Albert C. Yan, MD, FAAP, FAAD

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Professor of Pediatrics (General Pediatrics) at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Assistant Physician in Pediatrics, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Attending Physician in Pediatrics (Dermatology), Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Research Director, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Section of Dermatology, Division of General Pediatrics
Department: Pediatrics

Contact information
Section of Pediatric Dermatology
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
3501 Civic Center Boulevard
HUB #6571
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 2155902169
Fax: 2155904948
A.B. (Philosophy)
Princeton University, 1989.
M.D. (Medicine)
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 1993.
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Description of Research Expertise

* Acne
* Atopic dermatitis
* Computer vision applications in dermatology
* Genodermatoses
* Infections of the skin
* Pediatric dermatology workforce issues
* Rare skin diseases

Description of Clinical Expertise

* Acne vulgaris
* Atopic dermatitis
* Genodermatoses
* Hemangiomas and vascular anomalies
* Neonatal dermatology
* Skin infections (including warts, molluscum, tinea, MRSA among others)

Selected Publications

Huang CY, Zhang E, Caussade MC, Brown T, Hogrogian GS, Yan AC. : Pediatric Dermatologists vs AI Bots: Evaluating the Medical Knowledge and Diagnostic Capabilities of ChatGPT. Pediatric Dermatology Accepted, Apr 2024.

Braun M, Frieden IJ, Siegel DH, George E, Hess CP, Fox CK, Chamlin SL, Drolet BA, Metry DM, Pope E, Powell J, Holland K, Ulschmid C, Liang M, Barry K, Ho T, Cotter C, Baselga E, Bosquez D, Jain SN, Bui JKU, Lara-Corrales I, Funk T, Small A, Baghoomian W, Yan AC, Treat JR, Hogrogian GS, Huang C, Haggstrom A, List M, McCuaig C, Belleville C, Barrio V, Mancini AJ, Lawley LP, Grunnet-Satcher K, Horii KA, Newell B, Nopper A, Garzon MC, Scollan M, Mathes EF.: Multicenter study of long-term outcomes and quality of life in PHACE syndrome, ages 10 and up. Journal of Pediatrics 267(113907), Apr 2024.

Huang CY, Perman MJ, Yan AC: Regimen for accelerated propranolol initial dosing. Pediatric Dermatology Mar 2024.

Huang CY, Wan J, Yan AC. : Alkaline phosphatase as a predictor of zinc deficiency. Journal of Pediatrics (Submitted and under review) 2024.

Margolis DJ, Duke JL, Mitra N, Berna RA, Hoffstad OJ, Wasserman JR, Dinou A, Damianos G, Kotsopoulou I, Tairis N, Ferriola DA, Mosbruger TL, Hayeck TJ, Yan AC, Monos DS.: A combination of HLA-DP α and β chain polymorphisms paired with a SNP in the DPB1 3' UTR region, denoting expression levels, are associated with atopic dermatitis. Front Genet. 14: 1004138, Jan 2023.

Eichenfield LF, Kwong P, Gonzalez ME, Yan A, D'Arnaud P, Burnett P, Olivadoti M.: Safety and Efficacy of VP-102 (Cantharidin, 0.7% w/v) in Molluscum Contagiosum by Body Region: Post hoc Pooled Analyses from Two Phase III Randomized Trials. Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology 14(10): 42-47, Oct 2021.

Margolis DJ, Mitra N, Berna R, Hoffstad O, Kim BS, Yan A, Zaenglein AL, Fuxench ZC, Quiggle AM, de Guzman Strong C, Wong XFCC, Common JE.: Associating filaggrin copy number variation and atopic dermatitis in African-Americans: challenges and opportunities. Journal of Dermatological Science 98(1): 58-60, Apr 2020.

Bernardis E, Shou H, Barbieri JS, McMahon PJ, Perman MJ, Rola LA, Streicher JL, Treat JR, Castelo-Soccio L, Yan AC.: Development and initial validation of a multidimensional acne global grading system integrating primary lesions and secondary changes. JAMA Dermatology Jan 2020.

Wan J, Mitra N, Hoffstad OJ, Yan AC, Margolis DJ.: Longitudinal atopic dermatitis control and persistence vary with timing of disease onset in children: A cohort study. Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology 81(6): 1292-1299, Dec 2019.

Lou C, Mitra N, Wubbenhorst B, D'Andrea K, Hoffstad O, Kim BS, Yan A, Zaenglein AL, Fuxench ZC, Nathanson KL, Margolis DJ.: Association between fine mapping thymic stromal lymphopoietin and atopic dermatitis onset and persistence. Annals of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology 123(6): 595-601, Dec 2019.

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