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Isaac M. Neuhaus


Dermatologic surgeon
Sunscreen advocate and dad to three girls

Dr. Isaac Neuhaus is a dermatologic surgeon who specializes in Mohs micrographic surgery (a technique that maximizes preservation of normal tissue) and surgical reconstruction for skin cancer. He is an expert in laser surgery for treating a variety of vascular and pigmentary lesions, including extensive vascular malformations. He also performs cosmetic procedures, such as laser rejuvenation of photodamaged skin, Botox injections, soft tissue filler injections, chemical peels, sclerotherapy and liposuction.

In his research, Neuhaus studies skin cancer surgery and laser treatment.

Neuhaus earned a medical degree at the University of Florida. He completed a dermatology residency at UCSF, where he was chief resident, followed by a Mohs surgery and procedural dermatology fellowship, also at UCSF.

Neuhaus is a member of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, which awarded him its Cutting Edge Research Grant. He is past president of the California Society of Dermatology & Dermatologic Surgery, and he is a member of the American Academy of Dermatology, American College of Mohs Surgery and American Medical Association.

  • Education

    University of Florida, 2000

  • Fellowships

    UCSF Medical Center, Mohs Micrographic Surgery and Procedural Dermatology, 2005

  • Board Certifications

    Dermatology, American Board of Dermatology

  • Academic Title


  • Languages


I use the latest tools and technology in my mission to help patients fight the effects of sun damage and aging.

Where I see patients (6)

