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Dr. Kanade Shinkai is a dermatologist with expertise in caring for hospitalized, systemically ill patients. She sees patients with all types of skin disease but specializes in complex conditions, particularly autoimmune and autoinflammatory skin disorders.

In her research, Shinkai studies immunologic and inflammatory skin diseases.

  • Education

    UCSF School of Medicine, 2004

  • Residencies

    UCSF Medical Center, Dermatology, 2008

  • Board Certifications

    Dermatology, American Board of Dermatology

  • Academic Title


I am committed to working in partnership with each patient to meet individual needs and also to providing evidence-based treatments.

Where I see patients (2)

    My reviews


    Overall Experience
    324 Ratings
    About our process
    Nov 30, 2023
    Nov 09, 2023
    Dr shinkai is exceptionally caring informed and treats me like a partner in my care. I always leave my appointments with her feeling so grateful she's my doctor.
    Oct 28, 2023
    Clinician very professional but arm engaging and excellent exam she manner. Painless biopsy. Next day feedback on results and plan
    Oct 28, 2023
    My doctor was very professional knowledgeable and supportive
    Oct 13, 2023
    Dr Shinkai is outstanding
    Oct 05, 2023
    Great experience with the entire team especially Dr Shinkai.
    Oct 05, 2023
    Amazing support from care provider. One of the most caring physicians I have ever seen
    Oct 03, 2023
    My overall experience with Dr Shinkai has been excellent
    Oct 01, 2023
    My physician visit was very quick. Not a lot of time examining or discussing options.
    Sep 29, 2023
    Dr. Shinkai is awesome. No ands ifs or buts.
    Sep 14, 2023
    Sep 14, 2023
    Dr Shinkai is a star! Feel very lucky to have her involved in my care.
    Aug 31, 2023
    I had an excellent experience From the moment I arrived.
    Aug 31, 2023
    The physician showed significant knowledge about my condition as well as the significance of the medication I take that can exacerbate my condition. I feel like my physician understands my concerns understands how to treat me and I left my appointment feeling like I was in expert hands.
    Aug 24, 2023
    So respectful
    Aug 17, 2023
    Extraordinary professional
    Aug 10, 2023
    Dr Shinkai always listens discusses my issues always seems to have ideas/options for sunscreen etc. Such a calm demeanor
    Aug 08, 2023
    She's the best I've seen in your clinic
    Jul 24, 2023
    Dr. Shinkai has been an excellent doctor for me. I credit her with helping keep skin cancer at a low level for me over the years I have been her patient.
    Jul 13, 2023
    Dr. Shinkai was excellent in her careful examination and expertise her kind sympathy and gentleness careful instruction warning and friendliness.
    Jul 01, 2023
    Dr. Shinkai is warm friendly and very efficient. I feel she is very knowledgeable and up to date.
    Jun 15, 2023
    Dr Shinkai was very knowledgeable about my condition and her diagnosis and prescriptions were perfect.
    Jun 15, 2023
    Dr. Shinkai is an excellent physician in every regard.
    Jun 13, 2023
    Simply the best!
    Jun 03, 2023
    On time great doctor radiates competence friendly provides good information and good communications.
    May 25, 2023
    Loved Dr Shinkai!!! Will definitely stick with her if at all possible. Great!
    May 20, 2023
    I noted a significant rash.discoloration On returning from appt that had not been covered in exam. I sent photo to MD who promptly replied that it had been noted and did not need treatment. I would have liked a name for this and how to get rid of it cosmetically if not medicallythen I could look into it further
    May 18, 2023
    Kanade Shinkai is AMAZING.
    Apr 18, 2023
    My doctor was the best I have ever had anywhere
    Apr 13, 2023
    Very happy with the care
    Apr 13, 2023
    A few non-prescription OTC recommendations were made I did not take notes and didn't receive follow up on what those OTC medications were. It would be helpful to have received a note summarizing those or perhaps having them entered into my patient portal.
    Apr 02, 2023
    I was so very impressed with the care and interest in finding andwers to my problem
    Apr 01, 2023
    My care provider was thoroughly professional and knowledgeable and made me feel confident that I was receiving the best care possible.
    Mar 30, 2023
    Dr. Shinkai is an exceptional physician. I travel a considerable distance (5 hours each way) to see her for my dermatology care. I am extremely confident in her care and treatment plans.
    Mar 29, 2023
    One of the best experiences I've ever had with a physician
    Mar 21, 2023
    I may have asked about topical medication in lieu of visiting a cosmetic dermatologist or over-the-counter drugs. Did not get my question answered. I was hoping that the lesions I was concerned about would be frozen/burned/treated on the spot. Instead I have to go to another provider for care.
    Mar 18, 2023
    Very knowledgeable very professional
    Feb 27, 2023
    Dr. was going to call me with biopsy results but I have not heard from her somewhat disappointed.
    Feb 10, 2023
    I have only seen this care provider once so it is hard to evaluate whether I would refer them to others.
    Feb 08, 2023
    All of my concerns were listened to and addressed to my full satisfaction.
    Feb 07, 2023
    I would sing her praises from the rooftop but no one could get an appointment
    Jan 31, 2023
    dr. Shinkai is one of the best doctors I've had at UCSF. She is excellent at what she does. She is caring and keeps an eye not only on her area of expertise but overall health.
