Heather A Brandling-Bennett, MD

Heather A Brandling-Bennett, MD

Dermatology, Vascular Anomalies, General Pediatrics

On staff since August 2009

Academic Title: 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."

  • Biography

    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 a 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.

  • Patient Testimonials
  • Awards and Honors
    Award Name Award Description Awarded By Award Date
    SEATTLE TOP DOCTOR - 2022 Seattle Magazine 2022
    Seattle Top Doctor - 2019 Seattle Magazine 2019
    SEATTLE'S TOP DOCTOR - 2018 Seattle Magazine 2018
    Seattles Top Doctor 2016 Seattle Met Magazine 2016
  • Publications

    Manuscripts in Refereed Journals

    • Khorsand K, Brandling-Bennett HA
      Deficiencies in Dermatologic Training in Pediatric Residency: Perspective of Pediatric Residency Program Directors.
      26337718 Pediatric dermatology, 2015 Sep 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 : 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. : 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 : 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 : 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 : 67(1)e62-4
    • Uihlein LC, Brandling-Bennett HA, Lio PA, Liang MG
      Sweet syndrome in children.
      22011318 Pediatric dermatology, 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. : 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, 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. : 145(10)1183-8
    • 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 April : 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 : 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.

    Other Publications

    • Brandling-Bennett HA, Liang MG
      Urticarial Vasculitis
      Textbook of Pediatric Dermatology, 3rd ed, 2011 : (Edited by)
    • Brandling-Bennett HA, Garzon MC
      Erythema Nodosum and Other Forms of Panniculitis
      Textbook of Pediatric Dermatology, 3rd ed, 2011 : (Edited by)
    • Wu H, Brandling-Bennett HA, Harrist TJ.
      Noninfectious vesiculobullous and vesiculopustular diseases.
      Lever’s Histopathology of the Skin, 10th ed., 2009 : (Edited by)p. 235-78.


Board Certification(s)

Pediatric Dermatology

Medical/Professional School

Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA


Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA


Columbia University College of Physicians and Surg, New York, NY