    My reviews


    Overall Experience
    819 Ratings
    About our process
    Jun 28, 2023
    I'm happy with everything thank you
    Jun 27, 2023
    I told the insurance company that I wanted to go back to you guys for the second time and I'm so glad that it happened. I travel for three hours to get a hotel in order to come to your clinic. It's so worth it.
    Jun 23, 2023
    Jun 19, 2023
    Re: Dr Neuhaus - I won't be back I won't recommend you and I am happy to share my extremely poor experiences with friends and clients who ask. I have two siblings who are doctors and they would never be so condescending and dismissive to anyone yet alone a patient. Unacceptable.
    Jun 08, 2023
    Didn't seem to care much but answered my questions and took care of business--wrote my prescriptions and gave me referral for skin check appointment. No smile no warmth. He was the best at giving lip filler on my last appointment so I believe he's technically skilled and knowledgeable but I guess he's not a people person.
    Jun 04, 2023
    My experience at UCSF Dermatology Clinic was very positive. I was offered and accepted a cup of water. That curtesy was over and above what was expected.
    Jun 04, 2023
    Excellent experience. Very professional and lovely bedside manner from everyone involved.
    Jun 02, 2023
    I know this is a teaching hospital and he was rushed
    May 31, 2023
    I wasn't informed that the lead doctor would not be doing the surgery. Instead a fellow did it. This amounts to very poor informed consent. It was bait and switch.
    May 28, 2023
    I di nto know it but I wa sonly scheudled for a consultation but I did wnat the lypoma removed and the doctor and nurses agreed if I waited which I did and it allw ent very well. I felt respected and treated professionally.
    May 27, 2023
    I am referring to about the Derm fellow from Canada. I only saw Dr a Neuhaus for a minute. She was great in every way!
    May 17, 2023
    The nurses doctor and resident were very caring and put me at ease through the procedure. Their professionalism shined. You should be very grateful to have such a smart and dedicated staff.
    May 13, 2023
    Great communications
    May 03, 2023
    Been a patient of Dr. Neuhaus for at least ten years -- they don't come any better!!!
    Apr 27, 2023
    Unfortunately I have had Dr. N perform surgery for some type of skin cancer 3 times. He and his team are always outstanding. If any issues arise again I absolutely will return to see Dr. N
    Apr 26, 2023
    Excellent experience.
    Apr 21, 2023
    Dr Neuhaus and his team were fantastic. Best patient experience I've had in a very long time.
    Apr 20, 2023
    I didn't receive clear instructions on how to care for the wound aside from a letter. I didn't get enough stern-strips which are hard to find at a drug store. I had to call a few times for instructions.When I asked a follow up appt I was told it was up to me. Having a lipoma removed from my forehead seems serious enough to warrant a follow up appt.
    Apr 20, 2023
    Very patient friendly team
    Apr 05, 2023
    Medical team was excellent
    Mar 29, 2023
    I'm always well treated
    Mar 28, 2023
    Excellent treatment
    Mar 26, 2023
    At two appointments I asked him to check whole body explicitly including thigh/butt areas that I cannot see and at two appointment he did not. Does this guy have some weird hang-up that won't let him fully examine male patients? Or just sloppy? He's a physician providing a service to a customer. It's a simple ask. Would absolutely not return a third time and will warn friends away.
    Mar 26, 2023
    Excellent service from the check-in associate nurses and physician
    Mar 21, 2023
    My provider never did the procedure...he watched and talked and talked as his "fellow" did the excision and stitches. Several others entered the room during the procedure and I was never informed/introduced....seemed uncool to me
    Mar 18, 2023
    Residents and Fellows were exceptional - extremely personable and clearly focused on providing high level care and an overall positive expereince.
    Mar 18, 2023
    Excellent experience.
    Mar 18, 2023
    My visit at the clinic was flawless. The intake nurse was plaisant attentive and qualified.The clinician assistant was also terrific. She listened was attentive to my medical condition.Doctor Newhouse couldn't have been more professional plaisant. All together I could not have been more satisfied.
    Mar 14, 2023
    The quality of care I received from the two MD's who treated me was tops. They both were very compassionate and had a wonderful sense of humor.
    Mar 14, 2023
    Great doctors as well as assistant
    Mar 13, 2023
    The woman who did the procedure on me and her assistant took every opportunity to explain what was going on
    Feb 23, 2023
    Very knowledgeable and easy to talk to. I greatly appreciate how he spoke with me and discussed options.
    Feb 19, 2023
    Everyone was knowledgable friendly and helpful
    Feb 18, 2023
    Extremely competent caring all the way.
    Feb 16, 2023
    A great group of people in dermatology
    Feb 10, 2023
    My provider was working with a resident who provided a great deal of information about my procedure. She was informed and thoughtful in her delivery. I appreciate the information she provided and how she worked with me to help me feel comfortable. Dr. Neuhaus clearly had a lot of knowledge and expertise in dermatological surgery which he is passing on to his resident however he did not offer the same sort of bedside manner his resident did. Perhaps there is something from him to learn from her too.
    Feb 10, 2023
    Great staff all around
    Feb 07, 2023
    The entire team was great ! The Fellow who came in was really helpful in educating me. I felt really cared for and that they were looking out for my best outcome
    Feb 06, 2023
    My treatment and outcome seems to be quite good and I appreciate the skill of the provider and staff
    Feb 04, 2023
    Outstanding care
    Jan 27, 2023
    Everyone involved was AmazingI could not possibly have gotten better treatment.
