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Michael Waul



  • Education

    Harvard Medical School, MD, 2017

  • Residencies

    UCSF, Dermatology, 2021

  • Academic Title

    Assistant Professor

Where I see patients (1)

    My reviews


    Overall Experience
    329 Ratings
    About our process
    Nov 17, 2023
    Dr. Waul was great staff were all caring and professional too
    Nov 02, 2023
    Care provider promised a referral but so far I haven't heard about one ...
    Oct 30, 2023
    Dr. Waul took the time to conduct a full body scan with care. We had a real conversation about my dermatological health.
    Oct 14, 2023
    Dr. Waul was very personable and very profession during my exam.
    Aug 31, 2023
    Dr. Waul has excellent bedside manners and I appreciate this. Very old school and I love it.
    Aug 22, 2023
    He is that rare combination of professionalism and human warmth
    Aug 16, 2023
    I feel very fortunate being able to have Dr. Waul as my doctor. He was very friendly knowledgeable figured out the problems quickly and offered treatments that resolved the problems.
    Aug 16, 2023
    Loved the doctor but worried about if the wait time was because of him or the office or other patients.
    Aug 14, 2023
    One of the best physicians I've ever seen. Kind caring patient and very communicative.
    Aug 10, 2023
    I really like Dr. Waul he's nice caring answers questions and treats me with respect
    Aug 04, 2023
    I felt well taken care of!
    Aug 03, 2023
    Dr Waul was extremely helpful friendly explained things well and diagnosed the problems I was having quickly.
    Jul 27, 2023
    Dr Waul took the time & made the effort to listen understand & discuss my situation. Also following the visit he did some research & followed up to address a question I had.
    Jul 20, 2023
    Dr. Waul was very professional and friendly.
    Jul 12, 2023
    He was lovely.
    Jul 12, 2023
    My regular dermatologist referred me to UCSF. I was pleased to receive an appointment with Dr. Michael A. Waul who was very kind and took time to examine and explain my condition and then to prescribe treatment medications. I would have no hesitation in recommending both Dr. Waul and UCSF Dermatology Clinic.
    Jul 11, 2023
    Superb experience.
    Jun 25, 2023
    Listened to me believed the history I gave him and genuinely collaborated with me on decisions like whether to biopsy and choosing biopsy sites. He also consulted with another provider on the biopsy decision which I also appreciated (I'm so grateful for humility in doctors). Also gave me detailed explanations at a prior visit of why he originally thought my facial rash was most likely rosacea e.g. inclusion of the nasolabial folds and the periods of disappearance that helped me recognize later as I later developed daily fevers and the rash became permanent and started sparing the nasolabial folds during the fevers that it might not be rosacea after all and that I should come back for follow-up and more evaluation. The biopsy results are still outstanding but he might be the one who diagnoses the whole systemic disease. Smart collaborative kind detailed. And he did a nice job on the biopsy stitches. Pay him more.
    Jun 22, 2023
    He is very skillfull at doing biopsies so there is no pain at the time or after the appointment.
    Jun 22, 2023
    Jun 20, 2023
    Dr. Waul is wonderful! I am so thankful I found him. He is kind and really listened to me. He also spent a lot of time with me. He was not rushed. He included my concerns into our decision making process on treatment for my skin.
    Jun 19, 2023
    My problems were technical
    Jun 08, 2023
    Dr Waul is he best
    May 25, 2023
    Dr Waul very excellent on his doctor-to-patient interactions.
    May 20, 2023
    I was seeing a dermatologist in Berkeley and he had left the practice. I was overdue for a check-up and since I am an Ovarian Breast cancer survivor my bar is somewhat higher for cancerous lesion surveillance. I have also had Basal cell and Squamous cell skin cancer removed. My PC in Berkeley was concerned about a couple of places on my back and suggested that I see a dermo ASAP. Berkeley was booked out to December so I asked for other options. I was referred to Dr. Waul. I am always a bit anxious seeing a new Doctor but he was so kind and such a good communicator and obviously very knowledgeable. I had to have 2 biopsies and he was very skilled with the numbing and the stitching. I did not feel any pain. My back is healing nicely and my husband reports that the stitches are neat and looking great. I am returning in 6 months for my regular check and plan to use Dr. Waul as my new dermo. He is a lovely person and was able to reassure me and attend to my needs. He is a really good listener which as far as I am concerned is one of the most important skills that a good Doctor can have.
    May 19, 2023
    Due to requirement of highly specialized skin cancer knowledge/experience I felt my care was only "adequate generic dermatology." Which Is less than what I expect/need
    May 19, 2023
    Dr W is as good as it gets.
    May 04, 2023
    I went home and suggested my wife ask Dr. Waul to be her dermatologist.
    Apr 27, 2023
    His recommendations were appropriate and solved the problems. He has a good friendly communication style with the patient too.
    Apr 22, 2023
    He involved me in choosing the preventative treatment and where to start it.
    Apr 05, 2023
    Dr. Waul is great. I felt very comfortable with him. He was very clear.
    Apr 04, 2023
    Dr Waul was very kind patient and listened to all of my concerns. His demeanor was very calming (which I needed b/c my problem is very upsetting to me) and professional on every level.
    Mar 23, 2023
    Patient and listens. That's a pretty good start. A bit dismissive on a few concerns. But he wanted to focus on two main points. But had many issues because it's been so long since I've been able to visit a dermatologist
