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Alfred Lane

Academic Appointments

  • Professor of Dermatology and of Pediatrics at the Stanford University Medical Center, Emeritus

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Contact Information

  • Clinical Offices
    Pediatric Dermatology Care 770 Welch Rd Ste 300 MC 5334 Palo Alto, CA 94304
    Tel Work (650) 721-7170 Fax (650) 498-4209
    Ambulatory Care Center 1174 Castro St Ste 250 MC 5811 Mt View, CA 94040
    Tel Work (650) 736-7642 Fax (650) 498-4209
  • Academic Offices
    Alternate Contact
    Ilona Sockol Administrative Assistant Tel Work 650 721 7192
    Not for medical emergencies or patient use

Professional Overview

Clinical Focus

  • Pediatric Dermatology
  • Ethical Issues in Pediatric Dermatology

Academic Appointments

Administrative Appointments

  • Chair Department of Dermatology, Stanford University School of Medicine - Dermatology (1995 - 2010)

Honors and Awards

  • Franklin G. Ebaugh Jr. Award for Advising Medical Students, Stanford School of Medicine (June 12, 2005)
  • The Best Doctors in America, Naifeh, S., Smith, G.W. Woodward/White (1992-)
  • Assoc Award: Outstanding scientific knowledge, sound clinical judgment & excellent human relations, Children's Hospital of Los Angeles (1976)
  • Department of Pediatrics Award for Outstanding in Study and Care of Children, The Ohio State University (1973)

Professional Education

Residency: Children's Hospital Los Angeles CA (1976)
Internship: Children's Hospital Los Angeles CA (1974)
Board Certification: Dermatology, American Board of Dermatology (1982)
Residency: University of Colorado Health Science Center CO (1982)
Board Certification: Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics (1978)
Medical Education: Ohio State University Hospitals OH (1973)
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Scientific Focus

Current Research and Scholarly Interests

Developing gene therapy for genetic skin diseases in children is a major focus of the Department of Dermatology. Specifically our efforts are on correcting the cutaneous basement membrane zone defects in epidermolysis bullosa. This requires coordination of the basic research and clinical care. Prior to developing gene therapy, we are creating better methods to give effective and efficient care to infants and children with rare and disabling genetic skin diseases including epidermolysis bullosa and ichthyosis. We are focused on giving comprehensive skin care in an environment that is supportive for the individual families as well as the communities of families with similar diseases. Additional programs are being developed for infants and children with unusual and difficult to manage vascular malformations by coordinating teams of specialist who are focused on developing better methods to care for infants and children with these conditions.

I am also interested in clinical studies within the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit which include methods to understand the physiology and function of premature infant skin which is extremely fragile, easily injured and traumatized. We are interested in the ability of topical applications of products to protect and heal the premature infant’s skin.

Ambulatory clinical studies include efforts to improve care of infants and children with atopic dermatitis. Clinical trials in other childhood skin diseases are also done.


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