The mission of the Pediatric Dermatology Program is to offer specialized care in the management of neonatal, childhood and adolescent conditions of the skin, scalp, hair, nails, and mucous membranes. Managed disorders will encompass acquired and congenital disorders, including both acute and chronic conditions. Our Program offers individualized expert care for young children and adolescents with the following conditions:
Alopecia areata and other forms of hair loss
Disorders of pigmentation, including vitiligo
Warts and molluscum contagiosum
Inherited disorders, including ichthyoses and blistering disorders
The Skin Toxicities Program provides urgent and longitudinal care for oncology patients suffering from dermatologic adverse effects due to anticancer therapies. Bridging institutions, the program offers dedicated oncodermatology clinics at Brigham Dermatology Associates and in the Center for Cutaneous Oncology at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Our providers bring expert clinical care to patients with complications from targeted and cytotoxic chemotherapy, immunotherapy, radiation and stem cell transplantation. Pediatric patients are seen in the Jimmy Fund Clinic. Together with our basic scientists, our experts research these adverse events in the skin and the most appropriate and effective ways to reduce them. Our clinicians work closely with the oncology teams at DFCI to improve patient quality of life while allowing patients to maintain the most effective anticancer regimen possible.