Kavita Sarin

Dermatologist, General dermatologist

Bio:   Kavita Sarin, M.D. Ph.D., is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Dermatology. She has an academic interest in Personalized Medicine, focused on the integration of genetic and clinical patient data to inform disease susceptibility, stratify prognosis, and direct treatments in dermatologic disease. She sees patients in medical dermatology at Portola Valley and directs a specialized Skin Cancer Genetics clinic.
4.9 out of 5
299 Patient Ratings
46 Patient Comments

General Dermatology Clinic in Portola Valley

Skin Cancer Program

  • 900 Blake Wilbur Drive
  • 3rd Floor
  • Palo Alto, CA 94304
  • Phone: 650-498-6000
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Professional Education

  • Board Certification: Dermatology, American Board of Dermatology (2012)
  • Internship: Santa Clara Valley Medical Center (2009) CA
  • Residency: Stanford University - Dept of Dermatology (2012) CA
  • Medical Education: Stanford University Medical Center (2008) CA
  • PhD, Stanford University- Dept of Genetics, CA (2006)
  • BS, Stanford University- Computer Science, CA (2000)

Honors & Awards

  • Medical Dermatology Career Development Award, Dermatology Foundation (2014-2017)
  • F32 NRSA Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award, National Institutes of Health (2013-2014)
  • Translational Research and Medicine Award, Stanford University (2013-2014)
  • Scholar Travel Award, American Association of Cancer Research (2006)
  • Medical Scientist Training Program Scholarship, National Institutes of Health (2000-2008)
  • 1st Place Award for Human-Computer Interaction (Senior Thesis Project), Stanford University (2000)
  • President's Scholar, Stanford University (1996-2000)
  • Unsung Hero Award, NBC (1996)

Administrative Appointments

  • Clinical Instructor in Dermatology, Stanford University Medical Center (2012 - 2013)
  • Clinical Assistant Professor in Dermatology, Stanford University Medical Center (2013 - Present)

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Explanations

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Listens

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Includes you in decisions

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Clear Communication

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Confidence in your doctor

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Wait times

SHC Patient, Jun 2016

Dr. Sarin is the "best of the best."

SHC Patient, Jun 2016

It was worth waiting two months to see her.

SHC Patient, Jun 2016

I understood some/many of the dermatology vocabulary. Dr. Sheu & Sarin were not "rushing out the door' and provided time to answer my questions. Dr. Sheu was patient and Dr. Sarin also provided time.

SHC Patient, Jun 2016

I felt heard and cared for. Dr. Sarin did not seem in any rush to get me in and out. She focused on me.

SHC Patient, May 2016

Dr. Sarin is wonderful, very wonderful.

SHC Patient, May 2016

Dr. Sarin was excellent, listened to all of my concerns, took the time to explain everything to me, and let me make informed decisions about medication options. I've already recommended Dr. Sarin to colleagues.

SHC Patient, May 2016

Dr. Sarin and Resident Dr. Sarah were both wonderful. I can't say enough about these two splendid people.

SHC Patient, Apr 2016

I was impressed that Dr. Sarin did not rush the appointment. She was very thorough.

SHC Patient, Apr 2016

I have recommended Dr. Sarin to others!

SHC Patient, Apr 2016

it would be helpful for the Care provider to use words that the patient could understand.

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

Such incredible, high quality dermatologist!

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

I did recommend her

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4.9 out of 5
299 Patient Ratings
46 Patient Comments

SHC Patient, Jun 2016

Dr. Sarin is the "best of the best."

SHC Patient, Jun 2016

It was worth waiting two months to see her.

SHC Patient, Jun 2016

I understood some/many of the dermatology vocabulary. Dr. Sheu & Sarin were not "rushing out the door' and provided time to answer my questions. Dr. Sheu was patient and Dr. Sarin also provided time.

SHC Patient, Jun 2016

I felt heard and cared for. Dr. Sarin did not seem in any rush to get me in and out. She focused on me.

