Ilona Frieden, M.D.

Director of Pediatric Dermatology

Dr. Ilona Frieden, director of Pediatric Dermatology at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital, is a world-renowned specialist in children's skin diseases. She has more than 30 years experience in treating conditions including birthmarks and hemangiomas, laser surgery of port-wine stains and in caring for children with common conditions such as eczema and rashes. She is founder and director of the UCSF Birthmarks and Vascular Anomalies Clinic founded in 1991 and treats patients in the Ectodermal Dysplasia Clinic of the Craniofacial Anomalies Center.

Frieden is a clinical professor of dermatology and pediatrics and the founder of the Hemangioma Investigator Group, a multi-center collaboration for the study of hemangiomas. She is the editor in chief of the journal Pediatric Dermatology. She is also a member of the board of the American Academy of Dermatology.

Clinics

Birthmarks and Vascular Anomalies Center
1701 Divisadero St., Third Floor
San Francisco, CA 94115
Phone: (415) 353-7800

Center for Craniofacial Anomalies
513 Parnassus Avenue, S-747
San Francisco, CA 94143-0570
Phone: (415) 476-2271

Dermatology
1701 Divisadero St., Third Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143-0316
Phone: (415) 353-7800

HHT Center of Excellence
185 Berry Street, Suites 190 and 180, Lobby 6
San Francisco, CA 94107
Phone: (415) 353-1300

Conditions & Treatments

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Additional Languages

Spanish

Education

UCSF School of Medicine 1977

Residencies

UCSF Medical Center, Pediatrics 1980

Fellowships

UCSF Medical Center, Dermatology 1983

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Siegel DH, Choate KA, Drolet BA, Frieden IJ, Rittenberg S, Teng JM, Tom WL, Williams ML, Eichenfield LF, Paller AS. Proceedings of the Inaugural Pediatric Dermatology Research Alliance (PeDRA) Conference. J Invest Dermatol. 2014 Nov; 134(11):2671-4.
  2. Coughlin CC, Frieden IJ, Eichenfield LF. Clinical approaches to skin cleansing of the diaper area: practice and challenges. Pediatr Dermatol. 2014 Nov; 31 Suppl 1:1-4.
  3. Coughlin CC, Eichenfield LF, Frieden IJ. Diaper dermatitis: clinical characteristics and differential diagnosis. Pediatr Dermatol. 2014 Nov; 31 Suppl 1:19-24.
  4. Haggstrom AN, Frieden IJ. Patterns of vascular birthmarks: questions and clues. Br J Dermatol. 2014 Oct; 171(4):693-4.
  5. Feigenbaum DF, Boscardin CK, Frieden IJ, Mathes EF. What should primary care providers know about pediatric skin conditions? A modified Delphi technique for curriculum development. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2014 Oct; 71(4):656-62.
  6. Nguyen JT, Koerper MA, Hess CP, Dowd CF, Hoffman WY, Dickman M, Frieden IJ. Aspirin therapy in venous malformation: a retrospective cohort study of benefits, side effects, and patient experiences. Pediatr Dermatol. 2014 Sep; 31(5):556-60.
  7. Liang MG, Frieden IJ. Infantile and congenital hemangiomas. Semin Pediatr Surg. 2014 Aug; 23(4):162-7.
  8. Weitz NA, Bayer ML, Baselga E, Torres M, Siegel D, Drolet BA, Frieden IJ, Haggstrom AN. The "biker-glove" pattern of segmental infantile hemangiomas on the hands and feet. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2014 Sep; 71(3):542-7.
  9. Mathes EF, Frieden IJ, Cho CS, Boscardin CK. Randomized controlled trial of spaced education for pediatric residency education. J Grad Med Educ. 2014 Jun; 6(2):270-4.
  10. Lee PW, Frieden IJ, Streicher JL, McCalmont T, Haggstrom AN. Characteristics of noninvoluting congenital hemangioma: A retrospective review. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2014 May; 70(5):899-903.
  11. Liao W, Cordoro K, Frieden I, Shinkai K. How to prepare and deliver a great talk. Clin Dermatol. 2014 Nov-Dec; 32(6):878-82.
  12. Tlougan BE, Lee MT, Drolet BA, Frieden IJ, Adams DM, Garzon MC. Medical management of tumors associated with Kasabach-Merritt phenomenon: an expert survey. J Pediatr Hematol Oncol. 2013 Nov; 35(8):618-22.
  13. Shah S, Frieden IJ. Treatment of infantile hemangiomas with Beta-blockers: a review. Skin Therapy Lett. 2013 Oct; 18(6):5-7.
  14. Bayer ML, Frommelt PC, Blei F, Breur JM, Cordisco MR, Frieden IJ, Goddard DS, Holland KE, Krol AL, Maheshwari M, Metry DW, Morel KD, North PE, Pope E, Shieh JT, Southern JF, Wargon O, Siegel DH, Drolet BA. Congenital Cardiac, Aortic Arch, and Vascular Bed Anomalies in PHACE Syndrome (from the International PHACE Syndrome Registry). Am J Cardiol. 2013 Dec 15; 112(12):1948-52.
  15. Philp JC, Frieden IJ, Cordoro KM. Pediatric teledermatology consultations: relationship between provided data and diagnosis. Pediatr Dermatol. 2013 Sep-Oct; 30(5):561-7.
  16. Marqueling AL, Dasher D, Friedlander SF, McCalmont TH, Frieden IJ. Plaque-like myofibroblastic tumor: report of three cases. Pediatr Dermatol. 2013 Sep-Oct; 30(5):600-7.
  17. Drolet BA, Trenor CC, Brandão LR, Chiu YE, Chun RH, Dasgupta R, Garzon MC, Hammill AM, Johnson CM, Tlougan B, Blei F, David M, Elluru R, Frieden IJ, Friedlander SF, Iacobas I, Jensen JN, King DM, Lee MT, Nelson S, Patel M, Pope E, Powell J, Seefeldt M, Siegel DH, Kelly M, Adams DM. Consensus-derived practice standards plan for complicated Kaposiform hemangioendothelioma. J Pediatr. 2013 Jul; 163(1):285-91.
  18. Luu M, Frieden IJ. Haemangioma: clinical course, complications and management. Br J Dermatol. 2013 Jul; 169(1):20-30.
  19. Mathes EF, Oza V, Frieden IJ, Cordoro KM, Yagi S, Howard R, Kristal L, Ginocchio CC, Schaffer J, Maguiness S, Bayliss S, Lara-Corrales I, Garcia-Romero MT, Kelly D, Salas M, Oberste MS, Nix WA, Glaser C, Antaya R. "Eczema coxsackium" and unusual cutaneous findings in an enterovirus outbreak. Pediatrics. 2013 Jul; 132(1):e149-57.
  20. Dickman MM, Frieden IJ. Visual diagnosis: 13-year-old girl with pink papules. Allergic contact dermatitis with id reaction. Pediatr Rev. 2013 Jun; 34(6):e22-4.

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