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Jennifer Fu

MD

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

About me

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

  • Academic Title

    Assistant Professor

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.

Dermatology Clinic at Mount Zion

1701 Divisadero St., Third and Fourth Floors
San Francisco, CA 94115

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