SHC Patient, May 2016

Dr. Sarin is wonderful, very wonderful.

SHC Patient, May 2016

Dr. Sarin was excellent, listened to all of my concerns, took the time to explain everything to me, and let me make informed decisions about medication options. I've already recommended Dr. Sarin to colleagues.

SHC Patient, May 2016

Dr. Sarin and Resident Dr. Sarah were both wonderful. I can't say enough about these two splendid people.

SHC Patient, Apr 2016

I was impressed that Dr. Sarin did not rush the appointment. She was very thorough.

SHC Patient, Apr 2016

I have recommended Dr. Sarin to others!

SHC Patient, Apr 2016

it would be helpful for the Care provider to use words that the patient could understand.

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

Such incredible, high quality dermatologist!

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

I did recommend her

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

She is very, very nice!

SHC Patient, Feb 2016

Dr. Savin very knowledgeable and explained well my treatment options. We together chose one treatment that best fit my situation and what I was willing to do.

SHC Patient, Feb 2016

The doctor and I were both prepared for the appointment because of correspondence using the app!

SHC Patient, Jan 2016

positive

SHC Patient, Dec 2015

Very thorough job with special emphasis on my issues. Super job.

SHC Patient, Nov 2015

Excellent Clinician

SHC Patient, Nov 2015

Dr. Sarin is exceptional. She seems extremely intelligent and has a wonderful manner.

SHC Patient, Oct 2015

Care provider was knowledgeable and kind but very late.

SHC Patient, Oct 2015

Wonderful care and concern!

SHC Patient, Sep 2015

Dr. Sarin was very helpful and clear.

SHC Patient, Sep 2015

Again, Dr. Sarin the best ! Already referred two people to her and they too are very happy.

SHC Patient, Aug 2015

Very capable and knowledgeable. I am very enthusiastic about this doctor.

SHC Patient, Aug 2015

Appreciate dr sarin!

SHC Patient, Jul 2015

During this visit I had two biopsies. The results of these biopsies from the lab doctor were totally over my head. I had to ask the doctor what was meant. She told me in simple terms. "No problem."

SHC Patient, Jul 2015

Dr. Sarin is outstanding

SHC Patient, Jun 2015

Was not specific about medications recommended, information she said she was going to give or follow-up instructions.

SHC Patient, Jun 2015

she seemed rushed otherwise very nice and very educated

SHC Patient, Jun 2015

Responsive, caring, A#1,

SHC Patient, May 2015

We have recommended Dr. Sarin to others in our community.

SHC Patient, Apr 2015

Dr. Sarin exemplifies true professionalism - knowledge, communication & personality!

SHC Patient, Mar 2015

Excellent and very knowledgeable.

SHC Patient, Mar 2015

The student intern provided an assessment then the dermatologist came in to discuss and review the assessment.

SHC Patient, Feb 2015

Dr. Sarin is personable and completely professional.

SHC Patient, Feb 2015

Very good. I look forward to seeing Dr. Sarin again.

SHC Patient, Dec 2014

I felt very well taken care of.

SHC Patient, Oct 2014

I having V good experience.

SHC Patient, Oct 2014

Care provider shows a really caring attitude toward her patient.

SHC Patient, Oct 2014

Very good experience.

SHC Patient, Aug 2014

Dr. Sarin provided a very knowledgeable diagnosis; thorough guidance.

SHC Patient, Jun 2014

Dr. especially helpful, informative.

SHC Patient, Jun 2014

I am more than satisfied with the care provided by Dr. Sarin.

SHC Patient, Mar 2014

Dr. Kavita Sarin is excellent!

SHC Patient, Mar 2014

Would like a complete, in-depth explanation of condition and causes, not just need to know treatment. Holistic treatment options (e.g., diet changes, exercise) should be discussed in addition to traditional western medicine.

SHC Patient, Jan 2014

Did not seem to understand my needs. At the end of the appointment she realized I actually needed to seen an allergy specialist.