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Allison Dobry



Dr. Allison Dobry is a dermatologist who cares for patients with complex skin conditions. Her interests include supportive dermato-oncology (treating skin conditions related to cancer or its treatments), drug eruptions (rashes resulting from medications) and digital health (the use of technology to improve medical care and patient wellness).

Dobry earned her medical degree with honors from Harvard Medical School. While at Harvard, through a research fellowship awarded by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, she spent a year studying the biology of melanocytes (cells that produce the skin pigment melanin). She completed a transitional year at Cambridge Health Alliance, followed by a residency in dermatology at the University of California, Irvine, where she served as chief resident. She completed a fellowship in complex medical dermatology at UCSF.

In addition to her work at UCSF, Dobry teaches residents at the Veterans Health Administration in San Francisco. In her free time, she enjoys discovering new music, reading fiction, finding new things to knit and crochet, and traveling.

  • Education

    Harvard Medical School, MD, 2017

  • Residencies

    UC Irvine, Dermatology, 2021

  • Fellowships

    UCSF, Complex Medical Dermatology, 2022

  • Academic Title

    Assistant Professor

Where I see patients (1)

    My reviews


    Overall Experience
    171 Ratings
    About our process
    Nov 29, 2023
    Rock star doctor!
    Nov 22, 2023
    Did not pay for parking garage
    Nov 22, 2023
    Wonderful manner efficient and seemed very competent. I was very pleased.
    Nov 21, 2023
    Dr Dobry was very attentive listens well to my concerns and proactive. Overall experience was very good
    Nov 15, 2023
    I was thoroughly delighted with my new dermatologist. I have been looking for one for awhile and have finally landed! She was knowledgable caring professional and personable. I will recommend her to my primary care person who has also been looking for a person to refer her patients to.
    Nov 10, 2023
    I felt that the doctor did not listen to my concerns with attention and care and just prescribed medication without reading my chart.
    Nov 08, 2023
    I am incredibly grateful to have Dr. Dobry as my dermatologist. Her expertise and genuine care have made all the difference in my skin. Dr. Dobry is not only highly knowledgeable but also an exceptional listener who took the time to address all of my concerns. Her explanations are clear and thorough ensuring I fully understand my condition and treatment options. What sets her apart is not just her medical expertise but also her warm and friendly personality. It's evident that she's passionate about her work and genuinely cares about her patients' well-being. I wholeheartedly recommend Dr. Dobry to anyone seeking top-notch dermatological care. She's simply the best!
    Oct 26, 2023
    Dr Dobry is an excellent physician.
    Oct 11, 2023
    She was nice enough.But the visit felt a bit rushed. Since the lateness puts her at a disadvantage for the rest of the day.
    Sep 27, 2023
    Very bad experience. Seems like the provider wanted me out of there as soon as possible. I do not feel good about the solution she gave as she herself wasn't even sure it was going to work. I hope to not be with her again but this is my second provider I've worked with
    Sep 06, 2023
    First visit w/ Dr Dobry as my other doctor retired in June. Ive been 100% satisfied with UCSF dermatology practice and have had excellent care. Doctors are attentive/caring explain things clearly and really take time with their patients.
    Aug 30, 2023
    Jul 26, 2023
    Excellent experience
    Jun 27, 2023
    Amazing. Dr Dobry calmed and reassured me.
    Jun 24, 2023
    Doctor was great. Trying to make a follow up appointment with her is impossible to do online.
    May 31, 2023
    We were extremely happy with the doctor and her support staff. This could not have been a better experience
    May 26, 2023
    Everything went great
    May 25, 2023
    I did not get any details on how to proceed. Should I shower? Can I swim? I had to find info from another hospital online to find out how to proceed. Felt more like an "oops" than a slight of any kind.
    May 23, 2023
    The surgeon the doctor and my medical assistant were so amazingly comforting and nice and I was so apologetic and I felt like disgusting and embarrassing. They make sure that I didn't feel that and that it wasn't a problem and it was nice to have that kind of care and understanding and no judgment.
    May 03, 2023
    Yes I already have recommended the Dr and China Basin clinic to others.
    Apr 26, 2023
    Dr. Dobry is an excellent physician. She is warm welcoming and puts you at ease. She listens to your concerns and offers treatment options to address specific problem areas.
    Apr 26, 2023
    Amazing knowledge listening collaborative development of treatment focused on serious response to condition and my situation. Thus level of attention and response Is way above normal and very much appreciated
    Apr 26, 2023
    I'm not confident that she did a full body scan. Her exam seemed casual.
    Apr 19, 2023
    Dr. Dobry was excellent. She provided expert and caring concern I am grateful for her assistance.
    Apr 19, 2023
    Dr Dobry was very attentive to my concerns and addressed them
    Apr 14, 2023
    She didn't listen (was reading over my shoulders used a lot of medical terms that didn't make sense (nor did she try to make sense of it). Honestly she seemed like a robot that was trying to get me out as soon as she can.
    Apr 12, 2023
    My care provider Allison was a good listener I believe she took in a lot of information. I was emotional in pain and scared because a fairly straight-forward skin problem 4 months prior had gotten overcomplicated and drawn-out due to treatment choices by previous providers. Ideally more info about Allison's assessment would have been helpful but I understand she's still gathering information. I'm hopeful I want to continue care with Allison.
    Mar 22, 2023
    Very professional
    Mar 12, 2023
    Dr Dobry is excellent!!
    Mar 11, 2023
    Seemed like doctor was not knowledgeable about condition. Felt like she was googling information during appointment
    Mar 08, 2023
    I still haven't received follow up care instructions but I would assume they are coming
    Feb 22, 2023
    She clearly had not read my medical record. In particular she did not know the history of my skin cancer and its treatment which ALL occurred at UCSF and was clearly documented in visit notes. Not very reassuring.
    Feb 17, 2023
    Dr Dobry is always pleasant explains possible treatments and provides excellent care.
    Feb 02, 2023
    I'm feeling healthier & my life is back to normal after she gave me the shot.
    Jan 25, 2023
    Its Good team
    Jan 11, 2023
    Very good first time encounter
    Jan 06, 2023
    New provider for me. My dermatologist left UCSF over a year ago. I don't think this physician looked at my record before meeting me. She didn't say anything to recognize awareness of my history or treatments.
    Dec 28, 2022
    Dec 14, 2022
    Perfect diagnosis and treatment!!!
    Nov 25, 2022
    I came to Dr. Dobly with a long recrd of unresolved issues and she took the time both to throughly read my record and actually consult with a number of the doctors that have been seeing me re: this condition. She came bnot only prepared but with positive suggestions for how to move forwasrd and options for me to consider.
    Nov 23, 2022
    Took any anxiety I had away and made the experience a pleasant one.