Latanya T Benjamin, MD

Benjamin Latanya T
Specialties
Pediatric Dermatology
Gender
Female

Primary Office
1131 N. 35th Ave
3rd Floor
Hollywood, FL 33021
Phone
954-265-7546
Fax:
954-265-7545

Meet the Physician

I am a double board-certified pediatric dermatologist and dermatologic surgeon. I perform many laser surgeries for vascular birthmarks and other conditions, and treat general dermatologic conditions including acne, molluscum, hair loss, nail disorders, psoriasis and eczema.

I enjoy research that incorporates laser therapy. I have done research with vascular anomalies, pediatric psoriasis and atopic dermatitis.
 
My specialty is the perfect blend of my two passions: pediatrics and dermatology. I’ve always felt strongly about advocating for children. It’s my passion to inform families of what I know so they can make the best possible decision for their child. I love the satisfaction of giving my best to patients and their families. I’m a new mother and I think that adds a richer dimension to the level of care I provide to my patients.
 
As a physician, you’re in a position to be trusted and help individuals during their most vulnerable times, and it’s an honor for me to earn and keep that trust.
 
I often host free skin checks, and am involved in grassroots events and programs that educate the public about solar protection and sun safety for children. I am proud to have received the first Volunteer of the Year award ever given by the Women’s Dermatologic Society.
 
When I have free time, I enjoy jogging outdoors and traveling. I especially love to salsa and perform other forms of dance. 

 

 

Research

Awards and honors
  • Women’s Dermatologic Society Volunteer of the Year, 2014
  • WDS Recognition for Leadership and Service, 2013
  • Recognition of Service Excellence Award, Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford, 2010
  • Second Place, Best Resident Research Project at Resident and Fellow Research Day, 2008
  • First Place, Best Research Presentation at the 26th Annual Meeting of the Florida Society of Dermatologic Surgeons, 2007
  • Who’s Who in America, Marquis Publication, 61st Edition, 2007
  • Alpha Epsilon Delta Pre-Medical Honor Society, Florida Alpha Chapter, 1995-96
  • Multicultural Student Award Nominee, 1996
  • Research Apprenticeship Program Honors, 1995

Professional organizations

  • Association of Professors of Dermatology
  • American Academy of Dermatology
  • Society for Pediatric Dermatology
  • Women’s Dermatologic Society
  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Alumnae and Alumni Association of MHP Hahnemann University School of Medicine

Research

  • Sub-Investigator, “An Investigational Pilot Study to Evaluate Sildenafil for the Treatment of Lymphatic Malformations,” 2011
  • Principal Investigator, “Study to Demonstrate the Efficacy and Safety of Propranolol Oral Solution in Infants with Proliferating Infantile Hemangiomas Requiring Systemic Therapy,” Hemangiol, 2010

Recent publications

  • “Rapidly Involuting Congenital Hemangioma Associated with Profound, Transient Thrombocytopenia,” Pediatric Dermatology, 2014
  • “Salivary Gland Choristoma on the Anterior Chest Wall of a Newborn,” Pediatric Dermatology, 2014
  • “Human Papilloma Virus is Not Prevalent in Nevus Sebaceus,” Pediatric Dermatology, 2014
  • “An Open Label Study to Evaluate Sildenafil for the Treatment of Lymphatic Malformations,” Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, 2014
  • “Excess Adiposity Preceding Pediatric Psoriasis,” JAMA Dermatology, 2014
  • “Mosaic Activating RAS Mutations in Nevus Sebaceus and Nevus Sebaceus Syndrome,” Journal of Investigative Dermatology, 2013
  • “Birthmarks of Medical Significance in the Neonate,” Seminars in Perinatology, 2013
  • “Management of Common and Anogenital Warts in Young Children,” UpToDate, 2012
  • “Clear Cell Papulosis: A Rare Entity That May Be Misconstrued Pathologically as Normal Skin,” Pediatric Dermatology, 2012
  • “Sudden Onset Vision Loss in an Eight-Year-Old Female with McCune-Albright Syndrome,” Pediatric Dermatology, 2012
  • “Nevi in the Newborn,” NeoReviews, 2011
  • “Your Place in the Sun: Readying Your Skin for Summer,” Eucalyptus magazine, 2011
  • “Congenital Epidermolysis Bullosa Acquisita: Vertical Transfer of Maternal Autoantibody from Mother to Infant,” Archives of Dermatology, 2011
  • “Chronic Rhinitis: A Manifestation of Leprosy,” Ear Nose and Throat Journal, 2011
  • “Delineating Capillary Malformations in the Operating Suite Using White Eyeliner Pencil,” Pediatric Dermatology, 2011
  • “Sunscreen Use in the Pediatric Population,” California Pediatrician, 2010