    Jan 27, 2023
    Thank you Dr Shinkai I will return for sure!
    Jan 24, 2023
    Dr Shinkai is an excellent physician.
    Dec 31, 2022
    I am very grateful for being attributed to this provider. Not only did she took the time to explain me my condition so I can manage better it on the long run but she also took the time to treat something that I hadn't planned to bring up and hadn't thought was important. Thanks to her my issues have improved within two days of our appointment!
    Dec 29, 2022
    Terrific bed side manner and wonderfully informative.
    Dec 22, 2022
    We have been trying to eliminate my disabled daughter's rash that started around her GTube since last spring and most treatments didn't work. Some worked briefly but did not entirely clear it up. The 3 ointments Dr. Shinkai prescribed (telling us to mix them together just before applying them) have cleared up almost all the rash in less than a week. We are so relieved and thankful. My daughter is more comfortable than she has been in many months.
    Dec 19, 2022
    Dr Shinkai is a great listener. We have great conversations regarding my treatment progress or lack of. She answers all my questions and we discuss potential options and we choose what's we feel is best to pursue.
    Dec 10, 2022
    Dr Shinkai is the best!! The insurance or UCSF rules about a 10 minute visit are ridiculous. It is impossible to get a full body check by the dermatologist in 10 minutes. She needs to have more time to look at you and evaluate your condition. I feel that she was pressed for time and gave the best exam she could under the time limit.
    Dec 07, 2022
    I like that she fully explains the pros and cons of options and why she is deciding to pursue one course of treatment
    Dec 01, 2022
    She is so professional and so friendly Thanks so much!
    Nov 24, 2022
    I was in great discomfort and was so glad that my doctor was able to connect me with this wonderful dermatologist.
    Nov 24, 2022
    I have already referred others to Dr. Shinkai and will continue to do so.
    Nov 22, 2022
    Dr. Shinkai answered all my numerous questions for which I was grateful. She also gave me a referral to a derm surgeon for a problem that was bothering me. Excellent visit.
    Nov 19, 2022
    Dr. Shinkai is always very efficient to the point with ease of my understanding recommendations for treatment and follow up visits.
    Nov 17, 2022
    Dr. Shinkai was very professional thorough a good listener and answered all my questions.
    Nov 15, 2022
    Always very knowledgeable and up to speed on new treatments in market
    Nov 05, 2022
    And I have recommended UCSF Mt Zion Derm
    Nov 04, 2022
    I was not told there would be invasive exams. I am autistic and need help and support and my support was not allowed to be with me.
    Oct 14, 2022
    Too hard to schedule with
    Oct 13, 2022
    Only because of wait time. That is a normal occurrence at this practice
    Oct 08, 2022
    Dr. Shinkai is thoughtful and very professional. I trust her judgement and am fortunate to have her as my doctor
    Oct 08, 2022
    Dr. Shinkai is excellent and I would highly recommend her to anyone.
    Oct 08, 2022
    exceptional bedside manner
    Oct 03, 2022
    Have Referred Dr. Shinkai to several friends
    Oct 02, 2022
    Dr. Shinkai is extremely personable and has been outstanding in all areas of my treatment.
    Sep 28, 2022
    Ten Stars
    Sep 24, 2022
    The care provider was very busy she answered all of my questions and gave me sound advice. She is very easy to talk to.
    Sep 23, 2022
    Dr Shinkai is an outstanding doctor. Very impressive.
    Sep 17, 2022
    Dr. Shinkai is exceptional
    Sep 15, 2022
    Dr Shinkai is the BEST
    Jun 11, 2022
    Clinic drop in did not lend itself to lengthy discussions
    Jun 09, 2022
    The doctor knew I needed additional treatment for my condition but did nothing to advocate for it. I was told I just needed to wait because there were no appointments. Meanwhile my situation got worse because I had to wait.
    May 27, 2022
    Dr Shinkai is wonderful- I think UCSF over schedules her so she runs behind.. Not her fault!!
    May 21, 2022
    Provider rushed through the appointment from the start barely made eye-contact barely asked questions about my concerns or history rushed me through basic answers and didn't provide me an opportunity to ask questions or clarify.
    May 05, 2022
    I highly recommend Dr. Shinkai to my friends and they have scheduled a new patient appointment with her
    Apr 24, 2022
    The doctor needs to send the prescription for my face/neck to the pharmacy. It never arrived!!!
    Apr 21, 2022
    I find Sr. Shinkai an excellent dermatologist. She is up to date a good listener and has a warm personality.She was available on-line during a long term treatment with a medicated cream for answering questions.I feel very confident in her expertise.
    Mar 18, 2022
    Dr. Shinkai is the best. She always goes above and beyond even spending time after hours researching answers for my symptoms. She always makes time for me no matter how busy she is and always makes an effort to ask about things going on in my personal life that she knows are important to me. I've never had a doctor invest so much in me as a person and not just a series of symptoms to solve. Beyond the fact that she's brilliant at what she does she's just an all-around good person. I feel so lucky to have her as my doctor.
    Mar 05, 2022
    I love my doctor. Such a great find. I'd follow her if she moved.
    Feb 11, 2022
    Dr. Shinkai is a fantastic dermatologist. Thorough sympathetic and amazing!
    Feb 11, 2022
    Dr. Shinkai was awesome.