Pediatric Dermatology
Pediatric Dermatology

Pediatric Dermatology

by Brian Alverson, MD

Pediatric dermatologists are doctors who specialize in treating children’s skin, hair, and nails. They treat children of all ages, from infants to teenagers, diagnosing and treating a wide variety of ailments, including acne and skin cancer.

The number of syndromic associations and potential morbid or life-threatening diseases lurking behind the veil of a skin disorder is truly staggering. One has only to flip through a few pages of Dr. Bolognia’s Dermatology textbook to appreciate this fact. But the most common disorders—atopic dermatitis, hemangiomas, warts, seborrheic dermatitis—can be treated by a well-equipped pediatrician with the right knowledge.

It is important to note that children also emotionally experience health issues in a much different way than adults. Thus, pediatric dermatologists train in putting children at ease in medical settings, which is important for diseases that are so visible.

Course Details

  • Videos 11
  • Duration 1:07 h
  • Quiz questions 41
  • Concept Pages 25


Your Educators of course Pediatric Dermatology

 Brian Alverson, MD

Brian Alverson, MD

Dr. Brian Alverson is the Residency Director at Nemours Children's Hospital in Wilmington, Delaware and a Professor of Pediatrics at Jefferson University in Philadelphia. Until 2022, he has been a Professor of Pediatrics and Professor of Medical Science at Brown University, as well as the Director for the Division of Pediatric Hospital Medicine at Hasbro Children's Hospital, Rhode Island, USA.

He obtained his MD at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in 1999 and is currently also the Director of Undergraduate Pediatric Education at the Alpert School of Medicine at Brown University.

Due to his achievements in pediatric education, he has won over 25 teaching awards at two Ivy League Medical Schools.

Within Lecturio, Dr. Alverson teaches courses on Pediatrics.

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Great Eczema lecture on children!
By Neuer N. on 19. May 2023 for Eczema in Children

Great overview of the condition, symptoms in various age groups, and treatments.

Style matters
By Ruth W. on 01. January 2022 for Pediatric Dermatology

Dr. Alverson is effective to my learning. His rendition enhances my receptivity to acquiring and retaining knowledge.

Lecture is great
By Irfan A. on 06. April 2021 for Pediatric Dermatology


Excellent lecture
By Jalil Z. on 14. August 2020 for Hair Loss in Children: Alopecia Areata, Nevus Sebaceus, Traction Alopecia & Trichotillomania (TTM)

Excellent lecture as usual, easy to remember, good differential diagnosis.