3301 C St., Suite 1300
Sacramento, CA 95816
UC Davis Medical Group - Davis (West Covell Boulevard)
2660 W. Covell Blvd., Suite A
Davis, CA 95616
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Philosophy of Care
I aim to provide the best care to my patients and their families, in a safe and compassionate environment. Having grown up in central California and completed a large part of my medical training at UC Davis, I am committed to improving the health and well-being of our diverse community through patient care, research, and education.
Dr. Awasthi is triple board certified (Dermatology, Pediatrics, and Pediatric Dermatology) and is the Director of Pediatric Dermatology at UC Davis. Although she has a wide range of clinical experience in the diagnosis and management of skin disorders, her particular areas of interest include atopic dermatitis (eczema), acne, vascular birthmarks, and genetic disorders (including ichthyosis and blistering disorders).
Dr. Awasthi’s current research areas include atopic dermatitis, neonatal skin disease, and the microbiome of the skin. She is an active member of the Society for Pediatric Dermatology and the Pediatric Dermatology Research Alliance (PedRA) and has published in several journals.
M.D., UC Davis School of Medicine, Sacramento CA 2007
B.S., Harvey Mudd College, Claremont CA 2003
Internship: Pediatrics, NYU Langone Medical Center, New York, NY 2007-2008
Pediatrics, NYU Langone Medical Center, New York, NY 2008-2010
Dermatology, UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento CA 2010-2013
Pediatric Dermatology, UC San Diego Medical Center, San Diego CA 2013-2014
American Board of Dermatology,
American Board of Dermatology - Pediatric Dermatology,
American Board of Pediatrics,
American Academy of Dermatology
American Academy of Pediatrics
Pediatric Dermatology Research Alliance
Society for Pediatric Dermatology
Honors and Awards
Sacramento Magazine�s Top Doctors, 2018
Outstanding Faculty Teaching Award, Department of Dermatology, 2017
Select Recent Publications
Nakra NA, Awasthi S, Lakshminrusimha S, Kalra V. Visual Diagnosis: An Extremely Preterm Neonate with Gray Plaques on the Back. Neoreviews. 2019 May;20(5):e302-e305.
Notay M, Fazel N, Awasthi S. Cushing syndrome induced by topical corticosteroids for the treatment of lichen sclerosus. J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol. 2019 Feb;32(1):83-85.
Awasthi S, Prindaville B. Patient Perspectives: What is a pyogenic granuloma? Pediatr Dermatol. 2018 Mar;35(2):237-238. PMID: 29575073
Foolad N, Ornelas JN, Clark A, Ali I, Sharon VR, Al Mubarak L, Lopez A, Alikhan A, Al-Dabagh B, Firooz A, Awasthi S, Liu Y, Li C, Sivamani R. International inter-rater agreement in scoring acne severity utilizing cloud-based image sharing of mobile phone photographs. Int J Dermatol. 2017 Sep;56(9):920-925.
Ornelas JN, Sivamani R, Awasthi S. A report of two patients with Darier Disease and Hidradentitis Suppurativa. Pediatr Dermatol. 2016 Jul;33(4)e265-6.
Iyengar S, Awasthi S, Fazel N, Okman J, Kamangar F, Sharon VR. Arcal bullae in an infant. Arch Dis Child. 2016 Jul;101(7):603.
Awasthi S, Rothe MJ, Eichenfield LF. Atopic Dermatitis: Kids are not just little people. Clin Dermatol. 2015 Nov-Dec;33(6):594-604.
Feldstein S, Awasthi S, Krakowski AC. Drug-induced Telogen Effluvium in a Pediatric Patient due to Error of Transcription. J Clin Aesthet Dermatol. 2015 Aug;8(8):52-4.
Zhuang A, Awasthi S, Naheedy J, Krakowski A. Intraoperative ultrasound to accurately gauge scar thickness and identify altered intrascar anatomy during multimodal revision of a hypertrophic chest wall burn scar. Dermatol Surg. 2015 Dec;41(12):1444-7.
Awasthi S, Eichenfield LF. (Commentary) High-Dose Isotretinoin Treatment and the Rate of Retrial, Relapse, and Adverse Effects in Patients with Acne Vulgaris. In: Year Book of Pediatrics 2015. (Cabana MD, ed.) Elsevier, Inc. Jan/Feb 2015.