Dr. Katie Rodan’s professional mission is “changing skin and changing lives” through her dermatology practice and the products that she creates designed for self-treatment of common skin concerns. Because these conditions often negatively impact self-esteem, empowering people with the knowledge and tools necessary to achieve skin health and beauty has been the focus of her career.
Dr. Rodan received her undergraduate degree with high honors in history from the University of Virginia and her medical degree from the University of Southern California School of Medicine. She completed her internship at Los Angeles County Hospital and her residency in dermatology at Stanford University School of Medicine, where she was appointed Chief Resident. She also served as a fellow in Dermatology-Cutaneous Biology at Stanford from 1983-84.
A board-certified dermatologist since 1987, Dr Rodan established a private practice in Oakland, California treating acne as well as addressing cosmetic concerns, such as, scarring, abnormal pigmentation and aging with state of the art lasers and injectable fillers. Dr. Rodan is an Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor of Dermatology at Stanford University School of Medicine, her alma mater where she taught medical students and dermatology residents for over 20 years.
Dr. Rodan shares her knowledge and experience as a dermatologist, product developer, and an entrepreneur with the lay public and medical colleagues through speaking engagements at national medical meetings, universities, corporations, and women’s organizations. She is a frequently quoted expert in national publications including, Vogue, Health, Self, Cosmo, Ladies’ Home Journal, Glamour, InStyle and O Magazine. Her professional accomplishments have been profiled through articles in People, Harper’s Baazar, Allure, More, and the Oakland Magazine where she was the cover story for the “Best Doctors” issue of 2008. She has been a featured guest on The View, The Montel Williams Show, Later Today, and Bay Area local news programs.
With Dr. Kathy Fields, Dr. Rodan created Proactiv Solution, a medicated acne treatment and prevention system. The doctors partnered with the Guthy-Renker Corporation, launching Proactiv in infomercials in 1995. Proactiv, sold world-wide, is the #1 acne product in America. She and Dr. Fields are the co-founders of Rodan + Fields Dermatologists. In 2004, they received the prestigious Cosmetic Executive Women’s Association Award for “changing the direction of the skin care industry.”
Drs. Rodan and Fields are authors of two books UNBLEMISHED, a self-help manual for treating and caring for acne prone skin and the national bestseller Write Your Skin a Prescription for Change a go-to guide for achieving healthy and youthful skin. Dr. Rodan contributed a chapter entitled “How to Zap a Zit” in the book, The Experts Guide to Doing Things Faster. She is the co-author of articles in peer reviewed publications, such as, The Archives of Dermatology, The Journal of Investigative Dermatology, and The Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology.
She is a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology and a past member of the Board of Directors for the American Society of Cosmetic Dermatology and Aesthetic Surgery.
Dr. Kathy Fields’ professional goal is to “transform lives by transforming skin” and giving people back their self esteem.
Dr. Fields received her medical degree from the University of Miami School of Medicine in Florida and completed her dermatology residency at the Stanford University School of Medicine (where she met fellow resident Katie Rodan).
A board-certified dermatologist since 1987, Dr. Fields co-developed the Proactiv 3-Step System with Dr. Katie Rodan.
Dr. Fields currently serves as an Assistant Clinical Professor of Dermatology for the School of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco teaching residents and medical students over the past 20 years. She is also an Adjunct Assistant Clinical Professor at Stanford University. Dr. Fields maintains a private practice in medical, surgical and cosmetic dermatology in San Francisco, California.
Dr. Fields is a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology and a past member of the Board of Directors for the American Society of Cosmetic Dermatology and Aesthetic Surgery. She is also a member of the Annenberg Circle of Dermatology Leadership for the Dermatology Foundation.
A well-recognized authority in skin disease and skin aging—and profiled in Best Doctors in America—Dr. Fields has been a frequent contributor to medical journals and is a regular speaker at national dermatology conferences on the subjects of acne, Botox treatments, aging skin, skin cancers and new dermatological therapies. Additionally she appears as an expert commentator on local and national television and radio shows and is often quoted in newspapers and magazines including Vogue, Health, Self, Cosmo, Ladies’ Home Journal, Glamour, InStyle and O Magazine. Dr. Fields has also been profiled in People, Allure and More magazines.