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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

  • Residencies

    Letterman Army Medical Center, Dermatology, 1980

  • 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
    262 Ratings
    About our process
    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.
    Jan 18, 2022
    It is very good the doctor very attentive saved my life I was very damaged thanks to the God who put his hands in the hands of the doctor to save lives is a professional god bless him
    Dec 10, 2021
    Dec 07, 2021
    I had lots of questions and got answers for all of them
    Nov 03, 2021
    Nov 01, 2021
    Dr. Berger is absolutely phenomenal!!! He was my doctor 22 years ago when I lived in the area and he was outstanding even then. I now live on the east coast and made a special trip to San Francisco to see him since I wasn't able to get the same level of care where I currently live since my doctor retired. The trip was well worth the time and expense. I'm now on track to getting my problem solved due to his high level of expertise and deep understanding of my situation.
    Oct 27, 2021
    This provider Dr. Berger is very highly skilled in assessing skin problems and the treatment for them. Just top tier without question!!
    Oct 25, 2021
    Dr. Berger is a terrific dermatologist and a very nice person. He has helped me enormously with my skin problems.
    Sep 29, 2021
    I have only seen Dr. Berger one time and was highly satisfied.
    Aug 20, 2021
    Dr. Berger told me about solutions I have never heard about before. I have some hope after 13 years of real misery.
    Jul 28, 2021
    Dr. Berger is wonderful!
    Jun 08, 2021
    Excellent experience
    Jun 04, 2021
    Again I am describing the excellent intern I saw before I saw Dr. Berger
    May 31, 2021
    Nothing about follow up care until I asked. They changed what was performed from the previous appointment without consulting with me at all.
    Apr 28, 2021
    I was prescribed pregabalin which will take a few weeks to help my itch. I was referred to a specialist for future spinal injections and need to show her my two MRI discs.
    Apr 16, 2021