James R. Treat, MD

James R. Treat, MD, is a pediatric dermatologist with the Division of Dermatology at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Areas of Expertise: Acne, Atopic dermatitis, Contact dermatitis, Hemangiomas and vascular anomalies (including laser therapy), Skin infections (warts, molluscum, fungal and bacterial including MRSA)
Locations: Specialty Care, Market Street; Specialty Care & Surgery Center, King of Prussia, S. Goddard Blvd.
Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)

  • Background

    James R. Treat, MD, is a pediatric dermatologist with the Division of Dermatology at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and an assistant professor of Pediatrics and Dermatology at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. He is the education and fellowship director of Pediatric Dermatology.

    Dr. Treat is widely published, edited a textbook on pediatric dermatology, and has given over 75 invited lectures nationally and internationally. He directs the dermatology course for the Perelman School of Medicine, and has won 12 teaching awards as well as the 2013 Master Clinician Award to The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

  • Education and Training

    Medical School

    MD - University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pa.


    Pediatrics - Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA


    Pediatrics - Hospital of University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA


    Pediatric Dermatology - Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

    Board Certification

    Pediatric Dermatology

  • Titles and Academic Titles

    Attending Physician

    Fellowship Director, Pediatric Dermatology

    Professor of Pediatrics and Dermatology, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

  • Departments and Services
  • Research Interests

    Skin infections

  • Publications



    Poliak N, Elias M, Cianferoni A, Treat J. Acute generalized exanthematous pustulosis: the first pediatric case caused by a contrast agent. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2010 Sep;105(3):242-3. No abstract available.

    Oza V, Treat J, Cook N, Tetzlaff MT, Yan A. Subcutaneous fat necrosis as a complication of whole-body cooling for birth asphyxia. Arch Dermatol. 2010 Aug;146(8):882-5. Read abstract.



    Treat JR, Hess SD, McGowan KL, Yan AC, Kovarik CL. Ulceroglandular Tularemia. Pediatr Dermatol. 2010 Jul 29. [Epub ahead of print] Read abstract. 

    Yan AC, Treat JR, Liang MG. Terminology used to describe vascular anomalies. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2010 Feb;164(2):203-4; author reply 204-5. No abstract available.


    Castelo-Soccio L, Katowitz WR, Katowitz JA, Shah KN, Treat JR, Yan AC. Picture of the month. Eyelid pilomatricoma. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2009 Oct;163(10):955-6. Review. No abstract available.

    Mistry RD, Schwab SH, Treat JR. Stevens-Johnson syndrome and toxic epidermal necrolysis: consequence of treatment of an emerging pathogen. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2009 Aug;25(8):519-22. Read abstract.


    Shah A, Treat J, Yan AC. Spread of cantharidin after petrolatum use resulting in a varicelliform vesicular dermatitis. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2008 Aug;59(2 Suppl 1):S54-5. No abstract available.

    Azfar RS, Ogunleye T, Treat J. Annular blisters on the arm. Arch Dermatol. 2009 Apr;145(4):497. No abstract available. 


    Lee RA, Dommasch E, Treat J, Sciacca-Kirby J, Chachkin S, Williams J, Shin DB, Leyden JJ, Vittorio C, Gelfand JM. A prospective clinical trial of open-label etanercept for the treatment of hidradenitis suppurativa. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2009 Apr;60(4):565-73. Epub 2009 Jan 31. Read abstract.


    Yan AC, Treat JR. Beyond first-line treatment: management strategies for maintaining acne improvement and compliance. Cutis. 2008 Aug;82(2 Suppl 1):18-25. Review. Read abstract.



    Anshelevich A, Osterhoudt KC, Introcaso CE, Treat JR. Picture of the month — quiz case. Halo scalp ring. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2010 Jul;164(7):673. Read abstract