Physician Profile

Hanspaul S. Makkar, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Dermatology, Pediatrics and Surgery
Chief of the Division of Pediatric Dermatology
Associate Fellowship Director for the Procedural Dermatology Fellowship Program
Office Locations:

21 South Road, 2nd Floor
Farmington, CT 06030

Board Certifications:
  • Dermatology
  • Pediatric Dermatology
  • Mohs Micrographic Surgery
  • Cutaneous Oncology
Education and Training:
Undergraduate SchoolNorthwestern UniversityBiological Sciences
Medical SchoolNorthwestern University Medical SchoolMedicine
InternshipBrigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical SchoolInternal Medicine
ResidencyUniversity of California at San FranciscoDermatology
FellowshipUniversity of California at San Francisco and Mountain ViewMohs Micrographic Surgery
FellowshipUniversity of California at San FranciscoPediatric Dermatology
Honors and Awards:
Name of Award/HonorAwarding Organization
Best Doctor in America®, Pediatric Dermatology
Best Doctor in America®, Pediatric Dermatology
Best Doctors, Pediatric DermatologyHartford Magazine
America’s Top Dermatologist of Dermatology and Mohs SurgeryConsumers’ Research Council of America
Patient’s Choice Award
Hospital Affiliation:
  • UConn John Dempsey Hospital
Clinical Interests:

Pigmented lesions in children, vascular birthmarks, pediatric dermatologic surgery, vascular anomalies and cosmetic dermatology

Selected Publications:

Peer Reviewed Publications

Paired comparison of the sensitivity and specificity of multispectral digital skin lesion analysis and reflectance confocal microscopy in the detection of melanoma in vivo: A cross-sectional study. Song, Eunice; Grant-Kels, Jane M; Swede, Helen; D'Antonio, Jody L; Lachance, Avery; Dadras, Soheil S; Kristjansson, Arni K; Ferenczi, Katalin; Makkar, Hanspaul S; Rothe, Marti J. (2016). Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology,

microRNA in situ hybridization for miR-211 detection as an ancillary test in melanoma diagnosis. Babapoor, Sankhiros; Horwich, Michael; Wu, Rong; Levinson, Shauna; Gandhi, Manoj; Makkar, Hanspaul; Kristjansson, Arni; Chang, Mary; Dadras, Soheil S. (2016). Modern pathology : an official journal of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, Inc,

Laser therapy in dermatology: Kids are not just little people. Shahriari, Mona; Makkar, Hanspaul; Finch, Justin. (2015). Clinics in dermatology, 6, (33), 681-6.

Nodular cystic fat necrosis with calcification in a patient with juvenile dermatomyositis. Ferenczi, Katalin; Berke, Adrienne; Makkar, Hanspaul S. (2014). Pediatric dermatology, 5, (31), 588-90.

Ethics in pediatric dermatology. Kelly, John B; Makkar, Hanspaul S. (2012). Clinics in dermatology, 5, (30), 471-5.