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Nina Botto


Dermatitis researcher and karaoke enthusiast

Dr. Nina Botto is a dermatologist who specializes in treating contact dermatitis (a rash caused by touching an irritating substance) and occupational dermatitis (a rash from workplace exposure to an irritating substance). She also cares for patients with all types of skin disease, including skin cancer, inflammatory skin diseases and acne.

Botto's research focuses on diagnosing and treating a variety of skin conditions, particularly contact dermatitis.

Botto earned her medical degree from Chicago Medical School. She then completed a residency in dermatology at Tufts Medical Center.

Believing that the relationship between patient and doctor is vital to healing, Botto is passionate about enhancing patients' health care experiences. She has organized and led efforts focused on service excellence within the dermatology department. In addition, she is a member of the UCSF Center for Enhancement of Communication in Healthcare, which focuses on improving communication skills among providers throughout UCSF, with the goal of better experiences for patients, their families and the entire health care team.

Botto serves on the board of the American Contact Dermatitis Society.

  • Education

    Chicago School of Medicine at Rosalind Franklin University, 2009

  • Residencies

    Tufts Medical Center, Dermatology, 2013

  • Board Certifications

    Dermatology, American Board of Dermatology

  • Academic Title

    Associate Professor

Where I see patients (1)

    My reviews


    Overall Experience
    351 Ratings
    About our process
    Nov 23, 2023
    Dr. Botto is energetic kind & thorough. She is a gem.
    Nov 15, 2023
    Dr. BOTTO is so knowledgeable concerning my skin etc I trust her judgement!
    Nov 09, 2023
    I feel very comfortable asking Dr. Botto any questions. She demonstrates her competence and that she genuinely cares. She's the best dermatologist I've ever had.
    Nov 07, 2023
    Nina Christine Botto is a very friendly gracious patient responsible and highly skilled dermatologist.
    Nov 03, 2023
    WOW I have never had a better first impression with any physician anywhere! Dr. Botto is simply outstanding by any conceivable measure-as a person and as a physician. I look forward to future visits knowing they will be effective and truly enjoyable.
    Oct 27, 2023
    Dr Botto was excellent provided an immediate referral to derm surgery and said to follow up with her if I didn't hear back from them quickly
    Oct 26, 2023
    Dr. Botto is outstanding! She always makes you feel like you're the most important patient to her she listens well and is incredibly kind and caring.
    Oct 24, 2023
    Oct 19, 2023
    I like that Dr Botto is easy to talk with. She listens. She makes me feel at ease and comfortable in sharing all of my concerns and addresses them accordingly. Her treatment of my condition is truly a partnership. She is respectful of my choices.
    Sep 29, 2023
    I was very stressed & worried. Dr Botto was very calming & helped me to not be so worried. She has great attention to detail.
    Sep 27, 2023
    I switched from another dermatology practice. And I'm so glad I did. It was my first visit with Dr. Botto. She is an exceptional doctor. Appreciated her thorough exam and treatment. She has a great patient-doctor interaction. Makes me a happy UCSF patient!!!
    Sep 24, 2023
    Dr. Botto is amazing - caring smart skilled available - I am so grateful for the care she provided me.
    Sep 12, 2023
    Dr BOTTO is wonderful
    Sep 08, 2023
    Excellent service
    Sep 08, 2023
    Excellent experience with Dr Botto. She is very knowledgeable great listener and kind.
    Sep 01, 2023
    Dr. Botto and her team are outstanding. They set the bar very high
    Aug 29, 2023
    This doctor deserves all the praise coming her way for the incredible care that she is giving along with the support of her staff
    Aug 29, 2023
    Aug 25, 2023
    I had a very positive experience. Dr. Botto was thorough in her examination and has a wonderful personality. I already referred another family member to Dr. Botto.
    Aug 23, 2023
    Dr. Botto is thorough and professional.
    Jul 26, 2023
    Dr. Botto is excellent in every way..she listens is so helpful with my skin problems!
    Jul 18, 2023
    I was late and everyone was incredible! There are all wonderful!
    Jul 16, 2023
    My complaints are not her fault. The appointments are too short to discuss everything fully. She does a good job with the time she is allotted there just needs to be more time.
    Jul 14, 2023
    Dr Botto is fantastic
    Jul 14, 2023
    Dr. Botto is marvelous. She is friendly attentive interested - love her!
    Jul 12, 2023
    Dr. Botto is the perfect blend of clinical skill set and her ability to be cordial and friendly. I trust in her because she is able to answer my questions about clinical observations In a direct and reassuring manner.
    Jul 11, 2023
    Dr. Botto is outstanding - bedside manner ease to talk with caring concern she is an exceptional provider.
    Jun 20, 2023
    Love her. She's amazing. So helpful and very knowledgeable
    Jun 01, 2023
    Overallbest provider I am fortunate enough to take care of my medical needs.
    May 31, 2023
    Dr. Botto is great!
    May 31, 2023
    Dr. Botto is the best derm st UC
    May 23, 2023
    I love Dr. Botto as she is so personable. She listens and asks questions that show she has a genuine interest in you as a person and as a patient. She is my favorite Dr.
    May 17, 2023
    I thought Dr. Botto was an expert and very experienced in the particular field involving skin problems. She diagnosed my problem almost instantaneously.
    May 09, 2023
    Dr. Botto always listens without judgement or interruption and then she explains things simply clearly and without condescension. She's always friendly and warm and she's never given me the impression of hurrying through our appointments. All of her recommendations have worked for me.
    May 09, 2023
    There is no provider like Dr Nina Botto. Her extremely wonderful bedside manner her incredible knowledge base her thoughtful and competent care is legendary. I am beyond fortunate to have her as one of my health care providers
    May 06, 2023
    Great clinician
    May 04, 2023
    She was excellent
    May 03, 2023
    Dr. Botto is a fantastic doctor!
    Apr 29, 2023
    Dr. Nina Botto is very caring and helpful. She listens and offers practical solutions.
    Apr 20, 2023
    Nothing extraordinary about the visit. The doctor has no time to practice good care
    Apr 18, 2023
    Dr. Botto is not only extremely competent in her field but also very caring and pleasant. She never makes me feel rushed or my condition unimportant. My appointments with Dr. Botto have not only addressed my issue but each visit has actually been enjoyable.
    Apr 18, 2023
    Dr. Botto is a wonderful listener so caring and personable.
    Apr 12, 2023
    Mar 31, 2023
    It was a very positive experience for me who has lots of anxiety about going to a doctor.
    Mar 30, 2023
    Dr. Botto is fantastic. I could not be more happy with the care she provided.
    Mar 30, 2023
    Dr. Botto is excellent!!
    Mar 28, 2023
    Excellent knowledgeable doctor. I have a rare condition and she was interested but not ghoulish about it. Very sympathetic
    Mar 28, 2023
    Dr. Botto is fantastic.
    Mar 08, 2023
    Outstanding provider!
    Feb 08, 2023
    Feb 03, 2023
    Excellent provider but clinic suffers from lack of support. Its very difficult to schedule directly.
    Jan 25, 2023
    I consider UCSF to be the best medical center in the country and Dr. Botto is the perfect example of this excellence!
    Jan 04, 2023
    Dr. Botto is fantastic very kind empathetic great listener. She's incredibly hard to get in to see but she's awesome.
    Dec 22, 2022
    I have already recommended her!
    Dec 13, 2022
    Br. Botto listens patiently and has detected clues that might impact my condition from simple conversational topics.
    Dec 09, 2022
    Dr. Botto was wonderful! Cannot recommend her highly enough. I have already encouraged my day-to-day derm to send more patients her way.
    Dec 07, 2022
    Dr Botto needs a 6 on all categories.The best !
    Dec 07, 2022
    Doctor Replaced ointment covered by Medicare by the other one that is not covered and cost . It is not the price that can be paid by SSI recipient for gel doctor prescribed.
    Dec 03, 2022
    Dr. Botto is simply excellent I feel as though I'm in great hands as her patient. UCSF is lucky to have her as faculty.
    Oct 26, 2022
    Dr. Botto is the best in the West. Excellent in all wAys
    Oct 26, 2022
    Dr Botto is an amazing physician who listens is empathetic but efficient !
    Oct 26, 2022
    Couldn't have asked for a better experience!
    Oct 08, 2022
    Dr. Botto is an outstanding physician.UCSF is lucky to have her!
    Sep 22, 2022
    Very friendly environment and very pleased with the doctor.
