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Jennifer Fu


Director, Hair Disorders Clinic
Fan of hiking, camping and biking with my family

Dr. Jennifer Fu cares for adults and children with difficult-to-treat alopecia when first treatments have been ineffective. She also cares for patients with medication-induced hair loss, including cancer survivors. She directs the UCSF Hair Disorders Clinic and works closely with patient advocacy groups, such as the National Alopecia Areata Foundation and Cicatricial Alopecia Research Foundation.

In research, Fu and her colleagues examine defects in immune regulation in order to better understand hair loss caused by autoimmune and inflammatory conditions, with the goal of discovering new treatments. She also studies the wellness benefits of mind-body approaches and community-based support as a way of providing health care.

Fu earned her medical degree from Weill Cornell Medical College. At UCSF, she completed a residency in dermatology and a fellowship in Mohs micrographic surgery (a specialized technique for treating complex skin cancers) and procedural dermatology.

Fu is a member of the American Academy of Dermatology, Women's Dermatologic Society, American College of Mohs Surgery, Council for Nail Disorders, Alameda – Contra Costa Medical Association, Solano County Medical Society and California Medical Association.

  • Education

    Weill Cornell Medical College, MD, 2004

  • Residencies

    UCSF, Dermatology, 2008

  • Fellowships

    UCSF, Procedural Dermatology, 2009

People experiencing hair loss know its profound effects on daily life and sense of self, and the great need for new treatments and coping strategies.

Where I see patients (1)

    My reviews


    Overall Experience
    65 Ratings
    About our process
    Nov 14, 2023
    Although the md appears competent UCSF hair clinic isn't worth the effort. My dermatologist at CPMC ISAt least as qualified and CPMC is so much easier to navigate
    Sep 23, 2023
    Dr Fu is very kind clearly explains and answers all ny questions shes very friendly and easy to talk too she cares snd listens and asks what I feel and think she undersyood my concerns and she very smart anaytical knowledgeable and selfless!!
    Sep 22, 2023
    Dr Fu was delightful caring knowledgeable and took the time to explain and discuss my condition and treatment options including my concerns regarding treatments and dealing with hair loss. I came away feeling reassured informed and cared for. Thank you!
    Sep 09, 2023
    Dr Fu is impecable in her care and dedicated to her patients. It's great to have a doctor of her caliber nearby.
    Aug 28, 2023
    Dr. Fu is an excellent provider.
    Jul 15, 2023
    Dr Jennifer Fu is excellent!
    Jul 15, 2023
    Dr. Fu and her staff were nice professional and helpful
    Jul 05, 2023
    Dr Fu is extremely competent caring and available to us as we navigate this very emotionally challenging condition. I have deep gratitude and respect for her. She's a phenomenal doctor and I believe a wonderful person in general.
    May 13, 2023
    Dr Fu is excellent
    Mar 25, 2023
    Dr Fu is very kind and makes sure that I am doing good
    Feb 27, 2023
    Dr Fu is a wonderful practitioner who carefully reviews issues and prior history to makes sure she covers all basis. She even reminded me of a prior issue that had resolved so I didn't even think about it
    Jan 31, 2023
    Dr. Fu is excellent.
    Jan 24, 2023
    Only problem is difficulty of getting appointment
    Jan 23, 2023
    No photos taken to give any comparison on progression of hair loss and provider did not give much information. She does answer questions when specifically asked. Does not consider patient feedback and concerns on care planning.
    Dec 10, 2022
    Good data presentation with explanation but Unfortunately compassionate caring part is missing. Patients need and expect caring and compassionate support as well.
    Nov 24, 2022
    Excellent care and consideration from my care provider.
    Oct 29, 2022
    Dr. Fu was fabulous. The time constraints by the Tates scheduling was ridiculous. It was not her fault. The system needs to give her at least a half hour with flexibility when needed. Perhaps tneed to be more doctors in the specialty there at the same time
    Sep 17, 2022
    I thought Dr. Fu was very professional but sensitive to my concerns and just an overall nice person. I also feel she gave me good options for my hair loss concerns.
    Sep 10, 2022
    Just not a lot of infoI waited months for appt and drive from out of town
    Aug 15, 2022
    An outstanding provider. My one complaint is that she recommended a follow up in 3-4 months although she knew that the clinic has no appointments available for this. I wish she had addressed this problem with me because when I discovered that no appointments were available it was too late to discuss with her the medical implications of the indefinite delay.
    Jul 19, 2022
    I feel that Dr Fu very much cares about us and she cares about providing comprehensive care. She is knowledgeable about her field and options for treatment. She goes out of her way to be available when it's a high need time. I have been very grateful to have her as our doctor.