At Upper West Side Dermatology, we understand the unique skin care needs of children and adolescents. Our pediatric skin specialists are dedicated to providing compassionate and specialized care tailored to young patients. With a focus on gentle treatments and family-centered approach, we strive to create a comfortable environment where children feel at ease while addressing their dermatological concerns. Whether it’s managing common skin conditions or addressing complex issues, parents can trust our expertise and commitment to delivering exceptional pediatric dermatology services.

Why Choose our Pediatric Dermatology Team? 

Choosing our Pediatric Dermatology team means entrusting your child’s skin health to experienced specialists who prioritize their comfort and well-being. Our team combines expertise in pediatric dermatology with a compassionate approach, ensuring personalized care for each young patient. From infancy through adolescence, we offer comprehensive evaluations, precise diagnoses, and effective treatments for a wide range of pediatric skin conditions. Whether your child needs routine skincare or management of complex dermatological issues, we are dedicated to providing the highest quality care in a child-friendly environment.

Who are our Pediatric Dermatology Experts? 

Our Pediatric Dermatology team comprises board-certified dermatologists with specialized training in pediatric skin conditions. These experts possess extensive experience in diagnosing and treating various dermatological concerns unique to children, including eczema, acne, birthmarks, and rare genetic disorders. With a deep understanding of pediatric dermatology, our team is committed to delivering exceptional care tailored to meet the individual needs of each young patient. Parents can trust our knowledgeable and compassionate experts to provide comprehensive evaluations, effective treatments, and ongoing support for their child’s skin health.

Meet Our Doctors

Dr. Falguni Asrani, MD

Board-Certified Dermatologist

Dr. Falguni Asrani is a considerate and caring dermatologist based in New York City. Dr. Asrani is a board certified dermatologist and a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology and she has held various academic positions, including assistant medical officer, consultant, clinical instructor, and honorary visiting consultant. Dr. Asrani is uncompromising in her dedication to the well-being of her patients. She is committed to creating long-lasting relationships with her patients, providing them with the highest level of care.

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Dr. James Shea, MD

Board Certified Pediatric Dermatologist

Board Certified Dermatologist

Dr. Shea is a dually trained Pediatrician and Dermatologist.

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What Are The Conditions, Treatments and Procedures Associated with Pediatric Dermatology? 

Our Pediatric Dermatology team addresses a wide range of skin conditions commonly seen in children and adolescents. These include eczema, acne, psoriasis, birthmarks, hemangiomas, warts, molluscum contagiosum, and various types of skin infections. We offer personalized treatment plans tailored to each child’s unique needs, incorporating evidence-based therapies, topical medications, oral medications, and minimally invasive procedures when necessary. Additionally, we provide education and support to help families manage their child’s skin condition effectively and promote long-term skin health and wellness.


Acne is a skin condition characterized by the presence of pimples, blackheads, whiteheads, cysts, or nodules, typically occurring on the face,...

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Congenital Moles & Birthmarks

Congenital moles and birthmarks are skin markings that are present at birth or develop shortly thereafter. These markings can vary widely...

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Eczema, also known as atopic dermatitis, is a skin condition characterized by inflammation, redness, itching, and sometimes the formation of dry,...

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Warts & Molluscum

Warts and molluscum are common skin conditions caused by viral infections. Warts are typically raised, rough growths that can appear anywhere...

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Where Can You Visit Our Pediatric Dermatology Team? 

You can visit our Pediatric Dermatology team at our conveniently located Upper West Side Dermatology practice in New York City. Our modern and welcoming facility is designed with children in mind, featuring child-friendly amenities and a supportive environment to ensure a positive experience for young patients and their families. With easy access to public transportation and ample parking nearby, scheduling an appointment with our Pediatric Dermatology experts is convenient and hassle-free. 

Contact us today to schedule an appointment if you are looking for a pediatric dermatologist near you!