Catalina Matiz, M.D.




Rady Children's Specialists of San Diego

Medical Group / IPA

Rady Children's Specialists

Medical School

Universidad Nacional de Colombia


Penn State Children's Hospital

Board Certifications





Dr. Catalina Matiz is a pediatric dermatologist at Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego and an assistant clinical professor in the Department of Pediatric and Adolescent Dermatology at UC San Diego.

Dr. Matiz earned her medical degree at the Universidad Nacional de Colombia School of Medicine in Botoga, Colombia. She completed her pediatric residency at Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital, then continued her training at Rady Children's as a pediatric dermatology research fellow, completing special training on pediatric contact dermatitis. She subsequently completed her dermatology residency at UC San Diego, followed by a pediatric dermatology fellowship at Rady Children's and UC San Diego.

While Dr. Matiz is board certified in pediatrics, dermatology and pediatric dermatology, she has a special interest in contact dermatitis. She runs the contact dermatitis clinic at Rady Children's, is a member of the Contact Dermatitis Society and has published several articles on the subject. She is involved in several studies evaluating children with contact dermatitis and associated entities. She is also interested in skin infections, especially those present in children with atopic dermatitis. She currently serves as principal investigator of a study titled "Community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus skin infection rate in children with atopic dermatitis Retrospective Char Review: Are Atopic Dermatitis children less likely to be infected with Community Acquired Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus."

Dr. Matiz is fluent in Spanish. When not working, her interests include triathlons, cycling, CrossFit, yoga, hiking, scuba diving, snowboarding and traveling.