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Dr. Cather McKay is a native of Mobile, Alabama. She attended Vanderbilt University where she double majored in Molecular and Cellular Biology and Spanish. Following graduation, she spent time volunteering in a medical clinic in rural Guatemala. She went on to complete medical school at the University of Alabama School of Medicine (UAB), followed by an internship in internal medicine and dermatology residency at Tulane University.

During her training, she was elected into the Alpha Omega Alpha honor society and received a grant for research on hidradenitis suppurativa. She currently serves on the Editorial Committee of the national Women’s Dermatologic Society; and is an active member of the American Academy of Dermatology, the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, and the Skin of Color Society.

Dr. McKay spent years away for her education and is happy to come home to the Bay area along with her husband Jack and dog Taco.