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Dr. Katie Rodan


Dr. Katie Rodan

Katie Rodan

Katie Rodan, M.D., co-developer of Proactiv, is an Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor, Dermatology, Stanford University School of Medicine. She has a private practice in medical, surgical and cosmetic dermatology in Oakland, California.

Dr. Rodan's professional goal is to educate the public about skin diseases and cosmetic issues, and to develop products and techniques that effectively and aesthetically treat common dermatologic conditions.

A well-recognized expert in her field, Dr. Rodan has been interviewed and quoted in many national magazines, including Cosmopolitan, Glamour, Self, McCall's, Allure, Teen, Cosmogirl, Oprah, Redbook, Mirabella, Elle and Reader's Digest. She was featured in First Magazine for Women, "Secrets of the Beauty Docs" (July 1996) and in Harper's Bazaar, "Five Hot Derms" (April 1998). She is a guest medical correspondent for KRON-TV News, the NBC affiliate in San Francisco, and has appeared on national television shows such as The Montel Williams Show, Barbara Walters' The View, and Later Today. In addition, Dr. Rodan has been included in Best Doctors in America.

With Dr. Kathy Fields, Dr. Rodan has co-authored two books on skin-care and acne: Unblemished (2002) and Write Your Skin a Prescription for Change (2009). Dr. Rodan also has authored or co-authored articles about dermatologic conditions and their treatment in journals such as the Archives in Dermatology and the Journal of Investigative Dermatology. In addition, she has given numerous presentations and lectures, with an emphasis on skin care.

Dr. Rodan received her undergraduate degree in history from the University of Virginia and her medical degree from the University of Southern California School of Medicine. She completed her internship at Los Angeles County Hospital and her residency in dermatology at Stanford University School of Medicine, where she was appointed Chief Resident.

She is a member of numerous professional societies, including the American Academy of Dermatology, the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery, and the California Medical Association. She also holds a hospital appointment at Alta Bates Hospital in Berkeley, California.