World-class expertise in treating and researching atopic dermatitis (eczema)
The term eczema refers to a group of skin conditions in which the skin is red, itchy, irritated, and can result in blistering, weeping or peeling. Atopic dermatitis (also known as AD) is the most common type of eczema, thus these two terms are often used interchangeably.
Eczema is a relatively common condition but can be very difficult to treat and maintain due to the unpredictable and incureable nature of the disease. Living with eczema can be even more difficult, as its symptoms can be very distracting, painful and emotionally damaging.
What to expect
Our care team will work with you to identify and diagnose your condition. While there are no cures for eczema, we can attempt to manage it as best as possible. Because each case of eczema can be so varied, finding a personalized care plan that will work for your and your lifestyle is critical.
All of our dermatology providers are trained to identify and treat atopic dermatitis. Furthermore, we have providers who specialize in the treatment and research of the condition, including two of the world's foremost eczema pioneers Jon Hanifin, M.D. and Eric Simpson, M.D., M.C.R. Drs. Hanifin and Simpson have been instrumental in understanding the clinical, biological and genetic aspects of atopic diseases and they continue to push the boundaries of eczema knowledge.
Additional treatment options through research
As part of advancing knowledge and treatment of eczema, our department is very active in clinical research. Clinical trials are an organized activity to learn more about a problem, a treatment option or a disease. They can provide patients with alternate care options, while helping researchers study new and improved ways to combat disease.
For more information, including any currently enrolling trials in atopic dermatitis (eczema), please visit our Skin Condition Clinical Trials page.
- Eric Simpson, M.D., M.C.R.
- Frances J. Storrs, M.D. Medical Dermatology Professor