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Vanessa Gildenstern, MD

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Vanessa Gildenstern, MD

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Specialty

Areas of Expertise

  • Pediatric Dermatology Pediatrics

Locations

Phoenix Children's Medical Group Ambulatory & Specialty Center - East Valley

5131 E Southern Ave
Mesa, AZ 85206-2799
United States

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About Vanessa Gildenstern, MD

Vanessa Gildenstern, MD, specializes in caring for children with conditions that affect the skin, hair or nails. Dr. Gildenstern also serves as an instructor in Pediatrics at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science and as an assistant clinical professor at Creighton University School of Medicine and the University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix.

Since she was a young teen, Dr. Gildenstern knew she wanted a career based on compassion. The guidance she received during training in Pediatric Dermatology at Phoenix Children's drew her to the specialty. Working with a team of top providers has inspired her to stay ever since.

Dr. Gildenstern earned her medical degree at the University of Texas Southwestern University. She completed a pediatric residency and pediatric dermatology fellowship at Phoenix Children's. Dr. Gildenstern is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and is a member of the Society for Pediatric Dermatology.

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Vanessa Gildenstern, MD, specializes in caring for children with conditions that affect the skin, hair or nails. Dr. Gildenstern also serves as an instructor in Pediatrics at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science and as an assistant clinical professor at Creighton University School of Medicine and the University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix.

Since she was a young teen, Dr. Gildenstern knew she wanted a career based on compassion. The guidance she received during training in Pediatric Dermatology at Phoenix Children's drew her to the specialty. Working with a team of top providers has inspired her to stay ever since.

Dr. Gildenstern earned her medical degree at the University of Texas Southwestern University. She completed a pediatric residency and pediatric dermatology fellowship at Phoenix Children's. Dr. Gildenstern is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and is a member of the Society for Pediatric Dermatology.

Understanding the importance of research in her field, Dr. Gildenstern has been published in professional journals and regularly presents at professional conferences and meetings.

Dr. Gildenstern believes in working as a team with families. She knows parents count on her expertise to equip them to provide their child's day-to-day care at home.

When she's not working, Dr. Gildenstern enjoys spending time with her husband and two children.

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+Education & Training

Board Certification

American Board of Pediatrics

Medical School / Education

University of Texas Southwestern, Dallas, TX

Residency

(Pediatrics) Phoenix Children's, Phoenix, AZ

Fellowship

(Pediatric Dermatology) Phoenix Children's, Phoenix, AZ

Internship

Phoenix Children's Hospital, Phoenix, AZ

+Academic and Professional Affiliations

Academic Affiliations

Instructor in Pediatrics, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science

Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Creighton University School of Medicine

Clinical Assistant Professor, Dept of Child Health, University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix

Clinical Rotation Director, Pediatric Dermatology Elective, Phoenix Children's Hospital/Maricopa Medical Center Residency Program

+Research & Publications

Publications

Duchatalet S, et al. Mutations in PERP cause dominant and recessive keratoderma. J Invest Dermatol. Epub 2018 Oct 12.

Taylor S, et al. Metastatic choriocarcinoma masquerading as a congenital glabellar hemangioma. Pediatr Dev Pathol. 2018 Jan:1. Epub 2018 Mar 16.

Fonseca V, Price HN, Jeffries M, Alder SL, Hansen RC. Crusted scabies misdiagnosed as erythrodermic psoriasis in a 3-year-old girl with down syndrome. Pediatr Dermatol. 2014 Nov-Dec;31(6):753-4. Epub 2013 Oct 21

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