Heather A. Brandling-Bennett, MD

Heather A. Brandling-Bennett, MD

Dermatology, Vascular Anomalies

On staff since August 2009

Academic Title: Associate Professor

Research Center: Center for Clinical and Translational Research

"I always wanted to be a pediatrician, and my interest in dermatology was sparked when I realized how many children suffer from skin disorders. I love working in a children's hospital and helping patients and their families manage skin conditions which are often visible and can have a profound impact on quality of life. I feel privileged when someone entrusts me with the care of their child, and I strive to treat every patient as I would want my own child treated."

Heather A. Brandling-Bennett, MD attended Harvard Medical School, and then completed a residency in Dermatology at Harvard, followed by a fellowship in Pediatric Dermatology at Columbia University. She is currently an attending in the Division of Dermatology at Seattle Childrens Hospital, and an Associate Professor in the Department of Pediatrics with an adjunct appointment in the Department of Medicine at the University of Washington School of Medicine.

Dr. Brandling-Bennett cares for patients with a wide range of dermatologic disorders. Her specific clinical and research interests include dermatologic manifestations of autoimmune disorders, ichthyoses, vascular anomalies, and complications from oncologic treatment. She spends much of her time outside of work with her family including her two daughters.


  • Leslianne Seattle, WA 02.12.14

    We saw Dr. Brandling-Bennett yesterday for our 6-week old daughter's skin condition. I was impressed with the whole clinic. Everyone was warm, efficient, and seemed very competent. The whole process was smooth and well-organized. Dr. Brandling-Bennett was everything you'd want your doctor to be: warm, knowledgeable and efficient. She provided lots of information, answering the questions we had and the ones we hadn't yet thought to ask. I highly recommend her. Steve, her RN, was also great. Warm, efficient, very competent, and helped the visit come to a very solid close. Great team!

  • Amber Yakima, WA 12.09.10

    Dr. Brandling-Bennett is a blessing! Our baby daughter developed a nasal tip hemangioma at 1 month old. Her Pediatrician referred us to Seattle Children's and we were lucky enough to meet this wonderful physician. She was honest, skilled, and optimistic. She gave us the opportunity to try a new treatment plan and it worked. Approximately 1 year after we started seeing Dr. Brandling-Bennett, our daughter's hemangioma was barely noticeable. I highly recommend Dr. Brandling-Bennett.


Board Certification(s)

