Howard Maibach, MD


Dr. Howard Maibach is an expert in contact and occupational dermatitis and sees patient at the Environmental Dermatosis Clinic, which is part of the Dermatology Clinic. His specialty is dermatotoxicology, or skin exposure toxicity; allergies and skin disorders; and dermatopharmacology or the study of medications for skin disorders.

Maibach has been on the editorial board of more than 30 scientific journals and is a member of 19 professional societies including the American Academy of Dermatology, San Francisco Dermatological Society and the Internal Commission on Occupation Health. He is a professor in the Department of Dermatology at UCSF.

To make an appointment with Maibach, patients need a referral from a primary care doctor or 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.

Academic Title


More about Howard Maibach


Tulane University School of Medicine 1955


University of Pennsylvania Hospital, Dermatology 1961

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Reddy R, Maibach H. Tandem Repeated Irritation Test (TRIT) Studies and Clinical Relevance: Post 2006. Cutan Ocul Toxicol. 2018 Jun 11; 1-17.
  2. Li BS, Cary JH, Maibach HI. Relapsing polyisoprene glove allergic contact dermatitis: Another call for more complete glove package label declaration. Contact Dermatitis. 2018 May 22.
  3. Reddy R, Cary JH, Elmahdy A, Maibach H. Sebo-Pharmacokinetics: A Proposed Percutaneous Sebum Egression Method. J Dermatolog Treat. 2018 May 16; 1-25.

Publications are derived from MEDLINE/PubMed and provided by UCSF Profiles, a service of the Clinical & Translational Science Institute (CTSI) at UCSF. Researchers can make corrections and additions to their publications by logging on to UCSF Profiles.