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Ilona Frieden, MD

Professor of Clinical Dermatology

Departments of Dermatology and Pediatrics

Contact Information
Dermatology Practice - Mt. Zion Campus

1701 Divisadero Street, 3rd Floor, San Francisco, CA 94115

415.353.7800 phone

415.353.7870 fax

Birthmarks and Vascular Anomalies Center Appointments

1701 Divisadero Street, 3rd Floor, San Francisco, CA 94115

415.353.7823 phone

Therese Clemente, Clinical Coordinator


Dr. Frieden is the director of Pediatric Dermatology at UCSF Children's Hospital and in the Department of Dermatology. She is a world-renowned specialist in children's skin diseases. She has more than 20 years experience in the management of a variety of dermatologic conditions including birthmarks, hemangiomas, laser surgery of port-wine stains, and in caring for children with common conditions such as eczema and other rashes. She is the founder and serves as director of the multi-disciplinary Vascular Anomalies Clinic at UCSF which has been serving patients since 1991. She is the founder of the Hemangioma Investigator Group, an international consortium that helps to research Infantile hemangiomas.

Dr. Frieden is an Editor-in-Chief of the journal, Pediatric Dermatology, and co-editor of the textbook Neonatal Dermatology published in 2008.

The following are some of her awards and honors:

Clinical Specialties
Research Interests

UCSF Children's Hospital

Hemangioma Education Organization

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