Lurie Children’s has the largest group of Illinois physicians who are board certified in pediatric dermatology (children’s skin diseases). Our eight pediatric dermatologists complete around 20,000 yearly visits with infants, children and teenagers, making the division one of the busiest pediatric dermatology services in the nation.

Our doctors are renowned for their expertise in diagnosis and treatment, particularly of complex skin disorders. They also are known for their skill in surgical removal of skin growths and laser treatment for vascular and pigmented skin lesions. Our division helped pioneer the field of pediatric dermatologic surgery and created one of the country’s earliest laser therapy programs for vascular birthmarks.

Our Approach to Pediatric Dermatology

We believe in family-centered care, which means we support the whole family along with the patient. We help facilitate the transition from pediatric to adult care for teens with chronic skin diseases and their families, for example. Using the latest technology in a child-friendly setting, the division offers specialized treatment for:

  • Infantile Hemangiomas and Vascular Malformations
  • Epidermolysis Bullosa
  • Genetic Skin Diseases
  • Onoco-Dermatologic Conditions
  • Rheumatologic Disorders
  • Pediatric Dermatologic Surgery and Laser Therapy
  • Polycucstic Ovarian Syndrome

Nationally-Ranked Care

Lurie Children’s continues to be the #1 children's hospital in Illinois and is ranked in 9 specialties by U.S. News & World Report.

Pediatric Dermatology Conditions We Treat

Our physicians make every attempt to stay at the forefront of treatment advances, making sure they provide our patients with the best care possible. We take specialized and evidence-based approaches to diagnosing and treating children’s dermatology conditions.

Pediatric Dermatology Treatments

Our pediatric dermatologists pioneered the surgical removal of skin lesions and laser treatment for a variety of vascular and pigmented skin lesions and have successfully practiced these approaches for more than a decade. Whether the necessary treatment is surgical or medical, our dermatologists apply their pediatric expertise and diagnostic skills to manage lesion treatment in chi​ldren.

Our Pediatric Dermatologists

All of our board-certified physicians have trained in dermatology and pediatric dermatology. The team includes pediatric dermatologists, a pediatric dermatology advanced practice nurse (nurse practitioner) and pediatric dermatology nurses. 

Because skin diseases can take a toll on emotional health, we work closely with our psychologists and social workers. Our team collaborates with many other specialties at Lurie Children’s, including:

We also work on multispecialty teams to assess and treat autoimmune skin diseases and vascular lesions.

Anthony J. Mancini, MD

Anthony J. Mancini, MD

Division Head, Dermatology

Sarah L. Chamlin, MD

Sarah L. Chamlin, MD

Attending Physician, Dermatology; Medical Director, Vascular Lesion Clinic

Brandi M. Kenner-Bell, MD

Brandi M. Kenner-Bell, MD, FAAD, FAAP

Attending Physician, Dermatology

Lacey L. Kruse, MD

Lacey L. Kruse, MD

Attending Physician, Dermatology

Amy Paller, MD

Amy Paller, MD

Attending Physician, Dermatology

Karina L. Vivar, MD

Karina L. Vivar, MD

Attending Physician, Dermatology

Annette Wagner, MD

Annette Wagner, MD

Attending Physician, Dermatology

Duri Yun, MD, MPH

Attending Physician, Dermatology

Megan E. Reynolds, APN, NP

Megan E. Reynolds, MSN, APRN-NP, CPNP-PC

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Dermatology

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We offer several scheduling options for your child's care needs. 

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Pediatric Dermatology Research

Our physician researchers actively conduct research and have made important contributions to the knowledge of pediatric skin diseases. For example, our doctors have been involved in research that elucidated several potential risk factors for the development of infantile hemangiomas, noncancerous skin tumors that affect up to 10% of infants. In laboratory research, our doctors have found that gene therapy can change the content of cell membrane components (gangliosides) in culture that indirectly affect how skin cells grow, attach and move. This research may one day help patients with psoriasis, poor wound healing or skin cancer.

Current clinical trials (studies in patients) include newer medical treatments for atopic dermatitis, acne vulgaris, epidermolysis bullosa, ichthyosis, infantile hemangiomas and psoriasis.

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Our Locations

Lurie Children's at Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital Pediatric Outpatient Center

25 N. Winfield Road
East Entrance
Winfield, Illinois 60190
630.933.6631

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Lurie Children's Hospital Outpatient Center in New Lenox

1870 N. Silver Cross Blvd. (formerly Clinton Street)
Suite 100
New Lenox, Illinois 60451
312.227.3620

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Lurie Children's Hospital Outpatient Center in Northbrook

1131 Techny Road
Northbrook, Illinois 60062
312.227.7600

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Lurie Children's Hospital Outpatient Center in Westchester

Surgical Treatment Center
2301 Enterprise Drive
Westchester, Illinois 60154
312.227.7900

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Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago

225 E. Chicago Ave.
Chicago, Illinois 60611
312.227.4000

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Lurie Children's Hospital Outpatient Center in Lincoln Park

2515 N. Clark Street/467 W. Deming Place
Chicago, Illinois 60614-3393
1.800.543.7362

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Lurie Children's Hospital Outpatient Center in Lake Forest

Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital Campus
900 N. Westmoreland, Suite 110 (Bays Medical Office Building, 1st Floor)*
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
312.227.1010

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Lurie Children’s Hospital Outpatient Center in Skokie

3722 W. Touhy Avenue
Skokie, Illinois 60076
312.227.5600

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Lurie Children's Hospital Outpatient Center at 1440 N. Dayton

1440 N. Dayton St.
Chicago, Illinois 60642
1.800.543.7362

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Education & Training

Keeping with our belief that quality education is inseparable from our quality patient care, we partner with Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine to train tomorrow’s leading pediatric physicians. As the pediatric teaching hospital for the Feinberg School, we offer several opportunities for residents to further their education in a pediatric specialty. The Division of Dermatology offers a fellowship through the Feinberg School.

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Pediatric Dermatology Fellowship

The fellowship program in Pediatric Dermatology at Lurie Children's and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine offers scientific opportunities and broad training in all clinical aspects of pediatric dermatology. Fellows who wish to become board-eligible in pediatric dermatology are required to be board-eligible or board-certified in dermatology prior to the commencement of their training.

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Dermatology News & Stories

Children With Skin Diseases Suffer Stigma, Bullying and Depression

A new study reports the majority of children and teens with chronic skin diseases such as acne, eczema, psoriasis, alopecia areata and vitiligo feel stigmatized by peers for their condition and are sometimes bullied.

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Summer Safety Tips for Kids

Warm, sunny days are perfect for outside activities the entire family can enjoy. But without the right protection, the sun can be harmful. Here are some safety tips to stay happy and healthy in the summertime. 

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Chicago's Top Doctors for Kids

Several Lurie Children's providers were recognized in Chicago magazine's Top Doctors for Kids list

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Improved Wireless Sensors to Monitor Babies in Neonatal Intensive Care

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Painless Tape Strips Used to Detect Molecular Changes in Skin of Children with Eczema

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Beyond Downtown: Lurie Children’s Outpatient Surgical Programs Available in Westchester, Northbrook

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Philanthropy

Private contributions help support exciting new research discoveries in pediatric dermatology. Gifts also let us train much-needed physicians to specialize in this field.

Your support is vital in helping us continue to make a difference in the lives of patients and families. Lurie Children’s relies on philanthropic funding to enhance its programs, services and research for children. To learn more, please e-mail the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago Foundation at foundation@luriechildrens.org, call 312.227.7500.