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Amanda Twigg


Educator and amateur baker

Dr. Amanda Twigg is a dermatologist who cares for adults with skin conditions such as acne, eczema and psoriasis. She also screens for skin cancer and treats patients with a high risk of developing skin cancer, in particular those who have received organ transplants.

In her research, Twigg focuses on teledermatology (harnessing communication technologies to provide dermatologic care), looking in particular at using it to improve access to care in rural areas. She is also interested in the medical education of dermatology residents, improving the delivery of dermatologic care in the Veterans Health Administration and studying actinic keratoses (precancerous skin growths).

Twigg earned her medical degree from Duke University School of Medicine. She completed a residency in dermatology at UCSF.

Twigg is a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology. She is a member of the San Francisco Dermatological Society, Women's Dermatologic Society, International Transplant Skin Cancer Collaborative and Association of Professors of Dermatology.

In her free time, Twigg enjoys visiting San Francisco's outdoor gems such as Ocean Beach, Lands End and Golden Gate Park, accompanied by her husband, daughter and dog. They like to hike, go whale-watching and bird-watching, and spend time with members of their extended family who live nearby.

  • Education

    Duke University School of Medicine, 2011

  • Residencies

    UCSF, Dermatology, 2015

  • Board Certifications

    Dermatology, American Board of Dermatology

  • Academic Title

    Associate Professor

I truly love my job, and consider it a privilege to care for patients and contribute to the education of residents and medical students.

Where I see patients (1)

    My reviews


    Overall Experience
    197 Ratings
    About our process
    Jun 23, 2023
    Dr.Twigg is a fantastic doctor. I am well taken care of!
    Jun 16, 2023
    Dr Twigg listens to what I have to say and believes me. That's rare sadly.
    Jun 02, 2023
    Really wonderful care from Dr Twigg. My best dermatologist ever.
    May 26, 2023
    Dr. Twigg was excellent from start to finish. Put concerns at ease addressed all questions thoroughly and completely.
    Apr 21, 2023
    Care provider is great..I will recommend her to friends
    Apr 19, 2023
    Dr. Twigg is an outstanding physician. I would absolutely recommend her to anyone I know
    Apr 19, 2023
    Dr. Twigg is outstanding! She was able to diagnosis a condition I have had for nearly a year which other dermatologists had missed.
    Apr 07, 2023
    Dr Twigg is the best!
    Mar 26, 2023
    Dr. Twigg is a very special person. I get the best care with her.
    Mar 25, 2023
    Dr Twigg is now and always has been very knowledgeable and thorough. She makes me feel valued and comfortable. She's by far my favorite doctor at UCSF because I feel she is exceptionally good at what she does and she isn't bossy and while the appointments seem to go quickly I have never felt rushed by her. Amazing dermatologist!
    Mar 24, 2023
    Dr. Twigg is wonderful in all ways. She is so thoughtful caring and spot on in her care.I am so glad she is my Dermatologist!
    Mar 11, 2023
    I'm not sure how long I use the cream before checking back in with her but can email her
    Mar 03, 2023
    Outstanding staff and care
    Mar 03, 2023
    Extraordinary provider
    Feb 10, 2023
    Dr Twigg was great. Listened to all my concerns.
    Feb 03, 2023
    Loved Dr twigg
    Jan 27, 2023
    Love doctor twigg
    Jan 20, 2023
    Dr. Twigg is excellent.
    Dec 04, 2022
    Really like this doctor
    Dec 02, 2022
    She is fantastic!
    Oct 21, 2022
    Dr Twigg is extremely thorough and listens carefully to my needs as a high risk patient. I appreciate the time she spends and would highly recommend her
    Oct 21, 2022
    The doctor was excellent!
    Sep 23, 2022
    Please try to nurture and find other doctors like Dr. Twigg. She is terrific!
    Sep 07, 2022
    Dr. Twigg is personable warm compassionate and empathetic. She is conscious of her audience when speaking which is important when tailoring information. Her expertise is very much an asset to this department.
    Sep 04, 2022
    Care provider was in much more of a hurry than in past visits.
    Aug 26, 2022
    Dr Twigg is one of the best I've ever had the privilege of knowing and working with.
    Aug 26, 2022
    Dr. Twigg is among the best doctors I know in any field. She is always helpful thorough kind efficient and extremely knowledgeable.
    Aug 26, 2022
    Dr Twigg provided excellent heath care evaluation during my annual visit. I appreciate the quality of care treatment and advice she has given to me.
    Aug 12, 2022
    The provider didn't call in my prescription until after business hours that night so the pharmacy had no record of it when I went in to pick it up later that day.
    Aug 06, 2022
    I was very pleased w/care Dr. Twigg provided. She was earnestly interested in resolving my scalp issue. She carefully listened to me asked & answered questions explained each step she was about to do ahead of time and what to expect. She definitely proved she cared about a resolution.
    Jul 30, 2022
    Warm and helpful
    Jul 29, 2022
    All very ! Good we have been UCSF clients for a long time it is the BEST. We are Greatfull to be In your care.
    Jul 10, 2022
    Dr Twigg is a great doctor.
    Jul 10, 2022
    Dr Twigg is super! I am very glad to have her as my dermatologist. She is friendly very knowledgeable thorough and clearly interested in her work and her patients.
    Jun 12, 2022
    Dr.Twigg is fantastic!!!
    Jun 03, 2022
    I couldn't fault anything about the care that I received from Dr Twigg. She obviously had a full day but at no time did she make me feel rushed or that she wasn't fully listening and she explained things thoroughly. I've already recommended her to my husband and will do to friends. The medical assistant was also lovely.
    May 24, 2022
    Dr. Twigg was very thorough in explaining the procedure and follow up care with me in easy to understand language.
    May 01, 2022
    Apr 29, 2022
    The doctor looked at the lesion on my shoulder and immediately did a biopsy. She let me know what she thought it was and immediately informed me of the next steps.
    Apr 16, 2022
    Dr Twigg is knowledgeable kind positive a great listener Exceptional!
    Mar 18, 2022
    I told my provider that I felt 50 percent better and that was a huge deal -
    Mar 18, 2022
    Mar 04, 2022
    Outstanding dermatologist. Over a number of years I have seen three other academic dermatologists and three in private practice. Dr. Twigg is tops in this group.
    Mar 04, 2022
    Mar 04, 2022
    Dr. Twigg is fabulous!!!
    Feb 18, 2022
    Dr Twigg is outstanding in every way. Clinic staff are similarly excellent.
    Jan 15, 2022
    Dec 17, 2021
    Dr. Twigg was VERY informative - she explained all options for treatment and supported what I wanted to do. She also went above and beyond to find out how much it would cost me to do a certain treatment in the office on that day something no one else at UCSF has ever done. I really appreciate this b/c my insurance is not the best and I have a 20% coinsurance which can end up being A LOT of money and I'd rather know how much it is before I agree to treatment. MORE DOCTORS SHOULD DO THIS!!!
    Dec 04, 2021
    Nov 20, 2021
    Dr. Twigg is great!
    Oct 22, 2021
    Dr. Amanda Twigg's bedside manner was excellent. She was kind approachable thoughtful and very thorough.
    Oct 22, 2021
    Sep 22, 2021
    As I said I'm so proud to be in good hands
    Sep 13, 2021
    Dr.Twigg Is fabulous! She has been so helpful in helping me with everything! She is truly special !
    Sep 10, 2021