Richard Antaya, MD

  • Professor of Dermatology, Pediatrics and Nursing
  • Director, Pediatric Dermatology
  • Medical Director, Yale Dermatology Associates
Richard J. Antaya, M.D., an authority in skin disorders affecting children, received his B.S. degree in chemistry from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1985 and received his M.D. degree at Tufts University in 1989. He completed his residency training in pediatrics at Tripler Army Medical Center in Honolulu in 1992, and spent the following three years practicing general pediatrics in the Army at Fort Polk, LA. There he served as chief of the pediatrics service and chief of the department of medicine. Dr. Antaya completed a second residency in dermatology at Duke University where he worked closely under the direction of the internationally recognized pediatric dermatologist Neil S. Prose. He joined the Yale full time faculty in 1998 as the Director of Pediatric Dermatology.
Research interests
Acne Vulgaris; Dermatitis, Atopic; Dermatology; Hemangioma; Pediatrics; Skin Diseases, Genetic; Warts; Vascular Malformations
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.

Specialized terms: Atopic dermatitis; Infantile hemangiomas; Warts; Genetic skin diseases

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.

  • 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 quality of life in the treatment of atopic dermatitis in children from birth to 7 years of age. If interested, call Alvin Li, 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 non-painful treatment.
Education
  • MD, Tufts University, 1989
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.