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Dr. Erin Amerson is a dermatologist who focuses on caring for adults with conditions that include moles and skin cancer, eczema, psoriasis, autoimmune skin diseases and skin infections. She is the medical director of dermatology at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center, where she teaches residents and medical students in both clinic and hospital settings.

Amerson is involved in advancing care for patients with HIV-associated skin diseases in sub-Saharan Africa. She also has ongoing domestic research projects investigating hepatitis C–associated skin disease, teledermatology and equitable access to dermatologic care. She is a founding member of GloDerm International Alliance for Global Health Dermatology, an organization of dermatologists whose focus is improving skin health throughout the world.

A Wisconsin native, Amerson earned her medical degree at the Medical College of Wisconsin. She completed a residency in dermatology at the University of Minnesota. She then completed a yearlong fellowship on HIV dermatology, working at both UCSF and Mbarara Regional Referral Hospital in Uganda. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology.

Amerson lives in Oakland with her husband, two children and dog, Stella.

  • Education

    Medical College of Wisconsin, 2004

  • Residencies

    University of Minnesota, Dermatology, 2008

  • Fellowships

    UCSF, HIV Dermatology, 2009

  • Board Certifications

    Dermatology, American Board of Dermatology

  • Academic Title

    Associate Professor

Where I see patients (2)

