The Department of Dermatology at Columbia University offers a full range of services for children and adolescents with skin disorders. Our pediatric dermatologists see patients in both the inpatient and outpatient settings. Children with common conditions such as atopic dermatitis, acne, hemangiomas and birthmarks as well as more complex disorders including genetic diseases that affect the skin and dermatologic manifestations of systemic illness, benefit from the expertise of our nationally recognized physicians.
We offer expertise in laser treatment for children with vascular birthmarks including hemangiomas and port-wine stains. Treatments can be performed in the office or in an ambulatory operating room setting at Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital.
Vascular Anomalies Clinic
Children and adolescents with more complex vascular birthmarks can be seen in a specialized clinic co-founded by Dr. Maria Garzon, the Director of Pediatric Dermatology, and staffed by specialists in pediatric dermatology, pediatric surgery, plastic surgery, interventional radiology, hematology, oncology at other specialties at the Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital of NY Presbyterian. The interdisciplinary team works cooperatively to develop the optimal treatment approach for challenging vascular birthmarks.
Pediatric Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB) Interdisciplinary Clinic
The EB Clinic, which was initiated by Dr. Morel in June 2007, provides comprehensive outpatient consultation, consisting of various sub-specialists, such as dermatologists, nutritionists, pain service specialists, and social workers, who have expertise in treating the multiple aspects of EB. EB is a rare condition that is quite challenging to manage our interdisciplinary approach to caring for these patients has been very beneficial.
We understand that children require additional attentiveness and understanding. Our doctors will review your child’s medical history, assess the condition, and prescribe treatment based on the latest research and proven technology.
If you have questions or would like to make an appointment please call our office to schedule a consultation with a physician.
To make an appointment with a Pediatric Dermatologist please call our offices at 212.305.5293.
Dr. Maria Garzon is a member of Hemangioma Investigator Group. This is a group of academic pediatric dermatologists who collaborate on research related to infantile hemangiomas. They recently completed a prospective study of Hemangiomas of Infancy which enrolled over 1,040 children across the country. Current studies include research on the incidence and management of problematic hemangiomas including large facial hemangiomas, multiple hemangiomas and lumbosacral hemangiomas.
Dr. Kimberly Morel is involved in clinical research regarding atopic dermatitis, hemangiomas of infancy, pediatric cutaneous T-cell lymphoma and epidermolysis bullosa.
The Division of Pediatric Dermatology is also involved in other research activities relating to alopecia areata, psoriasis and molluscum contagiosum. In addition, the Division collaborates with the Department of Genetics on investigative work for a variety of rare genetic skin disorders.
The Division of Pediatric Dermatology plays an active role in the academic life of students and residents at Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Garzon is the Course Director for Second Year course in Dermatology and also works with medical students in their fourth year as a preceptor. Medical students may also benefit from elective mentorship during their fourth year of medical training.
Drs. Garzon and Morel provide pediatric dermatology electives to pediatric residents at Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital.