Katharine Fast, MD

Dr. Katharine Fast is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine. She is a member of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, the American College of Physicians and the Federation of Clinical Immunology Societies.

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Prior Assignments

  • San Francisco Ear, Nose, Throat and Allergy, San Francisco CA Allergist-Immunologist, 2012-2015.
  • Terr Medical Corporation, San Francisco CA Allergist-Immunologist, 2012-2013.
  • Pleasanton Allergy and Dermatology, Pleasanton CA Allergist-Immunologist, 2011-2012.
  • Steven Machtinger and Associates, San Mateo CA Allergist-Immunologist, 2009-2011.

Education/Training

Stanford-UCSF Allergy and Immunology, San Francisco and Palo Alto CA

  • Fellow, 2007-2009.
  • Stanford Center for Clinical and Translational Education and Research,
    • Intensive Course in Clinical Research, 2009.

Stanford University Hospital and Clinics, Stanford CA

  • Resident in Internal Medicine, 2004-2007.
  • Franklin G. Ebaugh Award for Research.

Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven CT

  • MD, 2004.
  • Member, Alpha Omega Alpha; scholarship award, Yale Club of New Haven;
  • Wellsford and Mildred Clark Medical Memorial Scholarship, Waterbury Medical Society.
  • Submissions Editor, Yale Journal of Health Policy, Law, and Ethics.

Columbia University School of the Arts, New York NY

  • MFA, 1996.
  • Claire Woolrich Scholarship.

Harvard University, Cambridge MA

  • AB cum laude, History and Literature, 1994.
  • Harvard College Scholarship, Elizabeth Cary Agassiz Merit Award.

University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia PA

  • Benjamin Franklin Scholar, 1989-1990.

Laboratory Research Experience

  • University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco CA
    • Laboratory of Edward Goetzl, fellowship work in immunosenescence, 2008-2009.
  • Wake Forest University, Baptist Medical Center, Winston-Salem NC Laboratory of Gil Yosipovitch, Research Assistant, 2003.
  • Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven CT
    • Laboratory of Linda Bartoshuk, Research Associate, 1998-2000; Research Assistant, 1990, 1996-1998.
  • John B. Pierce Foundation Laboratory, New Haven CT
    • Laboratory of Linda Bartoshuk, Research Assistant, 1987-1989.

