Larissa Larsen, M.D.
Dr. Larsen is a board certified dermatologist and has been associated with UC Davis since 2011, where she completed her dermatology residency training. She fosters and emphasizes the need for quality interaction with her patients. Her primary goal is to assure her patient's comfort throughout their visits and treatments. Crucial to this approach is actively engaging them in the treatment decisions. As a supporter of total care, Dr. Larsen believes a strong commitment to resident and patient education is paramount. It is rewarding to her to find an effective treatment for complicated dermatologic conditions and ultimately collaborating with other medical specialties to optimize patient care.
In addition to her interest in patient and resident education, she has participated in clinical studies involving wound healing, translational research for treatment of actinic keratosis, and research of atopic dermatitis and related conditions.
Title: Assistant Professor
Undergraduate Education: University of California, Davis, CA, BS, Biology and Psychology
Medical Education: Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago, IL, MD, Medicine
Internship: Exempla Saint Joseph Hospital, Denver, CO, PGY-1, Medicine, Internal Medicine
Residency: University of California, Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, CA, PGY-2-4, Dermatology, Resident
Selected Recent Peer-reviewed Publications
Larsen L, Merin MR, Konia T, Armstrong AW. Congenital self-healing reticulohistiocytosis: concern for a poor prognosis. Dermatol Online J. 2012 Oct 15;18(10):2.
Armstrong AW, Idriss NI, Kim R, Larson L, Lio PA. Patient Education Improves Clinical Outcome in Adults with Atopic Dermatitis: A Randomized Controlled Trial Using Video-based, Online Teaching. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2011 Mar;64(3):502-7.
Larsen LN, Saegusa J, Liu FT. Galectin-3 and the Skin. Journal of Dermatological Science. 2011 Nov;64(2):85-91
Larsen LN, Fazel N, Ratnarathorn M. Acute Polyarticular Synovitis as a Rare Presentation of Kaposi Sarcoma. Indian Dermatology Online Journal. 2014 Jul; 5(3): 306-8
Wang AS, Larsen L, Chang S, Phan T, Jagdeo J. Treatment of a Symptomatic Dermatofibroma with Fractionated Carbon Dioxide Laser and Topical Steroids. Journal of Drugs in Dermatology. 2013 Dec;12(12):1483-4.