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Anna Haemel


Simple-yet-delicious food enthusiast and amateur pianist

Dr. Anna Haemel is a dermatologist who treats patients with all types of skin disease. Her expertise includes care for patients who have internal organ involvement and underlying systemic disease, such as rheumatologic conditions and inflammatory bowel disease.

Haemel earned her medical degree at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. She completed a residency in internal medicine and dermatology at the University of Wisconsin.

Haemel is a member of numerous professional organizations, including the American College of Physicians, Medical Dermatology Society and Dermatology Foundation.

  • Education

    Warren Alpert Medical School, 2006

  • Board Certifications

    Dermatology, American Board of Dermatology

    Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine

  • Academic Title

    Associate Professor

  • Languages


My mission is to help people with chronic skin disease feel their very best, so they can do the things they love.

Where I see patients (1)

    My reviews


    Overall Experience
    398 Ratings
    About our process
    Mar 03, 2023
    Does a great job connecting and listening despite such short appointments. I wish UCSF allowed their dermatologists more time with longer patient slots.
    Mar 01, 2023
    Dr. Haemel was very responsive to my concerns.
    Feb 08, 2023
    I liked the physician very much. She was kind and took my problems seriously even though I am sure she saw much worse things with others that day !
    Feb 08, 2023
    Despite the wait time and no heads up phone call about appointment delay I really like Dr. Haemel and the care she provides!
    Feb 03, 2023
    Dr Haemel is an excellent dermatologist and I am fortunate to be under her care
    Feb 01, 2023
    There is a long wait to get an initial appointment but it's worth the wait
    Jan 30, 2023
    Dr Haemel's warmth and expertise made the transition of my care from a former provider easy and made me feel that I am in good hands.
    Jan 28, 2023
    I'm so grateful for my MD she is so professional & kind!!
    Jan 26, 2023
    My doctor is amazing!
    Jan 18, 2023
    Dr Haemel is the best!!
    Jan 16, 2023
    I appreciate how thorough she is.
    Jan 06, 2023
    Great experience was well informed and listened to
    Dec 14, 2022
    Dr. Haemel is outstanding! I'm so grateful for her care and attention to changes in my skin.
    Dec 01, 2022
    Everyone was pleasant and professional. Due to traffic I was late to the appointment but they got me n anyway. I appreciated it after my 3 hour drive to SF!!
    Nov 10, 2022
    Dr. Haemel was wonderful - checked very carefully and treated me immediately! I am relieved.
    Nov 01, 2022
    Dr. Haemel seemed quite rushed but I understood this as she was running behind. She gave me adequate care and answered all my questions.
    Oct 22, 2022
    Dr Haemel is thorough thoughtful and lovely to interact with.
    Oct 20, 2022
    Dr Haemel is fantastic! I am thrilled to be under her care after years of not getting anywhere. 10/10 no notes!
    Oct 19, 2022
    Dr. Haemel is wonderful.
    Oct 11, 2022
    Excellent doctor
    Oct 08, 2022
    Dr. Haemel is excellent
    Oct 05, 2022
    Care provider seemed rushed. Did not provide Summary Visit as requested. At least I'm still waiting for it! Otherwise she is nice informative and helpful.
    Oct 05, 2022
    I have been waiting for almost a decade to find a Dr who could recognize diagnose and treat my problem. We're only at the diagnosis stage so far but this Dr has been one of the kindest most thorough and knowledgeable Drs I've had. I feel confident about undergoing a very intense treatment if she will be running it.
    Sep 28, 2022
    Quality of care is good. However needs to work on time management and seeing patients on time. This has been a recurring issue.
    Sep 28, 2022
    Dr. Haemel is so knowledgeable and thorough. I am happy to know she is an instructor as well as a practitioner. I truly feel fortunate to have her as my doctor
    Sep 28, 2022
    Dr. Haemel is a fabulous doctor in all respects!
    Sep 27, 2022
    Excellent and attentive. The best of all qualities. Very helpful knowledgeable and understanding.
    Sep 22, 2022
    I got good care instructions but nothing to take home with me
    Sep 22, 2022
    Dr. Haemel provided thoughtful helpful and empathetic care. Her intelligence and friendly way of interacting made my visit pleasant. Most of all she is a skillful doctor.
    Sep 22, 2022
    Dr. Haemel was able to diagnose the lesion she removed before she removed it. Drs in the past have misdiagnosed the same lesion.
    Sep 21, 2022
    Trying to get in with only a runny nose (cold)
    Sep 15, 2022
    Dr Haemel is fantastic and has care for me for years. I'm happy to drive an hour for an appointment and wait 1 to 2 hours to see her. It's worth the extra time.
    Sep 15, 2022
    I do not know many individuals using UC Care as a health provider option.
    Sep 14, 2022