Presentations

  • “F099 – Management of Vascular Tumors and Malformations (course director),” American Academy of Dermatology, 2014
  • “To Shot or Not to Shot: Vaccine Update” (Invited Speaker), Pacific Dermatologic Association Meeting, 2013
  • “Acne Management Simplified!” (Invited Speaker), Annual Pediatric Update, 2012
  • “Dermatology Potpourri: For the Adolescent Medicine Physician” (Invited Speaker), Stanford University Adolescent Medicine Division Education Meeting, 2012
  • “Atopic Dermatitis: Common Can Be Complicated” (Invited Speaker), Grand Rounds, Sequoia Hospital, 2012
  • “Pediatric Surgery: Pearls for Everyday Practice” (Invited Speaker), Pacific Dermatologic Association, 2012
  • “Salivary Gland Choristoma on the Anterior Chest Wall of a Newborn,” Society for Pediatric Dermatology, 2012
  • Junior Faculty and Fellows Forum (Moderator), Society for Pediatric Dermatology, 2012
  • Elidel Advisory Board Meeting of the SPD Conference (Invited Panel Member), 2012
  • “Urticarial Vasculitis Secondary to HPV Vaccination in a 13-Year-Old Female,” The Gross & Microscopic Dermatology Symposium, 2012
  • “A Rare Case of Congenital Cutaneous Histiocytosis Presenting as a ‘Blueberry Muffin’ Baby and Mixed Langerhans and Indeterminate Histiocytic Cell Populations,” SPD Pre-AAD Meeting, 2012
  • “Clear Cell Papulosis,” The Gross & Microscopic Dermatology Symposium, 2012
  • “Sildenafil for Severe Lymphatic Malformations,” Society for Pediatric Dermatology, 2012
  • “An Unusual Mixed Population of Langerhans Cells and Indeterminate Cells in Cutaneous Histiocytosis of a Newborn,” International Society of Dermatopathology, 2012
  • “Pediatric Psoriasis and Adiposity: Which Came First?”, Society for Pediatric Dermatology, 2012
  • “Granulomatous Dematitis in Response to Combined Primary Immunodeficiency in a Unique Pediatric Patient,” Society for Pediatric Dermatology, 2012
  • “Pigmented Nevi: How to Spot Worrisome Moles in Children” (Invited Speaker), Pediatric Clinical Update-South Bay CME Conference, 2011
  • “Top 10 Rashes Not to Miss” (Invited Speaker), Annual Pediatric Update, 2011
  • “Sudden Onset Visual Loss in an Eight-Year-Old Female with McCune-Albright Syndrome,” Society for Pediatric Dermatology, 2011
  • Focus Group for Young Dermatologists (Moderator), Society for Pediatric Dermatology, 2011
  • “Ask the Experts” (Invited Panelist), National Alopecia Areata Foundation International Conference, 2011
  • First RETAIN-A MICRO (RAM) Pump Preadolescent National Advisory Board Meeting (Invited Panel Member), 2011
  • “Congenital Hemangioma with Profound Thrombocytopenia,” Dermatologic Society Meeting, 2011
  • “The Severity of Pediatric Psoriasis Correlates with Risk of Obesity: An International Multicenter Controlled Assessment,” Society for Pediatric Dermatology, 2011
  • “The Severity of Pediatric Psoriasis Correlates with Risk of Obesity: An International Multicenter Controlled Assessment,” Society for Investigative Dermatology, 2011
  • “Clear Cell Pupulosis,” San Francisco Dermatologic Society Meeting, 2011
  • “Pediatric Dermatologic Surgery: Advances and Controversies” (Invited Speaker), Pacific Dermatologic Association Meeting, 2010
  • “Pediatric Diagnoses Not to Miss in Skin of Color” (Invited Speaker), National Medical Association Annual Convention and Scientific Assembly, 2010
  • “Pediatric Dermatology: Neonatal Urgencies and Emergencies” (Invited Speaker), Annual Neonatal Conference, Critical Issues in Neonatal, Perinatal and Pediatric Care, 2010
  • “Skin Manifestations of Common Pediatric Disorders” (Invited Speaker), Grand Rounds, Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula, 2010

Education

Education
  • Hahnemann University Mcpa, 2001
Residencies
  • Univ Of Miami Sch Of Med, 2003, Pediatrics
Fellowships
  • Northwestern University Medical School, 2009, Dermatology
Certifications
  • American Board of Dermatology-Dermatology
  • American Board of Dermatology-Pediatric Dermatology