Publications

  • Bartoshuk, LM, Fast, K, Karrer, TA, Marino, S, Price, RA & Reed, DA. PROP supertasters and the perception of sweetness and bitterness. Chemical Senses, 17, 594, 1992.
  • Catalanotto, FA, Bartoshuk, LM, Ostrum, KM, Gent, JF & Fast, K. Effects of anesthesia of the facial nerve on taste. Chemical Senses, 18, 461-470, 1993.
  • Bartoshuk, LM, Duffy, VB, Etter, L, Fast, K, Garvin, V, Lucchina, LA, Rodin, J, Snyder, DJ, Striegel-Moore, R & Wolf, H. Variability in taste, oral pain, and taste anatomy: Evidence for menstrual control over oral perception. Appetite, 29, 388, 1997.
  • Prutkin, JM, Fast, K, Lucchina, LA & Bartoshuk, LM. PROP (6-n-propylthiouracil) genetics and trigeminal innervation of fungiform papillae. Paper presented at the XX th Meeting of the Association for Chemoreception Sciences, Sarasota FL, 1998.
  • Bartoshuk, LM, Grushka, M, Duffy, VB, Fast, K, Lucchina, L, Prutkin, J & Snyder, D. Burning mouth syndrome: A pain phantom in supertasters who suffer taste damage? Paper presented at the 1 ih Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Pain Society, San Diego CA, 1998.
  • Bartoshuk, LM, Duffy, VB, Lucchina, LA, Prutkin, J & Fast, K. PROP (6-npropylthiouracil) supertasters and the saltiness of NaCl. In C Murphy (ed), Olfaction and Taste, XII. (vol 855, pp 793-796). New York: New York Academy of Sciences, 1998.
  • Bartoshuk, LM, Duffy, VB, Fast, K, Green, B, Kveton, J, Lucchina, LA, Prutkin, JM, Snyder, DJ & Tie, K. Sensory variability, food preference and BMI in non-, medium and supertasters. Appetite, 33, 228-229, 1999.
  • Bartoshuk, LM, Cunningham, KE, Dabrila, GM, Duffy, VB, Etter, L, Fast, KR, Lucchina, LA, Prutkin, JM & Snyder, DJ. From sweets to hot peppers: Genetic variation in taste, oral pain, and oral touch. In GA Bell & AJ Watson (eds), Tastes and Aromas. The Chemical Senses in Science and Industry. (pp 12-22). Sydney: UNSW Press, 1999.
  • Prutkin, JM, Fast, K, Lucchina, LA & Bartoshuk, LM. PROP (6-n-propylthiouracil) genetics and trigeminal innervation of fungiform papillae. Chemical Senses, 24, 243, 1999.
  • Cohen, ZD, Bartoshuk, LM, Fast, K & Duffy, VB. Fungiform Papillae Anatomy: Variation with Sex, Genetic Taste Variation, and Pathology. Chemical Senses, 24, 545-546, 1999.
  • Prutkin, JM, Fast, K, Lucchina, LA, Snyder, DJ & Bartoshuk, LM. Spatial taste testing and genetic taste variation. Chemical Senses, 24, 604, 1999.
  • Bartoshuk, LM, Grushka, M, Duffy, VB, Fast, K, Lucchina, L, Prutkin, J & Snyder, D. Burning Mouth Syndrome: Damage to CN VII and Pain Phantoms in CN V. Chemical Senses, 24, 609, 1999.
  • Duffy, VB, Fast, K, Cohen, Z, Chodos, E & Bartoshuk, LM. Genetic taste status associates with fat food acceptance and body mass index in adults. Chemical Senses, 24, 545-546, 1999.
  • Tie, K, Fast, K, Kveton, J, Cohen, Z, Duffy, V, Green, B, Prutkin, J & Bartoshuk, L. Anesthesia of chorda tympani nerve and effect on oral pain. Chemical Senses, 24, 609, 1999.
  • Bartoshuk, LM, Fast, K, Duffy, VB, Prutkin, JM, Snyder, DJ & Green, BG. Magnitude matching and a modified LMS produce valid sensory comparisons for PROP studies. Appetite, 35, 277, 2000.
  • Fast, K, Tie, K, Bartoshuk, LM, Kveton, JF & Duffy, VB. Unilateral anesthesia of the chorda tympani nerve suggests taste may localize retronasal olfaction. Chemical Senses, 25, 614-615, 2000.
  • Weiffenbach, JM, Duffy, VB, Fast, K, Cohen, ZD & Bartoshuk, LM. Bitter-sweet age, sex and PROP (6-n-propylthiouracil) effects: A role for menopause? Chemical Senses,25,639,2000.
  • Prutkin, J, Duffy, VB, Etter, L, Fast, K, Gardner, E, Lucchina, LA, Snyder, DJ, Tie, K, Weiffenbach, J & Bartoshuk, LM. Genetic variation and inferences about perceived taste intensity in mice and men. Physiology and Behavior, 69, 161-173, 2000.
  • Bartoshuk, LM, Duffy, VB, Fast, K, Green, BG & Snyder, DJ. The General Labeled Magnitude Scale provides valid measures of genetic variation in taste and may be a universal psychophysical ruler. Appetite, 37, 126, 2001.
  • Snyder, DJ, Duffy, VB, Fast, K, Weiffenbach JM & Bartoshuk, LM. PROP genetics interact with age and sex to influence food preferences. Appetite, 37, 164, 2001.
  • Bartoshuk, LM, Duffy, VB, Fast, K, Green, BG & Prutkin, JM. Invalid sensory comparisons across groups: Examples from PROP research. Chemical Senses, 26, 761-762, 2001.
