Jack Resneck, Jr. , MD
Professor and Vice-Chair of Dermatology
Department of Dermatology and
Institute for Health Policy Studies
Contact Information for Patients:
Dermatology Practice - Mt. Zion Campus
1701 Divisadero Street, 4th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94115
- Undergraduate: Brown University
- MD: University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine
- Internship: University of California, San Francisco Department of Internal Medicine
- Residency: University of California, San Francisco Department of Dermatology
- Fellowship: University of California, San Francisco Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies
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.
- General/Medical Dermatology
- Surgical Dermatology
Current Research Interests
- Health Policy, including Patient Access and Workforce Issues
- Telemedicine and Digital Health
- Health Care Financing
Selected Recent Publications
- Linos E, VanBeek M, Resneck JS Jr. A Sudden and Concerning Increase in the Use of Electronic Brachytherapy for Skin Cancer. JAMA Dermatol. 2015 Jul 1;151(7):699-700.
- Resneck JS Jr, VanBeek M. What Dermatology Still Needs to Create Meaningful Patient Outcome Measurements. JAMA Dermatol. 2015 Apr 1;151(4):371-2.
- Resneck JS Jr, Quiggle A, Liu M, Brewster DW. The Accuracy of Dermatology Network Physician Directories Posted by Medicare Advantage Health Plans in an Era of Narrow Networks. JAMA Dermatol. 2014 Dec 1;150(12):1290-1297.
- Wehner MR, Chren MM, Shive ML, Resneck JS Jr, Pagoto S, Seidenberg AB, Linos E. Twitter: an opportunity for public health campaigns. Lancet. 2014 Jul 12;384(9938):131-2.
- Grewal SK, Haas AF, Pletcher MJ, Resneck JS Jr.Â Compliance by California Tanning Facilities with the Nation’s First Statewide Ban on Use Before the Age of 18. J Am Acad Dermatol.Â 2013 Dec;69(6):883-889.
- Resneck J Jr, Kostecki J. An analysis of dermatologist migration patterns after residency training. Arch Dermatol. 2011 Sep;147(9):1065-70.
- Resneck J Jr. An analysis of health system reform for dermatologists: Elements and implications of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2010 Aug 11.
- Elston DM, Taylor JS, Coldiron B, Hood AF, Read SI, Resneck J Jr, Kirsner RS, Maize JC Sr, Sullivan S, Laskas J Jr, Hanke CW. Patient safety and the dermatologist. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2009 Aug; 61(2):179-90.
- Kimball AB, Resneck J Jr. The US Dermatology Workforce: A Specialty Remains in Shortage. J Am Acad Dermatol. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2008 Nov;59(5):741-5.
- Resneck J Jr, Kimball AB. Who else is providing care in dermatology practices: Trends in the use of non-physician clinicians. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2008 Feb; 58(2):211-6.
- Resneck J Jr, Lipton S, Pletcher M. Short Wait-Times for Patients Seeking Cosmetic Botulinum Toxin Appointments with Dermatologists. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2007 Dec;57(6):985-9.
- Tsang M, Resneck J Jr. Even Patients with Changing Moles Face Long Dermatology Appointment Wait-Times: A Study of Simulated Patient Calls to Dermatologists. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2006 Jul;55(1):54-8.
- Resneck J Jr. Trends in Malpractice Premiums for Dermatologists: Results of a National Survey. Arch Dermatol. 2006 Mar;142(3):337-40.
- Resneck J Jr, Van Beek M, Furmanski L, Oyugi J, LeBoit PE, Katabira E, Kambugu F, Maurer T, Berger T, Pletcher MJ, Machtinger EL. Etiology of pruritic papular eruption with HIV infection in Uganda. JAMA. 2004 Dec 1; 292(21): 2614-21.