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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

About me

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.

Dermatology Clinic at Mount Zion

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

Psoriasis and Skin Treatment Center

515 Spruce St.
San Francisco, CA 94118

My reviews


Overall Experience
137 Reviews
Dr. Bhutani has excellent communication skills and a thorough knowledge of her work. She had concern for my questions and gave me confidence in the biopsy procedure. She said that I would be called with the results...and I was surprised when she did! Very professional and explained everything clearly.
Explained things in a way that was easy to understand
137 Reviews
Did the doctor pay attention to your concerns
137 Reviews
Gave easy to understand instructions about taking care of health problems or concerns
126 Reviews
Knew the important information about your medical history
131 Reviews
The provider showed respect for what you had to say
136 Reviews
The provider spent enough time with me
135 Reviews
Decorative Caduceus

The Impact of Dupilumab on Quality of Life in Moderate to Severe Atopic Dermatitis Patients

The primary endpoint is the improvement in quality of life measured by change in Psychological General Well-Being scale (PGWB) at Week 16 from baseline. It is a self-reported, 22 item questionnaire, scored 0-5 and summed. PGWB wil...


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...