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Jack S. Resneck Jr.


Chair, 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

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  • 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
    233 Ratings
    About our process
    Nov 07, 2023
    Doc. Resneck was professional straight forward easy to understand and had a personality! I was hesitant to be seen by a male doc for treatment iI'm this area of my body but he was great!
    Sep 29, 2023
    Dr. Resneck is the best of the best!!!
    Sep 15, 2023
    Doctor visit was quick but he listened and was very efficient . Just didn't like the long wait
    Sep 01, 2023
    Dr. Resneck was excellent. He was efficient in his diagnosis personable very clear in describing condition (most complete explanation I have received with respect to this issue) and offered a couple options for treatment. Once I decided he was supportive and implemented the plan. Could not have been more satisfied with the experience.
    Aug 26, 2023
    Always a pleasure seeing Dr. Resneck! He's friendly attentive efficient and thorough. Everything you could ask for as a patient.
    Aug 23, 2023
    Dr. Resneck is a very caring person who shows personal interest in his patients.
    Aug 11, 2023
    Superb physician! I feel like I am in the best of hands....and someone who really cares about me!
    Jul 15, 2023
    Dr. Resneck is the absolute best in all areas!
    Jun 04, 2023
    I really loved the physician I worked with (Dr. Resneck) but it was slightly tainted by the extreme wait time.
    Jun 03, 2023
    Dr. Resneck is compassionate and kind.
    May 26, 2023
    Excellent visit with Dr. Resneck :))
    Apr 02, 2023
    Dr. Resneck is that best possible combination: brilliant at what he does; truly concerned about the patient; and very affable. I wish the "bedside manner" he has at every appointment could be taught.
    Mar 19, 2023
    Jack Resneck is an exceptional doctor and human being. In addition to his medical expertise I greatly admire his values and service to the profession. He is the reason I choose UCSF for all my dermatological needs.
    Mar 14, 2023
    Dr. Resneck is great -- fast but personal. I feel lucky to be in his care.
    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.