araya, I; et al. Special Care in Dentistry. 2020; 40 Suppl 1:3-81.

Pediatric trichodysplasia spinulosa: A report of 2 cases and review of the literature. Rusk, AM; Crute, MM; Goebel, J; Schecter, MG; Gupta, A; Schwentker, AR; Sheth, AP; Lucky, AW. Pediatric Dermatology. 2020; 37:1023-1029.

A 13-year-old boy with a red-brown plaque on his leg. Wu, SZ; Lucky, AW; Stanek, JW; Spicknall, KE. Pediatric Dermatology. 2020; 37:1156-1157.

Multidisciplinary care of epidermolysis bullosa during the COVID-19 pandemic-Consensus: Recommendations by an international panel of experts. Murrell, DF; Lucky, AW; Salas-Alanis, JC; Woodley, DT; Palisson, F; Natsuga, K; Nikolic, M; Ramirez-Quizon, M; Paller, AS; Lara-Corrales, I; et al. Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. 2020; 83:1222-1224.

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