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

Clinics I work with

Dermatology Clinic at Mount Zion

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

My reviews


Overall Experience
265 Reviews
Dr. Botto is an exceptional physician. She goes out of her way to care for her patients and treats them with respect. She has made the management of my allergies simpler by creating an app with products that I'm able to use as well as what I'm allergic to. I am so grateful to have her as my physician.
Explained things in a way that was easy to understand
265 Reviews
Did the doctor pay attention to your concerns
265 Reviews
Gave easy to understand instructions about taking care of health problems or concerns
255 Reviews
Knew the important information about your medical history
261 Reviews
The provider showed respect for what you had to say
263 Reviews
The provider spent enough time with me
265 Reviews

Selected research