    Jan 26, 2023
    Surprise at stiff charge for follow up visit due to complications that should have been included in original procedure
    Jan 25, 2023
    Very positive experience. Scheduler was very pleasant and kind.
    Jan 25, 2023
    Again. Outstanding
    Jan 25, 2023
    Jan 24, 2023
    Everyone in the clinic was terrific. My wife and I have been using Dr Neuhaus for years. We would not go anywhere else
    Jan 20, 2023
    Dr. Isaac Neuhaus is amazing and so is his entire staff. They always treat me so nicely and attend to my every need. And yes I have already recommended his services to others. Every time I have to come back for basil cell treatment I always come to Dr. Neuhaus.
    Jan 19, 2023
    This surgery was very important and I was very grateful for the quick help and support.
    Jan 18, 2023
    No one really wanted to answer my questions And I felt a bit rushed through the experience
    Jan 15, 2023
    There were many care providers with different jobs throughout my procedure they were short handed because a Dr had to leave due to a family emergency. The team asked me if it was OK that they were running 1/2 hour behind schedule. The hour and a half was after I had the injection and area affected removed. I enjoyed a 11/2 hour read time as It was such cozy a quiet space excellent lighting comfortable seating+ I brought an interest article. I was very happy.
    Jan 11, 2023
    I wish the provider had been warmer and more informative as I was nervous
    Jan 11, 2023
    Things always seemed "rushed" during my visit.
    Jan 04, 2023
    Excellent experience with dermatology.
    Dec 20, 2022
    I researched the procedure so I was prepared with questions that they answered very clearly. The entire team was impeccable.
    Dec 17, 2022
    I want a different doctor when I come back for my next surgery.
    Dec 14, 2022
    Dec 08, 2022
    Care-provider was very unsympathetic and it felt as though he could care less
    Dec 05, 2022
    Outstanding team led by Dr. Neuhaus
    Nov 30, 2022
    Dr. Neuhaus is very kind and caring!
    Nov 19, 2022
    Procedure went as well as I could have hoped for. Doctors and staff were all great.
    Nov 18, 2022
    Outstanding competent and skilled professional.
    Nov 08, 2022
    It was a very efficient and well coordinated team effort
    Nov 08, 2022
    I forgot aftercare instructions
    Nov 04, 2022
    Nerve damage was not called out specifically as a possible side effect
    Oct 28, 2022
    Just excellent! Not my first surgeon but definitely top of the pack. He was very kind and clear in his explanation. He numbed me up really well (that is not normal in my experience but I really appreciated) - I felt nothing. And he talked with me the whole time and told me what he was doing and what was going on which made me feel calm relaxed and informed. I hope not to have surgery too much but I would use Dr Neuhaus again if I needed it.
    Oct 28, 2022
    I've been seeing Dr. Neuhaus over the past 10 years or so and he is the best!!! He is an expert at what he does and is caring attentive and always takes the time to ask me how I'm doing.
    Oct 28, 2022
    Had both the surgeon and an intern on my case. Very little personal interaction occurred; bot seemed to just do their work as quickly as possible. Not great bedside manner.
    Oct 22, 2022
    They were an awesome team!
    Oct 12, 2022
    The surgeon discussed with me the options I had for my particular case. Together we decided which course to take. It was a very helpful exchange
    Oct 11, 2022
    It was a great experience
    Oct 08, 2022
    Dr. Neuhaus and his "team" were all very thorough in making sure that I understood the process for the surgery and took plenty of time to answer my questions. I appreciate it.
    Oct 04, 2022
    He breezed in and out quickly. Basically said there was nothing he could do for me.
    Sep 25, 2022
    Dr. Neuhaus was extremely personable and caring. He made what would've been a stressful appointment very easy.
    Sep 21, 2022
    No problems with anything
    Sep 21, 2022
    Sep 15, 2022
    Amazing service from everyone involved
    Sep 14, 2022
    Dr Isaac Neuhaus and his resident/fellow doctor assistant were dismissive did not take hime to listen to my concerns and more worried about getting the appointment finished as soon as possible. I asked the resident if I could ask additional questions and her answer was that she was in a hurry and wanted to get Dr Neuhaus in the exam room. She seemed to be in a hurry. Dr Neuhaus was a little better but not much. He didn't even look at me when speaking and both of them hovered over the computer to complete the write-up more so than spend time with the patient. Overall I was disappointed since I've always had a good experience at UCSF. I would not return to this dermatology clinic again.
    Sep 02, 2022
    I had a wonderful experience! Dr. Neuhaus is a fantastic doctor. He listened to me and offered me well thought advice on how to take care of my skin. He Is very thoughtful and showed a lot of concern to my health and well being. He was very nice to talk to and I really appreciate his time and effort to help me. Dr. Neuhaus and his staff are the gold standard for skin care!
    Aug 31, 2022
    Aug 25, 2022
    Dr. Neuhaus is a consummate professional. Personable and caring physician.
    Aug 15, 2022
    It was problematic that I wasn't informed that Dr. Isaac M. Neuhaus would be supervising rather than performing the surgery. Dr. Neuhaus was very curt with the new doctor who actually performed the procedure.
    Aug 13, 2022
    I will return if needed and highly recommend
    Aug 12, 2022
    Dr. Neuhaus is an excellent doctor he listens and appropriately responds and recommends.
    Aug 11, 2022
    My visit was perfect!
    Aug 10, 2022
    Al of them were very professional
    Aug 09, 2022
