Meet Our Team

Sarah J. Coates, MD

Society for Pediatric Dermatology (SPD)

Sarah J. Coates, MD, is a Pediatric Dermatology fellow at UCSF and a graduate of the UCSF Dermatology residency program. She received her BA in Government from the University of Texas, and her MD from Weill Cornell Medical College. She has a background in global health and has been working with partners in East Africa (Tanzania, Kenya, and Uganda) since 2011 to improve dermatology care delivery in various capacities. From 2019-2020, she completed a Fogarty International Center Global Health Fellowship through the GloCal consortium. She has been active in raising awareness of the dermatologic consequences of climate change since 2016, and has a special interest in climate-sensitive infectious diseases. She is a core member of the American Academy of Dermatology’s Expert Resource Group on Climate Change and Environmental Issues, and a core member of the International Society of Dermatology’s Climate Change Committee. She is building a career in global health and pediatric dermatology, with areas of expertise that include infectious diseases, HIV dermatology, Kaposi Sarcoma, and climate-sensitive dermatoses.