Kerry Blacker, MD

Job Title

Dematologist

Languages Spoken

  • English

About Me

Kaiser Permanente San Francisco is a special place and working here is a wonderful experience. I really enjoy caring for patients in our integrated system that focuses on disease prevention, health promotion and care of the entire patient.

I see patients of all backgrounds and ages, from infants to the elderly. As my young patients have grown over the years, I now care for their children. This type of relationship is what makes the practice of medicine special to me. I see patients with a wide variety of skin conditions. Whatever the nature of their problem, I am always available to my patients by e-mail or phone, which allows us to work closely together. For example, some of my patients send me e-mails, some send me photos by e-mail so I can observe how their condition is progressing, and sometimes we even video chat!

I first joined Kaiser Permanente after working at UCSF, where I had attended medical school and had also done my residency. I continue to participate in resident teaching at UCSF, and continue to be a member of the UCSF clinical faculty. I was attracted to Kaiser Permanente not only because of the high quality of medical care but also because of the extraordinary collegiality and teamwork at this facility. Our amazing medical record system also allows me to communicate with your other providers and provide comprehensive care.

In addition to seeing patients in my San Francisco Kaiser Dermatology Department practice, I also work in the following capacities:

* I am an Associate Clinical Professor at UCSF.

* I am an Expert Reviewer for the State of California Medical Board.

* I participate in research evaluating new investigational medications for skin diseases.

Began Practice: 1994
Joined Kaiser Permanente: 1998

Professional Affiliations

  • American Academy of Dermatology
  • American Medical Association
  • California Medical Association
  • San Francisco Medical Society
  • Women’s Dermatologic Society
  • The Dermatology Foundation

My Colleagues

I am honored to work with an exceptional group of ten dermatologists to meet the growing needs of Kaiser Permanente members within and outside of our San Francisco community. The dermatologists of the San Francisco Medical Center provide comprehensive dermatology services through our outpatient dermatology clinic, roving dermatology and teledermatology.

Roving Dermatology:

Every day one or more of our staff dermatologists addresses the dermatology needs of our members under the care of physicians in family medicine, internal medicine, pediatrics, and multiple specialties. A staff dermatologist “roves” through the San Francisco Medical Center and Medical Offices assisting your primary care provider or specialist in the management of your skin care needs.

Teledermatology:

Teledermatology is the practice of dermatology through communication technology. At this present time at Kaiser Permanente this involves one of our staff dermatologists being in direct communication with physicians serving remote communities in northern California without direct access to dermatology. In most instances your physician securely emails a photo to one of our dermatologists with a history and description of your condition. In conjunction with your physician, a plan of care is made.

Family and Friends

I have lived in the Bay area for most of my life, with time away for additional education at the University of Lund, Sweden and The Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Jersey.I am married to a wonderful husband and together we have two college-age children.

Hobbies and interests

In my free time I enjoy hiking, visiting museums, attending theater performances, travel, and reading. I belong to a great book club! I am also a sustaining member of the National Charity League, a community service organization.

Medical Education

UC San Francisco, San Francisco, CA

Residency

UC San Francisco Medical Center, San Francisco, CA

Fellowship

UC San Francisco Medical Center, San Francisco, CA

Board Certification

Dermatology, American Board of Dermatology

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