Pediatric Dermatology

Medical/Professional School

Harvard Medical School, Boston


Dermatology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston


Dermatology, Columbia University - Department of Dermatology, New York


  • Khorsand K, Brandling-Bennett HA
    Deficiencies in Dermatologic Training in Pediatric Residency: Perspective of Pediatric Residency Program Directors.
    26337718 Pediatric dermatology , 2015 Sept. 3
  • Bayart CB, Brandling-Bennett HA
    Beta-blockers for childhood vascular tumors.
    26087423 Current opinion in pediatrics , 2015 Aug. : 27(4)454-9
  • West ES, Nanda K, Ofodile O, Rutledge J, Brandling-Bennett HA
    Adalimumab-Induced Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus in a 16-Year-Old Girl with Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis.
    25845414 Pediatric dermatology , 2015 July - 2015 July : 32(4)e140-4
  • Khorsand K, Maier M, Brandling-Bennett HA
    Pyogenic granuloma in a 5-month-old treated with topical timolol.
    24602006 Pediatric dermatology , 2015 Jan. - 2015 Jan. : 32(1)150-1
  • Biesbroeck L, Brandling-Bennett HA
    Propranolol for infantile haemangiomas: review of report of a consensus conference.
    24242336 Archives of disease in childhood. Education and practice edition , 2014 June - 2014 June : 99(3)95-7
  • Kupsik M, Brandling-Bennett H
    An infant with an alopecic plaque on the scalp and ocular choristomas: case presentation. Diagnosis: Encephalocraniocutaneous lipomatosis (ECCL).
    23819449 Pediatric dermatology , 2013 July - 2013 July : 30(4)491-2
  • Esparza EM, Deutsch G, Stanescu L, Weinberger E, Brandling-Bennett HA, Sidbury R
    Multifocal lymphangioendotheliomatosis with thrombocytopenia: phenotypic variant and course with propranolol, corticosteroids, and aminocaproic acid.
    22703922 Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology , 2012 July - 2012 July : 67(1)e62-4
  • Uihlein LC, Brandling-Bennett HA, Lio PA, Liang MG
    Sweet syndrome in children.
    22011318 Pediatric dermatology , 2012 Jan. - 2012 Jan. : 29(1)38-44
  • Coromilas A, Brandling-Bennett HA, Morel KD, Chung WK
    Novel SLC39A4 mutation in acrodermatitis enteropathica.
    22082465 Pediatric dermatology , 2011 Nov. - 2011 Nov. : 28(6)697-700
  • Esparza EM, Golden AS, Hahn SH, Patterson K, Brandling-Bennett HA
    What syndrome is this? Infantile periorificial and intertriginous dermatitis preceding sepsis-like respiratory failure.
    21615476 Pediatric dermatology , 2011 May : 333-4
  • Brandling-Bennett HA, Garzon MC
    Erythema Nodosum and Other Forms of Panniculitis
    Textbook of Pediatric Dermatology, 3rd ed , 2011 : (Edited by Irvine, Hoeger and Yan)
  • Brandling-Bennett HA, Liang MG
    Urticarial Vasculitis
    Textbook of Pediatric Dermatology, 3rd ed , 2011 : (Edited by Irvine, Hoeger and Yan)
  • Brandling-Bennett HA, Morel KD
    Epidermal nevi.
    20888465 Pediatric clinics of North America , 2010 Oct. : 1177-98
  • Brandling-Bennett HA, Morel KD
    Common wound colonizers in patients with epidermolysis bullosa.
    20199405 Pediatric dermatology , 2010 Jan. : 25-8
  • Brandling-Bennett HA, Husain S, Weiner MA, Morel KD
    Asymptomatic red plaque on the leg of a 7-year-old girl.
    19841411 Archives of dermatology , 2009 Oct. - 2009 Oct. : 145(10)1183-8
  • Wu H, Brandling-Bennett HA, Harrist TJ.
    Noninfectious vesiculobullous and vesiculopustular diseases.
    Lever’s Histopathology of the Skin, 10th ed. , 2009 : (Edited by lder DE, Elenitsas R, Johnson BL Jr, Murphy GF, Xu X. Lippincott Williams and Wilkins)p. 235-78.
  • Brandling-Bennett HA, Metry DW, Baselga E, Lucky AW, Adams DM, Cordisco MR, Frieden IJ
    Infantile hemangiomas with unusually prolonged growth phase: a case series.
    19075148 Archives of dermatology , 2008 Dec. : 1632-7
  • Qureshi AA, Brandling-Bennett HA, Wittenberg E, Chen SC, Sober AJ, Kvedar JC
    Willingness-to-pay stated preferences for telemedicine versus in-person visits in patients with a history of psoriasis or melanoma.
    17250485 Telemedicine journal and e-health : the official journal of the American Telemedicine Association , 2006 Dec. : 639-43
  • Brandling-Bennett HA, Capaldi LA, Gilchrest BA, Geller AC
    Improving skin cancer prevention and detection education in US medical schools.
    16618880 Archives of dermatology , 2006 Apr, : 524-6
  • Qureshi AA, Brandling-Bennett HA, Giberti S, McClure D, Halpern EF, Kvedar JC
    Evaluation of digital skin images submitted by patients who received practical training or an online tutorial.
    16539754 Journal of telemedicine and telecare , 2006 : 79-82
  • Brandling-Bennett HA, Liang MG
    What syndrome is this? Sjögren-Larsson syndrome.
    16354265 Pediatric dermatology , 2005 Nov. : 569-71
  • Williams CM, Kedar I, Smith L, Brandling-Bennett HA, Lugn N, Kvedar JC
    Teledermatology education for internal medicine residents.
    15928638 Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology , 2005 June - 2005 June : 52(6)1098-9
  • Brandling-Bennett HA, Kedar I, Pallin DJ, Jacques G, Gumley GJ, Kvedar JC
    Delivering health care in rural Cambodia via store-and-forward telemedicine: a pilot study.
    15785221 Telemedicine journal and e-health : the official journal of the American Telemedicine Association , 2005 Feb. : 56-62
  • Kedar I, Ternullo JL, Weinrib CE, Kelleher KM, Brandling-Bennett H, Kvedar JC
    Internet-based consultations as a novel strategy to transfer knowledge from centers of excellence for patients requiring highly specialized care
    PMID: 12663408. British Medical Journal , 2003 : 326(7391)696-9.