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Faranak Kamangar, MD, Dermatology, Palo Alto, CA, UC Davis Medical Center


Dermatology Palo Alto, CA

University of California, Davis

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Education & Training

  • University of California Davis Health
    University of California Davis HealthResidency, Dermatology, 2012 - 2015
  • California Pacific Medical Center
    California Pacific Medical CenterResidency, Internal Medicine, 2012 - 2013
  • University of California San Francisco School of Medicine
    University of California San Francisco School of MedicineFellowship, Research Fellowship, Department of Dermatology, 2011 - 2012
  • University of California, Davis, School of Medicine
    University of California, Davis, School of MedicineClass of 2012

Certifications & Licensure

  • CA State Medical License
    CA State Medical License 2013 - 2025
  • VA State Medical License
    VA State Medical License 2021 - 2024
  • MO State Medical License
    MO State Medical License 2021 - 2024
  • AR State Medical License
    AR State Medical License 2021 - 2024
  • DC State Medical License
    DC State Medical License 2022 - 2024
  • PA State Medical License
    PA State Medical License 2022 - 2024
  • TX State Medical License
    TX State Medical License 2021 - 2024
  • American Board of Dermatology Dermatology
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Publications & Presentations


Journal Articles

  • What can U.S. dermatology learn from health care systems abroad? An observation of Taiwan’s system of clinical efficiency as a possible model for increased patient acc...  
    Kamangar F, Millsop J, Dino T, Koo JY., Dermatology Online Journal., 10/2014
  • Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS): special diagnostic and therapeutic considerations for the pediatric population.  
    Kamangar F, Okhovat JP, Schmidt T, Pasch L, Cedars MI, Huddleston H, Shinkai K, Pediatric Dermatology, 9/2014
  • Ustekinumab for the treatment of psoriatic arthritis: An update.  
    Davari P, Leo M, Kamangar F, Fazel N., Clinical, Cosmetic and Investigational Dermatology, 2014
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Books/Book Chapters


  • Boards and Beyond 
    American Academy of Dermatology - Annual Meeting 2019 - Washington, D.C. - 3/1/2019

Press Mentions

  • One Example of a HIPAA-Secure Platform
    One Example of a HIPAA-Secure PlatformJune 17th, 2016
  • Psoriasis Symptoms Are More Severe in People with Low Vitamin D
    Psoriasis Symptoms Are More Severe in People with Low Vitamin DAugust 1st, 2023
  • Announcing Our 2023 Graduating Class of Digital Health Fellows
    Announcing Our 2023 Graduating Class of Digital Health FellowsNovember 19th, 2023

Grant Support

  • Cutting Edge Research GrantAmerican Society for Dermatologic Surgery2014–2015


  • Member, AAD Residents/Fellows Committee 2015 - Present
  • President, San Francisco Dermatological Society 2018 - 2023
  • Member, UC Davis Medical Center, Resident Medical Staff Committee 2014 - 2015
  • Resident Liaison, American Society for Dermatologic Surgery 2013 - 2015
  • board member, Sacramento Valley Dermatology Society 2013 - 2014

Research History

  • Principal InvestigatorCutaneous Anergy as a marker for immunosuppression in patients treated with Biologic Therapeutics- Using anergy skin testing as a tool to monitor the degree of immunomodulation after administration of biologic therapies in moderate to severe psoriasis.2011 - Present
  • Private InvestigatorThe use of Microneedles with Topical Botulinum Toxin for Treatment of Palmar Hyperhidrosis, UC Davis Department of Dermatology2014 - 2015
  • Sub-Investigator360-degree Evaluations on Physician Performance as an Effective Tool for Interprofessional Teams: A critical analysis of physician self-assessment as compared to patient satisfaction and nursing staff evaluations of providers.2014 - 2015
  • Private InvestigatorProspective, Interventional Psychological Evaluation in Patients undergoing Mohs Micrographic surgery.2014 - 2015
  • Sub-InvestigatorUtility of an application assessment tool in the dermatology resident selection process, UC Davis Department of Dermatology2013 - 2015
  • Sub-InvestigatorExcimer Laser Study- A Pilot Open-Label Clinical Trial to Test Efficacy and Safety of Combination of Clobetasol spray with Excimer Laser Therapy (Photomedex XTRAC ® Velocity) in the Treatment of Generalized Plaque Psoriasis.2010 - 2014
  • Sub-InvestigatorHydrogel Patch with Eczema- A pilot study to evaluate the efficacy and safety of hydrogel patch for skin barrier in eczema as compared to triamcinolone 0.1% cream.2010 - 2013
  • Sub-InvestigatorEtanercept/Obesity- A Single-Center, Open-Label, Pilot Study to Evaluate the Efficacy and Tolerability of Narrow Band UVB Phototherapy in Enhancing Etanercept’s Maintenance Dose in Obese Patients with Moderate to Severe Plaque-Type Psoriasis2010 - 2012
  • Sub-InvestigatorEtanercept/Olux Foam- A randomized Study to Evaluate the Efficacy and Safety of Adding Topical Therapy to Etanercept in Subjects with Moderate to Severe Plaque Psoriasis2010 - 2012
  • Clinical Research InvestigatorUCSF Psoriasis Skin and Treatment Center2010 - 2012
  • Sub-InvestigatorSilicone Gel sheeting for Hypertrophic Scar- Comparison of the effectiveness of silicone gel sheeting to microporous paper tape in the prevention of hypertrophic scaring in a rabbit model. University of California, Davis, School of Medicine.2008 - 2010
  • Clinical Research CoordinatorStanford University, Department of Infectious Diseases and Immunology2006 - 2007
  • Clinical Research AssociateRagle Nutrition Lab, USDA. University of California, Davis2004 - 2005

Professional Memberships

Other Languages

  • Farsi

Hospital Affiliations