Anna Bruckner, MD
Professor, Dermatology

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Medical School:
  • MD, Northwestern University The Feinberg School of Medicine (1997)
Undergraduate School:
  • BA, Northwestern University (IL) (1993)
Residencies:
  • University of Colorado, Chief Resident, Dermatology (2003)
  • University of Colorado, Pediatrics (2000)
Fellowships:
  • University of California (San Francisco) Program, Pediatric Dermatology (2004)
Languages: English
Department: Dermatology

Publications

  • Mancini AJ and Krowchuk DP, eds. Bruckner AL, Diaz LZ, Ghali F, Gurnee E, Polcari I, Treadwell PA, associate eds. Pediatric Dermatology: A Quick Reference Guide, 4th Edition. American Academy of Pediatrics; 2021.
  • Levin LE, Shayegan LH, Lucky AW, Hook KP, Bruckner AL, Feinstein JA, Whittier S, Lauren CT, Pope E, Lara-Corrales I, Wiss K, McCuaig CC, Powell J, Eichenfield LF, Levy ML, Diaz L, Glick SA, Paller AS, Price HN, Browning JC, Morel KD. Characterization of wound microbes in epidermolysis bullosa: Results from the epidermolysis bullosa clinical characterization and outcomes database. Pediatr Dermatol. 2020 Nov 28. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 33247481
  • Zaenglein AL, Levy ML, Stefanko NS, Benjamin LT, Bruckner AL, Choate K, Craiglow BG, DiGiovanna JJ, Eichenfield LF, Elias P, Fleckman P, Lawley LP, Lewis RA, Lucky AW, Mathes EF, Milstone LM, Paller AS, Patel SS, Siegel DH, Teng J, Tanumihardjo SA, Thaxton L, Williams ML. Consensus recommendations for the use of retinoids in ichthyosis and other disorders of cornification in children and adolescents. Pediatr Dermatol. 2020 Nov 10. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 33169909
  • Shinkai K, Bruckner AL. Dermatology and COVID-19. JAMA. 2020 Sep 22;324(12):1133-1134. PubMed PMID: 32960253
  • Solis DC, Teng C, Gorell ES, Barriga M, Nazaroff J, Li S, Lu Y, Bruckner A, Marinkovich MP, Tang JY. Classification of Two Distinct Wound Types in Recessive Dystrophic Epidermolysis Bullosa: A Retrospective and Cohort Natural History Study. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2020 Sep 4. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 32896597
  • Murrell DF, Lucky AW, Salas-Alanis JC, Woodley DT, Palisson F, Natsuga K, Nikolic M, Ramirez-Quizon M, Paller AS, Lara-Corrales I, Barzegar MA, Sprecher E, Has C, Laimer M, Bruckner AL, Bilgic A, Nanda A, Purvis D, Hovnanian A, Murat-Sušic S, Bauer J, Kern JS, Bodemer C, Martin LK, Mellerio J, Kowaleski C, Robertson SJ, Bruckner-Tuderman L, Pope E, Marinkovich MP, Tang JY, Su J, Uitto J, Eichenfield LF, Teng J, Aan Koh MJ, Lee SE, Khuu P, Rishel HI, Sommerlund M, Wiss K, Hsu CK, Chiu TW, Martinez AE. Multidisciplinary care of epidermolysis bullosa during the COVID-19 pandemic-Consensus: Recommendations by an international panel of experts. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2020 Oct;83(4):1222-1224. PubMed PMID: 32682031
  • Hernandez C, Bruckner AL. Focus on "COVID Toes". JAMA Dermatol. 2020 Sep 1;156(9):1003. PubMed PMID: 32584385
  • Shayegan LH, Levin LE, Galligan ER, Lucky AW, Bruckner AL, Pope E, Lara-Corrales I, Wiss K, McCuaig CC, Garzon MC, Eichenfield LF, Hook KP, Browning JC, Schachner LA, Perman MJ, Castelo-Soccio L, Levy ML, Glick SA, Morel KD. Skin cleansing and topical product use in patients with epidermolysis bullosa: Results from a multicenter database. Pediatr Dermatol. 2020 Mar;37(2):326-332. PubMed PMID: 31944391
  • Bruckner AL, Losow M, Wisk J, Patel N, Reha A, Lagast H, Gault J, Gershkowitz J, Kopelan B, Hund M, Murrell DF. The challenges of living with and managing epidermolysis bullosa: insights from patients and caregivers. Orphanet J Rare Dis. 2020 Jan 3;15(1):1. PubMed PMID: 31900176