    My reviews


    Overall Experience
    265 Ratings
    About our process
    Nov 17, 2023
    Dr. Amerson took the time to look up appointments from over two years ago to make sure that she covered areas of concern that a previous dermatologist had noted in my records. It took some sleuthing and I appreciate her patience and diligence.
    Nov 17, 2023
    Excellent care
    Nov 05, 2023
    Dr. Amerson is a very well trained dermatologist and I trust her completely with my care. She has always been a good listener and I value her professional judgment. I am lucky to have her as my Dermatologist.
    Nov 05, 2023
    Dr. Amerson has exceptionally strong communications skills and also did a great job technically. I have a great deal of confidence in Dr. Amerson and recommended her to my PCP.
    Oct 06, 2023
    Excellent in every way!
    Sep 29, 2023
    Aug 26, 2023
    Have already recommended the provider
    Aug 20, 2023
    Again Dr. Amerson was very good but since she was so busy I did not feel comfortable taking up time with many questions.
    Aug 18, 2023
    A wonderful doctor. One of the best I have had. Kind smart gratuitous addressed all my possible fears. Thank you UCSF!
    Aug 12, 2023
    She is an excellent physician
    Jul 09, 2023
    Dr.Amerson was excellent.
    Jun 24, 2023
    May 28, 2023
    This was one of the very best medical visits I've ever experienced.
    May 25, 2023
    Dr Amerson was excellent. Professional warm and thorough.
    May 22, 2023
    I wouldn't recommend the doctor that I waited to see for 9 months and saw for 5 minutes who told me to come back for a minor procedure because she was overbooked and running behind schedule.
    May 20, 2023
    This was a great appointment. My provider explained everything she was seeing and what was normal vs something to look out for in the future. As a cancer patient this kind of calm clarity put me at ease. It was much appreciated
    May 19, 2023
    I had to eat months for the appointment but this physician was excellent and absolutely worth the wait!
    May 19, 2023
    A wonderful doctor!!!
    May 16, 2023
    Sorry there's no Excellent choice. I was thrilled with the care I received from Dr. Amerson
    May 03, 2023
    Amazing a real excellent provider don't loose her.
    Apr 21, 2023
    A really good group of caring compassionate providers. Always friendly always informative
    Mar 31, 2023
    Once I am able to get an appointment with the doctor the doctor provides excellent care.
    Mar 10, 2023
    Really hard to get an appointment!
    Feb 17, 2023
    Friendliness and very courtesy and cared for my problems.
    Feb 17, 2023
    I have hope again tgat I will have help in dealing with this lifelong condition!
    Feb 17, 2023
    Was not told how to care for biopsy site but I already knew from past biopsies
    Feb 12, 2023
    Dr Erin Amerson is a fantastic dermatologist. She listened well and we agreed on the purpose of my visit. She was very thorough and very efficient. She effectively used her remote scribe to take her notes which were very informative and detailed. In fact the after visit notes she put in my medical record were among the best I have seen. Not only "would" I recommend her to others I have already done so.
    Feb 11, 2023
    Dr. Amerson is knowledgeable efficient and friendly.
    Jan 28, 2023
    Thank you Dr Amerson
    Jan 27, 2023
    I would and have recommended this doctor to others with the caveat that getting an appointment is extremely difficult.
    Jan 06, 2023
    Although AVS says all conditions were explained that was not the case. Dr. Amerson. Is clearly very busy and probably doesn't have time to explain benign skin conditions. Also I didn't ask her to explain all the medical terms she used with the scribe. I'm sure that had I asked she would have explained. And then I can always look it up on the Internet
    Dec 30, 2022
    Dr Amerson is great. I know why it's so hard to get appointments with her - because she's so good. So I completely understand. It's hard when you're so good.
    Dec 23, 2022
    She was terrific!!
    Nov 18, 2022
    Next appointments are too far out... Need to add staff to accommodate need for dermatologic services in this location. Doctors overloaded.
    Nov 11, 2022
    Though very satisfied with my care I'd be reluctant to recommend because of the wait time.
    Nov 04, 2022
    This was an excellent dermatology experience I get well informed and confident in the decisions about my care.
    Oct 30, 2022
    Great physician
    Oct 23, 2022
    Dr. A. Is a wonderful dermatologist and care giver. Empathetic transparent and kind.
    Oct 11, 2022
    I didn't remember the dosage for medication and the provider guessed 10 mg for Atorvastatin. I see my dosage is 40 mg but I can't change it on the online MyChart medication list.
    Sep 30, 2022
    Very attentive and kind.
    Sep 11, 2022
    Dr. Amerson gave me a lot of useful info and explained things quite well.
    Sep 09, 2022
    I know they are busy but it felt very rushed and I was worried I wouldn't be able to address all issues luckily I covered everything but she mentioned a follow-up to do a whole body check but didn't really explain much about it and not everyone has a large bank of sick days to use so maximizing care per appointment would be preferred.
    Sep 09, 2022
    Dr. Amerson is positive an excellent listener and diagnostician thorough and patient.
    Sep 04, 2022
    Dr. Erin Amerson was very kind considerate helpful and listened to my concerns. She is the best!!!!
    Sep 02, 2022
    Only down side is that it will probably take another 8 months to get another appointment with her!
    Aug 27, 2022
    Dr Amerson was great. I am so incredibly grateful that I was able to see her. She listened throughout my visit. We talked about some of the issues I've had in the past and she gave me some great recommendations.
    Jul 31, 2022
    Professional knowledgeable kind and efficient.
    Jul 31, 2022
    But I imagine it would be hard to get an appointment with her.
    Jul 30, 2022
    Dr Amerson is wonderful with a great bed side manner and show of concern
    Jul 22, 2022
    Very friendly and professional
    Apr 22, 2022
    She seemed competent. Her exam was perfunctory.
    Apr 12, 2022
    Provider was very courteous and well informed but clearly overworked.
    Apr 08, 2022
    It was a rushed exam
    Mar 11, 2022
    Very Professional
    Feb 25, 2022
    She was very rushed I had a few meds ordered at the wrong pharmacy should have been (SavRx) and I told her that. No med assistant in the room the scribe on the computer which is fine.
    Feb 11, 2022
    Dr. Amerson was awesome! She was reassuring efficient and kind. I really like her bedside manner. I felt in very good hands.
    Feb 11, 2022
    Excellent provider and staff.
    Feb 11, 2022
    I arrived right at the appointment time. By the time I was checked in 11 minutes had passed. I sat and waited for 1 and a half hour and when I asked about the delay I find out that the provider wanted me to come back the next day because I was "late". I tried to explain that I had taken the day off for this appointment and that even though I had arrived on time it took a while for the attendant at the front desk to check me in. In fact the attendant was wonderful and really tried to talk to the dr. And her assistant but they would not budge. I felt disrespected and upset since I had to wait for this appointment for so long. I will not be returning to this doctor because she would not even come to tell me herself what was going on. I feel like they overbooked and fell behind and were looking for excuses to not see me. This is not a good way to start a doctor /patient relationship. I found another doctor. That's it. And I will NOT be recommending this doctor . So please remove my records from your system.