Katrina Abuabara


Researcher, mountain lover and tropical fruit aficionado

Dr. Katrina Abuabara is a dermatologist who cares for patients with a wide range of skin conditions. She has a special interest in treating eczema (often called atopic dermatitis), a condition that can affect individuals of all ages and impact quality of life.

In her research, Abuabara uses large collections of related data – integrating genetic, clinical, environmental and social factors – to gain a better understanding of patterns and predictors of eczema activity. Her research team also studies the impact of inflammatory skin disease on overall health and whether skin is an important source of the inflammation that influences the aging process.

After earning a master's degree in sociology from Stanford University, Abuabara earned her medical degree from Harvard Medical School. She also earned a master of science degree in clinical epidemiology from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, where she completed her dermatology residency as well as a postdoctoral research fellowship in dermatoepidemiology.

Abuabara is a member of the American Academy of Dermatology, American Medical Association, Society for Investigative Dermatology and International Eczema Council.

  • Education

    Harvard Medical School, 2010

  • Residencies

    Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, Dermatology, 2014

  • Fellowships

    Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, Dermatoepidemiology, 2015

  • Board Certifications

    Dermatology, American Board of Dermatology

  • Academic Title

    Associate Professor

I consider caring for patients an honor, and I strive to apply the results of my research to improve their well-being.

Clinics I work with

Dermatology Clinic at Mount Zion

1701 Divisadero St., Third and Fourth Floors
San Francisco, CA 94115

My reviews


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Very thorough physician! I really appreciated her bedside manor.
Explained things in a way that was easy to understand
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Did the doctor pay attention to your concerns
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Gave easy to understand instructions about taking care of health problems or concerns
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Knew the important information about your medical history
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The provider showed respect for what you had to say
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The provider spent enough time with me
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