Marissa J. Perman, MD

Marissa J. Perman, MD
Marissa J. Perman, MD, is a pediatric dermatologist with the Dermatology Section at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and Director of the Epidermolysis Bullosa Multidisciplinary Clinic.

Areas of Expertise: Atopic dermatitis, Hemangiomas, Improving patient access to care, Epidermolysis bullosa, Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS)
Locations: Buerger Center for Advanced Pediatric Care; Specialty Care & Surgery Center, Brandywine Valley; Specialty Care & Surgery Center, King of Prussia

Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)

Background

Pediatric dermatologist Marissa J. Perman, MD, has always wanted to be a pediatrician and care for children like her father, a pediatric gastroenterologist. But, Dr. Perman’s interest gravitated toward the field of dermatology. In dermatology, doctors can visualize a problem “firsthand on the skin,” explains Dr. Perman. Becoming a pediatric dermatologist was a perfect match of interests for her. She brings a deep understanding and passion for both specialties to her practice.

Dr. Perman provides patients and families with complete, thoughtful evaluations. It’s important to her to involve families in medical decisions. She wants them to feel informed and knowledgeable about a diagnosis and its treatment.

Dr. Perman enjoys caring for patients who have aspects of their disease that need to be coordinated with other doctors. She runs the Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB) Multidisciplinary Clinic at CHOP. The EB clinic treats children who have a rare, blistering disorder. Many of her patients have extracutaneous issues that must be followed and managed. Dr. Perman enjoys coordinating this care, drawing on her background in pediatrics. Similarly, she joins two other providers in a multidisciplinary clinic providing care for patients with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) every month.

Research in the field of dermatology is exciting right now, explains Dr. Perman. “There is a lot of new research, especially into the development of new therapies that are better targeted to the pathophysiology of specific diseases including psoriasis, atopic dermatitis and vascular anomalies in children,” she explains. “This is a great time to be a pediatric dermatologist as we can offer better, more targeted treatments than in the past.” Dr. Perman’s current research interests focus mainly on epidermolysis bullosa.

Education and Training

Medical School

MD - University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD

Residency

Pediatrics - Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH
Dermatology - University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH (Chief Resident)

Fellowship

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

Board Certification

Dermatology
Pediatric Dermatology
Pediatrics

Titles and Academic Titles

Attending Physician

Director, Epidermolysis Bullosa Multidisciplinary Clinic

Clinic Director, Section of Dermatology

Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Associate Professor of Dermatology, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Conditions Treated

Departments and Services

Publications

Papers

2019

O'Brien KF, Shah SD, Pope E, Phillips RJ, Blei F, Baselga E, Garzon MC,McCuaig C, Haggstrom AN, Hoeger PH, Treat JR, Perman MJ, Bellet JS, Cubiró X,Poole J, Frieden IJ.: Late growth of infantile hemangiomas in children >3 years ofage: A retrospective study. J Am Acad Dermatol. J Am Acad Dermatol 80(2): 493-499, February 2019. PMCID: 0293898

2017

O'Connor Daniel M, Jew Olivia S, Perman Marissa J, Castelo-Soccio Leslie A, Winston Flaura K, McMahon Patrick J: Diagnostic Accuracy of Pediatric Teledermatology Using Parent-Submitted Photographs: A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA dermatology 153(12): 1243-1248, Dec 2017. PMCID: PMC5817452

2015

Ahluwalia J, Abuabara K, Perman MJ, Yan AC. : Human herpesvirus 6 involvement in Paediatric drug hypersensitivity syndrome.  Br J Dermatol 172((4)): 1090-5, April 2015. PMCID: 25369238

2014

Derek H. Chu, MD,Leslie Castelo-Soccio, MD, PhD, Joy Wan, MD, Joel M. Gelfand,MD, MSCE, Robert E. Shaddy, MD, Kara N. Shah, MD, PhD, Marissa J. Perman, MD,James R. Treat, MD, Albert C. Yan, MD : Retrospective Analysis of Beta-Blocker Instituted for Treatment of Hemangiomas (RABBIT Study). Clinical Pediatrics 53(11): 1084-90, October 2014. PMCID: 24849505

2012

Perman MJ, Castelo-Soccio L, Jen M. Differential diagnosis of infantile hemangiomas. Pediatr Ann. 2012 Aug 1;41(8):1-7. doi: 10.3928/00904481-20120727-09. Cited in PubMed; PMID 22881414.

Perman MJ, Lovell DJ, Denson LA, Farrell MK, Lucky AW. Five cases of anti-tumor necrosis factor alpha-induced psoriasis presenting with severe scalp involvement in children. Pediatr Dermatol. 2012 Jul-Aug;29(4):454-9. doi: 10.1111/j.1525-1470.2011.01521.x. Epub 2011 Oct 13. Cited in PubMed; PMID 21995665.

