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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
    364 Ratings
    About our process
    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.
    Jan 29, 2022
    Again the care was exemplary.
    Jan 25, 2022
    Dr. Botto is so clinically skilled cordial and pleasant. I am grateful for her expertise and how easy it is so talk to her!
    Jan 14, 2022
    As I said Dr Botto rocks!
    Jan 05, 2022
    Dr. Botto has a great style with patients -- I felt like I could ask questions freely and I got extremely clear answers and a pleasant approach.
    Jan 05, 2022
    Dr. Botto was amazing from start to finish. She was so sensitive to my situation and did not make me feel insecure about my visit. She listened to everything I had to say and than she gave me her advice. She is just absolutely wonderful. This situation has been a nightmare for me and she Is so willing to work with me to help solve this mystery problem!!
    Dec 21, 2021
    Outstanding overall.
    Dec 21, 2021
    This doctor is extremely professional knowledgeable and communication flows easily. I'm extremely happy with the care.
    Dec 04, 2021
    Dr. Botto is hands-down the best doctor from a patient's perspective in all the years I have been insured with my health insurance in conjunction with UCSF Medical. She is precise professional and very attentive to all my questions and concerns with each visit. She always provides me with options and her explanations are easy for me to understand. As her patient I have increased knowledge of my own personal health. Dr. Botto has already provided me with care that has improved my daily life. She has treated my eczema and recently helped me with rosacea. I am grateful that she is my dermatologist.
    Dec 01, 2021
    We discussed seeing a specialist.
    Nov 02, 2021
    Of course Dr. Nina Botto has excellent bedside manners! I felt very cared about so safe and even comfortable though I was about to get a biopsy done! Dr. Botto answered any and all of my questions and concerns and demonstrated she cared about what I thought and how I felt about my problem and the procedure she was about to do. I felt confident I was an excellent hands with Dr. Botto. She included me and all decisions about my care & the treatment she was about to provide with a wonderfully calming welcomness. I would definitely recommend this amazing physician to anyone who needs dermatological care if they wish to get the very best and most efficient care while feeling welcome and safe at the same time!
    Oct 26, 2021
    There was a melonoma found possibly and because she probably does it all the time it was a matter of fact to her and quite a shock to me. She seemed indifferent to the fact that there would be a scar.
    Oct 25, 2021
    Lucky me with Dr. Botto
    Oct 06, 2021
    Dr Botto is very nice but she rushes thru visits. She did not seem concerned enough about the cause of my skin condition. I saw another doctor for same condition and this was the focus. I showed her where the rash was showing up on other parts of my body and she seemed uninterested. She is moving too fast.
    Oct 06, 2021
    The Doctor gave clear responses to all my concerns. Her service was beyond the call of duty she was compassionate.
    Sep 18, 2021
    Very satisfied!
    Sep 13, 2021
    The doctor was super friendly and nice but spent less than 1 minute doing a skin cancer check. She didn't provide any advice on skin cancer prevention or skin care in general.