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Timothy Berger, M.D.


Dr. Timothy Berger is a specialist in complex dermatology who treats patients with conditions such as autoimmune bullous disease, viral skin disease, sexually transmitted disease of the skin, skin diseases of the tropics, photosensitivity disorders, infectious diseases of the skin, warts and pruritus.

Berger was inducted into the UCSF Academy of Medical Educators, an honor bestowed on those dedicated to medical student teaching. In 1991 and 2001 he was awarded Teacher of the Year by the UCSF Dermatology Residents and in 1989 he was honored with the Henry J. Kaiser Award for Excellence in Teaching. Berger is a board member of the American Academy of Dermatology and has published more than 125 scientific articles, 12 book chapters and two books. He is a professor of clinical dermatology at UCSF.

To make an appointment with Berger, patients need a referral from a dermatologist.


Dermatology Clinic
1701 Divisadero St., Third and Fourth Floors
San Francisco, CA 94115
Phone: (415) 353–7800
Fax: (415) 353–7870

Hours: Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

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University of Texas Dallas 1975


Letterman Army Med Ctr, Dermatology 1980


Armed Forces Inst. of Pathology, Dermatopathology 1982

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Berger TG, Shive M, Harper GM. Pruritus in the older patient: a clinical review. JAMA. 2013 Dec 11; 310(22):2443-50.
  2. Kanada KN, Schwartz BS, Pincus LB, Berger TG, Jacobs RA, Shinkai K. A therapeutic trial of antituberculous therapy for suspected lupus vulgaris: How long does it take to see clinical improvement? J Am Acad Dermatol. 2013 Nov; 69(5):e252-4.
  3. Coggshall K, Farsani T, Ruben B, McCalmont TH, Berger TG, Fox LP, Shinkai K. Keratitis, ichthyosis, and deafness syndrome: a review of infectious and neoplastic complications. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2013 Jul; 69(1):127-34.
  4. Steinhoff M, Cevikbas F, Ikoma A, Berger TG. Pruritus: management algorithms and experimental therapies. Semin Cutan Med Surg. 2011 Jun; 30(2):127-37.
  5. Berger TG, Steinhoff M. Pruritus/itch: the science and treatment. Introduction. Semin Cutan Med Surg. 2011 Jun; 30(2):63.
  6. Berger TG, Steinhoff M. Pruritus and renal failure. Semin Cutan Med Surg. 2011 Jun; 30(2):99-100.
  7. Berger TG, Steinhoff M. Pruritus in elderly patients--eruptions of senescence. Semin Cutan Med Surg. 2011 Jun; 30(2):113-7.
  8. Hong J, Buddenkotte J, Berger TG, Steinhoff M. Management of itch in atopic dermatitis. Semin Cutan Med Surg. 2011 Jun; 30(2):71-86.
  9. Scharschmidt TC, Yost JM, Truong SV, Steinhoff M, Wang KC, Berger TG. Neurogenic rosacea: a distinct clinical subtype requiring a modified approach to treatment. Arch Dermatol. 2011 Jan; 147(1):123-6.
  10. Dolev JC, O'Sullivan P, Berger T. The eDerm online curriculum: a randomized study of effective skin cancer teaching to medical students. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2011 Dec; 65(6):e165-71.
  11. Hsiao JL, Antaya RJ, Berger T, Maurer T, Shinkai K, Leslie KS. Hidradenitis suppurativa and concomitant pyoderma gangrenosum: a case series and literature review. Arch Dermatol. 2010 Nov; 146(11):1265-70.
  12. Feramisco JD, Berger TG, Steinhoff M. Innovative management of pruritus. Dermatol Clin. 2010 Jul; 28(3):467-78.
  13. Truong SV, Chang LC, Berger TG. Bisphosphonate-related osteonecrosis of the jaw presenting as a cutaneous dental sinus tract: a case report and review of the literature. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2010 Apr; 62(4):672-6.
  14. Pugashetti R, Zedek DC, Seiverling EV, Rajendran P, Berger T. Dermal mucinosis as a sign of venous insufficiency. J Cutan Pathol. 2010 Feb; 37(2):292-6.
  15. Hansra NK, O'Sullivan P, Chen CL, Berger TG. Medical school dermatology curriculum: are we adequately preparing primary care physicians? J Am Acad Dermatol. 2009 Jul; 61(1):23-29.e1.
  16. Berger TG, Duvic M, Van Voorhees AS, VanBeek MJ, Frieden IJ. The use of topical calcineurin inhibitors in dermatology: safety concerns. Report of the American Academy of Dermatology Association Task Force. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2006 May; 54(5):818-23.
  17. Wilkins K, Turner R, Dolev JC, LeBoit PE, Berger TG, Maurer TA. Cutaneous malignancy and human immunodeficiency virus disease. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2006 Feb; 54(2):189-206; quiz 207-10.
  18. Lee E, Koo J, Berger T. UVB phototherapy and skin cancer risk: a review of the literature. Int J Dermatol. 2005 May; 44(5):355-60.
  19. Yi BA, Nirenberg MJ, Goldstein SM, Berger TG. Chronic neuropathic pain associated with imiquimod: report of 2 cases. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2005 Feb; 52(2 Suppl 1):57-8.
  20. Resneck JS, 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.

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