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Anna Haemel


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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
    447 Ratings
    About our process
    Dec 02, 2023
    Nov 30, 2023
    Anna Kaye Haemel M.D. Is an outstanding autoimmune dermatologist who cares so much about her patients is brilliant
    Nov 22, 2023
    Dr Haemel really cares about me as a person and is extremely thorough in answering my questions and reviewing my treatment. Sometimes she talks/moves query quickly and I'm not sure whether I was able to capture everything. Overall I am very devoted to Dr Haemel as my provider and I wish it were easier to schedule/coordinate with her clinic and that her clinic ran on time.
    Nov 21, 2023
    I think Dr Haemel is terrific. She takes time to listen she explains things carefully and cares about your overall health.
    Nov 16, 2023
    Dr. Haemel is a role model dermatologist because she has amazing cancer detection skills is very polite and painless - quick with biopsies.
    Nov 11, 2023
    Dr Haemel is excellent at what she does caring an professional.
    Nov 09, 2023
    Dr. Haemel is exceptional.A credit to UCSF.
    Nov 01, 2023
    Dr Haemel is a very knowledgeable and caring doctor. I am very happy with being In her care.
    Oct 26, 2023
    It looks like that the provider has no experience or never encountered the diagnosis that I have. She can't explained to me properly what's going on.
    Oct 25, 2023
    Would not reccomend based on wait times.
    Oct 25, 2023
    Check me very very good. Doctor is the best
    Oct 24, 2023
    Oct 20, 2023
    Dr Haemel is so thorough which is why I drive so far to see her.
    Oct 19, 2023
    Gold metal award for Dr. Haemel truly the best
    Oct 19, 2023
    Provides consistently great care. Can we make the load of patients more reasonably manageable so she can have a lunch break? Thanks
    Oct 17, 2023
    Dr Haemel is a wonderful clinician. She's caring and I could see that she was really trying to help me. She's terrific.
    Oct 17, 2023
    Very clear and thorough evaluation
    Oct 05, 2023
    She's terrific
    Sep 30, 2023
    Dr. Haemel's care once again was excellent!
    Sep 28, 2023
    Found Dr Haemel to be competent and easy to communicate with.
    Sep 20, 2023
    One of the reasons that I go to UCSF Dermatology is because the faculty stays up on current research on a variety of things that were affecting my care and were able to quickly articulate any side effects of any of the medication's. I was currently taking. You can't get that in a community hospital. Or clinic
    Sep 17, 2023
    Dr. Haemel is the very best of the best!
    Sep 06, 2023
    Dr Haemel is far better than Very Good 5. She's a 10!
    Aug 30, 2023
    Dr Haemel is fantastic. She is the one who figured out that I have Myositis. She always takes the extra time to find out everything that's going on with not only my myositis but with the rest of my body and how I'm feeling mentally. Every interaction I've had with Dr. Haemel had been positive and has had a positive impact on my health and wellbeing
    Aug 29, 2023
    I've seen over eight dermatologists at UCLA Cedars-Sinai UCSF and Kaiser Permanente. Anna Haemel at UCSF is the best by far. She cares and thinks about the whole patient. What makes her unique among dermatologists I've seen is that she actually "uses the brakes" (like we'd hope more doctors would do. Unfortunately rare.) and doesn't just launch forward/begin prescribing to treat the psoriasis but rather does a number of tests to address issues holistically and lessen likelihood of taking a psoriasis medication with unintended serious side effects for my specific set of conditions. She spends time with me at each of the two appointments I've had with her and writes effective well-rounded instructions for my care.
    Aug 26, 2023
    She is one of the Best Doctors I was treated by at UCSF. I would recommend her to any friend who may be looking for a dermatologist . She is an excellent doctor who cares about her patients.
    Aug 25, 2023
    Haemel is very knowledgeable and professional. She cares about my issues and has helped me very much.
    Aug 23, 2023
    Dr Haemel is professional and thoughtful. She listens to any concerns beyond just the dermatology needs and has provided referrals into other parts of UCSF which helps immensely in navigating the system
    Aug 21, 2023
    Organized efficient personable kind and an excellent clinician.