  • Snyder, DJ, Duffy, VB, Fast K, Hoffman, HJ, Ko, CW, Weiffenbach, JM & Bartoshuk, LM. Food preferences vary with age and sex: A new analysis using the general Labeled Magnitude Scale. Chemical Senses, 26, 1050, 2001.
  • Fast, K, Green, BG, Snyder, DJ & Bartoshuk, LM. Remembered intensities of taste and oral bum correlate with PROP bitterness. Chemical Senses, 26, 1069, 2001.
  • Bartoshuk, LM, Duffy, VB, Fast, K, Kveton, JF, Lucchina, LA, Phillips, MN, Prutkin, JM, Reed, DR & Snyder, DJ. What makes a supertaster? Chemical Senses, 26, 1074, 2001.
  • Bartoshuk, LM, Duffy, VB, Fast K, Green, BG, Prutkin, JM, & Snyder, DJ. Labeled scales (e.g. category, Likert, VAS) and invalid across-group comparisons. What we have learned from genetic variation in taste. Food Quality and Preference, 14, 125-138, 2002
  • Fast, K, Green, BG & Bartoshuk, LM. Developing a scale to measure just about anything: Comparisons across groups and individuals. Appetite, 39, 75, 2002.
  • Snyder, DJ, Duffy, VB, Fast, K, Green, BG & Bartoshuk, LM. Standardizing adjectivelabeled scales: Are all maximum intensities the same to all people? Appetite, 39, 99, 2002.
  • Bartoshuk, LM, Duffy, VB, Fast, K, Green, BG & Snyder, DJ. Hormones, age, genes and pathology: How do we assess variation in sensation and preference? In H Anderson, J Blundell & M Chiva (eds), Food Selectionfrom Genes to Culture, (pp 173-187). Paris, France: Danone Institute, 2002.
  • Duffy, VB, Fast, K, Lucchina, LA & Bartoshuk, LM. Oral sensation and cancer. In AM Berger, RK Portenoy & DE Weissman (eds), Principles and Practice of Palliative Care and Supportive Oncology (2"d ed, pp 178-193). Philadelphia PA: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, 2002.
  • Fast, K, Duffy, VB & Bartoshuk, LM. New psychophysical insights in evaluating genetic variation in taste. In C Rouby, B Schall, A Holley, D Dubois & R Gervais (eds), Olfaction, Taste, and Cognition. Cambridge, UK, Cambridge University Press, 2002.
  • Bartoshuk, L.M, Duffy, VB, Chapo, AK, Fast, K, Yiee, JH, Hoffman, HJ, Ko, C.-W, & Snyder, DJ. From psychophysics to the clinic: Missteps and advances. Food Quality and Preference, 15, 617-632, 2004.
  • Snyder, DJ, Fast, K & Bartoshuk, LM. Valid Comparisons of Suprathreshold Sensations. Journal of Consciousness Studies, 11, No. 7-8, 2004.
  • Bartoshuk, LM, Duffy, VB, Fast, K, & Snyder, DJ. Genetic differences in human oral perception: Advanced methods reveal basic problems in intensity scaling. In J Prescott & BJ Tepper (eds), Genetic Variation in Taste Sensitivity (pp 1-42). New York: Marcel Dekker, 2004.
  • Bartoshuk, LM, Fast K & Snyder, D. Differences in our sensory worlds: Invalid comparisons with labeled scales. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 14: 122-125, 2005.
  • Yosipovitch, G, Fast, K & Bernhard, J. Noxious Heat and Scratching Decrease Histamine-Induced Itch and Skin Blood Flow. Journal of Investigative Dermatology, 125, 1268 (31 Dec 2005).
  • Yosipovitch, G, Duque, MI, Fast, K, Dawn, AG,& Coghill, RC. Scratching and noxious heat stimuli inhibit itch in humans: a psychophysical study. British Journal of Dermatology, April 156(4); 629-34, 2007.
  • Liao, J-J, Huang, M-C, Fast, K, Gundling, K, Yadav, M, Van Brocklyn, JR, Wabl, MR, & Goetzl, EJ. Immunosuppressive human anti-lymphocyte autoantibodies specific for the type 1 sphingosine I-phosphate receptor. F ASEB Journal, 23, 6, 786-796, June 2009.
  • Fast, K, Gundling, KE, & Boushey, HA. Comparison oflncidence of Atopy in Patients with Low and High Fractional Excretion of Nitric Oxide. The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. 123, 2, S9, 2009.
  • Fast, K, Liao, J-J, Huang, M-C, Gundling, KE, Yadav, M, Van Brocklyn, JR, Wabl, MR & Goetzl, EJ.
  • Immunosuppressive human anti-lymphocyte autoantibodies that selectively inhibit T-cell trafficking. Oral presentation given at the 9th Annual Meeting of the Federation of Clinical Immunology, San Francisco CA, 2009.
  • Gundling, K, Fast, K, Goldberg, A. Treatment of refractory chronic sinusitis and asthma with combination zileuton and montelukast. Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, 102, 1, Supp. 1, A78, 2009.
  • Goetzl, EG, Huang, M-C, Kon, J, Patel, K, Schwartz, JB, Fast, K, Ferrucci, L, Madara, K, Taub, DD, Longo, DL. Gender specificity of altered human immune cytokine profiles in aging. FASEB Journal, 24, 9, 3580-3589, September 2010.
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