Leigh Ann Rola, PA-C, is a pediatric dermatology physician assistant. She works in the Dermatology Section at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). She provides dermatology care and education to infants, children and teens.

Leigh Ann became interested in dermatology early in her training. She loves working with children. “Treating children's skin disease has the power to transform how children look and how they feel about themselves,” she explains.

While Leigh Ann enjoys all aspects of her job, she finds treating acne particularly rewarding. She enjoys helping patients and their families in the treatment process and witnessing the positive skin transformations that her patients experience. Leigh Ann is the director of the E-visit acne service, Acne Express.

She is a member of the Society of Pediatric Dermatology and a Diplomate Fellow of the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants.

Physician assistants are licensed medical professionals. They are important members of the healthcare team. They work with supervising attending physicians. They can diagnose and treat medical conditions. They can prescribe medications. They interpret lab work and other diagnostic procedures. They perform procedures, establish treatment plans, and provide patient education.

CHOP pediatric dermatology physician assistants have experience treating a wide variety of skin conditions. They maintain independent patient schedules. They specialize in treating acne (including isotretinoin management), atopic dermatitis, molluscum and warts.

Education and Training

Board Certification

Basic Life Support (BLS)
Certified Physician Assistant (PA-C) – National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA)

Undergraduate Degree

BS in Clinical Dietetics and Nutrition - University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

Additional Training

Master of Physician Assistant Studies - Chatham University, Pittsburgh, PA

Titles and Academic Titles

Physician Assistant

Director, Acne Express

Departments and Services