  • Ramien ML, Bruckner AL. Mucocutaneous Eruptions in Acutely Ill Pediatric Patients-Think of Mycoplasma pneumoniae (and Other Infections) First. JAMA Dermatol. 2020 Feb 1;156(2):124-125. PubMed PMID: 31851301
  • Bruckner AL. Mechanobullous disorders. In: High WA and Prok LD, editors. Dermatology Secrets 6th ed. Elsevier; 2016. p. 46-51.
  • Plost G, Bruckner AL. Pediatric Dermatology. In In: High WA and Prok LD, editors. Dermatology Secrets 6th ed. Elsevier; 2016. p. 512-519.
  • Bruckner AL, Peoples K, Tang J, Gorell E, Barriga M, Landy H, Johnson R, Ramsdell D. Interim update from a Phase 1/2 trial examining the safety and tolerability of PTR-01, a collagen 7 protein replacement therapy, in patients with recessive dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa. Society for Pediatric Dermatology 45th Annual Meeting, Virtual, July 10-12, 2020.
  • Murrell DF, Sprecher E, Bruckner AL, Davis C, Sumeray M, Kern JS. Efficacy and safety of Oleogel-S10 for epidermolysis bullosa – results of 3 months double-blind treatment during the phase 3 study ‘EASE’, EADVirtual – 29th Congress. October 29-31, 2020.
  • Ramien ML, Bruckner AL. Mucocutaneous Eruptions in Acutely Ill Pediatric Patients-Think of Mycoplasma pneumoniae (and Other Infections) First. JAMA Dermatol. 2019 Dec 18. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 31851301
  • Feinstein JA, Jambal P, Peoples K, Lucky AW, Khuu P, Tang JY, Lara-Corrales I, Pope E, Wiss K, Hook KP, Levin LE, Morel KD, Paller AS, McCuaig CC, Powell J, Eichenfield LF, Price H, Levy ML, Schachner LA, Browning JC, Bayliss S, Jahnke M, Shwayder T, Glick SA, Bruckner AL. Assessment of the Timing of Milestone Clinical Events in Patients With Epidermolysis Bullosa From North America. JAMA Dermatol. 2019 Feb 1;155(2):196-203. PubMed PMID: 30586139
  • Feinstein JA, Jambal P, Peoples K, Lucky AW, Khuu P, Tang JY, Lara-Corrales I, Pope E, Wiss K, Hook KP, Levin LE, Morel KD, Paller AS, McCuaig CC, Powell J, Eichenfield LF, Price H, Levy ML, Schachner LA, Browning JC, Bayliss S, Jahnke M, Shwayder T, Glick SA, Bruckner AL. Assessment of the Timing of Milestone Clinical Events in Patients With Epidermolysis Bullosa From North America. JAMA Dermatol. 2018 Dec 26. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 30586139
  • Cho RJ, Alexandrov LB, den Breems NY, Atanasova VS, Farshchian M, Purdom E, Nguyen TN, Coarfa C, Rajapakshe K, Prisco M, Sahu J, Tassone P, Greenawalt EJ, Collisson EA, Wu W, Yao H, Su X, Guttmann-Gruber C, Hofbauer JP, Hashmi R, Fuentes I, Benz SC, Golovato J, Ehli EA, Davis CM, Davies GE, Covington KR, Murrell DF, Salas-Alanis JC, Palisson F, Bruckner AL, Robinson W, Has C, Bruckner-Tuderman L, Titeux M, Jonkman MF, Rashidghamat E, Lwin SM, Mellerio JE, McGrath JA, Bauer JW, Hovnanian A, Tsai KY, South AP. APOBEC mutation drives early-onset squamous cell carcinomas in recessive dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa. Sci Transl Med. 2018 Aug 22;10(455). PubMed PMID: 30135250
  • Anderson BT, Feinstein JA, Kramer RE, Narkewicz MR, Bruckner AL, Brumbaugh DE. Approach and Safety of Esophageal Dilation for Treatment of Strictures in Children With Epidermolysis Bullosa. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2018 Dec;67(6):701-705. PubMed PMID: 30052567
  • Bruckner AL, Fairclough DL, Feinstein JA, Lara-Corrales I, Lucky AW, Tolar J, Pope E. Reliability and validity of the instrument for scoring clinical outcomes of research for epidermolysis bullosa (iscorEB). Br J Dermatol. 2018 May;178(5):1128-1134. PubMed PMID: 29341069