    Mar 14, 2023
    He was informative and friendly not intimidating
    Mar 11, 2023
    Dr Waul was amazing. I can tell he is passionate about his work. Thank you for being a great doctor.
    Mar 04, 2023
    I was told my biopsy results would be available within 1 week and it is over a week and I have not heard anything
    Feb 25, 2023
    Dr. Waul was attentive and caring. He understood my concerns and invoked my confidence and trust in his ability to care for my health.
    Feb 25, 2023
    Dr Waul was wonderful kind and caring. He was attentive and patient.
    Feb 19, 2023
    No clear instructions as to how long to use bandage to cover biopsy site
    Feb 18, 2023
    Dr. Waul has improved the quality of my life.
    Feb 16, 2023
    Dr and his assistant were the best ever I need someone to hear me they listen thank them for me.
    Feb 07, 2023
    Dr Waul is exceptionally kind considerate respectful and patient (even with my ignorant questions!). He also administers treatments (liquid nitrogen sprays and excisions for biopsies) very carefully and gently.
    Jan 12, 2023
    I was taken to my room very quickly and on time. My routine skin check up however seemed to be the least thorough that I have ever had and was extremely quick. As far as the two concerns I had one was discussed well. The other I was not provided with much information regarding the cream tx or potential alternatives if that cream was not covered by insurance. Furthermore the MD was very kind about checking in but it took almost 45 minutes to provide me with an estimate cost for a skin lesion biopsy.
    Dec 16, 2022
    I liked Dr. Waul a lot .
    Dec 16, 2022
    Provider was in a rush and I was only seen for 12 minutes. I still have not received prior authorization clearance for a medication he wrote.
    Dec 04, 2022
    Dr. Waul could have listened a little bit more he seemed a bit in a hurry. Overall he's an excellent doctor
    Nov 03, 2022
    Dr. Waul was superb. Excellent communication and skills.
    Oct 16, 2022
    I felt very comfortable with Dr. Waul. He listened well made me feel seen and understood.
    Oct 08, 2022
    One of the best I've ever had.
    Sep 27, 2022
    I had a top notch experience. Dr. Waul is very professional smart kind and engaged with his patients. I felt very taken care of.
    Aug 26, 2022
    Vey caring physician
    Jul 28, 2022
    I could not be more pleased with Dr. Waul his energy kindness and thoughtful personal interaction instructions and follow-up. Just excellent please thank him again for me.
    Jul 28, 2022
    Wonderful physician: he understood my concerns and quickly addressed them
    Jul 28, 2022
    Two weeks later - still waiting for biopsy lab results. Called and left message 3 days ago. Still no response.
    May 25, 2022
    I will recommend family and friends
    May 18, 2022
    Dr. Waul was exceptionally kind and thorough. He took extra time to listen to all my concerns and to help me learn about the medical issues.
    May 06, 2022
    I was pleasantly surprised today when the Dermatology clinic called me. Dr Waul wanted to schedule a 6 month follow up appointment. In the 20 years I have been seen at this clinic this is the first time this has happened. Perhaps it is a new service? It is a very helpful service. Thank you Dr. Waul.
    Apr 27, 2022
    Im not sure. It seemed maybe he was uncomfortable treating me. Because on my chin and no mask(Covid concerns). He gave the reason of someone else treating due to I guess his inexperience. Since he did not want to do a skin check either I feel he may have been uncomfortable for some reason. He Was very pleasant and I followed his lead and just agreed to his recommendation that a female specialist (more experienced?) do the work. As I hadn't necessarily expected any "surgery" be done at this visit I didn't see any imposition - but then the notes from my primary told what my appointment was for so why wasn't I scheduled appropriately?
    Apr 25, 2022
    Dr. Wahl is an excellent clinician.
    Apr 23, 2022
    Apr 21, 2022
    The provider I saw was courteous and efficient and my appointment was on-time with very little waiting.
    Apr 20, 2022
    Knowledgeable and compassionate. Great combination.
    Apr 17, 2022
    I feel like I didn't have a full skin check compared to other places. It felt super rushed and like there could have been some misses
    Apr 14, 2022
    First visit with Dr Waul I like him very much
    Apr 05, 2022
    Dr Waul was a refreshingly good listener and had excellent people skills
    Feb 13, 2022
    I appreciated his patient and thoughtful demeanor
    Feb 12, 2022
    Dr. Waul is very kind conscientious and caring.
    Feb 10, 2022
    What a great doctor! Kind knowledgeable thorough respectful. Outstanding care!
    Feb 09, 2022
    I felt like I was being rushed through without any real attention good questions or care about my opinions and comments. They didn't know much about my condition and then concluded it must be mental health or in my head which they didn't treat and I should go elsewhere. Many studies show there is a link between my condition and mental health (the condition being the cause). There are multiple closely related studies showing a link between my condition insomnia and resulting mental health issues. They did not listen to that they did not know about that and haven't heard or seen such a thing therefore it must not exist. There was little to no discussion about treating my condition only asking If I would like to try something they could prescribe and didn't tell me anything about that medication. I felt very dismissed and they wanted to get on to the next patient. I have been seeing mental health doctors for months now and they tell me go see a dermatologist. I felt very depressed after this visit I don't know what to do because no one wants to help.