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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
    327 Ratings
    About our process
    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.
    Aug 21, 2021
    Dr. Botto was better than the nurse and the front office staff.
    Aug 18, 2021
    Excellence in all areas!
    Jul 14, 2021
    She is an energetic caring knowledgeable healer.
    Jun 09, 2021
    Dr. Nina Botto is an extraordinary physician. I can't say enough about how she has been the best provider for all dermatological issues and her expertise her demeanor her approach to her patients is beyond stellar. My wife and I are so fortunate to be in her practice and are grateful she is a member of the UCSF team
    Jun 02, 2021
    the provider recommended I visit her friend in the building to see a skin specialist.
    May 04, 2021
    dr. botto is an outstanding physician.
    Apr 28, 2021
    It was a highly professional and very nice experience so thank you very much
    Apr 21, 2021
    excellent. could t be happier.
    Apr 20, 2021
    Dr. Botto is the best!
    Apr 14, 2021
    Again outstanding. Dr. Botto saved. Me!!
    Apr 07, 2021
    Dr. Botto is competent personable and caring; I had a good experience and came away with written instructions for care.
    Mar 14, 2021
    felt very comfortable with Dr Botto
    Feb 17, 2021
    The doctor came across as friendly holistic and knowledgeable. Exceptional bed side manners.
    Feb 16, 2021
    Dr. Botto is always super nice and very kind.
    Feb 10, 2021
    Dr. Botto is amazing. I saw another dermatology provider before her that was rude dismissive rushed me through the appointment because she was running behind and made assumptions about be that were frustrating (stated she didn't want to remove a cyst because I would likely develop a keloid - as a black woman I felt like this was an assumption because I've never developed anything like that and she didn't even bother to ask about my history with scaring). Am grateful for physicians like Dr. Botto she's thorough kind and listens.
    Feb 07, 2021
    She is a wonderful Dr. I just felt rushed in the appointment.
    Jan 31, 2021
    probably one of the best Doctor's I've ever seen. smart personable caring. Totally impressed!
    Dec 27, 2020
    felt very comfortable with Dr Botto
    Dec 23, 2020
    Dr. Botto was extremely kind and cheerful especially for 8am.
    Dec 09, 2020
    she is easy to work with
    Dec 08, 2020
    Extremely friendly and knowledgeable. I was completely at ease.
    Dec 01, 2020
    Dr. Botto is really fantastic.
    Nov 24, 2020
    The care provider was very thorough and articulate in explaining the issue and medical options. She carefully walked me through various options was both caring and respectful.
    Nov 11, 2020
    Not only is Dr. Botto exceptionally knowledgeable she is a terrific connunicator. She works with me making decisions for my husband's treatment more closely than any other doctor. She is also a lot of fun a winning combination!
    Nov 05, 2020
    I have gone to this provider for 8 years so she knows my issues well and I trust her judgment.
    Oct 07, 2020
    She answered my questions and gave me reassurance hat the lesions were on the amend
    Sep 27, 2020
    Dr. Botto is excellent!
    Sep 27, 2020
    Highest ratings for Dr. Botto.
    Sep 23, 2020
    Dr. Botto is asset to UCSF Health. She is quite pleasant and I feel confident in her clinical skills which is why I travel all the way from [location redacted] to meet with her. Dr. Botto is a great example of why UCSF Health has such a excellent reputation.
    Sep 21, 2020
    Dr Botto might be very close to nailing down my condition but time will tell
    Jul 05, 2020
    Dr. Botto is an outstanding physician and a huge asset to UCSF.
    Jun 25, 2020
    Dr. Botto is one of the most amazing doctors that I have met. She's caring kind and listens.
    Jun 11, 2020
    Couldn't be happier that I found my way (finally) to UCSF Dermatology!
    Jun 04, 2020
    Dr. Botto is the definition of the perfect doctor. I appreciate having her as a physician.