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Tina Bhutani


Co-director, Dermatology Clinical Research Unit
Co-director, Psoriasis and Skin Treatment Center
Mom, wife, doctor and clinical researcher

Dr. Tina Bhutani is a dermatologist who focuses on treating chronic inflammatory skin diseases, especially psoriasis and eczema. She co-directs the UCSF Psoriasis and Skin Treatment Center, where she specializes in caring for patients with complex cases requiring treatment with multiple modalities, including topical medications, phototherapy (light therapy), systemic agents (medications that work throughout the body) and biologics (medications made with components of living organisms).

Bhutani believes in a well-rounded approach to care that includes considering each patient's overall wellness and mental health in addition to treating the particular skin disease. She believes that treating mind, body and skin increases the probability of a successful outcome and helps patients with chronic conditions cope.

Bhutani's research focuses on improving quality of life for patients with chronic inflammatory skin diseases. She seeks to further describe the mind-skin connection in order to learn how to disrupt the cycle of disease flare-up, mental stress and worsening disease, often fueled by social stigma, stress, social isolation and depression. She co-directs the UCSF Dermatology Clinical Research Unit.

After earning her bachelor's degree in animal physiology and neuroscience at the University of California, San Diego, Bhutani completed her medical degree at the University of Southern California's Keck School of Medicine. She completed a residency in dermatology at UCSF, where she later completed a master of advanced study degree in clinical research.

Bhutani belongs to the American Academy of Dermatology, National Psoriasis Foundation, National Eczema Association, Women's Dermatologic Society and San Francisco Dermatological Society.

  • Education

    UC San Diego, BS, Animal Physiology and Neuroscience, 2004

    Keck School of Medicine, 2008

    UCSF, MAS, Clinical Research, 2018

  • Residencies

    UCSF, Dermatology, 2015

  • Board Certifications

    Dermatology, American Board of Dermatology

  • Academic Title

    Assistant Professor

I always strive to not just treat the disease but to treat the patient who has the disease.

Where I see patients (2)

    My reviews


    Overall Experience
    232 Ratings
    About our process
    Feb 17, 2023
    The difficulty is scheduling is a drawback. Contemplating switching providers for ease of access.
    Feb 17, 2023
    Clear explanation of skin condition in easily understood terms
    Jan 29, 2023
    Dr Bhutani is awesome
    Jan 11, 2023
    Dr TBJ is the best....knowledgeable personable caring!!!!
    Jan 07, 2023
    I really like my doctor! She is excellent communicating and shows concern.
    Dec 15, 2022
    Dec 09, 2022
    Nov 16, 2022
    Always a great experience
    Oct 15, 2022
    Very professional and competent.
    Oct 07, 2022
    The doctor was great. I saw her for 20 minutes and it cost me . I have Kaiser so this visit was out of pocket. I was truly shocked and distraught over this bill. I will never go to a UCSF doc again.
    Oct 02, 2022
    My only issue is is she gave me a shot-in-the-dark treatment to try with no back up options for relief if that didn't work.
    Sep 07, 2022
    Dr. Bhutani and her staff that I interacted with were direct and I very much appreciated that.
    Sep 04, 2022
    Dr. Bhutani is among the best.
    Aug 31, 2022
    Dr. BHUTANI IS AMAZING. Her in office staff are equally amazing. This visit was fabulous
    Aug 20, 2022
    I was asked to try a new topical ointment. But I later found out it costs for a 60 day supply. There should have been some discussion of the cost versus benefit of trying this new drug.
    Aug 19, 2022
    She is excellent and truly makes sure you have the information and have a chance to ask questions.
    Jul 27, 2022
    Everything was great.
    Jul 26, 2022
    I feel comfortable with and confident in the doctor
    Jun 10, 2022
    Dr. Bhutani is amazing and such a warm and gentle provider who is fiercely intelligent and always willing to help!
    May 20, 2022
    The actual provider was great!!
    May 19, 2022
    Excellent doctor very professional caring & provide excellent care!!!
    Mar 22, 2022
    Felt like a factory mill. Not very personal
    Mar 07, 2022
    I just felt like it was very fast. But it could be what I was there for was supposed to be fast. I kind of left there indifferent. But again it could all that was needed.
    Mar 02, 2022
    Absolutely love Dr. Bhutani. She took over my case for Dr. Koo and I've been very pleased with our relationship and her help guidance and flexibility in giving me telehealth appointments now that I have a baby.
    Sep 18, 2021
    I wish there were options to her recommendations. It felt very quick and short and as someone who has less knowledge about skincare I wish there was more options for my skincare
    Sep 13, 2021
    I have been a pt of Dr. Bhutani many years. She is a skilled knowledgeable and thoughtful provider.
    Aug 21, 2021
    Jun 19, 2021
    This is the third time I have seen this doctor and I really like her.
    Jun 16, 2021
    very Good!
    Jun 12, 2021
    they are very friendly always explains everything and takes time to answer all questions and my concerns
    Jun 11, 2021
    I am very happy to recommend this lovely friendly smart doctor.
    May 12, 2021
    dr even noticed a place near my eye that might be a problem and she said I should see an ophthalmologist. very nice of her to notice it
    May 12, 2021
    Inwant to add that she saved my life with a biopsy a few years ago. It revealed a life threatening illness that other physicians had not yet diagnosed.
    May 08, 2021
    excellent doctor
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    Immunogenetic Profiling of Goeckerman Therapy in the Treatment of Psoriasis Vulgaris

    Perform quantitative analysis of the immunologic and genetic changes in immune cell populations after treatment with traditional Goeckerman (NBUVB + coal tar), coal tar only, and NB-UVB only, at weeks 2, 4, and 12 compared to base...


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    Dermatologic Research Evaluation and Monitoring of Sleep in Moderate-to-Severe Psoriasis

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