About Christina D. Fonseca, MD
I first became interested in dermatology as a teenager when I was seen by a dermatologist for acne and eczema. I remember looking around the waiting room and seeing infants and elderly patients and thinking how nice it must be to have patients of all ages. From my own experiences, I know how much a skin condition can affect your life and self-esteem. As I learned more about dermatology in medical school, I was surprised by the seemingly endless dermatologic conditions to learn about and also the surgical aspects of dermatology. I’m biased but I think the skin is the most interesting organ in the body. As a dermatologist, I enjoy the long-term relationships I am able to develop with my patients and the ability to make a difference in my patients' lives. I enjoy taking care of patients of all ages with a variety of skin conditions. I am board certified in Dermatology and a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology. I grew up in Santa Cruz, California and enjoy many of the outdoor activities that Northern California has to offer. I went to college at Brown University in Rhode Island and medical school at the University of Oklahoma. I completed my dermatology residency at UC Davis and am very happy to be back in the Bay Area with Kaiser Permanente.