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. Afifi L, North JP, Shinkai K. An enlarging, ulcerated scalp nodule. JAAD Case Rep. 2018 Apr; 4(3):211-213.
  2. Walsh R, North J, Cordoro KM, Rodríguez Bandera AI, Kristal L, Frieden IJ. Midline anterior neck inclusion cyst: A novel superficial congenital developmental anomaly of the neck. Pediatr Dermatol. 2018 Jan; 35(1):55-58.
  3. Coggshall K, Tello TL, North JP, Yu SS. Merkel cell carcinoma: An update and review: Pathogenesis, diagnosis, and staging. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2018 Mar; 78(3):433-442.
  4. Tello T, Chiu NT, North JP. Purpuric Agave Dermatitis. J Cutan Pathol. 2017 Dec; 44(12):995-997.
  5. Cohen JN, Joseph NM, North JP, Onodera C, Zembowicz A, LeBoit PE. Genomic Analysis of Pigmented Epithelioid Melanocytomas Reveals Recurrent Alterations in PRKAR1A, and PRKCA Genes. Am J Surg Pathol. 2017 Oct; 41(10):1333-1346.
  6. Sundharkrishnan L, North JP. Histopathologic features of cutaneous leishmaniasis and use of CD1a staining for amastigotes in Old World and New World leishmaniasis. J Cutan Pathol. 2017 Dec; 44(12):1005-1011.
  7. Charruyer A, Fong S, Vitcov GG, Sklar S, Tabernik L, Taneja M, Caputo M, Soeung C, Yue L, Uchida Y, Arron ST, Horton KM, Foster RD, Sano S, North JP, Ghadially R. Brief Report: Interleukin-17A-Dependent Asymmetric Stem Cell Divisions Are Increased in Human Psoriasis: A Mechanism Underlying Benign Hyperproliferation. Stem Cells. 2017 Aug; 35(8):2001-2007.
  8. Valdebran M, Neuhaus I, North J. Pseudocarcinomatous Epithelial Hyperplasia Induced by Imiquimod: A Mimic of Cutaneous Squamous Cell Carcinoma. Dermatol Surg. 2017 06; 43(6):874-876.
  9. Evangelista MT, North JP. MYB, CD117 and SOX-10 expression in cutaneous adnexal tumors. J Cutan Pathol. 2017 May; 44(5):444-450.
  10. Abdaljaleel MY, North JP. Sclerosing Dermatofibrosarcoma Protuberans Shows Significant Overlap With Sclerotic Fibroma in Both Routine and Immunohistochemical Analysis: A Potential Diagnostic Pitfall. Am J Dermatopathol. 2017 Feb; 39(2):83-88.
  11. Razani B, North J, Kornik R. Asymptomatic Cobblestoned Plaques on the Soles. JAMA Dermatol. 2017 Jan 01; 153(1):79-80.
  12. Nguyen KD, Lee EE, Yue Y, Stork J, Pock L, North JP, Vandergriff T, Cockerell C, Hosler GA, Pastrana DV, Buck CB, Wang RC. Human polyomavirus 6 and 7 are associated with pruritic and dyskeratotic dermatoses. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2017 May; 76(5):932-940.e3.
  13. Oza VS, Walsh R, North J, Berger TG, Murase JE. Treatment of Eosinophilic Fasciitis With Sirolimus. JAMA Dermatol. 2016 Apr; 152(4):488-90.
  14. Danesh MJ, Saylor DK, Leard LE, North JP, Fox LP. Acquired acanthosis nigricans with tripe palms in a patient with interstitial lung disease. JAAD Case Rep. 2016 Jan; 2(1):59-62.
  15. Leachman SA, Cassidy PB, Chen SC, Curiel C, Geller A, Gareau D, Pellacani G, Grichnik JM, Malvehy J, North J, Jacques SL, Petrie T, Puig S, Swetter SM, Tofte S, Weinstock MA. Methods of Melanoma Detection. Cancer Treat Res. 2016; 167:51-105.
  16. Champagne C, Moore L, Reule R, Dyer JA, Rady P, Tyring SK, North JP. Cornoid Lamella-Like Structures in HIV-Associated Epidermodysplasia Verruciformis: A Unique Histopathologic Finding. Am J Dermatopathol. 2015 Dec; 37(12):929-32.
  17. Shain AH, Yeh I, Kovalyshyn I, Sriharan A, Talevich E, Gagnon A, Dummer R, North J, Pincus L, Ruben B, Rickaby W, D'Arrigo C, Robson A, Bastian BC. The Genetic Evolution of Melanoma from Precursor Lesions. N Engl J Med. 2015 Nov 12; 373(20):1926-36.
  18. Pérez AD, Yu S, North JP. Multiple cutaneous collagenomas in the setting of multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1. J Cutan Pathol. 2015 Nov; 42(11):791-5.
  19. Ridgeway-Diaz JG, Philp JC, North JP. Recurrent Painful Abdominal Rash. JAMA. 2015 Oct 06; 314(13):1390-1.
  20. North JP, McCalmont TH, Fehr A, van Zante A, Stenman G, LeBoit PE. Detection of MYB Alterations and Other Immunohistochemical Markers in Primary Cutaneous Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma. Am J Surg Pathol. 2015 Oct; 39(10):1347-56.

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