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
  • Acne surgery
  • 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


Section Chief
Helen T. Shin, 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 -


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