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Kanade Shinkai, M.D.


Dr. Kanade Shinkai is an attending physician in the Dermatology Clinic. She has expertise in dermatology of hospitalized, systemically ill patients. She sees patients with all types of skin disease but specializes in complex medical dermatology with a focus on autoimmune and autoinflammatory disorders of skin. Shinkai performs research on immunologic and inflammatory cutaneous diseases.


Dermatology Clinic
1701 Divisadero St., Third and Fourth Floors
San Francisco, CA 94115
Phone: (415) 353–7800
Fax: (415) 353–7870

Hours: Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

PCOS Clinic
499 Illinois St.
San Francisco, CA 94158
Phone: (415) 885-3674
Fax: (415) 353-7744

Hours: Two Thursdays a month
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

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UCSF School of Medicine 2004


UCSF Medical Center, Dermatology 2008

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Canavan TN, Mathes EF, Frieden IJ, Shinkai K. Reply to: "Diagnosing Mycoplasma pneumoniae-induced rash and mucositis (MIRM) in the emergency room". J Am Acad Dermatol. 2015 Aug; 73(2):e69.
  2. Strazzula L, Cotliar J, Fox LP, Hughey L, Shinkai K, Gee SN, Kroshinsky D. Inpatient dermatology consultation aids diagnosis of cellulitis among hospitalized patients: A multi-institutional analysis. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2015 Jul; 73(1):70-5.
  3. Schmidt TH, Shinkai K. Evidence-based approach to cutaneous hyperandrogenism in women. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2015 Oct; 73(4):672-90.
  4. Greenwood EA, Pasch LA, Shinkai K, Cedars MI, Huddleston HG. Putative role for insulin resistance in depression risk in polycystic ovary syndrome. Fertil Steril. 2015 Sep; 104(3):707-714.e1.
  5. Sun NZ, Brezinski EA, Berliner J, Haemel A, Connolly MK, Gensler L, McCalmont TH, Shinkai K. Updates in adult-onset Still disease: Atypical cutaneous manifestations and associations with delayed malignancy. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2015 Jun 5.
  6. Kamangar F, Okhovat JP, Schmidt T, Beshay A, Pasch L, Cedars MI, Huddleston H, Shinkai K. Polycystic Ovary Syndrome: Special Diagnostic and Therapeutic Considerations for Children. Pediatr Dermatol. 2015 Sep; 32(5):571-8.
  7. Canavan TN, Mathes EF, Frieden I, Shinkai K. Mycoplasma pneumoniae-induced rash and mucositis as a syndrome distinct from Stevens-Johnson syndrome and erythema multiforme: A systematic review. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2015 Feb; 72(2):239-245.e4.
  8. Okhovat JP, Shinkai K. Pyoderma gangrenosum. JAMA Dermatol. 2014 Sep; 150(9):1032.
  9. Liu M, Shinkai K. Reversible aquagenic pruritus associated with testosterone-induced erythrocytosis. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2014 Jun; 70(6):e139-40.
  10. Williams K, Tuttleton Arron S, Shinkai K. Skin nodule on the ear of a kidney-pancreas transplant recipient. Am J Transplant. 2014 May; 14(5):1217-9.
  11. Harp JL, Kinnebrew MA, Shinkai K. Severe cutaneous adverse reactions: impact of immunology, genetics, and pharmacology. Semin Cutan Med Surg. 2014 Mar; 33(1):17-27.
  12. Fox L, Shinkai K. Introduction. Semin Cutan Med Surg. 2014 Mar; 33(1):1.
  13. Liao W, Cordoro K, Frieden I, Shinkai K. How to prepare and deliver a great talk. Clin Dermatol. 2014 Nov-Dec; 32(6):878-82.
  14. Quinn M, Shinkai K, Pasch L, Kuzmich L, Cedars M, Huddleston H. Prevalence of androgenic alopecia in patients with polycystic ovary syndrome and characterization of associated clinical and biochemical features. Fertil Steril. 2014 Apr; 101(4):1129-34.
  15. Schulman JM, Yoon C, Schwarz J, Vagefi PA, Mully TW, Shinkai K. Absence of peripheral blood chimerism in graft-vs-host disease following orthotopic liver transplantation: case report and review of the literature. Int J Dermatol. 2014 Nov; 53(11):e492-8.
  16. Kanada KN, Schwartz BS, Pincus LB, Berger TG, Jacobs RA, Shinkai K. A therapeutic trial of antituberculous therapy for suspected lupus vulgaris: How long does it take to see clinical improvement? J Am Acad Dermatol. 2013 Nov; 69(5):e252-4.
  17. Gogia R, Grekin RC, Shinkai K. Eruptive self-resolving keratoacanthomas developing after treatment with photodynamic therapy and microdermabrasion. Dermatol Surg. 2013 Nov; 39(11):1717-20.
  18. Pugashetti R, Shinkai K. Treatment of acne vulgaris in pregnant patients. Dermatol Ther. 2013 Jul-Aug; 26(4):302-11.
  19. Cipriano SD, Dybbro E, Boscardin CK, Shinkai K, Berger TG. Online learning in a dermatology clerkship: piloting the new American Academy of Dermatology Medical Student Core Curriculum. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2013 Aug; 69(2):267-72.
  20. Butler D, Shinkai K. What do autoinflammatory syndromes teach about common cutaneous diseases such as pyoderma gangrenosum? A commentary. Dermatol Clin. 2013 Jul; 31(3):427-35.

Publications are derived from MEDLINE/PubMed and provided by UCSF Profiles, a service of the Clinical & Translational Science Institute (CTSI) at UCSF. Researchers can make corrections and additions to their publications by logging on to UCSF Profiles.