Kara N. Shah, MD, PhD

Director, Division of Dermatology

Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Phone: 513-636-4215


Show All


Atopic dermatitis; psoriasis; genetic skin diseases (genodermatoses); hemangiomas and vascular malformations; neonatal dermatology; cutaneous lymphoma; hair and nail disorders; moles and pigmented lesions


Dr. Shah is the medical director of Pediatric Dermatology and an associate professor of Pediatrics and Dermatology at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. She has extensive experience with resident and fellow education via supervision of trainees in outpatient clinics, on inpatient consultative rounds, in surgical and laser procedures, and in didactic activities. She is building clinical and research programs in atopic dermatitis, pigmented lesions and cutaneous lymphoma, genodermatoses, and wound care. Dr. Shah will actively supervise fellow trainees in the outpatient clinics as well as on the inpatient consultation service and on clinical research projects. She holds board certification in Pediatrics, Dermatology, and Pediatric Dermatology.

Education and Training

MD: University of Maryland, 1992.

PhD: University of Maryland (Molecular and Cell Biology), 2000.

Residency: Pediatrics, Texas Children's Hospital, 2003; Dermatology, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, 2006.

Fellowship: Clinical Fellow, Pediatric Dermatology, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, 2006-2007.

Certification: American Board of Pediatrics, 2003; American Board of Dermatology, 2006; Subspecialty Board in Pediatric Dermatology, American Board of Dermatology, 2008.


View PubMed Publications