The Dermatology Clinic at BC Children’s Hospital diagnoses and treats common and complex skin conditions, caring for more than 3,000 children each year.
In addition, we are a centre for both teaching and research – trainee medical staff enhance the quality of care, and research conducted here helps improve patient health outcomes.
Working for a world in which ALL kids are comfortable in their own skin.
The division of dermatology strives to provide: Excellence in Clinical Care, Effective Education, Proactive Community Engagement, Creative Innovation, and Radical Kindness.
We provide care for children with common and complex dermatologic conditions. Over 3000 children with skin diseases are treated in the outpatient clinics at BCCH as well as throughout the province through outreach clinics/services. In addition, we are a centre for both teaching and research – trainee medical staff enhance the quality of care, and research conducted here helps improve patient health outcomes.
UPDATED Oct 19 2021
Our most frequently seen conditions are eczema (atopic dermatitis), acne, birthmarks, psoriasis, hair loss, vitiligo, molluscum and warts. As a tertiary care centre we also experts at treating rare and complex conditions including epidermolysis bullosa, dermatomyositis, cutaneous lupus erythematosus, morphea, ichthyosis, and rare genetic skin diseases.
The clinic consists primarily of outpatient consultations. We also provide inpatient consultations for hospitalized children, and province-wide teleconsultations.
We provide the following services:
- Diagnosis, treatment and follow-up care for all skin, hair and nail disorders in children.
- Cryotherapy for warts.
- Inpatient consultations for hospitalized children.
- Laser treatment for port wine stains and other birthmarks.
- Minor surgical procedures to remove skin lesions.
- Narrow band UVB phototherapy.
- Skin biopsies.
- Teleconsultation for physicians seeing patients outside of the Lower Mainland.
- Wound care.
Specialized Pediatric Outreach Consultation for Kids (SPOCK)
Dr. Wingfield Rehmus, MD, MPH, FAAD
Dr. Sunil Kalia, MD, MHSc, FRCPC
Dr. Joseph Lam, MD, FRCPC
Dr. Harvey Lui, MD, FRCPC
Dr. Sarah Felton, MD, MRCP, FACMS
Dr. Allie Gregory, MD, MS, FRCPC
With special thanks and appreciation to Dr. Julie Prendiville for her excellent mentorship, leadership, and clinical care as division head from 1990-2018.