Dr. Loretta Fiorillo - Divisional Director and  Dr. L. Fernando Sanchez Espino

Our program

Welcome to the Division of Pediatric Dermatology at the Stollery Children's Hospital, a tertiary referral center located in the heart of Alberta, made possible through a strong partnership between the Department of Pediatrics, the Division of Dermatology, and Alberta Health Services.

Our division primarily operates as an outpatient service, conducting clinics within the Pediatric Outpatient Department (currently located at the Aberhart Centre). Inpatient and emergency consultations are available as needed. Additionally, we extend our dermatologic expertise to children across Northern and Central Alberta, the Northwest Territories, Saskatchewan, and the Northeast regions of British Columbia.

By utilizing Telehealth, we seamlessly connect healthcare providers and patients across different locations, eliminating the need for travel.

Our goal is to offer consultations for pediatric dermatological issues coordinating care with your healthcare or allied health provider, particularly when previous treatments have not been effective or when further investigations are necessary for proper diagnosis, treatment, and management.

Our scope of clinical work is focused on a wide spectrum of skin conditions* (and not limited to), from common issues like atopic dermatitis, psoriasis, warts, molluscum contagiosum, and complicated acne, to rare skin diseases such as epidermolysis bullosa, dermatomyositis, cutaneous lupus erythematosus, morphea, ichthyosis, and well as hereditary skin diseases. We offer laser treatments for birthmarks when appropriate and perform minor surgical procedures as required.

As a teaching division, our staff welcomes numerous trainees, including those from pediatrics, dermatology, and family practice, along with medical students in their third and fourth years of training, ensuring a rich learning environment and comprehensive care for our patients. We are a center committed to continuing medical education events (CME). 

As members of the Women and Children's Health Research Institute (WCHRI), and in coordination with the Pediatric Clinical Investigation Unit (PCIU), our division actively participates in numerous clinical research projects, with a specific focus on advancing knowledge in pediatric aspects of skin disorders and exploring new treatments for both common and rare skin conditions. For further information related to actively enrolling clinical trial(s) please contact:


  • Provide excellent care for common and uncommon pediatric dermatologic conditions.
  • Provide inter and multidisciplinary care for orphan/rare diseases.
  • Provide laser treatment for vascular lesions.


  • Training of Dermatology, Paediatric, and Family Medicine residents.
  • Clinical electives and shadowing for 3rd and 4th year medical students.
  • Weekly half-day teaching sessions.
  • Monthly CME article review, departmental rounds, and inter-provincial rounds.
  • Monthly City-Wide Rounds (CWR).
  • Multidisciplinary clinics.
  • University of Alberta’s presence in local, national, and international meetings.


  • Investigation of new therapeutic modalities for varied pediatric dermatologic conditions.
  • Collaboration in national and international research.

Scope of clinical practice

We consult and follow up on the following conditions:

  • Skin lesions not yet diagnosed
  • Vascular anomalies/malformations
  • Laser surgery
  • Nevi
  • Dermatitis / Eczema
  • Pigmentation disorders
  • Birthmarks and vascular lesions
  • Hair / Nail abnormalities
  • Complicated acne
  • Genodermatoses
  • Autoimmune disorders
  • Inflammatory skin disorders
  • Skin disorders requiring systemic treatment/monitoring
  • Infections / Infestations
  • Tumors / Nodules


We provide the following services:

  • Diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up care for all skin, hair, and nail disorders in children.
  • Cryotherapy for warts.
  • Inpatient and emergency-room consultations for hospitalized children.
  • Laser treatment for port wine stains and other birthmarks.
  • Minor surgical procedures to remove skin lesions.
  • Skin biopsies.
  • Teleconsultation (virtual Dermatology).
  • Wound care.

Specialty clinics

  • Vascular anomalies
    • Regular interdisciplinary clinics are held each month for children with vascular tumors and malformations. These clinics are staffed by a comprehensive healthcare team consisting of dermatologists, plastic surgeons, occupational and physical therapists, pediatricians, radiologists, and ENT physicians.
  • Skin and joint clinic
    • Regular interdisciplinary clinics are held each month for children with autoimmune and connective tissue disease. These clinics are staffed by a comprehensive healthcare team consisting of dermatologists, rheumatologists, and occupational/physical therapists.

Finding Us

Pediatric Dermatology Clinic
Aberhart Centre (South Entrance)
Area 1D1 - first floor
11402 University Ave
Edmonton, AB T6G 2J3
Phone: (780) 407-4550
Fax: (780) 407-6414

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Division members
Divisional Director

Loretta Fiorillo

Academic Members

Luis Fernando Sanchez Espino

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