Jack Resneck Jr., MD
|School||UCSF School of Medicine|
San Francisco CA 94115
Dr. Resneck is Professor and Vice-Chair of the UCSF Department of Dermatology, and holds a joint appointment as a core faculty member at the Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies. He also directs the dermatology faculty practice clinics at UCSF where he previously ran the dermatology residency training program.
Passionate about advocacy for physicians and patients, Dr. Resneck has held several leadership positions in organized medicine. He is an elected member of the American Medical Association (AMA) Board of Trustees, and previously chaired the AMA’s Council on Legislation. He also chaired the Council on Government Affairs, Health Policy, and Practice of the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD), and is an elected director on the AAD's Board. The AAD has awarded him several presidential citations, as well as its prestigious Clarence S. Livingood Award and Lectureship. He is a past-president of the California Society for Dermatology, and serves on the Editorial Board of the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology.
His health policy research examines physician workforce issues, access to outpatient specialty care, the future of academic medicine, the impact of non-physician clinicians, health system reform, the medical liability system, and telehealth. He has authored numerous articles in scientific journals, testified before Congress, been interviewed by major media outlets, and is a sought-after speaker on policy issues. One of his recent studies was instrumental in achieving federal and state policy changes related to ensuring adequacy of insurance provider networks.
Dr. Resneck is deeply engaged in modernizing medical education and teaching the next generation of physicians, and recently chaired the committee that oversees UCSF’s innovative medical school curriculum. He has a busy clinical practice and cares for patients with a wide range of skin diseases.
Dr. Resneck's community service endeavors have focused on providing care to patients with HIV-infection and skin disease in East Africa and fundraising for dermatology research. He was also instrumental in passing California’s first-in-the-nation complete ban on indoor tanning by children under the age of 18.
Dr. Resneck received his B.A. in public policy from Brown University and his M.D. from the University of California, San Francisco. His internship in internal medicine, residency in dermatology, and health policy fellowship were also at UCSF.
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