    Getting access to this provider is a real challange. Could not recommend to someone who needs an appointment in 7 to 8 months out
    Sep 14, 2022
    She's the best!
    Aug 24, 2022
    Dr Haemel went above and beyond for my health. She was attentive patient empathetic and kind. I genuinely wish more doctors were like her. She also called me later that night as she was worried about me and wanted to check on me. I'm so thankful to have found her.
    Aug 02, 2022
    Dr was great she was aware of my medication and my needs.
    Jul 30, 2022
    Dr. Haemel is an extraordinary physician using her extensive knowledge and expertise in an empathetic way. I am delighted that I was referred to her. She is a wonderful provider.
    Jul 27, 2022
    I've recommended Dr. Haemel to many people. She's warm friendly informative respectful and very thorough. I have a long history of non-melanoma skin cancers and she is by far the best dermatologist I've ever been to.
    Jul 27, 2022
    Dr Haemel is a very caring and patient doctor. My husband and I feel lucky to have her as our dermatologist!
    Jul 20, 2022
    Follow-up care instructions: Fair" is because I was told I should return in ~8 months to check on a skin spot but I haven't received instructions about that. Maybe I will as 8 months approach... Hope that reminder is sent early in consideration of the booking backlog!
    Jul 17, 2022
    Dr. Haemel spent a satisfying amount of time with me encouraged me to ask questions I had prepared trimmed my jagged fingernail and explained what she hopes I will get out of taking mycophenolate. She explained why I need to initially get blood tests every month. I felt I had a good overall picture of what she is trying to accomplish with my Discoid Lupus.
    Jul 15, 2022
    Dr. Haemel is wonderful. Personable professional and very easy to talk with. In fact the perfect provider. It is for this reason that I deal with the scheduling foibles and schlep to SF every 6 months for f/u with her.
    Jul 10, 2022
    The thing I liked most about Dr. Haemel was that she had a practical assessment of my condition and my options for further assessment and treatment.
    Jun 14, 2022
    Dr Haemel is professional and knowledgeable. The only concern I had is in the time allowed to absorb information and ask questions. She is good about checking to see if I have questions just not clear as to how to contact her if something comes up after I leave
    Jun 10, 2022
    Dr Haemel undeniably combines her depth of medical understanding with her heartfelt approach to come off as both professional and caring. I have been treated by Dr. Haemel for almost 4 years for a most complicated and unusual disorder consistently witnessing and being the recipient of her expertise ... All the while being treated with respect and kindness. She is clear about what needs to happen and checks to see if I understand and am on board. It is clear to me that this isn't just a job to Dr Haemel but work that she remains curious about and deeply committed to. And yes without even a slight hesitation I would refer the closest of friends or family to her. In fact I already have.
    May 31, 2022
    Fantastic doctor
    May 28, 2022
    Dr. Haemel talks very fast. I should have prepared some questions before I had the appt. At the time my mind was not working quickly enough to think what I wanted to ask.
    May 05, 2022
    Dr. Haemel has been treating me/ my chronic autoimmune for 3 years she was the first to DX my condition. She is very knowledgeable about my rare disease and treats me with concern and professionalism. I have referred her many times and she has advised me well on the various treatments I have had over the past 3 years.
    Apr 27, 2022
    The process of treatment is still unclear to me
    Apr 20, 2022
    Excellent care
    Mar 21, 2022
    Dr. Haemel is excellent in every way!
    Mar 10, 2022
    Based on my experience my wife just made an appt with Dr. Haemel.
    Mar 09, 2022
    I got the prescriptions but I didn't get proper information on how to use
    Mar 07, 2022
    Trust and respect. Always.
    Mar 04, 2022
    I have very good dr
    Mar 03, 2022
    Dr Haemel is my very favorite Dr at Ucsf! Goes above and way beyond for her patients!!!
    Feb 16, 2022
    Dr Haemel Is an outstanding dr as she seems genuinely Involve with whoever she Is dealing with
    Feb 09, 2022
    Doctor does not have enough time to spend with individual patients.
    Jan 31, 2022
    No after care summary and rushed explanation of what was going on
    Jan 18, 2022
    They didn't explain how long I needed to use bandage over biopsy site. I also am not sure about the medication prescribed and haven't gone to get it yet because of that. She should have alerted me when she was going to numb me before she moved on me with the needle. That was pretty shocking!
    Jan 13, 2022
    Dr. Haemel provides excellent care and shows great concern in all aspects of my care!
    Jan 12, 2022
    Dr. Haemel is an exceptionally knowledgeable thorough and caring dermatologist. I have recommended her to friends.
    Jan 04, 2022
    I give a fair to recommending the care provider because the office is managed so badly. Not the dr.