    Sep 21, 2022
    Wonderful doctor!
    Sep 16, 2022
    Dr. Botto provides excellent care at all times!
    Sep 14, 2022
    Dr. Botto is so caring and knowledgeable. I am so happy to be under her care for my skin and hair issues.
    Sep 13, 2022
    Great care provider
    Sep 11, 2022
    Dr. Nina Botto exemplifies what an extraordinary health care provider should be. Caring knowledgeable concerned thorough kind and personable. There are not enough superlatives to describe how excellent she is in all categories. Thank you Dr. Botto and I am beyond fortunate to have you as one of my health care providers
    Sep 07, 2022
    Dr. Botto is absolutely fantastic!
    Aug 18, 2022
    Excellent physicians
    Aug 18, 2022
    Care is always excellent at UCSF. The accessibility of the providers and long wait to schedule is horrible. I had to wait almost four months for the next availability.
    Aug 07, 2022
    Dr. Botto reviewed new products I was using to be sure they wouldn't cause further problems. Discussed a plan off action with me took care of sending prescriptions to my pharmacy and In general was a good listener and easy to talk with. Couldn't have asked for a better visit.
    Aug 05, 2022
    Dr. Botto is one of the best Dr's. I have ever been lucky enough to be associated with...she has compassion and empathy for her patients and shows real concern for all questions comments and concerns from her patients and does this with grace and style. Fabulous her happy and positive attitude! Cheers for Dr. Botto!
    Aug 03, 2022
    Give Dr Botto a raise !!!
    Jul 14, 2022
    Always great
    Jul 13, 2022
    Dr. Botto is so very skilled and I has excellent clinical expertise. She also is quite cordial and a wonderful asset for UCSF.
    Jun 09, 2022
    Dr. Botto is amazing. She is kind warm approachable thorough - an outstanding clinician. Obviously brilliant and skilled too. Cares about my family. I Always enjoy seeing her and catching up.
    Jun 08, 2022
    Overall excellent experience. Dr Botto provides kind and sensitive care and is empathetic to skin concerns. In addition to follow-up for ongoing skin issues she did some skin tag removal that is slowly but steadily improving.
    May 03, 2022
    I cannot say enough positive things about Dr.Botto. Her compassionate care and thoughtful and thorough examination is beyond compare. She is a highly skilled provider and extraordinary person. I feel so fortunate to be her patient
    Apr 26, 2022
    Dr. Botto is an excellent and smart doctor. She had prepared for my visit and she listened carefully to my concerns made sure she understood my goals for the visit and I felt comfortable in her care.
    Apr 20, 2022
    Care provider did not spend more than 5 min with me super rushed no real time commitment.
    Apr 13, 2022
    I feel like I'm in great hands with Dr. Botto and fortunate to have her as my dermatologist
    Mar 31, 2022
    Dr. Botto is very knowledgeable is very good at putting me at ease and is all around an exceptional doctor.
    Mar 17, 2022
    This entire team is super friendly; makes you feel comfortable and professional.
    Mar 02, 2022
    Dr Botto is one of the very best doctors I've ever had. She really listens approaches delicate issues with great sensitivity describes multiple options for treatment and really seems to care about my experience.
    Mar 02, 2022
    Dr. Botto is the best doctor at UCSF. She's very attentive never rushes me when listening to my questions or concerns detailed in her explanations super friendly demeanor and expresses great passion in her work to helping me resolve my questions and overall care and treatment. I'm very grateful to have Dr. Botto as my dermatologist as she efficiently and effectively resolved all my problems with eczema and Rosacea. I will not hesitate to return for any skin problems and gladly refer her to friends and family. From testing to diagnosis and treatment to follow-up Dr. Botto made each office visit a pleasant experience. I am so thankful to her and her staff for making me feel so much better. Thank you Dr. Botto and to your team for such excellent work and providing the best service possible!
    Feb 20, 2022
    Doctor Nina really took her time to explain to me my options. She also explained the procedure and what was gonna happen. And how to take care of my foot after.
    Feb 09, 2022
    I Dr Botto
    Feb 08, 2022
    Dr Botto is friendly and professional. She explained treatment options that we discussed and I am following through up with at this time.