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Jack Resneck, Jr. , MD

Professor and Vice-Chair of Dermatology

Department of Dermatology and
Institute for Health Policy Studies

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Dermatology Practice - Mt. Zion Campus

1701 Divisadero Street, 4th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94115

415.353.7800 phone

415.353.7870 fax


Dr. Resneck is Professor and Vice-Chair of the UCSF Department of Dermatology, and holds a joint appointment as a core faculty member at the Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies. He serves as the Director of the Dermatology Faculty Practice Clinics and recently directed the Dermatology Residency Training Program. Dr. Resneck is deeply engaged in modernizing medical education and teaching the next generation of physicians, and recently chaired the committee that oversees UCSF's innovative medical school curriculum.

Passionate about advocacy for physicians and patients, Dr. Resneck has held several leadership positions in organized medicine. He was elected in 2014 to the Board of Trustees of the American Medical Association, and previously chaired its Council on Legislation. Dr. Resneck also serves on the American Academy of Dermatology’s Board of Directors, and chaired the AAD’s Council on Government Affairs, Health Policy, and Practice. The AAD has awarded him several presidential citations, as well as its prestigious Clarence S. Livingood Award and Lectureship. In addition to his work with the AAD, he served as president of the California Society for Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery and has been active with the California Medical Association.

Dr. Resneck has a busy clinical practice and cares for patients with a wide range of skin diseases. He is active in health services research, and has published studies on health system reform, access to care, public health issues, insurance company networks, use of emerging technologies, and many other topics. In recent years, these publications have generated national discussions and have been featured in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and on television news. He is a sought after speaker and has given dozens of invited lectureships around the country. Dr. Resneck is also a member of the editorial board of the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology.

Dr. Resneck received his B.A. in public policy from Brown University and his M.D. from the University of California, San Francisco. His internship in internal medicine, residency in dermatology, and health policy fellowship were also at UCSF. His community service endeavors have focused on providing access to care for patients with HIV-infection and skin disease in East Africa and fundraising for dermatology research.


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