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Kara (Smolinski) Shah, MD, Dermatology, Cincinnati, OH


Dermatology Cincinnati, OH

Pediatric Dermatology

Medical Director

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Education & Training

  • Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
    Children's Hospital of PhiladelphiaFellowship, Pediatric Dermatology, 2006 - 2007
  • University of Pennsylvania Health System
    University of Pennsylvania Health SystemResidency, Dermatology, 2003 - 2006
  • Baylor College of Medicine (Houston)
    Baylor College of Medicine (Houston)Residency, Pediatrics, 2000 - 2003
  • University of Maryland School of Medicine
    University of Maryland School of MedicineClass of 2000

Certifications & Licensure

  • CA State Medical License
    CA State Medical License 2022 - 2024
  • TX State Medical License
    TX State Medical License 2021 - 2024
  • NH State Medical License
    NH State Medical License 2021 - 2023
  • MI State Medical License
    MI State Medical License 2020 - 2023
  • ME State Medical License
    ME State Medical License 2020 - 2024
  • SC State Medical License
    SC State Medical License 2020 - 2023
  • WV State Medical License
    WV State Medical License 2020 - 2023
  • American Board of Dermatology Dermatology
  • American Board of Dermatology Pediatric Dermatology
  • American Board of Pediatrics Pediatrics
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Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Top Doctor Cincinnati Magazine, 2016-2022
  • Fellow (FAAP) American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Fellow (FAAD) American Academy of Dermatology

Clinical Trials

Publications & Presentations


Journal Articles

  • Picture of the Month: warfarin-induced skin necrosis  
    Ahluwalia J, Shah KN and Castelo-Soccio L., JAMA Pediatr, 1/1/2013
  • Picture of the Month: Hand, foot and mouth disease  
    Secrest AM, Shah KN., JAMA Pediatr, 1/1/2013
  • Diagnosis and Treatment of Pediatric Psoriasis: Current and Future.  
    Shah KN., Am J Clin Dermatol, 1/1/2013
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Books/Book Chapters

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  • First pediatric case of acute generalized exanthematous pustulosis caused by ioversol-containing contrast dye
    Shah KN., American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology 2009 Annual Scientific Meeting, Miami, FL, 1/1/2009
  • A pilot study of the efficacy and safety of pimecrolimus cream 1% for the treatment of Netherton syndrome
    Shah KN., Presented at the American Academy of Dermatology Meeting, Washington, DC, 1/1/2007


Press Mentions

  • Worried About Chemicals in Your Sunblock? Here’s 5 Derm-Approved Options
    Worried About Chemicals in Your Sunblock? Here’s 5 Derm-Approved OptionsMay 13th, 2019
  • 6 Dos and Don’ts for Treating Teen Acne
    6 Dos and Don’ts for Treating Teen AcneMay 1st, 2021

Research History

  • ConsultantSynexus2018 - Present

Professional Memberships