A small portion of the information in this manuscript was presented by Dr. Siegfried as part of the Founder's Lecture at the annual SPD meeting on July 13, 2012, in Monterey, CA.
Pediatric Dermatology: Past, Present, and Future
Article first published online: 21 JUL 2014
© 2014 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Volume 32, Issue 1, pages 1–12, January/February 2015
How to Cite
Prindaville, B., Antaya, R. J. and Siegfried, E. C. (2015), Pediatric Dermatology: Past, Present, and Future. Pediatric Dermatology, 32: 1–12. doi: 10.1111/pde.12362
- Issue published online: 21 JAN 2015
- Article first published online: 21 JUL 2014
Vol. 32, Issue 4, 562, Article first published online: 16 JUL 2015
Up to 30% percent of pediatric primary care visits include a skin-related problem, and referrals are hampered by appointment wait times among the longest of any pediatric subspecialty. Despite the clear demand for pediatric dermatologists, there has been a long-standing shortage of providers, leaving dermatology as one of the most underserved pediatric subspecialties. Another consequence of the workforce shortage is the limited opportunity for pediatric dermatology training for residents and postgraduate general pediatricians and dermatologists. This review includes the evolution of the subspecialty from conception through the present, along with obstacles to workforce expansion and potential solutions to improve access to care for children with skin diseases.