Dermatology

Our service provides consultations for children with skin conditions in Alberta, and neighbouring Saskatchewan and British Columbia.

We provide a consultation service for pediatric skin conditions of concern to physicians or healthcare professionals where past treatment has proven unsuccessful or where additional investigation is needed in order to provide treatment and/or diagnosis. We collaborate with colleagues in other disciplines to provide multidisciplinary care for complex patients. As certified dermatologists, we are able to provide continuity of care for our pediatric patients transitioning to adult care in our general dermatology clinics at other sites.

Conditions diagnosed and treated:

  • Skin lesions not yet diagnosed
  • Vascular anomalies (coordinated care with the Vascular Birth Mark Clinic)
  • Nevi/moles
  • Dermatitis
  • Psoriasis
    • Psoriatic Arthritis Combined Clinic with Rheumatology (Dr. Prajapati)
  • Pigmentation disorders
  • Hair/Nail abnormalities
  • Complicated Acne
  • Genodermatoses
  • Autoimmune disorders
    • Morphea/Scleroderma Combined Clinic with Rheumatology (Dr. Prajapati)
  • Urticaria and related syndromes
  • Infections
  • Tumours/Nodules

Currently, our Pediatric Dermatology clinic occurs on Tuesdays in the Infectious Diseases clinic at the Alberta Children's Hospital.

A physician referral is required for consultations. Please contact your physician or family doctor.

Current research activities within this section include:

  • Development and validation of an illustrated eczema action plan (Canadian Dermatology Foundation grant)
  • Severe cutaneous reactions in children: revising diagnostic criteria, systematic review, and retrospective cohort study (Pediatric Dermatology Research Alliance Team Grant)
  • Clinical trials (Dr. Prajapati, private office)

We do not currently offer a PGME program in Pediatric Dermatology. Elective and observership opportunities are available.