Dermatology Program

The Dermatology Program at Boston Children's Hospital provides care for children and adolescents with all forms of congenital and acquired disorders of the skin, nails, hair and mucous membranes.

  • Our program is one of the most experienced programs of its type, caring for more than 6,000 children from communities throughout the New England area.

  • Boston Children’s researchers remain at the forefront of building knowledge about the diagnosis, treatment and long-term care of both rare - and common - skin conditions. Our experts never stop learning. We are equally skilled in treating children with both acute and chronic skin disorders, as well as abnormalities of the skin that might point to internal diseases.

  • Children are typically referred to our program by their pediatrician or primary care physician for consultation, treatment and long-term management. When it comes to healing children with dermatologic conditions, Children’s fully understands the unique challenges kids face, and we’re here to help.

Program highlights include:

  • Over 9,000 outpatients visits each year

  • Four full-time attending physicians and four part-time physicians

  • Inpatient consultative dermatology

  • Combined specialty programs in Rheumatology/Dermatology, Atopic Dermatitis Center/Dermatology and Vascular Anomalies

  • Pulsed dye laser services

How to Make an Appointment

Return patient appointments can be made with any of our schedulers during our normal business hours which are Monday through Friday from 8:00am to 4:30pm. You may also request an appointment online, or by calling 617-355-6117.

In Boston, patients are seen in our Dermatology clinic located at 300 Longwood Avenue on Fegan 6. Patients may also be scheduled to be seen at our Boston Children’s satellite locations in Lexington, Peabody, and Waltham.

Eczema Is a Common Ailment

Atopic dermatitis, or eczema, is the most common condition seen in our dermatology clinic, occurring in nearly one in five children. Chlorinated pools can irritate the skin of children with eczema, but if children apply fragrance-free, hypoallergenic sunscreen before swimming, quickly rinse off, and apply moisturizer after getting out of the pool, their eczema should be fine.

A Center Raises Awareness of Arthritis

To raise awareness about the importance of early diagnosis of arthritis and multidisciplinary care, Boston Children's Dermatology and Rheumatology departments teamed up to form the Dermatology-Rheumatology Center. Boston Children's is also home to one of the largest Rheumatology programs in the United States.