Katharine Ball, MD

Katharine Ball, MDKatharine Ball, M.D. is a board certified dermatologist with specialist training and expertise in Mohs micrographic surgery, advanced reconstructive techniques, cosmetic procedures and laser surgery. Her work in the Bay Area began with a cutaneous autoimmunity fellowship at Stanford University that cultivated her interest in clinical trials and complex medical dermatology. She then went on to complete her dermatology residency at Stanford. Immediately prior to joining CSI, Dr. Ball furthered her expertise in Mohs surgery and procedural dermatology through a selective and intense fellowship at University of California, Irvine. Dr. Ball has published numerous peer-reviewed articles covering a breadth of medical and surgical dermatology.

Dr. Ball was born and raised in England. She is fond of hiking, nature, sewing, ceramics and jewelry design. For the past decade she has enjoyed spending her vacation time volunteering at Camp Discovery, a summer camp for children with severe skin diseases.


Patient Testimonials

The best office staff – and a wonderful NEW vibrant young caring gracious professional competent considerate kind beautiful dr. Ball!

Dr ball is my go to for cosmetic touch-ups, problems with acne or rosacea, laser hair removal, pre cancerous skin lesions – you name it – she takes care if it!

– Abby K.


Doctor Katheryn Ball is tremendous. Outstanding service. She does a complete exam for cancer and relates any noncancerous skin blemishes or spots on the skin. She does not rush the examination and has a bright and joyful personality that radiates the room. A true professional. I’ll recommend doctor Ball to my friends or anyone. My waiting time was 3 minutes or less. I had a 10:15 apt and was seen by Doctor Ball by 10:18 – very unique.

– Mike W.


Dr. Ball had a confident and knowledgeable manner that gave me confidence that I was in good hands. She carefully explained everything to me and she listened carefully to my questions. She is exceedingly friendly. It’s a shame that she told me that I have nothing to worry about, so I don’t need to schedule another visit anytime soon. I enjoyed the visit and her staff very much.

– Peter J.


(Dr Ball) One of the best doctors I’ve ever had. She listens to you and is very knowledgeable. I would definetly recommend her to anyone who is in need of a dermatologist.

– Steven P. via ZocDoc


Let’s just say that it is rarely fun to go to the dermatologist, but this skin institute has been wonderful. I have seen more than my share of Dr’s in my lifetime, and I am very impressed with Joe Gorelick (NP) and Dr. Ball. Their beside manner is very fun loving and caring while being incredibly professional and diligent. I appreciate what they do. Thank you.

– Sybil L., December, 2015

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