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DR. KARA REINKE, MD
Dermatologist
Board Certified

PERSONAL SUMMARY

 

Board certified dermatologist with extensive experience managing dermatologic conditions in adult and pediatric patients in varied clinical settings. Focused on medical dermatology and fellowship trained in cutaneous oncology/melanoma. Diverse experience from overseeing physician trainees at a county hospital to educating primary care providers at a healthcare start-up about dermatology to consulting for an online dermatology educational resource. Passionate about leveraging telehealth for better access. A natural leader who thrives working as part of a cohesive team. 

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Clinical Dermatologist, Family Health Centers of San Diego (FHCSD), San Diego, CA (2021-current)

  • Staff dermatology clinics at FHCSD’s Diamond Clinic location

  • Care for a diverse, underserved, often medically complex patient population from San Diego

 

Consultant, Healthcare Ecommerce Startup Company in Stealth Mode, Remote (August 2020-January 2021)

  • Advised startup team on company’s core products in the healthcare space

  • Drove and managed relationships with key stakeholders relevant to company’s launch

  • Provided strategic input to team on development of telehealth and EHR platform

 

Clinical Dermatologist, Greenbrae Dermatology, Greenbrae, CA (2019 – 2020)

  • Staffed dermatology clinics in which I saw adult and pediatric patients and performed dermatologic surgery procedures

  • Left in March 2020 only due to Covid-19

 

Editorial, Communications, and Business Strategy Consultant, Derm101, New York, NY (2014 – 2019)

  • Provided clinical expertise and guidance to drive company's strategy and maximize user engagement with its digital dermatology educational resource

  • Used clinical lens to help develop new dermatology learning materials

  • Managed editorial team and oversaw the implementation of new dermatology content

 

Volunteer Clinical Dermatologist, San Francisco General Hospital, San Francisco, CA (2008 - 2019)

  • Oversaw patient care efforts and taught clinical dermatology to residents and students from UC San Francisco

  • Cared for diverse population of uninsured, underserved in San Francisco

 

Locums Tenens Dermatologist, Kaiser Permanente, Santa Rosa, CA (2017)

  • Staffed dermatology clinics where I cared for adult and pediatric patients   

 

Dermatologist, Primary Care Dermatology Consultant, One Medical Group, San Francisco, CA (2012 - 2013)

  • As sole dermatologist within multiple primary care clinics at this healthcare startup, I provided an ongoing teaching role, both in person and remotely

  • Within the network of primary care clinics in the San Francisco Bay Area, I staffed dermatology clinics at 3 locations to consult on patients referred with complex dermatologic issues

  • Created and implemented technology-based dermatology curriculum for primary care providers within company

  • Gave dermatology lectures and held procedure workshops for primary care providers


 

Department Lead & Clinical Dermatologist, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, San Francisco, CA    (2009 - 2012)

  • Staffed dermatology clinics where I saw adult and pediatric patients and performed dermatologic surgery procedures 

  • Recruited   and   on   boarded   physicians   and   support   staff   to   ensure   seamless   understanding   of   the   clinical environment and goals for maximizing patient care

  • Drove expansion of practice into new facilities and expanded clinical service offerings while balancing company growth agenda with needs of the community

  • Selected to “Top Doctors" list Marin and San Francisco, Marin Magazine, 2012, a peer-to-peer survey

  • EPIC electronic health record, “power user”

  • Achieved 99th percentile in “National Facilities” peer group for patient satisfaction

 

Clinical Dermatologist, Dermatology Consultants of Marin, San Rafael, CA (2008 - 2009)

  • Staffed dermatology clinics where I saw adult and pediatric patients and performed dermatologic surgery procedures

 

Clinical Dermatologist, Palo Alto Medical Foundation, Palo Alto, CA (2006 - 2008)

  • Staffed   dermatology clinics where I saw adult and pediatric patients and performed dermatologic surgery procedures

 

Locum Tenens Physician, Kaiser Permanente, Oakland, CA (2005-2006)

  • Staffed Saturday dermatology clinics while a full-time resident

 

Education/Training

 

UC San Francisco, Department of Dermatology Residency Program, San Francisco, CA (2003 - 2006)

  • Certified, American Board of Dermatology 2006 (recertified 2015)

 

UC San Francisco, Cutaneous Oncology Fellowship Program, San Francisco, CA (2002 - 2003)

  • Cared for patients in low- and high-risk melanoma clinics as well as cutaneous lymphoma clinics

  • Managed melanoma patients in clinical trials and helped to coordinate melanoma tumor board

 

California Pacific Medical Center, Internal Medicine Internship, San Francisco, CA (2001-2002)

  • Completed 1-year, hospital-based internal medicine internship

 

UC San Francisco, School of Medicine, San Francisco, CA (1996 - 2001)

  • MD, conferred 2001

 

UC Davis, Davis, CA (1992- 1995)

  • BS, Dept of Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior

  • Phi Beta Kappa, Departmental Citation, Dean’s List

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