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 June 2014. 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 for a decade.
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 is also a member of the editorial board of the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology.
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. He also directs the dermatology faculty practice clinics at UCSF where he previously ran the dermatology residency training program. Dr. Resneck is deeply engaged in modernizing medical education and teaching the next generation of physicians, and chaired the committee that oversees UCSF's innovative medical school curriculum.
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 he has published studies in many prominent medical journals. He is a sought after speaker and has given dozens of invited lectureships around the country. 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.
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, Zachary and Amelia.