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Jeffrey P. North


Dermatologist and dermatopathologist
Father of three daughters and double black diamond skier

Dr. Jeffrey P. North is a dermatologist and a dermatopathologist, a specialist in diagnosing skin disorders by analyzing samples under a microscope. In addition to treating patients for all types of skin disease, he interprets skin biopsies sent to UCSF from across the United States.

After earning a bachelor's degree in molecular biology and chemistry at Brigham Young University, North came to UCSF for medical school. As a first-year medical student, he began working on melanoma genetics with world-renowned physician-scientist Boris Bastian, studying the evolution of melanoma on the hands and feet. North's growing interest in dermatology led to a residency in dermatology at Oregon Health & Science University, where he served as chief resident. North returned to UCSF for a fellowship in dermatopathology, followed by a year as a clinical instructor. After serving for one year as director of dermatopathology at the University of Missouri, North returned to UCSF.

North enjoys teaching and mentoring students, residents and fellows as they rotate through the dermatopathology service.

  • Education

    UCSF, 2006

  • Residencies

    Oregon Health & Science University, Dermatology, 2010

  • Fellowships

    UCSF Medical Center, Dermatopathology

  • Board Certifications

    Dermatopathology, American Board of Dermatology

    Dermatology, American Board of Dermatology

  • Academic Title

    Associate Professor

I strive for precision in diagnosis and treatment of patients, and for medical advances through innovative research.

Where I see patients (2)