Kara N. Shah, MD, PhD

Director, Division of Dermatology

Academic Affiliations

Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Phone 513-636-4215

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 director of the Division of Dermatology at Cincinnati Children's 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.

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.

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Shah KN. The diagnostic and clinical significance of café-au-lait macules. Pediatr Clin North Am. 2010 Oct;57(5):1131-53.

Shah KN. The risk of melanoma and neurocutaneous melanosis associated with congenital melanocytic nevi. Semin Cutan Med Surg.2010 Sep;29(3):159-64.

Yan AC, Honig PJ, Ming ME, Weber J, Shah KN. The safety and efficacy of pimecrolimus, 1%, cream for the treatment of Netherton syndrome: results from an exploratory study. Arch Dermatol. 2010 Jan;146(1):57-62.

Shah KN, Honig PJ, Yan AC. "Urticaria multiforme": a case series and review of acute annular urticarial hypersensitivity syndromes in children. Pediatrics. 2007 May;119(5):e1177-83.

Shah KN, Yan AC. Low but detectable serum levels of tacrolimus seen with the use of very dilute, extemporaneously compounded formulations of tacrolimus ointment in the treatment of patients with Netherton syndrome. Arch Dermatol. 2006 Oct;142(10):1362-3.

Shah KN, Fried RG. Factitial dermatoses in children. Curr Opin Pediatr. 2006 Aug;18(4):403-9.

Yan AC, Smolinski KN. Melanocytic nevi: challenging clinical situations in pediatric dermatology. Adv Dermatol. 2005;21:65-80.

Smolinski KN, Yan AC. Hemangiomas of infancy: clinical and biological characteristics. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2005 Nov-Dec;44(9):747-66.

Smolinski KN, Yan AC. How and when to treat molluscum contagiosum and warts in children. Pediatr Ann. 2005 Mar;34(3):211-21.

Smolinski KN, Shah SS, Honig PJ, Yan AC. Neonatal cutaneous fungal infections. Curr Opin Pediatr. 2005 Aug;17(4):486-93.