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
Primary Office
1150 North 35 Avenue
Ste 495
Hollywood, FL 33021
Phone
954-265-7546
Fax:
954-265-7545

Meet the Physician

Dr. Latanya Benjamin is a board-certified pediatric dermatologist and dermatologic surgeon. She earned her medical degree from MCP Hahnemann University School of Medicine (now Drexel University School of Medicine) in 2001. She then entered a pediatric residency, followed by a residency in dermatology and cutaneous surgery, which she completed at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital in 2008. She completed her fellowship in pediatric dermatology at Children’s Memorial Hospital-Northwestern University in 2009.

Dr. Benjamin’s medical expertise includes pediatric laser and skin surgery, birthmarks, childhood psoriasis, atopic dermatitis (eczema), alopecia areata (hair loss), nail disorders, infantile hemangiomas, and other vascular tumors and malformations.

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