Lawrence A. Schachner, MD, is a Professor in the Department of Dermatology, Professor of Pediatrics, and Co-Director of the Division of Pediatric Dermatology at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. He is also Chair Emeritus of the Department of Dermatology and the Stiefel Chair.
Dr. Schachner has written over 200 scientific publications and is best known as the lead author of the textbook "Pediatric Dermatology". In 2004, Dr. Schachner was named "Practitioner of the Year” by the Florida Society of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery, where nearly 800 dermatologists in the state lauded him for his longtime commitment to pediatric dermatology. He is a past president of the American Society for Pediatric Dermatology, and has been cited in numerous periodicals of best doctors, including The Best Doctors in America 1992 to present, Who's Who in America, and the Guide to Top Doctors. Dr. Schachner's interests include bioengineered skin in pediatric wounds, skin infections, infestations in children, sun protection in childhood, cutaneous signs of child and sexual abuse, and new therapeutic modalities for acne, eczema, and Epidermolysis Bullosa.