Katie Rodan

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Katie Rodan
Born1955/1956 (age 63–64)[1]
ResidenceSan Francisco, California, US
NationalityAmerican
Alma materUniversity of Virginia
University of Southern California
OccupationDermatologist, entrepreneur, author
Known forCo-founder, Rodan + Fields
Net worthUS$1.5 billion (August 2018)[1]
Spouse(s)Amnon Rodan
Children2
Websitedrrodan.com

Katie Rodan (born 1955/1956) is an American dermatologist, entrepreneur,[2] and author.[3] She is co-creator of the acne management system Proactiv, co-founder of anti-aging skincare company Rodan + Fields, and operates a private cosmetic dermatology practice in Oakland, California. In 2015, she was listed by Forbes as one of the 50 most successful self-made women in the United States. She is a billionaire.[4][5]

Early life[edit]

Born Katie Pregerson, the daughter of Bernardine and Harry Pregerson. Her mother was a microbiology professor and her father, a federal appeals court judge. Rodan's family is Jewish[6] and she was raised in Los Angeles.[7] She earned her undergraduate degree in history from the University of Virginia and her Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Southern California School of Medicine. She completed her internship at Los Angeles County Hospital[8] and in 1987 completed her residency in dermatology at Stanford University School of Medicine, where she was also appointed chief resident.[9][1]

Career[edit]

Rodan is an adjunct clinical assistant professor of dermatology at Stanford University[10] and has a private practice in medical, surgical, and cosmetic dermatology.[11] In 2008, she was named a top doctor in the East Bay by Oakland Magazine.[12][13] Rodan has been featured in print and broadcast media as an expert in dermatology, particularly cosmetic dermatology. She has been interviewed and quoted in media, including Fox Business News,[2] Shape Magazine,[14][15] O Magazine,[16][17] Women's Health,[18] Redbook,[19][20] Allure,[21] and Cosmopolitan.[22]

In 1984, Rodan and Kathy A. Fields met during their dermatology residency at Stanford University School of Medicine. In 1995, they developed Proactiv Solution as a skincare treatment for acne.

In 2002, they launched Rodan + Fields. In 2003, Rodan + Fields was purchased by Estée Lauder.[23] In 2006, the company moved to direct sales and multi-level marketing. In 2007, Rodan and Fields bought back the brand from Estée Lauder.[24] Rodan + Fields uses independent consultants, mostly women, to sell its products. Only two percent of these consultants make more than minimum wage.[25] Its business model has been criticized by consumer advocates as being close to a pyramid scheme.[25]

Works[edit]

Rodan has co-authored books with Fields:

  • M.D. Rodan, Katie; M.D. Fields, Kathy (2009). Write Your Skin a Prescription for Change. Pair O' Docs MD Publishing. ISBN 0982460805.
  • M.D. Rodan, Katie; M.D. Fields, Kathy (2008). Unblemished: Stop Breakouts! Fight Acne! Transform Your Life! Reclaim Your Self-Esteem with the Proven 3-Step Program Using Over-the-Counter Medications. Simon & Schuster. ISBN 1416595791.
  • M.D. Rodan, Katie; M.D. Fields, Kathy (2006). The Doctors' Secrets to a Lifetime of Clear Skin. Guthy Renker. ISBN 0615335241.
  • M.D. Rodan, Katie; M.D. Fields, Kathy (2006). Lighten Up, Brighten Up. Atria Books. ISBN 0743498631.

