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We offer the highest quality of education in dermatology to medical students & physicians at all levels. The education of our residents is essential to all departmental activities. In particular, the Master Teacher Clinician is the central role model and indispensible figure in this most important departmental activity.

Patient Care

Patient care is central to the Department's mission. We offer care to patients of all types from diverse circumstance and all corners of our community. Through our facilities at Mount Zion, the San Francisco General Hospital, and the San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center, we provide consultative patient care services that are not available anywhere else in the community. It is only with the best possible patient care that we can train the best possible dermatologists for the future.


The Department's research programs are diverse and are always amongst the nation's leaders in success. Our research portfolio covers basic science, clinical science, translational science, and clinical investigation. Success in this area leads to better patient care and provides the new knowledge that constantly imparts new life to the Department's educational programs.

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