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Pediatric Dermatology

Includes specialty programs: Cosmetic & Reconstructive Laser Program

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We offer the only pediatric-focused dermatology program in the greater Akron area - one of only a few programs in Ohio. We are specially trained to diagnose and treat infants, children and teens with a range of skin, hair and nail conditions — from acne, eczema and warts to more complex genetic skin disorders and vascular malformations.

We also treat:

  • birthmarks
  • keloid scars
  • melanoma
  • molluscum
  • port-wine stain (capillary malformation)
  • psoriasis
  • unwanted hair growth (hirsutism)
  • vitiligo 

Our vascular anomalies clinic includes pediatric specialists in dermatology, plastic and reconstructive surgery and interventional radiology. Together, we address the complex needs of children with vascular birthmarks, hemangiomas and other vascular malformations.


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Akron Children's Dermatology
Considine Professional Building
215 West Bowery Street
Level 5
Akron, Ohio 44308
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Dermatology, Boston Heights
Akron Children's Pediatric Dermatology, Boston Heights
Akron Children's Health Center, Boston Heights
328 East Hines Hill Road
Suite 3
Boston Heights, Ohio 44236
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Dermatology, Medina
Akron Children's Dermatology, Medina
Akron Children's Pediatric Primary and Specialty Care, Medina
3443 Medina Road
Door 1 (Suite 108)
Medina, Ohio 44256
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Our Doctors/Providers

Department Heads:
Nicholas Nguyen
Nicholas Nguyen, MD

Director, Pediatric Dermatology; Pediatric Dermatologist

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Daniel Grove, MD

Pediatric Dermatologist

Nurse Practitioners/Physician Assistants:

Jennifer Messenger, MSN, APRN-CNP

Family Nurse Practitioner


Nicole Naples, MSN, APRN-CNP

Nurse Practitioner


Stefanie Nusbaum, MSN, APRN-CNP

Family Nurse Practitioner



We offer the most advanced treatments to give your child the best possible results, including many non-invasive procedures such as:

  • Laser treatment of vascular birthmarks and warts
  • Cryotherapy to remove warts and other non-cancerous skin lesions
  • Treatment of keloid scars
  • Candida antigen injections for the treatment of warts or molluscum
  • Laser hair reduction
  • Phototherapy, also known as light therapy, for atopic dermatitis, psoriasis, vitiligo and other inflammatory skin diseases
  • Microneedling
  • Acne scar treatment

We also offer skin biopsy and the surgical removal of skin lesions, and work closely with pediatric plastic and reconstructive surgeons to treat children with certain types of birthmarks and other pigmented skin lesions.



For established dermatology patients experiencing rashes, an e-visit is an easy, secure way to get medical advice from an Akron Children’s physician without leaving your home. Click on the resources below to learn more.

Some of the Conditions We Treat...

acne, alopecia, angiomas, atopic dermatitis, birthmarks, contact dermatitis, dermoid cysts, eczema, fungal infections, hemangiomas, ichthyosis, melanoma, moles, molluscum contagiosum, nevi, port-wine stains, psoriasis, ringworm, scabies, seborrheic dermatitis, vascular lesions, vitiligo, warts, vascular anomalies, raspberry birthmark, microneedling, acne scar treatment

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