Pediatric Dermatology

Dr. Sabra Lofgren with pediatric patient

The Department of Dermatology at OHSU, in conjunction with Doernbecher Children's Hospital, is pleased to be able to offer pediatric dermatology services within the Portland-metro area. Pediatric dermatology is an emerging specialty that is growing rapidly within pediatrics and dermatology. Pediatric dermatologists are trained to recognize the unique developmental and physiologic aspects of infants, children and adolescents, and design treatment regimens specific to children's developmental and physical needs.

Drs. Alfons L. Krol, Sabra L. Leitenberger, and David Adelson are the Department of Dermatology's pediatric dermatologists. Lara Clayton provides care as the department's experienced pediatric dermatology PA. They specialize in the evaluation and management of dermatologic problems for children, from birth to 18 years of age, and have substantial expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of common conditions like eczema to complex and unusual skin diseases such as hemangiomas, vascular anomalies, genetic disorders and severe atopic dermatitis. Learn more about the Hemangioma and Vascular Birthmarks Clinic.

Drs. Jon Hanifin and Eric Simpson are medical dermatologists who are recognized experts in the research and treatment of atopic dermatits (eczema). They provide pediatric dermatology services to children of all ages with this condition and are able to see patients at the Center for Health & Healing.

Offering specialized care of common and rare skin problems such as:
  • Acne
  • Hemangiomas
  • Port Wine Stains
  • Skin Infections
  • Tinea
  • Eczema (Atopic Dermatitis)
  • Psoriasis
  • Genetic Skin Diseases
  • Bullous Diseases