Timothy Berger, MD earned his MD from University of Texas, Southwestern Medical School, Dallas, TX in 1975. He completed his dermatology residency at Letterman Army Medical Center in San Francisco in 1980 and then completed a dermatopathology fellowship at the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology in Washington, DC. Dr. Berger served in the Army until 1991 and obtained his first appointment to the Department of Dermatology at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) in 1984.
Dr. Berger is currently a Professor of Clinical Dermatology at UCSF as well as the Executive Vice Chair, Chief of Clinics, the Endowed Chair in Dermatology Medical Student Education, former Residency Program Director (1995-2007) and former Associate Residency Program Director (2007-2011).
In 1989 he was honored with the Henry J. Kaiser Award for Excellence in Teaching, in 1991 and 2001 he was awarded Teacher of the Year by the UCSF Dermatology Residents, and was the recipient of the 2011 UCSF Academic Senate Distinction in Teaching Award.
In 2011, he received an American Academy of Dermatology Presidential Citation.
Dr. Berger has published more than 150 scientific articles, 30 book chapters and 3 books.