    Aug 19, 2023
    Dr Haemel is a gem she's brilliant and makes me feel so heard regarding my disease and treatments.
    Aug 17, 2023
    Dr. Haemel was very attentive when seeing me.
    Aug 16, 2023
    Excellent physician
    Aug 15, 2023
    While this provider is excellent it's exasperating to arrive on time and have to wait an hour to be seen!!!
    Aug 15, 2023
    Dr Anna Haemel is an extraordinary physician in every respect. Have been in her care for severral years. She is extremely thorough organized professional dilligent...I have total confidence in her. Antoehr UCSF Superstar!
    Aug 11, 2023
    Dr Haemel is an exceptional physician. She is extremely knowledgeable very thorough and quite caring. The only downside is that it is very difficult to get an appointment due to the current shortage of dermatologists at UCSF.
    Jul 26, 2023
    The doctor seemed well intentioned but very limited as to what she could say or do about providing treatment for me. She spent most of her time looking at a screen offering pharmaceutical options and very little of her own thought seem to go into what was actually causing my issues. I felt like it was sitting with a Tele doctor who's only option was to offer temporary relief from various pharmaceuticals without solution or explanation of my condition.
    Jul 20, 2023
    Dr. Haemel is the best
    Jul 19, 2023
    All excellent though she couldn't diagnose me yet but will recommend more tests and follow up
    Jun 22, 2023
    Dr Haemel is a lifesaver! She's an extremely intelligent problem solver and figured out what no one else has been able to. And she's empathetic and kind and includes me in decision making. I'm extremely grateful for her.
    Jun 21, 2023
    A few more minutes of time with the Doctor would be nice.
    Jun 15, 2023
    I have found in my unfortunate experience in the healthcare system that the central provider can be extraordinarily good but the people and staff that surround her are not.I just met some of her support staff and I'm hoping over time they will become more likable. But I have very little doubt that although my disease is very rare she will have the tools needed to help me as best she can.
    Jun 14, 2023
    Dr Haemel always gives excellent care and concern. She is thorough with exams and is caring and concerned. She spends time explaining everything and is always clear about after care treatment at home.
    Jun 09, 2023
    Doctor was friendly and knowledgeable
    Jun 07, 2023
    Dr. Haemel is the best!
    Jun 07, 2023
    She always provides the same care options does not provide new information and keeps proposing medicine I told her I have no interest in taking. When I go she doesn't even check my skin anymore.
    May 24, 2023
    I have a good time working with the doctor to she is always solving new problems for me
    May 24, 2023
    The best and most thorough Dermatalogist I have had!
    May 24, 2023
    Dr Haemel is an excellent doctorShe has great presence superior knowledge and is an excellent communicator
    May 17, 2023
    Dr Haemel was fantastic at showing concern discussing a plan and options and follow up
    May 03, 2023
    The provider is excellent. Very caring and knowledgeable. She is the best.
    May 02, 2023
    Dr. Haemel is so agile and quickly addressed my many concerns. She is always attentive and gives clear instructions.
    Apr 28, 2023
    I have had six very positive years of care by Dr. Haemel. Always a pleasure to have her as my care provider.
    Apr 26, 2023
    I feel Dr. Haemel truly cares about her patients
    Apr 17, 2023
    Apr 08, 2023
    Much more thorough than other dematologists at UCSF.
    Apr 06, 2023
    Super professional and super thorough
    Apr 05, 2023
    Dr. Haemel and support staff are excellent!
    Apr 03, 2023
    Outstanding doctor knowledgeable caring good communicator professional and respectable to patient.
    Mar 29, 2023
    Excellent caring doctor
    Mar 29, 2023
    I love Dr. Haemel. I have had a few dermatologists and she is the best by far. She listens and helps me. I have a lot of derm problems too! I had this derm surgery complication and she diagnosed it before the derm surgeon did. I cannot say enough good things about her.
    Mar 17, 2023
    Dr Haemel is a great listener. She spent a lot of time with me I left at nearly 6 pm. She truly felt sorry for the extensive wait.
    Mar 15, 2023
    Dr Haemel is wonderful.
    Mar 11, 2023
    Dr Haemel is the best she makes me feel better just being in the office w her. She is brilliant compassionate and down to earth.
    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.