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Bruce U. Wintroub


Chair of Dermatology
Amateur golfer and music lover

Dr. Bruce Wintroub is a dermatologist who cares for patients with all forms of skin disease, including skin cancer. He serves as chair of the UCSF Department of Dermatology and vice dean of the UCSF School of Medicine.

Wintroub's research interests include drug reactions affecting the skin, the development of blistering skin diseases and the characterization of human mast cell enzymes (involved in certain inflammatory and allergic responses of the immune system). He also studies the use of a minimally invasive procedure called photopheresis to treat skin disorders and cancers (after blood is drawn, some white blood cells are treated with a medication and ultraviolet light before being returned to the patient, achieving a certain effect on the immune system).

Wintroub earned his medical degree from Washington University in St. Louis. He completed a clinical fellowship in cardiology at Stanford University School of Medicine, a residency in internal medicine at Harvard Medical School, where he completed a fellowship in immunology. He then completed a residency in dermatology at Massachusetts General Hospital (an affiliate of Harvard Medical School).

Wintroub is a member of the Society for Investigative Dermatology, Dystrophic Epidermolysis Bullosa Research Association of America, American Federation for Medical Research, American Society for Clinical Investigation, Association of Professors of Dermatology, Pacific Dermatologic Association, San Francisco Marin Medical Society, California Medical Association, San Francisco Dermatological Society, Clinical Immunology Society, Dermatology Foundation, American Dermatological Association, Association of American Physicians, American Medical Association, and American Academy of Dermatology. The American Academy of Dermatology honored him with the Clarence S. Livingood, MD, Memorial Award and Lectureship in 2015.

  • Education

    Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, 1969

  • Residencies

    Harvard Medical School, Internal Medicine, 1971

    Harvard Medical School, Dermatology, 1976

  • Fellowships

    Stanford University, Cardiology, 1969

    Harvard Medical School, Immunology, 1974

  • Board Certifications

    Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine

    Dermatology, American Board of Dermatology

Where I see patients (1)

    I enjoy meeting and helping people with skin problems of all types. Training and mentoring young dermatologists is my passion.