Pediatric dermatologist Albert Yan, MD, FAAP, FAAD, enjoys working with children and families every day. He combines his expertise in pediatrics and dermatology to understand and diagnose the concerns of patients and provide the best possible care.

It is a priority of Dr. Yan’s to understand the individual needs and health concerns of his patients and families. He is a compassionate practitioner who uses his training, expertise, and knowledge of the latest therapeutic tools to find the right solutions.

Dr. Yan specialized in dermatology because of the opportunity it gives him to make an immediate, positive impact on the lives of his patients. Skin conditions can affect how a child looks and feels, and they can also serve as markers for underlying diseases.

“I find it gratifying to be able to translate what I see on the skin into a diagnosis that allows me to provide appropriate treatments, whether that involves reassurance, topical remedies, oral therapies, or surgical and laser procedures,” he explains.

Dr. Yan sees the field of pediatric dermatology as constantly evolving and uncovering new, better treatment options for patients. “We continue to see improvements in how we understand why diseases occur and how best to treat them,” he explains.

His research focuses on evaluating new drugs for children in clinical trials. He also researches vascular anomalies, genetic skin diseases, and technological innovations for delivering dermatologic care.

Education and Training

Medical School

MD - University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA


Pediatrics - Seattle Children's Hospital, Seattle, WA


Pediatrics - Seattle Children's Hospital, Seattle, WA
Dermatology - Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Board Certification

Dermatology – American Board of Dermatology
Pediatric Dermatology – American Board of Dermatology
Pediatrics – American Board of Pediatrics

Titles and Academic Titles

Pediatric Dermatologist

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

Departments and Services

Research Interests

Clinical trials
Atopic dermatitis
Congenital ichthyosis
Rare skin disorders



 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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

Awards and Honors

2022, Philadelphia Magazine's Top Doctors in Pediatric Dermatology