  • Nguyen NV, Gralla J, Abbott J, Bruckner AL. Oxybutynin 3% gel for the treatment of primary focal hyperhidrosis in adolescents and young adults. Pediatr Dermatol. 2018 Mar;35(2):208-212. PubMed PMID: 29334132
  • Craddock MF, Blondin HM, Youssef MJ, Tollefson MM, Hill LF, Hanson JL, Bruckner AL. Online education improves pediatric residents' understanding of atopic dermatitis. Pediatr Dermatol. 2018 Jan;35(1):64-69. PubMed PMID: 29193379
  • Hashimoto T, Teye K, Hashimoto K, Wozniak K, Ueo D, Fujiwara S, Inafuku K, Kotobuki Y, Jukic IL, Marinovic B, Bruckner A, Tsuruta D, Kawakami T, Ishii N. Clinical and Immunological Study of 30 Cases With Both IgG and IgA Anti-Keratinocyte Cell Surface Autoantibodies Toward the Definition of Intercellular IgG/IgA Dermatosis. Front Immunol. 2018;9:994. PubMed PMID: 29867971
  • Cao YA, Hickerson RP, Seegmiller BL, Grapov D, Gross MM, Bessette MR, Phinney BS, Flores MA, Speaker TJ, Vermeulen A, Bravo AA, Bruckner AL, Milstone LM, Schwartz ME, Rice RH, Kaspar RL. Gene expression profiling in pachyonychia congenita skin. J Dermatol Sci. 2015 Jan 14. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 25656049
  • Danial C, Adeduntan R, Gorell ES, Lucky AW, Paller AS, Bruckner A, Pope E, Morel KD, Levy ML, Li S, Gilmore ES, Lane AT. Prevalence and characterization of pruritus in epidermolysis bullosa. Pediatr Dermatol. 2015 Jan;32(1):53-9. PubMed PMID: 25236506
  • Schwieger-Briel A, Chakkittakandiyil A, Lara-Corrales I, Aujla N, Lane AT, Lucky AW, Bruckner AL, Pope E. Instrument for scoring clinical outcome of research for epidermolysis bullosa: a consensus-generated clinical research tool. Pediatr Dermatol. 2015 Jan;32(1):41-52. PubMed PMID: 24650374
  • Nguyen NV, Prok L, Burgos A, Bruckner AL. Hereditary Progressive Mucinous Histiocytosis: New Insights Into a Rare Disease. Pediatr Dermatol. 2015 Nov;32(6):e273-6. PubMed PMID: 26461050
  • Geyer MB, Radhakrishnan K, Giller R, Umegaki N, Harel S, Kiuru M, Morel KD, LeBoeuf N, Kandel J, Bruckner A, Fabricatore S, Chen M, Woodley D, McGrath J, Baxter-Lowe L, Uitto J, Christiano AM, Cairo MS. Reduced Toxicity Conditioning and Allogeneic Hematopoietic Progenitor Cell Transplantation for Recessive Dystrophic Epidermolysis Bullosa. J Pediatr. 2015 Sep;167(3):765-9.e1. PubMed PMID: 26148662
  • Feldstein S, Funk T, Smith JC, Bruckner AL. Agminated flexural melanocytic nevi: a late sequela of Langerhans cell histiocytosis?. Pediatr Dermatol. 2015 May-Jun;32(3):e89-91. PubMed PMID: 25787131
  • Cao YA, Hickerson RP, Seegmiller BL, Grapov D, Gross MM, Bessette MR, Phinney BS, Flores MA, Speaker TJ, Vermeulen A, Bravo AA, Bruckner AL, Milstone LM, Schwartz ME, Rice RH, Kaspar RL. Gene expression profiling in pachyonychia congenita skin. J Dermatol Sci. 2015 Mar;77(3):156-65. PubMed PMID: 25656049
  • Danial C, Adeduntan R, Gorell ES, Lucky AW, Paller AS, Bruckner AL, Pope E, Morel KD, Levy ML, Li S, Gilmore ES, Lane AT. Evaluation of Treatments for Pruritus in Epidermolysis Bullosa. Pediatr Dermatol. 2015 Sep-Oct;32(5):628-34. PubMed PMID: 25557557
  • Danial C, Adeduntan R, Gorell ES, Lucky AW, Paller AS, Bruckner A, Pope E, Morel KD, Levy ML, Li S, Gilmore ES, Lane AT. Prevalence and characterization of pruritus in epidermolysis bullosa. Pediatr Dermatol. 2015 Jan-Feb;32(1):53-9. PubMed PMID: 25236506
  • Schwieger-Briel A, Chakkittakandiyil A, Lara-Corrales I, Aujla N, Lane AT, Lucky AW, Bruckner AL, Pope E. Instrument for scoring clinical outcome of research for epidermolysis bullosa: a consensus-generated clinical research tool. Pediatr Dermatol. 2015 Jan-Feb;32(1):41-52. PubMed PMID: 24650374
