Dr.
Kathy Fields

Kathy Fields, M.D., co-developer of Proactiv, is a Stanford-trained, board-certified dermatologist who has been in private practice in San Francisco since 1987.

Dr. Fields' professional goal is to educate doctors and consumers about the many common but complex skin conditions and their treatments, from pediatrics to geriatrics. In addition, she is dedicated to improving skin-care outcomes by informing the cosmetics industry about proven dermatological solutions.

Well-recognized in her specialty, Dr. Fields is a consultant for numerous publications and has been quoted in popular magazines such as Glamour, Self, McCall's, Allure, Redbook, Cosmopolitan and Good Housekeeping. She is a consultant for KRON-TV, Channel 4 News in San Francisco and a Beauty & Skin Consultant for Nordstrom stores. She has also appeared on The View with Barbara Walters and on Discovery Channel.

Dr. Fields is a recognized authority on skin disease and skin aging, and a significant portion of her practice is devoted to cosmetic dermatology and helping patients to minimize the appearance of the adverse effects of sun exposure. She performs collagen and Botox treatments, skin peels and sclerotherapy of leg veins, as well as laser surgery and liposuction.

Dr. Fields has been profiled in Who's Who in American Women and American Business. She is avidly sought as a national lecturer to her peers on the subjects of acne, Botox treatment, liposuction, aging skin, as well as skin cancers and new dermatological therapies.

With Dr. Katie Rodan, Dr. Fields has co-authored two books on skin-care and acne: Unblemished (2002) and Write Your Skin a Prescription for Change (2009).

Dr. Fields graduated from the University of Miami School of Medicine and did her dermatology residency at the Stanford University School of Medicine. She is an Associate Clinical Professor of Dermatology at the University of California-San Francisco School of Medicine and a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology.