Kavita Sarin, M.D., Ph.D.

Kavita Sarin, M.D., Ph.D.

Kavita Sarin, M.D., Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Dermatology at Stanford University. She received her undergraduate degree in computer science, graduate degree in genetics and medical degree at Stanford University. She subsequently remained at Stanford where she completed her dermatology residency and postdoctoral fellowship in the laboratory of Dr. Paul Khavari. Dr. Sarin joined the faculty at Stanford University in 2013 with an academic interest in employing molecular and genomic analyses to elucidate the development, progression and treatment of cutaneous diseases. Dr. Sarin has published over 50 original research publications in this area in top medical and scientific journals, including Nature, Cancer Cell, JAMA Oncology and NEJM. Her research has been featured in mainstream media outlets including the Wall Street Journal, NBC News, and NPR. She has received career development awards from the NIH, American Skin Association, and Dermatology Foundation to support her research. Relevant to NFlection, Dr. Sarin’s research helped identify the genetic mutations which cause the development of nevus spilus, Becker’s nevus, nevus sebaceous and other childhood birthmarks. Dr. Sarin is a member of the American Academy of Dermatology, Society of Investigative Dermatology, Stanford Cancer Institute, Stanford Children’s Health Research Institute, and Stanford Population Health Sciences program. She serves as a contributing member of the REINS cutaneous neurofibroma working group and AAD Young Physician Telemedicine working group. Dr. Sarin also sees patients in medical dermatology and directs a specialized Precision Health and Skin Cancer Genetics clinic at the Stanford Cancer Institute.