Personal life[edit]

Rodan is married to Amnon Rodan, with two children, and lives in San Francisco, California.[1][26]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Forbes profile: Katie Rodan". Forbes. Retrieved 4 August 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Proactiv creators empower women entrepreneurs". Fox Business News. June 3, 2014. Retrieved 21 April 2016.
  3. ^ The Examiner, "Katie Rodan" July 28, 2010
  4. ^ "Living the Dream: The Most Successful, Self-Made Women in the U.S." May 27, 2015. Forbes magazine Retrieved December 2, 2015.
  5. ^ "America's Richest Self-Made Women". May 27, 2015. "Forbes Magazine" Retrieved December 2, 2015.
  6. ^ Singer, Jenny (July 12, 2018). "These Are America's Richest Self-Made Jewish Women". Jewish Daily Forward.
  7. ^ "Judge Harry Pregerson, leaving the bench at 92, always followed his conscience". December 27, 2015. Retrieved January 13, 2016.
  8. ^ "County USC Hospital (Katie Rodan)". The Leap. February 6, 2012. Retrieved 22 April 2016.
  9. ^ "How to deal with hormonal effects on your skin". ABC 7 News. June 28, 2010. Retrieved 22 April 2016.
  10. ^ "Adjunct Clinical Faculty". Stanford Medicine. Retrieved 18 April 2016.
  11. ^ "Katie Rodan, MD". Dr. Katie Rodan. Retrieved 18 April 2016.
  12. ^ "Top Doctors, December 2008" (PDF). Oakland Magazine. December 2008. Retrieved 18 April 2016.
  13. ^ Childers, Linda (December 2008). "The East Bay's Best Doctors". Oakland Magazine. Retrieved 22 April 2016.
  14. ^ Janes, Beth (April 1, 2004). "Skin magic". O, The Oprah Magazine. Archived from the original on September 10, 2016. Retrieved 22 April 2016.
  15. ^ Repinski, Karyn (1 March 2002). "Doctors' beauty secrets". Shape  – via HighBeam (subscription required). Archived from the original on 11 September 2016. Retrieved 22 April 2016.
  16. ^ Fellingham, Christine (December 1, 2002). "Skin care through the ages". O, The Oprah Magazine. Archived from the original on September 11, 2016. Retrieved 22 April 2016.
  17. ^ Bailly, Jenny (April 1, 2006). "12 big, fat beauty lies: ice water shrinks pores? Chocolate causes breakouts? Pluck one gray hair and three grow back? Ladies, we've got to stop falling for this stuff. Jenny Bailly debunks a few doozies". O, The Oprah Magazine. Archived from the original on September 10, 2016. Retrieved 22 April 2016.
  18. ^ Andrews, Michelle (June 2006). "Sun salutation". Women's Health. p. 77. Retrieved 22 April 2016.
  19. ^ "Red hot beauty". Redbook  – via HighBeam (subscription required). May 1, 1999. Archived from the original on September 11, 2016. Retrieved 22 April 2016.
  20. ^ Kramer, Cheryl (May 1, 2002). "Get gorgeous skin for summer; yes, you can get sun-kissed and smooth--from head to toe--long before Memorial Day. We've got the simplest, speediest techniques that let you dare to bare". Redbook. Archived from the original on September 11, 2016. Retrieved 22 April 2016.
  21. ^ "Allure, Volume 13, Issues 5-8". Allure Magazine. Retrieved 22 April 2016.
  22. ^ "Hot weather beauty tips: you know the heat can wreak havoc on your looks, but how so depends on where you live and the type of heat you're stuck in". Cosmopolitan  – via HighBeam (subscription required). August 1, 2005. Archived from the original on September 10, 2016. Retrieved 22 April 2016.
  23. ^ "Fact Sheet FY 2015". Estee Lauder Companies.
  24. ^ Lipton, Lauren. "The Truth Behind Rodan + Fields (And Its Takeover of Your Facebook Feed)". Allure.com.
  25. ^ a b Vincton, Kate (1 June 2016). "How Two Dermatologists Built A Billion Dollar Brand In Their Spare Time". Forbes. Retrieved 13 September 2017.
  26. ^ Vinton, Kate (June 21, 2016). "How Two Dermatologists Built A Billion Dollar Brand In Their Spare Time". Forbes. Retrieved March 14, 2017.

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