Richard Joseph Antaya MD

Professor of Dermatology, Pediatrics and Nursing; Director, Pediatric Dermatology; Medical Director, Yale Dermatology Associates

Research Interests

Atopic dermatitis; Infantile hemangiomas; Warts, genetic skin diseases

Current Projects

  • Dr. Antaya is currently conducting a clinical trial for children who have atopic dermatitis and have used Protopic (tacrolimus) ointment to treat it. If interested, call (203) 789-1249 and ask for the "APPLES study."
  • Dr. Antaya is recruiting patients for a clinical study evaluating different bathing and topical steroid applications in the treatment of atopic dermatitis in children of all ages. If interested, call Lucinda Liu, study coordinator, or Dr Antaya at 203-789-1249.
  • Dr. Antaya is currently conducting a clinical trial for children greater than 5 years of age who have warts and are interested in nonpainful treatment. If interested, call Kristin DeFRanceso, study coordinator, at 203-785-3852.

Research Summary

Pediatric Dermatology: specializes in the diagnosis and management of all types of skin disease affecting infants, children and adolescents. Besides treating common skin disorders in children such as atopic dermatitis, psoriasis, cutaneous infections and acne, particular interests include genetic skin disorders, neonatal skin disease, medical and laser treatment of vascular malformations and hemangiomas, management dilemmas and severe skin disease affecting children of all ages.

Extensive Research Description

Pediatric Dermatology: specializes in the diagnosis and management of all types of skin disease affecting infants, children and adolescents. Besides treating common skin disorders in children such as atopic dermatitis, psoriasis, cutaneous infections and acne, particular interests include genetic skin disorders, neonatal skin disease, medical and laser treatment of vascular malformations and hemangiomas, management dilemmas and severe skin disease affecting children of all ages.


Selected Publications

  • Craiglow BG, Resneck JS, Lucky AW, Sidbury R, Yan AC, Resnick SD, Antaya RJ. Pediatric dermatology workforce shortage: perspectives from academia. J Am Acad Dermatol. 200859:986-9.
  • Koch PE, Ryder H, Dziura J, Antaya RJ. Educating adolescents about acne vulgaris: a comparison of written handouts with audio-visual computerized presentations. Arch Dermatol. 2008144(2):208-214.
  • Lambert E, Dziura J, Kauls L, Mercurio M, Antaya RJ. Yellow nail syndrome in three siblings: a randomized double-blind trial of topical vitamin E. Pediatr Dermatol. 2006 Jul-Aug23(4):390-5.
  • Antaya RJ, Sideridou E, Olsen EA. Short anagen syndrome. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2005 Aug53(2 Suppl 1):S130-4.

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