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The Division of Dermatology at Children's National Health System continues to expand services as more families seek our expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the skin, hair, and nails. In addition to treating common skin conditions, our pediatric dermatologists are specially trained to recognize, diagnose, and manage skin conditions that occur more often or only in infants and younger patients. And when your child needs coordinated multidisciplinary care, we work together with our many other pediatric subspecialists at Children's National.

Specialized Care for Kids

Many different skin conditions require clinical care by a healthcare professional. Dermatologists can help recognize signs of certain underlying or internal medical conditions with associated skin disorders. We treat common concerns like acne, childhood eczema (atopic dermatitis), fungal infections (ringworm), poison ivy, and warts. Importantly, complex pediatric concerns, such as congenital, infectious, parasitic, tumorous, and secondary disorders caused by underlying systemic conditions are also treated. We help evaluate children with complex congenital conditions or inherited syndromes because so many of these involve the skin, hair, and nails.

Our team also has experience in managing severe reactions to medications, such as toxic epidermal necrolysis, a potentially life-threatening skin disorder.

The division's specialists perform diagnostic tests, including biopsies, fungal cultures, and a full range of medical and minor surgical procedures to treat infectious and non-infectious skin conditions:

Dermatologic and Vascular Laser Surgery Service Clinic (Rockville, MD)

Iris Kedar Rubin, MD, has joined Children's National as Director of the Dermatologic and Vascular Laser Surgery Service Clinic for the laser treatment of vascular anomalies and scars. She offers specialized treatments in port wine stains, infantile hemangiomas, and scars from surgery, burns, trauma, or other causes.

Laser consultation and treatment appointments can be scheduled with Dr. Rubin at the Children's National Rockville Regional Outpatient Center in Rockville, MD. To schedule an appointment, call 301-754-5400. General dermatology patients are not seen in this clinic.

For more information on skin disorders and conditions, see the division's Resources for Families and Helpful Websites page.

Xavion's Story

Skin Disorders

Xavion Chisley

Sometimes a mom’s intuition is all it takes to get her child to the right physician. When 8-year-old Xavion Chisley developed a fungal infection on his toe, his mother, Nikki, immediately took him to see a dermatologist who removed his toenail to treat the infection.  However, when Xavion’s toenail grew back, the infection had not diminished but actually appeared to be spreading to his foot.

Xavion's Story

Dermatology Team