Photo of smiling female faculty member, Dr. Kavita Yang Sarin, Associate Professor of Dermatology at Stanford University.
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Dr. Kavita Sarin, M.D./ Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Dermatology. She has an academic interest in Precision Medicine, focused on the integration of genetic and clinical patient data to inform disease susceptibility, stratify prognosis, and direct treatments in dermatologic disease. Her lab applied cutting edge sequencing and imaging technologies to better understand skin cancer and rare immunologic skin diseases. She sees patients in medical dermatology at Portola Valley and directs a specialized Skin Cancer Genetics clinic.

Dr. Sarin's research encompasses two main areas:

  1. Using next-generation RNA, whole genome, and exome sequencing: they are investigating the genetic alterations involved in skin cancer progression, response to therapy, and other clinical outcomes.
  2. They are developing and implementing genome-wide genetic risk prediction assessments for skin cancer into clinical use and studying the impact of this information on patient care.