Dr. Mommy

Dr. Latanya Benjamin

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ABOUT Dr. Benjamin

Latanya Benjamin, MD is a former Professor at Stanford University and renowned Pediatric Dermatologic Surgeon. She is a double board certified pediatric dermatologist. 



Dr. Benjamin is nationally recognized as an expert in pediatric laser and surgery, acne and sun safety with media coverage in NY Times, LA Times, Parents, Huffington post and USA Today. She holds many honorary positions including a position on the Society of Pediatric Dermatology's Executive Committee and SPD Vice President of Membership and Practice Management.


Dr. Benjamin is the recipient of the inaugural Women’s Dermatologic Society (WDS) Volunteer of the Year award and currently sits on the WDS Board of Directors. She has co-authored several medical textbooks, including the recently published Therapy in Pediatric Dermatology: Management of Pediatric Skin Disease (a Springer publication). 


She is a mother and advocates for women and children. Dr. Benjamin is passionate about providing healing and encouraging self worth, especially in young children with visible hair, nail and skin disorders. She serves on medical advisory boards and is a consultant for select industry. Dr. Benjamin is a sought after speaker and respected thought leader in her field.



Dr. Benjamin was excellent and has a lot of patience since I was there with my two babies. She was very thorough and explained to me the treatment and it’s benefits and my baby’s eczema has gotten much better in less than a week. Thank you so much!
— Ingrid H.
Our daughter was diagnosed with a very rare skin condition and it became clear that we would need additional guidance in taking care of her. We met Dr. Benjamin under unfortunate circumstances but from the first time I met her, I knew she would be wonderful. Dr. Benjamin went over and beyond. Overall she has become our biggest advocate and always is looking for new ways to help our daughter. We are forever grateful for her guidance and care.
— Lori R.
Dr. Benjamin is the best dermatologist I could have ever hope to find to treat my daughter’s alopecia. Never before have I met a doctor as sympathetic, kind and affectionate as her. Since the first appointment I knew she would help me cope with my daughter’s problem and she did it. We were very successful with the treatment. In just 2 months my daughter had hair, eyebrows and eyelashes. Whenever I had any doubts, I could see Dr. Benjamin and she would answer my questions and reassure me quickly. BEST DOCTOR EVER! We would highly recommend her to any parent/family.
— Isabel C.