Richard J. Antaya, M.D., an authority in skin disorders affecting children, received his B.S. degree in chemistry from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1985 and received his M.D. degree at Tufts University in 1989. He completed his residency training in pediatrics at Tripler Army Medical Center in Honolulu in 1992, and spent the following three years practicing general pediatrics in the Army at Fort Polk, LA. There he served as chief of the pediatrics service and chief of the department of medicine. Dr. Antaya completed a second residency in dermatology at Duke University where he worked closely under the direction of the internationally recognized pediatric dermatologist Neil S. Prose. He joined the Yale full time faculty in 1998 as the Director of Pediatric Dermatology.