Dr. Wingfield Rehmus, Division Head


The Division of Pediatric Dermatology provides high-quality care to British Columbian children with skin diseases, undertakes clinical research and academic enquiry, and educates medical students, postgraduate trainees and other physicians in the field of pediatric dermatology. Learn More







Over the past several years, research has focused on studies of the safety and efficacy of biologic agents for the treatment of psoriasis. These are multi-centre studies sponsored by the pharmaceutical industry.

The UBC Dermatology Residency Program includes a rotation in pediatric dermatology at Children's Hospital. The UBC Pediatric Residents also do elective rotations with the division. Dr. Prendiville gives local lectures to medical students, residents, fellows, and presents at CME courses and academic meetings; authorship of book chapters, and participation on editorial boards round out this educational role. In addition, the Dermatology Clinic is regularly attended by medical students from UBC and from other universities across North America.

Patient care in pediatric dermatology is active, as the Division has more than 4 ,000 patient visits per year. Outpatient service has been significantly enhanced with the opening of the new Ambulatory Care Centre in 2002, providing more space and a vastly improved environment in which to see patients. The inpatient service consists mostly of consultations, with a small number of admissions on an annual basis. As a province-wide resource, the Division provides daily telephone and email consultations to other hospitals and physicians throughout the province.

The Division offers phototherapy treatment for patients with psoriasis, eczema, vitiligo and severe atopic dermatitis. Patients with Vascular Anomalies are followed in the clinic and at the multidisciplinary Vascular Anomalies clinic.


Wingfield Rehmus, MD, FRCPC, Division Head


Rapinder Rakhra, Assistant to Division Head