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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
    836 Ratings
    About our process
    Dec 02, 2023
    Overall a very professional experience that was smooth and informative
    Dec 01, 2023
    Excellent care and everything was explained.
    Nov 29, 2023
    Very rushed and kind of hyper. It used to bother me a lot but now I'm used to it. I ask the resident or fellow my questions because they take the time
    Nov 28, 2023
    I had no problems. My healing was going well.
    Nov 22, 2023
    The doctor engaged well at a human level and was very clear about my results potential next steps and his recommendation.
    Nov 15, 2023
    Dr. Neuhaus is a brilliant practitioner clearly focused on the desires of his patients.
    Nov 14, 2023
    Excellent! Cannot be better. The exam was thorough and the diagnosis was very well explained. The treatment options were very well explained. The handover to treatment was excellent.
    Nov 11, 2023
    Everyone I encountered was very thoughtful and caring.
    Nov 10, 2023
    The attending nurse recommended to me a cream that the head of the department recommends to patients with a similar issue and so I asked my attending physician if he could give it to me for my infection and he did not want to prescribe or even make a effort to find out about it in a very abrupt manner. And Recommended that I go to another department to see another doctor concerning my issue.
    Nov 07, 2023
    Excellent care provider and supervisor.
    Nov 02, 2023
    I had a very good experience with all aspects of my visit and surgery
    Nov 02, 2023
    The resident doctor was EXTREMELY tuned into communication of information as well as how the information was landing for me. 5+
    Oct 31, 2023
    I have been treated by Dr Neuhaus in the past and I have nothing but praise for him and the people that work with him. Thank you Dr. Neuhaus for always making me feel like I am your only patient.
    Oct 28, 2023
    This was a confusing symptom and took some tests to get a clear diagnosis.
    Oct 27, 2023
    The main provider was very dismissive before he came in the room he decided he couldn't help me. I was told that they were discussing me prior to him coming into the room. He made me feel small and dismissed.
    Oct 25, 2023
    Dr. Neuhaus is amazing kind attentive professional and the only doctor I trust for enhancing my face.
    Oct 19, 2023
    All staff was excellent!
    Oct 19, 2023
    Many thanks to all the staff!!!
    Oct 10, 2023
    Oct 06, 2023
    Dr. Neuhaus provided options for my continuing care.
    Sep 30, 2023
    I felt rushed I did not get briefed on any risks to the procedure
    Sep 29, 2023
    All good experiences.
    Sep 25, 2023
    Dr Neuhaus is simply the best. His technical ability is outstanding and his bedside manner is wonderful. He is very personable and engaging and true leader of his team. I would recommend him to anyone!
    Sep 09, 2023
    Follow up care information felt sparse from the provider unless I asked specifics. Instead the nurse provided all the detailed information plus tips for healing.
    Aug 31, 2023
    Dr. Neuhaus and his team were courteous and professional. They made me feel at ease.
    Aug 29, 2023
    Dr. Neuhaus and his resident provided excellent care and his nurse/assistant was truly outstanding. It's obvious she cares deeply about the patients she interacts with and enjoys what she does. Five stars to all!
    Aug 22, 2023
    Best team I hope not to need again. You were terrific
    Aug 22, 2023
    Everything was done perfectly
    Aug 10, 2023
    All attention very good
    Aug 09, 2023
    Wonderful staff
    Aug 07, 2023
    The doctor that saw me was NOT helpful in answering whether he believed that continuing the MOHL's treatment of a Basal Cell might present a problem with scarring of my nose. Upon asking him whether he might might suggest a plastic surgeon if the cancer was deeper than he anticipated he deflected all my suggestions that a perhaps a plastic surgeon would best handle the scarring to my nose. After much back and forth discussion I couldn't help but come to the conclusion that his professional stature was being questioned which wasn't the point. What I wanted to know succinctly is at what point does a plastic surgeon handle the possible scarring resulting from the procedure as the doctor could not predict how deep he might have to go in order to get all the cancer. He simply explained that he could "handle it". And that answer is not sufficient.
    Aug 04, 2023
    Rushed visit. No explanation/ details/literature provided of recomended treatment. Was told to "google it
    Aug 02, 2023
    Dr was great
    Jul 28, 2023
    Such a wonderful crew!!
    Jul 26, 2023
    Doctors nurses and staff were all outstanding.
    Jul 26, 2023
    Everything about the experience was top notch. I could not have had better care.
    Jul 23, 2023
    Very quick visit not much explanation
    Jul 17, 2023
    This was my second experience with Dr. Neuhaus and his team - both times for excision of melanoma. I feel very fortunate to have had such great care both times. From the injections of the pain killers to the smooth closing of my wound I experienced a minimum of discomfort. And my post-operative experience has been very good with no bleeding and a minimum of swelling.
    Jul 13, 2023
    Dr. Neuhaus and the other doctor were professional and listened well to my questions and concerns.
    Jul 11, 2023
    Everything was first class
    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