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Timothy G. Berger



Dr. Timothy Berger is a dermatologist who specializes in rare, challenging and complex skin disorders. He cares for patients with autoimmune bullous disease, viral skin diseases, sexually transmitted diseases of the skin, skin diseases of the Tropics, photosensitivity disorders (overreaction to sunlight), infectious diseases of the skin, warts and pruritus (itching).

Berger has been inducted into the UCSF Academy of Medical Educators, an honor bestowed on faculty members who have shown particular dedication to medical student teaching. In 1989, he was honored with the Henry J. Kaiser Award for Excellence in Teaching. In both 1991 and 2001, the UCSF residents in dermatology named him teacher of the year.

Berger serves on the board of the American Academy of Dermatology. He has published more than 125 scientific articles, 12 book chapters and two books.

Berger sees patients only by referral or in the UCSF Executive Health Practice.

  • Education

    University of Texas Dallas, 1975

  • Fellowships

    Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, Dermatopathology, 1982

  • Board Certifications

    Dermatology, American Board of Dermatology

    Dermatopathology, American Board of Dermatology

  • Academic Title


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    My reviews


    Overall Experience
    246 Ratings
    About our process
    Nov 17, 2023
    Dr. Berger is thorough and and excellent doctor! His staff does an excellent job too.
    Nov 01, 2023
    Comments refer to Dr. Berger.
    Oct 06, 2023
    Very good experience!
    Jul 02, 2023
    Dr Berger is excellent
    Jun 13, 2023
    I left with a good feeling that I was in good hands.
    May 24, 2023
    The doctors have always seemed concerned and caring about my health. Which is a plus because of my mental health and depressions.
    May 13, 2023
    Dr Berger is the doc who diagnosed my MCAS after 20 years of wrongful treatment at other clinics. He is an outstanding doc and I'm so grateful to have him. I wish there are more docs like him. God bless him so that he lives super long and I can get his treatment. Thank you.
    Apr 27, 2023
    Dr Berger is EXCELLENT.
    Apr 19, 2023
    Dr. Berger knows dermatology better that anyone else and the same goes for skills when doing things with very skilled hands. One definitely feels an overload that leads to being rushed.
    Apr 16, 2023
    Outstanding. I have been a patient of Dr. T. Berger for years an appreciate his care warmth and expertise always.
    Apr 02, 2023
    Dr Timothy Berger was clear in his explanation of my situation and put me at ease.
    Mar 28, 2023
    I have been so pleased with the care and attention that not only Dr. Berger has given me but each of his assistants as well as the attendance personnel have been extremely professional and easy to work with. I feel very lucky to have had the opportunity to work with Dr. Berger and his team
    Mar 28, 2023
    Mar 26, 2023
    Dr. Berger not only recommends the treatment for my condition and prescribes the medication needed for healing he educates me and shares his wealth of knowledge. The best doctor on my team of doctors who provide specialized health care I need.
    Feb 19, 2023
    Dr. Berger has a kind considerate manner. He explained everything about my healing In a positive and encouraging way. I feel fortunate having him take care of my situation. Thank you Dr. Berger!!
    Feb 18, 2023
    Dr. Berger addressed all my questions provided great clarifications/knowledge and gave me assurance that I will get better. Compared to seeing previous dermatologist I was left hopeless BUT after seeing Dr. Berger I left hopeful.
    Feb 09, 2023
    The care provider Is always super professional and excellent and friendly
    Feb 04, 2023
    Feb 01, 2023
    Dr Berger went beyond care to provide clear explanations about my condition and how the medications work. His descriptions were like he was teaching in a classroom
    Feb 01, 2023
    Dr. Berger has been very attentive and helpful. He answers all questions thoroughly and willingly and responds to my concerns
    Jan 27, 2023
    These Doctors and assistants show a level of professionalism that is second to none!
    Jan 20, 2023
    Doctor's resident performed a biopsy on my heel which has been a terrible impediment. I'm not sure it was even necessary. Now almost 2 months later I am still limping. The biopsy has been more debilitating than almost any other procedure more than serious skin cancer surgery in early Nov.
    Jan 17, 2023
    Dr. Berger is full of kind caring intelligent energy! You can feel it as a patient. This truly helped me be more at ease.
    Jan 15, 2023
    Dr Berger is awesome. Very impressive. Knowledgeble and good listener. Had great treatment plans and explained well.
    Jan 10, 2023
    I will recommend my family and friends
    Dec 23, 2022
    Dr Berger's resident took a lot of time and was thorough and listened.
    Dec 09, 2022
