A Children’s House
A Little Story About a God-sized Dream
A Children’s House is the miraculous true journey of how one doctor risked everything to follow a calling—with a passion to positively impact the lives of children and teens around the world who are affected by skin disease and birthmarks.
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by Alanna F. Bree, MD
Alanna F. Bree, M.D. is a board-certified pediatric dermatologist and owner of A Children’s House for Pediatric Dermatology, where she specializes in effective treatments for skin disease and birthmarks, including pediatric dermatologic surgery. In addition to her private practice, she is currently serving as a Clinical Assistant Professor of Dermatology at Baylor College of Medicine and exercising privileges at Texas Children’s Hospital and The Woman’s Hospital of Texas. She has been awarded six grants and more than 27 recognitions for her work, including twice named “Houstonia Magazine Top Doctors,” “Best Doctors in America Award,” and Castle Connolly’s “Top Doctors”. She has also been recognized as a Bear of Distinction for Excellence in Public Affairs by her alma mater, Missouri State University.
A Children’s House is Dr. Bree’s second book. Her research has appeared in more than fifty-three publications, including as co-author of her first book, The Illustrated Manual of Pediatric Dermatology (2005). She has served on five review panels, including as editor of the Practical Dermatology Journal, Pediatric Dermatology Section (2004-2006). She has also taught more than 45 courses at institutions such as Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Hospital and has presented more than 70 lectures for organizations around the nation, including pharmaceutical companies. Her many media appearances include Inside Edition and Fox News.
Dr. Bree has been an active member of eight professional societies, including previously co-chairing the Pediatric Dermatology Expert Working Group for the World Health Organization (WHO) International Classification of Disease (ICD) revision project. Currently, she serves as secretary of the Scientific Advisory Council for the National Foundation for Ectodermal Dysplasias (NFED).
In addition to her private practice, Dr. Bree is also the founder and executive director of a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization called A Children’s House for the Soul, which provides social, emotional, and spiritual support that encourages and unites children, teens, and families in the Houston area who are affected by skin conditions and birthmarks. Her personal mission has reached children around the world through several short-term mission trips to Nicaragua, Guatemala, Kenya, and particularly Tanzania, where she has a heart for orphans with albinism.