Timothy Schmidt, M.D.

Timothy Schmidt, M.D., Ph.D., F.A.A.D.

Medical and Cosmetic Dermatology

Location: Berkeley

Tim Schmidt, MD, PhD, FAAD, completed his undergraduate education at Harvard University, where he graduated summa cum laude with a degree in Chemical and Physical Biology. He then moved to San Francisco to complete his MD and PhD at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF), from which he graduated with highest honors. He continued at UCSF to complete his dermatology residency and postdoctoral research. He is a board-certified dermatologist and member of the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD).

During his PhD and postdoctoral research, Dr. Schmidt studied fundamental mechanisms of the immune system. He has contributed to numerous, peer-reviewed publications in high-impact journals of basic and clinical science. Dr. Schmidt’s immunologic expertise informs and augments his approach to dermatology.

His extensive knowledge of medical and surgical dermatology is the foundation of the high-quality care he provides to patients of all ages. In addition, he provides cosmetic care that focuses on enhancing inherent aesthetics and beauty. This can be achieved with botulinum toxin (eg Botox), fillers (including Juvederm, Belotero, and Restylane), and lasers (including intense pulsed light (IPL), photodynamic therapy (PDT), resurfacing, and hair removal).

Dr. Schmidt is well known for the passion and compassion he brings to each of his patient’s care. His clinical philosophy is that treatment should be as safe and simple as possible while also allowing the patient to overcome skin disease to move on with life.

Originally from the State of Washington, Dr. Schmidt now lives in San Francisco with his wife, two boys, and cat. He has been certified as medically bilingual in Spanish. Alongside his passion for dermatology, Dr. Schmidt enjoys everything great-outdoors – including hiking, skiing, and camping. He is always looking for good book and podcast recommendations.

Medical conditions Dr. Schmidt treats include:

  • Acne (including severe acne necessitating isotretinoin, a.k.a. Accutane)
  • Cysts
  • Eczema (atopic dermatitis or contact dermatitis)
  • Hair loss (a.k.a. alopecia)
  • Hives (a.k.a. urticaria)
  • Infections (bacterial, viral, and fungal)
  • Itch (a.k.a. pruritus)
  • Moles (a.k.a nevi)
  • Psoriasis
  • Rashes (including those without a clear cause)
  • Rosacea
  • Scars (including keloids)
  • Skin cancer (including basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and melanoma)
  • Sun damage (including actinic keratosis)
  • Vitiligo
  • Warts
  • Many others