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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
    213 Ratings
    About our process
    Dec 03, 2023
    I really like my doctor - very competent and caring and friendly.
    Nov 04, 2023
    Dr. Twigg is fantastic!
    Nov 03, 2023
    Dr Twigg is wonderful. Thorough efficient friendly plus funny!
    Nov 02, 2023
    I'm very happy to have Dr. Twigg as my dermatologist.
    Nov 02, 2023
    Good Care !
    Oct 20, 2023
    Dr Twigg is knowledgeable and personable
    Oct 04, 2023
    Dr. Twigg rocks!
    Sep 29, 2023
    Dr. Twigg is exceptional! The time and effort she puts in to explaining my skin conditions is much appreciated. She also has terrific interpersonal skills-very caring patient and open.
    Sep 15, 2023
    Dr Twigg is kind and patient centered. She never comes across as rushed and makes time for me.
    Sep 10, 2023
    Dr. Twigg was outstanding in every way. Competent concerned engaged warm.
    Sep 08, 2023
    She is amazing!
    Sep 01, 2023
    As a physician I believe I am in a good position to evaluate medical care. Dr. Twigg is outstanding in all regards.
    Sep 01, 2023
    Dr. Amanda Twigg is excellent - knowledgeable informative engaging and caring.
    Aug 19, 2023
    Dr twigg has always been the best and most kind and considerate doctor !
    Jul 21, 2023
    Dr Twigg is a peach
    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.