    I have been in Dr. Berger's care since 2000. He is my hero the most extraordinary doctor of my (unfortunately long and broad) experience.
    Dec 08, 2022
    I was very pleased with couldn't be more happy with them
    Nov 18, 2022
    Dr. Berger is an expert in his field and he communicates frequently with senior dermatologists at other institutions. He has gone to extra effort for me.
    Oct 27, 2022
    Dr Berger is the best provider I have ever had I would highly recommend him. He has helped me with my health and always factored in my concerns and preferences. His care and hope brought me out of depression when viewing my prognosis. Truly grateful to him.
    Oct 15, 2022
    Oct 11, 2022
    Dr. Berger is the best dermatologist! I would definitely recommend him for any skin related issues! He is caring compassionate and and shows empathy in his work!
    Oct 09, 2022
    Exceptional doctor! Best I've seen in years both in knowledge and compassion. Wld appreciate a bit more on risks of meds yet again Dr. Berger is above and beyond. Resident refreshing in that he was honest about what he did not know rather than trying to "fake" his way through some of my questions. His sunny disposition made me feel good. Again Dr. Berger an absolute gem!
    Sep 27, 2022
    Dr.Timothy Berger is the most knowledgeable and caring Physician I have ever known. I feel blessed to have such a wonderful doctor.
    Sep 27, 2022
    The fellow I saw before the care provider took a lot of time that would have been better spent with the provider but I guess that's how it goes
    Sep 20, 2022
    Sep 11, 2022
    I saw another Dr (female) first. She was extremely attentive and listened well to me. Dr. Berger came in later with two other interns--then things moved quickly. Because I'm trying a new regimen I would have liked to have heard more about what might happen and what to do if a bad reaction does happen. The initial woman doctor did say a little at the end about that but I wished I had heard more after the visit. She was excellent. So is Dr. Berger.
    Sep 02, 2022
    I was expecting to receive after visit notes that detailed amount of supplements and medications to take and info on physical medicine docotir and MRI. I have left two email messages and one phone message and have not had a reply. Now headed into a weekend and don't know how much to take.
    Aug 26, 2022
    The resident spent so much time listening explaining options and then following-up with a proactive phone call suggesting a more cost effective way to obtain a medication. I'm so appreciative!
    Aug 19, 2022
    A very good experience.
    Jul 22, 2022
    They are obviously experts but I can tell they are juggling many patients and I have to have an active voice in the direction of my care.
    Jul 08, 2022
    I adore Dr Berger. He saved my face and has dx other disorders no other dermatologists and allergists could. Brilliant and wonderful man.
    Jul 08, 2022
    Care received from UCSF is not what I expected. Provider does not listen appointment was very short and rushed. Did not feel they cared about my symptoms. First visit they said they had a plan it consisted of two parts: 1 find out what is causing the issue and 2 treat the issue. This visit I was basically told we are just going to try a bunch of medications and see if one works. Said nothing about looking for a cause. Doctor rushed out of the room and didn't ask if I had any questions.
    May 18, 2022
    Always a productive visit.
    May 07, 2022
    Always helpful
    Apr 29, 2022
    I didn't receive an OTC medication name is my follow up papers as promised.
    Apr 29, 2022
    Provider heard all my concerns and explained things good.
    Apr 28, 2022
    To date no accessible office notes or after care summary has been generated for this visit. End of visit wound care was unsupervised and almost comically poor.
    Apr 26, 2022
    Excellent visit and Physian was so helpful and professional
    Apr 21, 2022
    Dr. Berger is an excellent & kind physician.
    Apr 19, 2022
    Exceptional doctor.
    Apr 08, 2022
    Apr 05, 2022
    Very difficult to get a hold of this provider. Every visit included a new Dr. Who worked with the provider.
    Apr 01, 2022
    He is patient explains in details easy to understand
    Mar 24, 2022
    I have a very rare skin condition and Dr. Berger answers all my questions and really gets my stress and concern. He appreciates all my questions and never makes me feel rushed. He's a really good doctor who show compassion and empathy toward his patients.
    Mar 17, 2022
    Dr. Berger was one of the most talented and expert physicians I have seen for any reason ever. I am profoundly grateful for his care.
    Mar 13, 2022
    This provider is excellent a leader in his field.
    Mar 04, 2022
    Dr Berger was responsive and professional (we'd had a previous experience with someone else who was quite dismissive - maybe just a bad day). This visit was very satisfying.
    Feb 19, 2022
    Dr. Berger is the best!
    Feb 08, 2022
    Very good experience.