Jack Resneck Jr., MD

Jack Resneck Jr., MD

Jack Resneck Jr., MD, was elected president-elect of the American Medical Association in June 2021. A practicing dermatologist and health policy expert from the San Francisco Bay Area, Dr. Resneck was elected to the American Medical Association Board of Trustees in 2014 and served as its chair from 2018 to 2019.

A strong advocate for physicians and patients, Dr. Resneck has held several health care leadership positions. He served as chair of the AMA Council on Legislation before his election to the Board.

Dr. Resneck was elected to the American Academy of Dermatology Board of Directors and served as president of the California Society for Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery. He is also a member of the editorial board of the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology and the board of directors of the National Quality Forum.

Dr. Resneck is vice chair and professor of dermatology at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and holds a joint appointment at the Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies. Engaged in modernizing medical education and teaching the next generation of physicians, he directed the UCSF dermatology residency program for several  years and chaired the committee that oversees UCSF’s innovative medical school curriculum.

At UCSF, Dr. Resneck has a busy clinical practice and cares for patients with a wide range of skin diseases. He is active in health services research, and his studies on patient access to care, telemedicine, quality metrics, prior authorization, and public health have been published in prominent journals and attracted national media attention. He is a sought-after speaker and has given dozens of invited lectureships around the country.

Dr. Resneck has testified in Congressional hearings and other high-profile venues on the topics of telemedicine, digital health, high drug prices, and other challenges and opportunities facing our health system. He is passionate about the AMA’s work on achieving health equity, attacking dysfunction in health care, confronting chronic disease and reimagining medical education.

Raised in Louisiana, Dr. Resneck received his BA in public policy from Brown University and his MD from UCSF where he also completed his internship in internal medicine, residency in dermatology and fellowship in health policy. Dr. Resneck lives in San Rafael, Calif., with his wife Ellen and their two children.


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