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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
    241 Ratings
    About our process
    Nov 22, 2023
    I left very hopeful I was at the right DermatologyOffice. I am very hopeful and thankful
    Nov 15, 2023
    She is always very nice
    Oct 26, 2023
    Dr. Bhutani is exceptional at all the above
    Oct 20, 2023
    Office checked the cost of procedure before it was done. I appreciate that extra service.
    Oct 06, 2023
    Love Tele-health!
    Jul 20, 2023
    Appreciate the care attitude and patience.
    Jun 30, 2023
    Dr. Bhutani is excellent and very knowledgeable. I loved that the resident also reviewed all refills to avoid future messages and requests. The appointment was great
    Jun 14, 2023
    Dr Bhutani is the best
    Jun 06, 2023
    A very pleasant experience from beginner to end I would highly recommend Dr. Bhutani!
    May 12, 2023
    Made this appointment 5 months ago. Day of appointment my insurance had not approved my appointment yet!!
    May 12, 2023
    Spent almost no time with me - literally under 5 minutes. Asked if I had any other questions while walking out the door.
    May 07, 2023
    Hard to get in to uc system as a new pt
    Apr 24, 2023
    Not only was I heard but I learned a LOT of new info!
    Apr 05, 2023
    Dr Bhutani is very skilled knowledgeable and fast. A lot of the prep work is done by her fellows who sometimes miss details. Dr Bhutani does answer questions and respond but sometimes it's really too fast. She always answers questions when asked and that is appreciated. Dr. Bhutani's knowlege far exceeds discussions. Sometimes it feels too rushed
    Mar 31, 2023
    Dr. Bhutani is the best!!!
    Mar 12, 2023
    Care Providers are excellent only biggest problem is waiting time & very poor parking
    Mar 10, 2023
    Went over & above explaining skin issues including reviewing past ultrasound CT scan & MRI images.
    Feb 17, 2023
    The difficulty is scheduling is a drawback. Contemplating switching providers for ease of access.
    Feb 17, 2023
    Clear explanation of skin condition in easily understood terms
    Jan 29, 2023
    Dr Bhutani is awesome
    Jan 11, 2023
    Dr TBJ is the best....knowledgeable personable caring!!!!
    Jan 07, 2023
    I really like my doctor! She is excellent communicating and shows concern.
    Dec 15, 2022
    Dec 09, 2022
    Nov 16, 2022
    Always a great experience
    Oct 15, 2022
    Very professional and competent.
    Oct 07, 2022
    The doctor was great. I saw her for 20 minutes and it cost me . I have Kaiser so this visit was out of pocket. I was truly shocked and distraught over this bill. I will never go to a UCSF doc again.
    Oct 02, 2022
    My only issue is is she gave me a shot-in-the-dark treatment to try with no back up options for relief if that didn't work.
    Sep 07, 2022
    Dr. Bhutani and her staff that I interacted with were direct and I very much appreciated that.
    Sep 04, 2022
    Dr. Bhutani is among the best.
    Aug 31, 2022
    Dr. BHUTANI IS AMAZING. Her in office staff are equally amazing. This visit was fabulous
    Aug 20, 2022
    I was asked to try a new topical ointment. But I later found out it costs for a 60 day supply. There should have been some discussion of the cost versus benefit of trying this new drug.
    Aug 19, 2022
    She is excellent and truly makes sure you have the information and have a chance to ask questions.
    Jul 27, 2022
    Everything was great.
    Jul 26, 2022
    I feel comfortable with and confident in the doctor
    Jun 10, 2022
    Dr. Bhutani is amazing and such a warm and gentle provider who is fiercely intelligent and always willing to help!
    May 20, 2022
    The actual provider was great!!
    May 19, 2022
    Excellent doctor very professional caring & provide excellent care!!!
    Mar 22, 2022
    Felt like a factory mill. Not very personal
    Mar 07, 2022
    I just felt like it was very fast. But it could be what I was there for was supposed to be fast. I kind of left there indifferent. But again it could all that was needed.
    Mar 02, 2022
    Absolutely love Dr. Bhutani. She took over my case for Dr. Koo and I've been very pleased with our relationship and her help guidance and flexibility in giving me telehealth appointments now that I have a baby.