Jeffrey North, MD


Dr. Jeffrey P. North is a dermatologist and a dermatopathologist (pathologist specializing in skin conditions) at the Mount Zion dermatology clinic. He treats patients for all types of skin disease and interprets skin biopsies sent to UCSF from across the United States.

After attaining a bachelor's degree in molecular biology and chemistry at Brigham Young University, North came to UCSF for medical school. As a first year medical student he began working on melanoma genetics with Dr. Boris Bastian, studying the evolution of melanoma on the hands and feet. His interest in dermatology grew during his time at UCSF, and led to a dermatology residency at Oregon Health & Science University, where he served as chief resident. North returned to UCSF for a dermatopathology fellowship, followed by a year on faculty as a clinical instructor. After one year serving as the director of dermatopathology at the University of Missouri, North rejoined the UCSF dermatopathology service.

North is an assistant professor of dermatology and pathology at UCSF, and enjoys teaching and mentoring students, residents and fellows rotating through the dermatopathology service.


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.

Melanoma and Skin Cancer Program
1600 Divisadero St., Third Floor
San Francisco, CA 94115
Phone: (415) 353-9900
Fax: (415) 885-3802

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

Board Certification

Dermatology, American Board of Dermatology
Dermatopathology, American Board of Dermatology

Academic Title

Assistant Professor

More about Jeffrey North


UCSF 2006


Oregon Health & Science University, Dermatology 2010


UCSF Medical Center, Dermatopathology

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Rodríguez Bandera AI, Saylor DK, Beato MJ, North J, Frieden IJ. Cutaneous fibrolipomatous hamartoma: Report of 2 cases with retrocalcaneal location. Pediatr Dermatol. 2018 May 15.
  2. North JP, Golovato J, Vaske CJ, Sanborn JZ, Nguyen A, Wu W, Goode B, Stevers M, McMullen K, Perez White BE, Collisson EA, Bloomer M, Solomon DA, Benz SC, Cho RJ. Cell of origin and mutation pattern define three clinically distinct classes of sebaceous carcinoma. Nat Commun. 2018 May 14; 9(1):1894.
  3. Jenkins AM, Skinner D, North J. Postherpetic isotopic responses with 3 simultaneously occurring reactions following herpes zoster. Cutis. 2018 Mar; 101(3):195-197.

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