Children are precious and have their own medical needs that can be vastly different from adults. They deserve their own medical specialists when faced with a medical problem or illness. That’s why the Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital established New Jersey’s first Pediatric and Adolescent Dermatology Center for the diagnosis and treatment of skin diseases and disorders in infants, children, and adolescents.

The team provides comprehensive pediatric dermatology services geared to making patients comfortable and reassured about their healthcare. The latest medications and advanced technology available are utilized to treat all types of skin diseases and disorders.

Patients are cared for in the Pediatric and Adolescent Dermatology Center’s state-of-the-art outpatient facility which opened in 2013 and in the hospital’s inpatient pediatrics unit, emergency department, pediatric intensive care unit, and neonatal intensive care unit.  Our Pediatric Dermatologists are available for consultation with other physicians on pediatric dermatology cases.


The Pediatric and Adolescent Dermatology Center provides the following:

  • Total body skin examinations
  • Evaluations of birthmarks
  • Management of common skin conditions such as acne, atopic dermatitis (eczema), hair loss, hives, common infections (impetigo, cold sores, ringworm), psoriasis, rashes due to viruses or medications
  • Minor surgical procedures
  • Outpatient and inpatient dermatologic care
  • Consultation services in the emergency department, pediatric inpatient unit, pediatric intensive care unit, and neonatal intensive care unit
  • Clinical research

The following treatments can be provided:

  • Acne surgery
  • Treatment or removal of benign viral lesions such as warts and molluscum
  • Treatment of infantile hemangiomas (topical or systemic treatments including propranolol)
  • Laser treatment of vascular birthmarks (with general anesthesia if needed)
  • Corticosteroid injections to treat alopecia areata, keloids
  • Skin biopsies, removal of benign growths, suspicious moles, birthmarks and cysts
  • Treatment of more severe skin conditions requiring systemic immunosuppressive therapy (severe atopic dermatitis, psoriasis, blistering diseases)

Preparing for Your Visit

Before you arrive for your child’s appointment at the Pediatric and Adolescent Dermatology Center, please fill out our registration packet. Please bring with you any laboratory reports and the results of any other tests or treatment your child may have already undergone. Also, bring your health insurance card and any co-payments, referral forms, or pre-approval forms that your insurance company deems necessary for reimbursement.

Click here to download the registration packet and driving instructions


Section Chief
Helen T. Shin, M.D.

Emily Berger, M.D.
Brook Tlougan, M.D.

Nurse Coordinator
Suzanne Ingwersen, RN, BSN

Nurse Manager
Denise Crosta, RN, MSN, APN

Helpful Links

The following are useful Web sites for your information. The Pediatric and Adolescent Dermatology Center does not endorse or promote those listed within these directories nor does it guarantee the accuracy of information obtained on those sites.

AmericanAcademyof Dermatology -
American Skin Association -
Vascular birthmarks -
Pigmented birthmarks -
Psoriasis -
Alopecia areata -
Vitiligo -
Eczema -
Epidermolysis bullosa -
Ichthyosis -
Mastocytosis -





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