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Daniel M. Klufas


Dermatologic surgeon
Fly-fishing enthusiast

About me

Dr. Daniel Klufas is a dermatologic surgeon who cares for patients with skin cancer. He is experienced in performing Mohs micrographic surgery (a precise technique for removing cancers while preserving healthy tissue) and other procedures for various types of skin cancer, including melanoma. He is trained in laser and cosmetic techniques, including botulinum toxin (Botox) injections and dermal fillers. His interests include the surgical management of hidradenitis suppurativa, a chronic inflammatory skin condition that causes painful bumps.

After earning his medical degree at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Klufas spent a transitional year at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center before completing a residency in dermatology at UCSF, where he served as chief resident. He also completed a fellowship in micrographic surgery and dermatologic oncology at UCSF.

In addition to his work as a UCSF faculty member, Klufas teaches at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center, where he serves as medical director of dermatologic surgery and quality improvement director for dermatology.

Outside of work, Klufas likes to spend time with his wife and son by exploring national and local parks and the Bay Area food scene. An avid baseball and tennis fan, he also enjoys fly-fishing in his spare time.

  • Education

    University of Connecticut, MD, 2017

  • Residencies

    UCSF, Dermatology, 2021

  • Fellowships

    UCSF, Micrographic Surgery and Dermatologic Oncology, 2022

  • Academic Title

    Assistant Professor

Caring for patients in times of need is an honor and privilege. I strive to build lasting connections through compassion and effective communication.

Where I see patients (2)

    My reviews


    Overall Experience
    253 Ratings
    About our process
    Nov 23, 2023
    I got very good care I was made comfortable n all my questions were listened n answered
    Nov 20, 2023
    Dr. Klufas is a wonderful caring physician. One of the best physicians I have ever dealt with!
    Nov 18, 2023
    Extremely good experience
    Nov 09, 2023
    Friendly and skilled physician
    Nov 09, 2023
    Dr Klufas and his staff was very nice and professional. He was very informative about my procedure
    Oct 24, 2023
    Thank you for listening so thoughtfully to my concerns and thoughts. I appreciate that you understand and support that there aren't necessarily clear right or wrong treatments right now just trying to gather information to make better care plans in the future. You gave me a lot of new information to consider and options for gathering even more
    Oct 10, 2023
    Dr Klufas is great.
    Oct 03, 2023
    Surgeon (Dr Klufas was exemplary. Best I've ever had.
    Sep 16, 2023
    It was a great experience all around with regard to the care provided.
    Sep 08, 2023
    Dr Dan Klufas was great.
    Sep 02, 2023
    Everyone was polite and caring
    Aug 10, 2023
    It was all done as expected and even though I take blood thinners the procedure didn't cause very much bleeding thanks to the medication I was administered.
    Aug 03, 2023
    He was very good in all of the above categories. He is likable and he looks you in the eye when he talks to you.
    Jul 21, 2023
    Kind and competent md
    Jul 20, 2023
    This Doctor is a 10! I hope UCSF can keep him
    Jul 13, 2023
    Dr. Klufas is extremely kind compassionate and professional. He listened to my concerns and took time to explain things well to me at all appointments including the telephone call following my biopsy. His diligence in making sure the location of my lesion was correct on the referral prevented me from having unnecessary surgery in the wrong location.
    Jul 01, 2023
    My experience was excellent! The staff was polite and friendly and that helped putting me at ease.
    Jun 27, 2023
    I can't say enough how excellent my experience of Dr. Klufas has been. He is very professional and thorough. Although very busy he does not seem rushed. He is both joyful and compassionate (a great combination.)
    Jun 20, 2023
    The only issue is that we haven't received information about how to schedule the treatment.
    Jun 17, 2023
    Jun 13, 2023
    Dr. Klufas is always friendly always consults me about the treatment and always answers questions that I or my partner have about my care.
    May 19, 2023
    May 13, 2023
    Liked the mellow music he played on his iPhone while operating
    May 09, 2023
    Dr. Klufas was very clear gave good options and seemed quite caring.
    May 02, 2023
    Only because it's too difficult to acquire appointments. I'd recommend a different medical group.
    Apr 29, 2023
    Very friendly and professional
    Apr 08, 2023
    Dr. Klufas and ALL staff I interacted with are friendly polite and welcoming!
    Apr 04, 2023
    Excellent physician and wonderful patient interaction
    Apr 01, 2023
    Would definitely recommend
    Mar 31, 2023
    Dr. Was warm and friendlyi was surprised. Personable and competent. Could not have been more pleased with Dr. Klufas
    Mar 07, 2023
    My Dr. Exceeded my expectations. Super friendly and listened well. Went over and above.
    Feb 23, 2023
    Dr. Klufas and his team are some of the friendliest practitioners that I have seen. Everyone was super respectful and accommodating. They were prompt explained everything clearly kept me informed on timing procedures etc. I would highly recommend Dr. Klufas residents In training nursing staff and the front office.
    Feb 18, 2023
    Great job.
    Jan 22, 2023
    MD was superb! Friendly caring informative. Excellent in every respect!
    Jan 14, 2023
    It was a follow up visit. Happy with results. Doctor and nurses were very gracious excellent "bed manners
    Dec 24, 2022
    Very good
    Dec 17, 2022
    Dec 16, 2022
    Everyone went overboard to make the long procedure painless
    Dec 14, 2022
    Dr. Klufas was very personable and knowledgeable. He took a lot of time to explain the diagnosis procedure options etc. I appreciate a provider this thorough and detailed. Very professional.
    Dec 12, 2022
    Dr. Klufas was timely respectful thorough informative professional confident and skilled in the surgery that required an all day visit. The stress of a minor yet lengthy procedure was minimized by his (and his associates) approach to the task at hand.
    Nov 29, 2022
    Already have recommended a patient to Dr. Klufas
    Nov 19, 2022
    Excellent doctor
    Nov 14, 2022
    Very pleased with the care provided by Dr. Klufas. He is a kind and skilled physician putting patient at ease.
    Nov 09, 2022
    Very good
    Nov 01, 2022
    Excellent doctor
    Oct 29, 2022
    Very nice people
    Oct 29, 2022
    All was excellent
    Oct 27, 2022
    Excellent in every area.
    Oct 05, 2022
    Very good experience!!!
    Oct 04, 2022
    I was nervous about this procedure and the doctor called me himself twice to talk me through the procedure and my anxieties and questions. He was very reassuring and so kind. I really appreciated the care he took.
    Oct 01, 2022
    I felt comfortable to speak up about any concerns and questions I had throughout the day. The atmosphere was friendly.
    Sep 17, 2022
    Excellent job start to finish