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Dermatology Care for Children

Our pediatric specialists provide multidisciplinary care for children with conditions of the skin, hair and nails. Learn more about our experts.

Meet the team

The Division of Dermatology at Children's National Hospital 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. 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, including:

Scheduling Dermatology Appointments Online

If your child is an existing patient, you can schedule his or her appointments online through the MyChildrensNational patient portal. Please note that new patients must call to schedule their initial visit. For more information about online appointment scheduling, please contact your care team. Access the patient portal.

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

Anna Yasmine Kirkorian, M.D., sees patients at 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. Kirkorian at the Montgomery County location in Rockville, Maryland.  

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