A pediatric dermatologist is a dermatologist who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of infants and children. Commonwealth Dermatology Drs. Vernon and Shinn are two of only 226 board-certified pediatric dermatologists in the nation. Commonwealth Dermatology specializes in the treatment of comprehensive skin care including the latest state-of-the-art technology and an individual diagnostic treatment plan for your child. We also provide an Eczema Clinic and teen skin care service.
The only two Board-Certified Pediatric Dermatologists in Central Virginia
Dr. Hazel Vernon was the first pediatric dermatologist in Central Virginia and has over 20 years experience and board-certified in both pediatric and general dermatology. Dr. Vernon is Assistant Clinical Professor at VCU School of Medicine and trains dermatology residents in pediatric dermatology.
Dr. Laurie Shinn is a pediatric dermatologist who joined our practice in 1998. she completed a Pediatric Residency as well as a Dermatology Residency at the VCU School of Medicine. Shinn continues to serve on its faculty as the Head of the Pediatric Dermatology Department.
Outside programs increase collaboration for pediatric cases
Our pediatric dermatologists also participate in key programs at local hospitals including the VCU School of Medicine’s Vascular Anomalies Multidisciplinary Team and the Cleft & Craniofacial Team at St. Mary’s for kids. They are members of the Academy of Pediatrics, the American Academy of Dermatology and the Society for Pediatric Dermatology.
We provide the following advanced treatments for pediatrics:
- Complicated hemangiomas and vascular malformations including workup and systemic therapies
- Psoriasis including biologic agents, phototherapy and Methotrexate
- Genetic skin disorders
- Atopic dermatitis including systemic and phototherapy treatments
- Immune disorders such as alopecia areata, vitiligo and morphea including system therapies
Latest advances in treatment including the therapies below:
- Blue light Laser
- Pulse-dye laser
- Narrow-band UVB
Drs. Vernon & Shinn are joined by the practice founder Dr. Hazle Konerding. Physicians also include Camille Haisley-Royster and Raj Agarwal in addition to Nurse Practitioners Maggie Constante and Amy Black. Their mission is to improve patient care of all ages and promote a better quality of life for their patients.
Call for an appointment: 804-440-SKIN (7546)