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 and in the hospital’s inpatient pediatrics unit, emergency room, 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 is a fully accredited pediatric subspecialty program and provides the following:
Minor surgical procedures
Inpatient dermatology care
Consultation services in the emergency room, pediatric inpatient unit, pediatric intensive care unit, and neonatal intensive care unit
The following treatments can be provided:
Cryosurgery to destroy warts
Electrodessication to destroy warts and pyogenic granulomas
Treatment of molluscum
Propranolol treatment of infantile hemangiomas
Intralesional corticosteroid treatment of some cysts, alopecia areata, keloids, infantile hemangiomas
Skin punch and shave biopsies, excisions of atypical nevi, congenital nevi, irritated cysts
Treatment of more severe skin conditions, including severe atopic dermatitis, cutaneous infection, Stevens Johnson Syndrome
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
Helen T. Shin, M.D.
Emily Berger, M.D.
Suzanne Ingwersen, RN, BSN
Denise Crosta, RN, MSN, APN
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 -http://www.aad.org/
American Skin Association - http://www.americanskin.org/
Vascular birthmarks - http://www.novanews.org/
Pigmented birthmarks - http://www.nevus.org/
Psoriasis - http://www.psoriasis.org/
Alopecia areata - http://www.naaf.org/site/pageserver
Vitiligo - http://www.nvfi.org/index.php
Eczema - http://www.nationaleczema.org/