  • Rangwala S, Wysong A, Tollefson MM, Khuu P, Benjamin LT, Bruckner AL. Rapidly involuting congenital hemangioma associated with profound, transient thrombocytopenia. Pediatr Dermatol. 2014 May;31(3):402-4. PubMed PMID: 22937785
  • Green JS, Prok L, Bruckner AL. Expression of phosphodiesterase-5 in lymphatic malformation tissue. JAMA Dermatol. 2014 Apr 1;150(4):455-6. PubMed PMID: 24382667
  • Ahmad RC, Bruckner AL. A survey of epidermolysis bullosa care in the United States and Canada. Pediatr Dermatol. 2014 Mar-Apr;31(2):169-75. PubMed PMID: 24456084
  • Funk T, Prok L, Brown LD, Bruckner AL. Multifocal vascular tumors and fetal hydrops. J Pediatr. 2014 May;164(5):1214-8. PubMed PMID: 24433827
  • Schwieger-Briel A, Chakkittakandiyil A, Lara-Corrales I, Aujla N, Lane AT, Lucky AW, Bruckner AL, Pope E. Instrument for Scoring Clinical Outcome of Research for Epidermolysis Bullosa: A Consensus-Generated Clinical Research Tool. Pediatr Dermatol. 2014 Mar 20. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 24650374
  • Danial C, Adeduntan R, Gorell ES, Lucky AW, Paller AS, Bruckner AL, Pope E, Morel KD, Levy ML, Li S, Gilmore ES, Lane AT. Evaluation of Treatments for Pruritus in Epidermolysis Bullosa. Pediatr Dermatol. 2014 Dec 29. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 25557557
  • Tollefson MM, Bruckner AL, Section On Dermatology. Atopic dermatitis: skin-directed management. Pediatrics. 2014 Dec;134(6):e1735-44. PubMed PMID: 25422009
  • Rangwala S, Wysong A, Tollefson MM, Khuu P, Benjamin LT, Bruckner AL. Rapidly involuting congenital hemangioma associated with profound, transient thrombocytopenia. Pediatr Dermatol. 2014 May-Jun;31(3):402-4. PubMed PMID: 22937785
  • Green JS, Prok L, Bruckner AL. Expression of phosphodiesterase-5 in lymphatic malformation tissue. JAMA Dermatol. 2014 Apr;150(4):455-6. PubMed PMID: 24382667
  • Funk T, Prok L, Brown LD, Bruckner AL. Multifocal vascular tumors and fetal hydrops. J Pediatr. 2014 May;164(5):1214-8. PubMed PMID: 24433827
  • Ahmad RC, Bruckner AL. A survey of epidermolysis bullosa care in the United States and Canada. Pediatr Dermatol. 2014 Mar-Apr;31(2):169-75. PubMed PMID: 24456084
  • Fortuna G, Chainani-Wu N, Lozada-Nur F, Aria M, Cepeda-Valdes R, Pollio A, Marinkovich MP, Martinez-Salazar AE, Mignogna MD, Bruckner AL, Salas-Alanís JC. Epidermolysis Bullosa Oropharyngeal Severity (EBOS) score: a multicenter development and reliability assessment. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2013 Jan;68(1):83-92. PubMed PMID: 22575158
  • Simmons RN, Bruckner AL, Prok LD. Blisters in a 4-year-old: an unexpected diagnosis. Bullous pemphigoid. Pediatr Dermatol. 2013 Jan-Feb;30(1):135-6. PubMed PMID: 23316719
  • Berk DR, Jazayeri L, Marinkovich MP, Sundram UN, Bruckner AL. Diagnosing epidermolysis bullosa type and subtype in infancy using immunofluorescence microscopy: the Stanford experience. Pediatr Dermatol. 2013 Mar-Apr;30(2):226-33. PubMed PMID: 23461686
  • Fortuna G, Lozada-Nur F, Pollio A, Aria M, Cepeda-Valdes R, Marinkovich MP, Bruckner AL, Salas-Alanís JC. Patterns of oral mucosa lesions in patients with epidermolysis bullosa: comparison and agreement between oral medicine and dermatology. J Oral Pathol Med. 2013 Nov;42(10):733-40. PubMed PMID: 23772832
  • McIntee TJ, Bruckner AL. Challenges in optimizing isotretinoin use for acne vulgaris. JAMA Dermatol. 2013 Dec;149(12):1398. PubMed PMID: 24172999
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Professional Memberships

  • Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, Member
  • American Academy of Dermatology, Fellow
  • American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), Fellow
  • Society for Pediatric Dermatology, Member
  • Society for Investigative Dermatology, Member
  • Colorado Dermatologic Society, Member
  • Association of Professors of Dermatology, Member
  • Pediatric Dermatology Research Alliance, Founding Member

Practice Locations

Children's Hospital Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
13123 East 16th Ave
Aurora, CO 80045
720-777-1234

Denver Health
777 Bannock St
Denver, CO 80204
303-436-6000

Hospital Affiliation
  • Children's Hospital Colorado
  • University of Colorado Hospital
  • Denver Health Medical Center
Center Affiliations

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Dermatology, Board Certification (2003, 2013)
  • Pediatric Dermatology, Board Certification (2004, 2013)
Conditions & Treatments
  • Skin, Hair and Nails
  • Child and Teen Health - Pediatric Diseases and Conditions
  • Child and Teen Health
Clinical Interests
I treat children with a range of skin problems, from common to extremely rare. My areas of expertise include atopic dermatitis (eczema), epidermolysis bullosa and other genetic skin disorders, and vascular birthmarks,

Care Philosophy
I strive to provide compassionate, high-quality, evidence-based care for all of my patients.

Personal Interests
In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my husband and two amazing daughters, reading cycling and practicing Pilates.

Volunteer Activities
I am passionate about giving back to the fields of dermatology and pediatric dermatology. I am a medical advisor for patient support organizations, and actively participate in several dermatology organizations.

Public Speaking
Yes
I enjoy speaking to patients and their families and medical professionals. I most often speak about pediatric dermatology and genetic skin disorders.

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • MD, Northwestern University The Feinberg School of Medicine (1997)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BA, Northwestern University (IL) (1993)
Residency Programs:
  • University of Colorado, Chief Resident, Dermatology (2003)
  • University of Colorado, Pediatrics (2000)
Fellowships:
  • University of California (San Francisco) Program, Pediatric Dermatology (2004)
Languages: English
Department: Dermatology
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