2011 

Perman MJ, King J, Leithauser L, Gloster HG. Giant Merkel cell carcinoma masquerading as a benign cyst on the buttock of an African American man. Case Rep Oncol Med. 2011;2011:849767. Epub 2011 Sep 22. Cited in PubMed; PMID 22606448.

2007

Moscarillo T J, Holt H, Perman M, Goldberg S, Cortellini L, Stoler J M, DeJong W, Miles B J, Albert M S, Go R C P, Blacker D: Knowledge of and attitudes about Alzheimer disease genetics: report of a pilot survey and two focus groups. Community genetics 10(2): 97-102, 2007.

Abstracts

2018

Daniel Groth MD, Simona Nativ MD, James R. Treat MD, Leslie Castelo-Soccio MD, Pamela F. Weiss MD, Sivia Lapidus MD, and Marissa J. Perman MD: "Tumor Necrosis Factor-α Inhibitor (TNFi)-Induced Psoriasis: Prevalence and Response to Therapy in Patients with Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA) in Two Children's Hospitals" 2018 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting October 2018.

Daniel Groth MD, Simona Nativ MD, James R. Treat MD, Leslie Castelo-Soccio MD, Pamela F. Weiss MD, Sivia Lapidus MD, and Marissa J. Perman MD: "Tumor Necrosis Alpha Inhibitor Induced Psoriasis in Patients with Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis" Society of Pediatric Dermatology Annual meeting July 2018.

Elizabeth Rosenfeld, Marissa J. Perman, Andrew Bauer, Vaneeta Bamba: "DRESS Syndrome Associated with Severe Autoimmune Hypothyroidism: A Case Report"  Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) 2018 Meeting, May 5 - 8, in Toronto, Canada.  May 2018.

Books

Chapters

2015

Marissa J. Perman. MD: Chapter 62 - Rash-Blistering Eruptions. Fleisher & Ludwig's Textbook of Pediatric Emergency Medicine, 7e. Wolters Kluwer, 2015.

2014

Perman MJ, Lucky AW, Tom W.: Severe Acne: Beyond Topicals. Systemic Therapies in Pediatric Dermatology. Wynnis Tom, MD (eds.). Springer, 2014.

2013

Perman MJ, Treat J. : When should I suspect and how do I manage hair pulling (trichotillomania)?    Curbside Consultation in Pediatric Dermatology: 49 Clinical Questions. 1st Edition. Treat J. (eds.). Thorofare: Slack Inc, 2013.

Perman MJ, Treat J. : What is a reasonable amount of time to treat acne before the patient is referred to a dermatologist?  Curbside Consultation in Pediatric Dermatology: 49 Clinical Questions. 1st Edition. Thorofare: Slack Inc. 2013.

Perman MJ, Treat J: What are alternatives to topical steroids for atopic dermatitis?  Curbside Consultation in Pediatric Dermatology: 49 Clinical Questions. 1st Edition. Treat J. (eds.). Thorofare: Slack Inc.  2013.

Perman MJ, Lucky AW, Marino B.: Dermatology. Blueprints Pediatrics, 6th Edition. Bradley Marino MD (eds.). Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, March 2013.

2010

Perman M, section editor. Dermatology: The pocket. 2010-2011 ed. Cincinnati: Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.

2009

Perman M, Lucky AW, Marino B. Dermatology. In: Marino BS, Fine KS, editors. Blueprints pediatrics. 5th ed. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins; 2009. p. 56-65.

2006

Perman M, section editor. Dermatology: The pocket. 2006-2008 ed. Cincinnati: Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.

Posters and Presentations

2018

Elizabeth Rosenfeld, Marissa J. Perman, Andrew Bauer, Vaneeta Bamba: "DRESS Syndrome Associated with Severe Autoimmune Hypothyroidism: A Case Report"  Eastern Society for Pediatric Research Meeting 2018 February 2018 Notes: Eastern Society for Pediatric Research Meeting 2018 accepted as poster presentation.

Invited Lectures

2018

Perman M. "Dermatologic Emergencies," American Academy of Pediatrics, National Conference and Exhibition, Orlando, FL. Nov, 2018.

Perman M. "Atopic Dermatitis Update," American Academy of Pediatrics, National Conference and Exhibition, Orlando, FL. Nov, 2018.

Perman M. "Pediatric Acne," Maui Derm NP+PA 2018, New Orleans, LA. Sep, 2018.

Perman M. "Pediatric Dermatology Challenging Cases," Maui Derm NP+PA 2018, New Orleans, LA. Sep, 2018.

Perman M. "An Update on the Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Acne." Pediatrics on the Parkway, American Academy of Pediatrics, Georgia Chapter. Sep, 2018.

Perman M. "Pediatric Dermatology Cases," Pediatrics on the Parkway, American Academy of Pediatrics, Georgia Chapter, Atlanta, GA. Sep, 2018

Perman M. "Hormonal Issues in Acne: Breaking Out What's Important,"Pediatric Dermatology for the Practitioner, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. Apr, 2018.

