Kara (Smolinski) Shah, MD

Kara (Smolinski) Shah, MD, PhD

Dermatology Cincinnati, OH

Associate Professor, Pediatrics, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine

Office Address

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  • 3333 Burnet Ave., Ml 3004
    Cincinnati Children's Hospital
    Cincinnati, OH 45229
    Phone: (513) 636-4215
    Fax: (513) 636-5867

Dr. Shah's Clinical Specialties & Interests

  • Dermatology: Pediatric
  • Clinical Interests: Laser Therapy; Atopic Dermatitis; Melanocytic Nevi; Melanoma; Cutaneous Lymphoma; Genetic Skin Diseases/Genodermatoses; Hemangioma; Vascular Malformations; Hair and Nail Disorders; Birthmarks; Vitiligo; Psoriasis

Dr. Shah's Faculty Appointments & Work History

  • Associate Professor of Pediatrics and DermatologyUniversity of Cincinnati College of Medicine
    Cincinnati, OH
  • Division DirectorCincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
    Cincinnati, OH
  • Attending PhysicianChildren's Hospital of Philadelphia
    Philadelphia, PA
  • Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and DermatologyUniversity of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
    Philadelphia, PA

Dr. Shah's Education & Medical Training

  • Children's Hospital of PhiladelphiaChildren's Hospital of PhiladelphiaFellowship, Pediatric Dermatology
  • University of Pennsylvania Health SystemUniversity of Pennsylvania Health SystemResidency, Dermatology
  • Baylor College of MedicineBaylor College of MedicineResidency, Pediatrics
  • U of MD Sch of MedUniversity of Maryland School of MedicineMedical School

Dr. Shah's Certifications & Licensure

  • OH State Medical LicenseOH State Medical License2011 - 2016
  • PA State Medical LicensePA State Medical License2003 - 2014
  • American Board of DermatologyAmerican Board of DermatologyDermatology, 2006
  • American Board of DermatologyAmerican Board of DermatologyPediatric Dermatology, 2008
  • American Board of PediatricsAmerican Board of PediatricsPediatrics, 2003, Current

Dr. Shah's Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • American Academy of PediatricsFellow (FAAP)American Academy of Pediatrics
  • American Academy of DermatologyFellow (FAAD)American Academy of Dermatology

Dr. Shah's Publications & Presentations

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Journal Articles

  • Picture of the Month: warfarin-induced skin necrosisAhluwalia J, Shah KN and Castelo-Soccio L., JAMA Pediatr, 1/1/2013
  • Picture of the Month: Hand, foot and mouth diseaseSecrest 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

  • Clinical Decision Support: DermatologyChapter: Spitz nevi (Digital Text Chapter)
    Shah KN.
    Editors: Heymann W, Anderson B, Hivnor C, Lessin S..Decision Support in Medicine, LLC, Wilmington, DE
  • Clinical Decision Support: DermatologyChapter: Congenital melanocytic nevi (Digital Text Chapter)
    Shah KN.
    Editors: Heymann W, Anderson B, Hivnor C, Lessin S..Decision Support in Medicine, LLC, Wilmington, DE
  • Curbside Consultation in Pediatric Dermatology: 49 Ciinical QuestionsChapter: Woot do l need to know about acquired nevi?
    Shah KN.
    Editors: James Treat.Slack, Inc., Thorofare, NJ
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  • First pediatric case of acute generalized exanthematous pustulosis caused by ioversol-containing contrast dyeShah 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 syndromeShah KN., Presented at the American Academy of Dermatology Meeting, Washington, DC, 1/1/2007


Dr. Shah's Professional Memberships

  • FellowAmerican Academy of Dermatology - AADFellow
  • FellowAmerican Academy of Pediatrics - AAPFellow
  • MemberSociety for Pediatric DermatologyMember

Hospital Affiliations

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • Anthem Blue Preferred HMO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Illinois PPO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • Cofinity PPO
  • First Health PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • HealthAmerica HealthAssurance PPO
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio SuperMed Plus
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio SuperMed POS
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • Multiplan PPO
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO

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