Katrina Abuabara, MD



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.

Board Certification

Dermatology, American Board of Dermatology

Academic Title

Assistant Professor

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Harvard School of Medicine 2010


Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania 2014

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Abuabara K, Hoffstad O, Troxel AB, Gelfand JM, McCulloch CE, Margolis DJ. Patterns and predictors of atopic dermatitis disease control past childhood: An observational cohort study. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2017 Jun 17.
  2. Abuabara K, Langan SM, Yu AM. Conclusions about atopic dermatitis persistence might be premature. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2017 May; 76(5):e177-e178.
  3. Abuabara K, Margolis DJ, Langan SM. The Long-Term Course of Atopic Dermatitis. Dermatol Clin. 2017 Jul; 35(3):291-297.
  4. Abuabara K, Magyari AM, Hoffstad O, Jabbar-Lopez ZK, Smeeth L, Williams HC, Gelfand JM, Margolis DJ, Langan SM. Development and Validation of an Algorithm to Accurately Identify Atopic Eczema Patients in Primary Care Electronic Health Records from the UK. J Invest Dermatol. 2017 Aug; 137(8):1655-1662.
  5. Langan SM, Abuabara K, Henrickson SE, Hoffstad O, Margolis DJ. Increased Risk of Cutaneous and Systemic†Infections in Atopic Dermatitis-A Cohort Study. J Invest Dermatol. 2017 Jun; 137(6):1375-1377.
  6. von Kobyletzki LB, Beckman L, Smirnova J, Smeeth L, Williams HC, McKee M, Abuabara K, Langan SM. Eczema and educational attainment - a systematic review. Br J Dermatol. 2016 Dec 20.
  7. Dizon M, Linos E, Arron ST, Abuabara K, Ruiz de Luzuriaga AM, Jin C, Boscardin WJ, Chren MM. Comparisons of patients' satisfaction should take expectations into account. Br J Dermatol. 2017 Jan; 176(1):252-254.
  8. Barbarot S, Rogers NK, Abuabara K, Aubert H, Chalmers J, Flohr C, Hanifin J, Naldi L, Margolis DJ, Paul C, Ridd MJ, Schuttelaar MA, Simpson E, Tauber M, Volke A, Weidinger S, Wilkes SR, Wollenberg A, Thomas KS. Strategies used for measuring long-term control in atopic dermatitis trials: A systematic review. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2016 11; 75(5):1038-1044.
  9. Chalmers JR, Simpson E, Apfelbacher CJ, Thomas KS, von Kobyletzki L, Schmitt J, Singh JA, Svensson Ň, Williams HC, Abuabara K, Aoki V, Ardeleanu M, Awici-Rasmussen M, Barbarot S, Berents TL, Block J, Bragg A, Burton T, Bjerring Clemmensen KK, Creswell-Melville A, Dinesen M, Drucker A, Eckert L, Flohr C, Garg M, Gerbens LA, Graff AL, Hanifin J, Heinl D, Humphreys R, Ishii HA, Kataoka Y, Leshem YA, Marquort B, Massuel MA, Merhand S, Mizutani H, Murota H, Murrell DF, Nakahara T, Nasr I, Nograles K, Ohya Y, Osterloh I, Pander J, Prinsen C, Purkins L, Ridd M, Sach T, Schuttelaar ML, Shindo S, Smirnova J, Sulzer A, SynnÝve Gjerde E, Takaoka R, Vestby Talmo H, Tauber M, Torchet F, Volke A, Wahlgren CF, Weidinger S, Weisshaar E, Wollenberg A, Yamaga K, Zhao CY, Spuls PI. Report from the fourth international consensus meeting to harmonize core outcome measures for atopic eczema/dermatitis clinical trials (HOME initiative). Br J Dermatol. 2016 Jul; 175(1):69-79.
  10. Margolis DJ, Abuabara K, Hoffstad OJ, Wan J, Raimondo D, Bilker WB. Association Between Leukemia and Topical Use of Pimecrolimus-Reply. JAMA Dermatol. 2015 Dec 01; 151(12):1391-1392.
  11. Abuabara K, Margolis DJ. Databases for Clinical Research. J Invest Dermatol. 2015 Aug; 135(8):1-4.
  12. Margolis DJ, Abuabara K, Hoffstad OJ, Wan J, Raimondo D, Bilker WB. Association Between Malignancy and Topical Use of Pimecrolimus. JAMA Dermatol. 2015 Jun; 151(6):594-9.
  13. Abuabara K, Hoffstad O, Troxel A, Gelfand JM, Margolis DJ. Atopic dermatitis disease control and age: A cohort study. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2015 Jul; 136(1):190-192.e3.
  14. Ahluwalia J, Abuabara K, Perman MJ, Yan AC. Human herpesvirus 6 involvement in paediatric drug hypersensitivity syndrome. Br J Dermatol. 2015 Apr; 172(4):1090-5.
  15. Cobos G, Braunstein I, Abuabara K, Chu EY, James W. Mucinous nevus: report of a case and review of the literature. JAMA Dermatol. 2014 Sep; 150(9):1018-9.
  16. Margolis JS, Abuabara K, Bilker W, Hoffstad O, Margolis DJ. Persistence of mild to moderate atopic dermatitis. JAMA Dermatol. 2014 Jun; 150(6):593-600.
  17. Sagdeo A, Gormley RH, Abuabara K, Tyring SK, Rady P, Elder DE, Kovarik CL. The diagnostic challenge of vulvar squamous cell carcinoma: Clinical manifestations and unusual human papillomavirus types. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2014 Mar; 70(3):586-8.
  18. Abuabara K, Samimi S, Chu EY, Bluebond ND, James WD, Merkel PA. Alcohol-induced vasculitis: case report and commentary. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2014 Feb; 70(2):e42-3.
  19. Abuabara K, Margolis DJ. Do children really outgrow their eczema, or is there more than one eczema? J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2013 Nov; 132(5):1139-40.
  20. Braunstein I, Wanat KA, Abuabara K, McGowan KL, Yan AC, Treat JR. Antibiotic sensitivity and resistance patterns in pediatric staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome. Pediatr Dermatol. 2014 May-Jun; 31(3):305-8.

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