Teaching Activities

Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego and CSSD’s residency programs have amongst the most extensive training program for pediatric dermatology in the nation and the largest fellowship program for Pediatric Dermatology in the nation.

The Division of Pediatric Dermatology at Rady Children’s Hospital is affiliated with both the Department of Pediatrics and the Department of Medicine (Dermatology) at the University of California, San Diego.

The Pediatric Dermatology Fellowship Program was introduced in 1996. Based at Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego, fellows are involved in clinical activities and research involving pediatric dermatology.

The clinical program involves ambulatory dermatology clinics and inpatient consultations at Rady Children’s Hospital, UCSD Hillcrest and Sharp Mary Birch Hospital.

The programs have trained more than 270 dermatology residents and 34 fellows (these figures do not include pediatric residents trained by the program). The program’s very active international fellowship program attracts fellows from around the world.  Pediatric dermatology fellows are also actively involved in research during their fellowship year. These trainees enhance the program and contribute to the advancement of the field of pediatric dermatology through research and education.