My Philosophy

I am a native of the San Francisco Bay Area and a board certified Dermatologist. My expertise centers on general dermatology including medical, surgical, and cosmetic services. With training in bioengineering, Allopathic and Ayurvedic medicine, I merge modern research and science with a personalized approach to each patient. My training in Ayurvedic medicine lets me bring in a more humanistic approach to my patient care, science, and research.

I serve as the senior medical editor for LearnSkin, a skin educational website that delivers high-quality educational content on dermatology and integrative medicine.

Clinical Interests

Dr. Sivamani focuses on general dermatology that includes all aspects of skin care. He takes an integrative and holistic approach that is patient-focused and merges modern science and western medicine with nutrition, herbal medicine, and lifestyle centered practices. Some of the areas of treatment include:

  • Acne
  • Atopic dermatitis (eczema)
  • Psoriasis
  • Rosacea
  • Autoimmune conditions like lupus and bullous pemphigoid
  • Infections (Bacterial, fungal, and viral)
  • Drug skin reactions
  • Allergic skin reaction
  • Vitiligo
  • Warts

Research Interests

Dr. Sivamani focuses on integrative research that spans both clinical and medical dermatology. He has close to 100 peer-reviewed publications. He is interested in research that spans both Western dermatology as well as alternative medicine.

  • Common skin conditions such as acne, atopic dermatitis, rosacea, psoriasis
  • Pilot, phase 1, phase 2, and phase 3 studies
  • Gut and skin microbiome
  • Gut-skin axis and gut health
  • Herbal medicine
  • Cosmeceuticals and botanicals
  • Ayurvedic approaches to dermatology

Degrees and Education

  • Undergraduate Education UC Berkeley, B.S. Bioengineering, High Honors (Magna Cum Laude)
  • Graduate Education UC Berkeley-UC San Francisco Graduate Program, M.S. Bioengineering Thesis: “Microneedles for Transdermal Drug Delivery”
  • Allopathic Medical Education University of California, Davis
  • Ayurvedic Medical Education California College of Ayurveda, A.H.E. (Ayurvedic Health Educator) and C.A.T. (Clinical Ayurvedic Theory)

Internship

  • Santa Clara Valley Medical Center

Residency

  • University of California, Davis

Board Certification

  • American Board of Dermatology