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Tina Bhutani


Co-director, Dermatology Clinical Research Unit
Co-director, Psoriasis and Skin Treatment Center
Mom, wife, doctor and clinical researcher

Dr. Tina Bhutani is a dermatologist who focuses on treating chronic inflammatory skin diseases, especially psoriasis and eczema. She co-directs the UCSF Psoriasis and Skin Treatment Center, where she specializes in caring for patients with complex cases requiring treatment with multiple modalities, including topical medications, phototherapy (light therapy), systemic agents (medications that work throughout the body) and biologics (medications made with components of living organisms).

Bhutani believes in a well-rounded approach to care that includes considering each patient's overall wellness and mental health in addition to treating the particular skin disease. She believes that treating mind, body and skin increases the probability of a successful outcome and helps patients with chronic conditions cope.

Bhutani's research focuses on improving quality of life for patients with chronic inflammatory skin diseases. She seeks to further describe the mind-skin connection in order to learn how to disrupt the cycle of disease flare-up, mental stress and worsening disease, often fueled by social stigma, stress, social isolation and depression. She co-directs the UCSF Dermatology Clinical Research Unit.

After earning her bachelor's degree in animal physiology and neuroscience at the University of California, San Diego, Bhutani completed her medical degree at the University of Southern California's Keck School of Medicine. She completed a residency in dermatology at UCSF, where she later completed a master of advanced study degree in clinical research.

Bhutani belongs to the American Academy of Dermatology, National Psoriasis Foundation, National Eczema Association, Women's Dermatologic Society and San Francisco Dermatological Society.

  • Education

    UC San Diego, BS, Animal Physiology and Neuroscience, 2004

    Keck School of Medicine, 2008

    UCSF, MAS, Clinical Research, 2018

  • Residencies

    UCSF, Dermatology, 2015

  • Board Certifications

    Dermatology, American Board of Dermatology

  • Academic Title

    Assistant Professor

I always strive to not just treat the disease but to treat the patient who has the disease.

Where I see patients (2)

    My reviews


    Overall Experience
    199 Ratings
    Explained things in a way that was easy to understand
    199 Ratings
    Did the doctor pay attention to your concerns
    197 Ratings
    Gave easy to understand instructions about taking care of health problems or concerns
    183 Ratings
    Knew the important information about your medical history
    195 Ratings
    The provider showed respect for what you had to say
    198 Ratings
    The provider spent enough time with me
    196 Ratings
    Decorative Caduceus

    Dermatologic Research Evaluation and Monitoring of Sleep in Moderate-to-Severe Psoriasis

    Sleep efficiency is defined as the percentage of time spent asleep while in bed.


    Decorative Caduceus

    Immunogenetic Profiling of Goeckerman Therapy in the Treatment of Psoriasis Vulgaris

    Perform quantitative analysis of the immunologic and genetic changes in immune cell populations after treatment with traditional Goeckerman (NBUVB + coal tar), coal tar only, and NB-UVB only, at weeks 2, 4, and 12 compared to base...