    Two Drs came into the room and never acknowledged me or my husband never introduced themselves never called my husband by name - and I was totally ignored except when the Dr told me that I had to leave the room. Absolutely terrible bedside manner. And when my husband was being stitched this Dr told the other Dr not to worry about the size of the scar just do the stitching!!!! THIS IS JUST HORRIBLE. NO PATIENT SHOULD BE TREATED THIS WAY EVER!!!
    Aug 09, 2022
    Dr.Neuhaus and his fellow were tremendous and so informative along the way. Fabulous team and so professional!! Engaging in my post care as well and strong in their rules " no swimming for two weeks" which I so I appreciated. Best in the world.
    Jul 27, 2022
    Lots of people in room ... About 4-5 ...while cancer on face was prepared to be cut out. But all was good.
    Jul 15, 2022
    Very pleasant and super helpful
    Jul 15, 2022
    Excellent communication & terrific stitching job (as far as I can tell). Hopefully they extracted ALL the bad stuff!!!
    Jul 13, 2022
    Dr Neuhaus and his team are caring professionally excellent and try to explain from beginning of procedure and planning for best outcome. Thank you!!!
    Jun 10, 2022
    Both the provider and his fellow listened and understood well my concern especially with regard to timing and they made time to perform a minor procedure on me on the same day of the consult. I felt heard understood and taken care of extremely well.
    Apr 25, 2022
    I greatly appreciated the pages of pre-op information I received several days in advance. It was well written and covered every base. Then as I was leaving I received more printed information that detailed what to expect in recovery and my role in it. Excellent!
    Apr 21, 2022
    Friendly person. I think appointments are being scheduled in too short sequence for doctors to be able to take time with individual patients. There is a lot of pressure to stay on schedule.
    Apr 02, 2022
    The resident whose name I don't recall was exceptional! You should hire her!!
    Mar 30, 2022
    Follow up is complicated and instructions were not easy to grasp
    Mar 24, 2022
    Both the doctor and the fellow were excellent
    Mar 23, 2022
    Very friendly knowledgeable and professional.
    Mar 22, 2022
    I really appreciated Dr. Neuhaus' open style of communication as well as the resident who did most of my procedure. They were both excellent!
    Mar 09, 2022
    My visit was a referral for a specialized medical issue: removing a lipoma on my scalp and then removing the staples 3 weeks later. Everything was fine.
    Mar 09, 2022
    Both Dr's. their nurses and assistants were "FABULOUS!
    Feb 09, 2022
    Feb 01, 2022
    Can't say enough positive things about Dr. Neuhaus. Very Professional knowledgeable caring active listener great explanations of treatment/procedures
    Jan 30, 2022
    Hi I find my experiences with Dr. Neuhaus not that great he tends to be very glib. He seems to want to do the procedure and get out of there asap and not really discuss how the procedure heals how to take care of it etc. I had to ask the nursing assistant about how to care for the laser treated areas (and I am not sure it was the best advice) and the laser procedures are on my face so I care even more about the healing process. I also think that Dr Neuhaus comes off a bit arrogant about the pricing.
    Jan 26, 2022
    I am still uncertain what I had. It wasn't cancer just issues with cells. The spot was very small yet the Incision was huge. I am not happy with the size they took. I don't think I would go back to them.
    Jan 25, 2022
    Outstanding care.
    Jan 21, 2022
    Jan 20, 2022
    This experience was very good I will recommend them for anything that needs to be done for someone with the same issues.
    Jan 05, 2022
    Jan 05, 2022
    Was a positive experience
    Dec 15, 2021
    Nurses provided most of instruction
    Dec 07, 2021
    Great bedside manner.
    Dec 07, 2021
    Couldn't have been better.
    Dec 06, 2021
    Instructions came from assistants
    Dec 04, 2021
    Also referred me for future general follow up
    Dec 01, 2021
    Superb care!!! Best ever experienced
    Nov 23, 2021
    No instructions after surgery. No emergency contact information given should I need extra care or have concerns about how to treat the site
    Nov 16, 2021
    All my concerns were addressed and I feel very grateful to the care provider and his team.
    Nov 15, 2021
    All of my choices were "Good" but because the treatment has been successful I'd highly recommend others visit UCSF Derm.
    Nov 07, 2021
    Scheduled for MOHS surgery in a couple weeks- very good visit and connection with the doctors
    Nov 03, 2021
    Everything was optimum I have no complaints whatsoever.
    Nov 03, 2021
    The staff all spoke highly about the doctor without me even asking about him. I thought that was a good sign and indeed he was one of the most skilled Doctors I've ever encountered and kind to boot.
    Nov 02, 2021
    Set up an appointment with a plastic surgeon but unclear as to when they would be contacting me. Unclear how to contact them to follow up. Was regally given a name but not other follow up.
    Oct 25, 2021
    I prefer that the surgeon and not the resident to do excision and suturing. It felt like the excision took longer and was not done as well (sutured neatly completely and efficiently) by a resident. Having a big scar at the top of my back/neck isn't fun and would appreciate having the experienced surgeon do it instead of being a tester for someone learning. I believe patients should be given the choice or be told and be able to decline.
    Oct 25, 2021
    Items said I'd be sent home with weren't given prescriptions weren't sent messages weren't returned genuinely disappointing experience
    Oct 06, 2021
    Exhaustive explanations and hints about the post-operative care
    Oct 03, 2021
    Sep 28, 2021
    Dr Neuhaus did not explain about follow up visit .
    Sep 25, 2021
    Everyone was helpful and courteous.
    Sep 24, 2021
    Care provider explained everything in great detail.
    Sep 14, 2021
    Dr. Neuhaus was exceptional in all the categories you asked about. Most importantly he is an extraordinary dermatological surgeon.