Portrait of Jack Resneck.
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Jack Resneck Jr., MD, a dermatologist and health policy expert from the San Francisco Bay Area, was elected to the American Medical Association Board of Trustees in 2014, and assumed the chair position in 2018. Prior to his election, Dr. Resneck served the AMA as a member and chair of the AMA Council on Legislation and as a delegate to the AMA House of Delegates.

Passionate about advocacy for physicians and patients, Dr. Resneck has held several leadership positions in organized medicine. In addition to his work with the AMA, he served as president of the California Society for Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery and has been active with the California Medical Association. Dr. Resneck was elected to the board of directors of the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD), and previously chaired its Council of Government Affairs, Health Policy and Practice. The AAD has awarded him several presidential citations, as well as its prestigious Clarence S. Livingood Award and Lectureship. Dr. Resneck has testified twice in Congressional hearings on the topics of telemedicine and high drug prices.

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. Deeply engaged in modernizing medical education and teaching the next generation of physicians, Dr. Resneck chaired the committee that oversees UCSF’s innovative medical school curriculum and directed the UCSF dermatology residency program for several years.

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, health care delivery, telemedicine 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 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.

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 health policy fellowship. Dr. Resneck lives in San Rafael, Calif., with his wife Ellen and their two children.

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