    Dec 06, 2021
    Dr Haemel was responsive knowledgeable and easy to understand. She recognized my issue formulated a plan of action and followed up on that plan after our appointment. I've had care from a lot of dermatologists and Dr. Cheng and Dr. Haemel have provided by far the best care I've ever experienced.
    Oct 21, 2021
    I have to say all is good so far so good I said keep up the good work I have no complaints
    Oct 20, 2021
    Oct 20, 2021
    Dr. Haemel is the consummate professional-knowledgable thoughtful concerned thorough and personable. She is a credit to UCSF.
    Oct 05, 2021
    My overall experience with Dr. Haemel is great just long wait time in the office.
    Oct 04, 2021
    Instructions for how many gabopentin to take after surgery were unclear on the take-home visit summary. (But I knew what to do from our verbal discussion).
    Sep 29, 2021
    Dr Haemel is caring thoughtful and thorough
    Sep 28, 2021
    Sep 20, 2021
    I consider these checkups a cornerstone of my physical intellectual and emotional well being.
    Sep 18, 2021
    A little lacking In empathy but given her workload I get it. I still want a follow up office visit and the doctor isn't communicating only to say it takes months to go away. This diagnosis effects My whole family and I have to be sure the treatment has been 100% effective so I'll call in and see anyone else who will see me for a follow up next week hopefully
    Sep 16, 2021
    My appointment with Dr. Haemel and Dr. Dobry was informative - answering all my questions pleasant - both were very very friendly knowledgable and helpful.
    Aug 25, 2021
    Post-visit follow-up questions submitted via MyChart were answered promptly.
    Aug 25, 2021
    Asking a question on the online messaging portal takes up to 3 days for a response. There's a medication that I am still waiting on how to use and if I should use it after contacting the doctor a week ago.
    Aug 20, 2021
    Dr. Haemel is the best.
    Jul 27, 2021
    Doctor Haemel is an excellent Derm!
    Jul 22, 2021
    Kind thorough made me feel comfortable.
    Jul 20, 2021
    I've enthusiastically recommended Dr. Haemel to many people but fear that's contributed to the difficulty of making an appointment with her!
    Jul 14, 2021
    Exceedingly knowledgeable provider
    Jul 01, 2021
    Dr Haemel is an excellent physician and fully understands my medical situation and looks closely at my skin for cancer.
    Jun 14, 2021
    I'm still waiting for message from Dr. concerning my possible contagion to my wife.
    Jun 12, 2021
    I feel very good about the Doctor
    Jun 08, 2021
    Another good interaction with and care from Dr. Haemel
    May 31, 2021
    I got good information from Dr. Haemel!
    May 19, 2021
    the provider spoke very fast and seemed very rushed probably because she was running 40 minutes behind schedule. however no reason or apology was offered to me which rubbed me the wrong way
    May 19, 2021
    This young provider gave outstanding care to a senior physician who can be intimidating. Promote Dr. Haemel and don't lose her. Make her department chair soon
    May 17, 2021
    I am very grateful to have Dr. Haemel as my dermatologist. Her expertise and compassion are exceptional.
    Apr 27, 2021
    I first was treated by Dr. Haemel during the pandemic when I had a mysterious health issue and I was a "hot-potato patient" passed through multiple speciality clinics. I was starting to get scared as every new doctor left me with a big question mark and passed my problem' along to someone else. Dr. Haemel was one of the first humans I spent more than a few minutes with in person during the pandemic and she immediately made me feel comfortable both because of her bedside manner and strong interpersonal skills - and also because of her obvious skill and competence with a clear understanding of the most current evidence. She was able to diagnose the issue and initiate the appropriate treatment plan. I immediately felt a sense of relief. Nearly a year later I found myself in the Acute Care clinic with a flare of new symptoms. Although she was not the treating physician for that encounter she sent me a message via MyChart later that evening. While I felt badly that she was working on a Saturday night her expression of care and concern was greatly appreciated. I was able to get back on her schedule a month later for follow-up. Although those initial symptoms had improved significantly she was recognized signs that there may still be an ongoing issue. She engaged me in shared decision making and was able to conduct a biopsy that same day. It is a relief to know that we are being proactive about any emerging concerns. I am eternally grateful to have been referred to Dr. Haemel last year and to continue to have her leading my treatment team.
    Apr 22, 2021
    I thought Dr. Haemel was thorough but rushed. She seemed eager to get through with the appointment. I'm not sure if she overbooks but when I went into the examining room there was no one else in the waiting room - not even the office stAFF.