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.
BA: Pembroke College in Brown University, Providence, RI, 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.
All aspects of pediatric dermatology, especially acne
Dermatology, Hemangioma and Vascular Malformations, Epidermolysis Bullosa EB
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A retrospective analysis of diagnostic testing in a large North American cohort of patients with epidermolysis bullosa. Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. 2022; 86:1063-1071.
Pregnancy in epidermolysis bullosa: long-awaited guidelines of care. British Journal of Dermatology. 2022; 186:602-603.
Development and Initial Validation of a Novel System to Assess Ichthyosis Severity. JAMA Dermatology. 2022; 158:359-365.
Executive summary: Consensus recommendations for the use of retinoids in ichthyosis and other disorders of cornification in children and adolescents. Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. 2022; 86:158-161.
Reply to: Comment on: Hematopoietic stem cell transplant for erythropoietic porphyrias in pediatric patients. Pediatric Blood and Cancer. 2022; 69.
Most common pediatric skin conditions managed in outpatient dermatology clinics in the United States stratified by race and ethnicity. Pediatric Dermatology. 2021; 38 Suppl 2:129-131.
What the Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology Clinician Needs to Know about Acne. Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology. 2021; 34:591-596.
Hematopoietic stem cell transplant for erythropoietic porphyrias in pediatric patients. Pediatric Blood and Cancer. 2021; 68.
Diagnosis and Care of the Newborn with Epidermolysis Bullosa. NeoReviews. 2021; 22:e438-e451.
Glomerulonephritis in Youth With Dystrophic Epidermolysis Bullosa. Kidney International Reports. 2021; 6:538-543.
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