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Jack S. Resneck Jr.


Chair of the Department of Dermatology
President of the American Medical Association

Dr. Jack Resneck, Jr. is a dermatologist who cares for patients with a wide range of skin diseases.

Resneck's research focuses on patient access to care, health care delivery, quality improvement, telemedicine and public health.

Raised in Louisiana, Resneck received his bachelor's degree in public policy from Brown University. He earned his medical degree from UCSF, where he also completed his residency in dermatology. He completed a fellowship in health policy at the UCSF Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies.

Passionate about advocating for both doctors and patients, Resneck is president of the American Medical Association (AMA). He previously served as chair of the AMA's board of trustees and has also been president of the California Society of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery. He has served on the board of directors of the American Academy of Dermatology, which awarded him several presidential citations, including its prestigious Clarence S. Livingood, MD Memorial Award and Lectureship. He has testified in congressional hearings on telemedicine, digital health, high drug prices and other topics.

  • Education

    UCSF School of Medicine, 1997

  • Residencies

    UCSF, Dermatology, 2001

  • Fellowships

    UCSF, Health Policy, 2003

  • Board Certifications

    Dermatology, American Board of Dermatology

  • Academic Title


  • Languages


I'm passionate about service, leadership, the future of health care and advocating for patients and physicians.

Where I see patients (1)

    My reviews


    Overall Experience
    310 Ratings
    About our process
    Jan 26, 2023
    He's very knowledgeable professional and courteous in his approach to medical care.
    Dec 23, 2022
    Dr Resneck is great. He has followed me for years so it's important for continuity of care.
    Nov 19, 2022
    We LOVE Dr Resneck!!! Even with his busy schedule he takes time to show he cares.
    Nov 11, 2022
    Good doctor
    Nov 08, 2022
    It is impossible to give a any rating to Doctor Resneck other than excellent as he is one of the doctors responsible for saving my life.
    Sep 27, 2022
    Dr. Resneck is a fantastic Doctor :))
    Sep 25, 2022
    I feel that explanations of my skin condition and possible spread were not discussed but rather quickly passed over with little assurance as to future growth of the skin area in question.
    Aug 31, 2022
    Jul 21, 2022
    A consummate clinician!
    Jul 17, 2022
    Dr.Resneck was excellent. He came in right away told me he had just read my chart which assured me he was completely familiar with my current medical situation he spent time answering my questions was reassuring while did my full body evaluation that everything looked okay. He put my fears at ease with every thing he said. I really like his pleasant demeanor and confident knowledge of his field. He is a terrific doctor.
    Jul 16, 2022
    I am aware Dr Resneck is very busy. I am so grateful for his kind m caring expertise.
    Jul 10, 2022
    Excellent doctor excellent staff I always feel good about the treatment I receive here.
    May 31, 2022
    I felt very rushed. The doctor was efficient but I didn't feel like I could get all of the questions I had about the symptoms and treatment.
    May 27, 2022
    Dr. Resneck was great! Thorough professional personable very easy to talk with.
    Apr 27, 2022
    My dermatologist is a pro!
    Apr 23, 2022
    I'm highly satisfied and would definitely recommend this provider.
    Mar 30, 2022
    I truly appreciated the concern Dr Resneck showed for my situation and the help in creating a game plan to move forward.
    Mar 19, 2022
    Good interaction: quick and thorough clear explanations good counsel.
    Mar 07, 2022
    A+. Dr. Resneck is excellent.
    Jan 22, 2022
    Exemplary and friendly throughout. This is the excellent care and expertise that most people associate with UCSF.
    Jan 12, 2022
    I've seen Dr. Resneck in the past for other skin problems and wanted to return to see Dr. Resneck for this visit also.
    Dec 08, 2021
    Dr. Resneck is thorough and very professional
    Nov 24, 2021
    Dr Resneck is very observant and very helpful in caring for my skin problems. He is a very pleasant person to work with.
    Oct 21, 2021
    Sympathtic and impressive physician
    Oct 20, 2021
    Again the doctor appeared to be rushed. There was no explanation of causes of the disease. I assume it was too minor for him to spend time on because of the rush.
    Sep 23, 2021
    I was rushed out. I did mention to the Dr that I haven't seen a dermatologist for many many years and I was hoping a check up but I we only discussed one issue and I was rushed at the door. I probably was in the room with the doctor about 4 minutes.
    Sep 22, 2021
    Excellent care was provided by Dr.Resneck!!
    Sep 18, 2021
    Dr. Resneck is just wonderful
    Sep 15, 2021
    Dr. Fox and Dr. Resneck are the best. 13 year patient
    Sep 15, 2021
    The doctor is excellent in every way.
    Sep 13, 2021
    It was my first appointment with Dr Resneck and he spent more time reviewing my file and I felt he was not as engaging in person and really didn't spend that time. Basically said we will figure this out did the biopsy and left. I showed him the photos of the progression of different blisters and rashes which I had chronicled to date.
    Sep 13, 2021
    Dr. Jack Resneck is terrific. He's knowledgeable and friendly and patient and kind.
    Aug 20, 2021
    Very quick - no time for me to talk about my concerns. He couldn't wait to get out to his computer more than addressing my concerns. I felt very rushed. I had to run out with my gown to get him to come back in to look at something. Felt very ignored and not attended to. Then he wrote a whole bunch of things on his notes that HE DID NOT do. TheN I got charged over a thousand dollars for a 5 minute appt. NOT ACCEPTABLE
    Jun 26, 2021
    Friendly informative thorough easy to talk to excellent "bedside manner."
    Jun 09, 2021
    very good experience!
    Jun 06, 2021
    Dr Resneck is always great. Carefully explains what is going on answers my questions and a very nice person.
    May 26, 2021
    Very clear instructions and very professional interaction.
    May 22, 2021
    I felt too rushed to comprehend a new diagnosis of a serious illness. The treatment options were not adequately described in terms of side effects efficacy and alternative or complementary options. no patient handouts and no suggestions of additional UCSF resources. unlike when I was treated for breast cancer.
    May 14, 2021
    I feel like my appt was really rushed this time. I did not feel like that last time. I was in and out of the office in less than 10 minutes which I felt was unfortunate. Once again I did not feel like that on my first visit. I got the time I needed.
    May 05, 2021
    Dr Resneck is a great dermatologist. He listens to my comments and questions and explains his decisions. very good experience
    Apr 30, 2021
    Still waiting to get appt at HS clinic that Dr recommended. They never followed up. Now Im on a wait list 4 months out.
    Apr 29, 2021
    Dr. Resneck was very nice respectful and knowledgeable. I felt I was in good hands. Nice bedside manner and very thorough.
    Apr 29, 2021
    excellent experience!
    Apr 29, 2021
    the doctor very friendly and seemed knowledgeable