Bio


Dr. Mardi R. Karin is a board certified surgeon with over 20 years of experience and the clinical director of breast cancer care at Stanford Cancer Center South Bay. Dr. Karin specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of breast diseases and cancer. Her focus and leadership in breast cancer care includes improving coordinated care for breast cancer treatment, developing optimal survivorship plans, and extensive experience in building strong relationships with community physicians. Dr. Karin has extensive experience in a wide variety of general surgery procedures and all types of breast surgery, including breast conservation treatment. In addition, Dr. Karin is well experienced in complex breast cancer skin and nipple sparing procedures in coordination with the plastic surgeon for immediate breast reconstruction and optimal appearance with excellent outcomes.

Clinical Focus


  • General Surgery
  • Breast Cancer Treatment and Surgery

Academic Appointments


Administrative Appointments


  • Clinical Director of Breast Cancer Care, Stanford Cancer Center South Bay (2016 - Present)

Professional Education


  • Board Certification: General Surgery, American Board of Surgery (1991)
  • Residency, The University of Iowa Hosptials and Clinics, General Surgery (1990)
  • Medical Education:University of California Los Angeles School of Medicine (1985) CA