Perman M. "Panel Discussion: Acne and Variants,"  Pediatric Dermatology for the Practitioner, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. Apr, 2018.

2017

Perman M. "Update on Infantile Hemangiomas". Chester County Hospital, West Chester, PA. Nov, 2017.

Perman M. "Cutaneous Infection Diseases in Children". Maui Derm for NP and PA. New Orleans, LA. Sep, 2017.

Perman M. "Pediatric Dermatology Challenging Cases". Maui Derm for NP and PA, New Orleans, LA. Sep, 2017.

Perman M. "Eczema Prevention: What's Known So Far," World Congress of Pediatric Dermatology, Chicago, IL. Jul, 2017.

Perman M. "Hemangiomas & Other Common Vascular Lesions in Children". American Academy of Pediatrics, Georgia Chapter, Amelia Island, FL. Jun, 2017.

Perman M. "Pediatric Dermatology Cases". American Academy of Pediatrics, Georgia Chapterr. Amelia Island, FL. Jun, 2017.

Perman M. "Having Our Day in the Sun: What's New with Sunscreens," Practical Approaches to Pediatric Dermatology, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia,  Philadelphia, PA. Apr, 2017.

Perman M. "Panel Discussion: Lookalikes," Practical Approaches to Pediatric Dermatology, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. Apr, 2017.

Perman M. "Infantile Hemangiomas and Other Common Vascular Anomalies," Pediatric Update 2017, Santo Domino, Dominican Republic. Feb, 2017.

Perman M. "An Update on Atopic Dermatitis,"  Pediatric Update 2017, Santo Domino, Dominican Republic. Feb, 2017.

Perman M. "Pediatric Speaker Panel," Pediatric Update 2017, Santo Domino, Dominican Republic. Feb, 2017.

2016

Perman M. An Update on Atopic Dermatitis Management, Lancaster General Hospital, Lancaster, PA. Nov, 2016.

Perman M. Acne, Rosacea, Hidradenitis and More, Maui Derm Fall Asheville, NC. Sep, 2016.

Perman M. Cutaneous Manifestations of Infections in Pediatric Dermatology, Maui Derm Fall Asheville, NC. Sep, 2016.

Perman M. Sports Dermatology for the General Practitioner, Oakstone, Philadelphia, PA. Aug, 2016.

Perman M. "Sporting a Rash: How to Recognize Sports-Related Dermatoses" at Pediatric Dermatology for the Practitioner, American Academy of Dermatology Approved Regional Meeting with nationally recognized invited speakers, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. Apr, 2016.

Perman M. "Spring and Summer Eruptions-Learn to recognize photodermatoses and eruptions that occur mainly in the spring and summer seasons."  Pediatric Dermatology for the Practitioner, American Academy of Dermatology Approved Regional Meeting with nationally recognized invited speakers, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. Apr, 2016.

Awards and Honors

2019, Dermatology Visiting Professor, Walter Tunnessen Award
2017-2019, Chair's Initiative Round #6, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia for the development of the Epidermolysis Bullosa Multidisciplinary Clinic
2017-2018, CHOP Physician Leadership Course
2016, Honorable Mention in Teaching to the Pediatric Residents, CHOP
2013-2014, American Academy of Dermatology Leadership Forum Participant
2011, Mutasim Humanitarian Award, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
2005, Eugene Sydney Bereston Award for Excellence in Dermatology, University of Maryland School of Medicine
2004, Milton Ginsberg Memorial Award, Alumni Association, University of Maryland School of Medicine

Editorial and Academic Positions

Editorial Positions

2007-present, Bimonthly column writer, Infectious Diseases in Children

Peer Reviewer

2016-present, JAMA Dermatology
2015-present, Pediatrics
2015-present, Pediatric Health, Medicine and Therapeutics
2013-present, Pediatric Dermatology
2013-present, Clinical, Cosmetic and Investigational Dermatology

Academic and Institutional Committees

2017-present, EB Clinical Research Consortium, Committee Member
2016-present, Access and Intake Committee
2016-present, Physician Advisory Committee
2014-present, Buerger Center Dermatology Planning Committee
2013-present, Academic Clinician Advisor Program
2012-present, Residency Selection Committee, Department of Dermatology, University of Pennsylvania

Leadership and Memberships

Memberships in Professional Organizations

2017-present, Pediatric Dermatology Research Alliance (PeDRA)
2012-present, Foundation for Ichthyosis and Related Skin Types (FIRST)
2008-present, Society for Pediatric Dermatology
 - 2016-present, Strategic Planning Committee Chair
 - 2014-present, Meeting Planning Committee
 - 2015-present, Cases of the Year Committee
2008-present, American Academy of Dermatology
2005-present, American Academy of Pediatrics
 - Section of Dermatology