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Qualifications and Experience
Our office has a 24-hour cancellation policy. Dr. Dawson grew up in Denver, Colorado. She completed her undergraduate studies in Biological Sciences at Harvard University then moved back to Denver to attend medical school at the University of Colorado. She returned to Harvard to complete her medical internship at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Dr. Dawson then relocated to San Francisco for her dermatology residency at UCSF, where she served as Chief Resident. Dr. Dawson is a member of the American Academy of Dermatology and the Society for Pediatric Dermatology. She has authored multiple publications and presented at national meetings, with specific focus on acne vulgaris and skin cancer prevention. She enjoys seeing patients of all ages and offers a broad range of services spanning medical, surgical, and cosmetic dermatology. She speaks English and Spanish. Dr. Dawson lives in San Francisco with her husband. In her spare time, she can be found running, hiking, making jewelry, and spending time with friends and family.
Verified Patient Reviews
Attentive. My first time there, 10/10.
Professional, smart, and to the point.
She is fantastic! Highly recommended!
Dr. Dawson was pleasant, personal and professional. She was very thorough. I plan to be a regular patient.
The staff was very friendly and professional. Dr. Dawson was very pleasant and patient. She took the time to answer all of my questions and was very attentive. She even called me after my appointment to tell me about a possible drug interaction. I highly recommend seeing Dr. Dawson!
Super friendly, professional, and answered all my questions :)
Superb competency and compassion, as always.
Very professional and friendly.
Dr. Dawson was great in taking her time to answer my questions regarding the different issues I had.
Vey professional and friendly! Felt i was in caring and capable hands!
Super nice and helpful. Genuinely interested in helping me get my skin allergy taken care of.
Dr. Dawson was thoughtful and thorough.
Dr. Dawson was very thorough, kind, professional, and informative.
Dr. Dawson was extremely kind and listened to all of my concerns. She explained to me what to look out for in the future and was very encouraging - I felt relieved and secure about my health after my visit with her!
Dr. Dawson is great! She takes her time to understand patient issues and is very knowledgeable. I feel fortunate to have discovered her services.
love dr dawson, she is smart, kind and attentive.
Dr. Annelise Dawson saw me right away when I showed up for my appointment, was very thorough and courteous, answered all of my questions, and made recommendations for a few skin issues I was dealing with. She did an in-office procedure on the spot, avoiding the need to make a return appointment. She was very nice and I would highly recommend her to anyone needing a good dermatologist.
Professional and approachable. Answered each of my questions.
Shes professional thorough kind Just lovely
Love Dr. Dawson. Highly recommend! She's the sweetest.
Dr Dawson is bright, kind, personable, professional, knowledgeable and thorough. Her office staff is equally efficient and pleasant.
Excellent - was taken in right on time, very efficient and quick. She addressed 2 problems and conducted a minor procedure in less than 25 minutes! Highly recommend.
Very thorough exam.
She was great!
I've been to Dr. Dawson twice and have had a great experience both times. She's very knowledgable and isn't quick to prescribe where it's unnecessary. Both times, she or her staff followed up with me to make sure everything worked our properly or to provide additional guidance. Will definitely be back if necessary!
Dr. Dawson was great. Warm, welcoming, & extremely intelligent.
She's a really attractive, attentive, and really gentle dermatologist with good, clear communication skills and a personable human being. She did an in-house surgery on a cyst for me that was quick and painless. She also quickly removed a mole. She checked in with me every other second during the procedures so as to prevent or avoid any pain or discomfort for me, and she accomplished her goal. Her instructions for self-care were clear and easy to understand. I felt very well taken care of while in her hands, and since I have a followup visit to remove stitches in a couple of weeks, I look forward to my next visit with her. She's excellent!
Very personal, friendly, and energetic. She took a biopsy to confirm a visual diagnosis and her visual diagnosis ended up being correct. I have been going for follow-up visits monthly and her office and staff are excellent. Always on time and friendly.
Professional, friendly front office staff. Appointment was right on time. Dr. Dawson has a great "beside" manner - very comfortable, professional yet warm. Would definitely recommend.
She's amazing. So calm and relaxed- makes you feel super comfortable. Also elaborates when she's answering any questions and gives you options for treatment. I love her
Super convenient location (easily found street parking!) and very nice office, everyone was super friendly and accommodating. Dr. Dawson was extremely thorough and exceeded my expectations in every way. She really took the time to go over my history and past and current medical conditions. She left no stone unturned and was the most efficient, competent, adept, and personable doctor I have seen in quite some time! Highly, highly recommend.
She was wonderfully kind to my 5 year old son and myself. I felt she had perfect accuracy of treatment and diagnosis
Really enjoyed visit with Dr. Annelise and anticipate that this will be my primary dermatologist going forward! Pleasant office, friendly staff, all available treatment options are expressed candidly and professionally.
Knowledgeable, efficient, and willing to patiently listen and give advice.
Dr. Dawson was wonderful. Very attentive and friendly. She was also great with giving me a range of options for treatment. Highly recommend!
Dr. Dawson is truly wonderful - very thorough (my PCP was so impressed with her follow-up & detailed notes) and very kind. I highly recommend.
Excellent bedside manner. Everyone is amazing there and that is why I continue to go. Anneliese is very nice,skilled and informative.
She was amazing- was able to make me feel as relaxed as I could be. Very thorough with explaining every option and procedure.
Very thorough, knowledgeable and good bedside manner.
Very pleased. It was wonderful to have a doctor automatically and confidently tell me exactly what my affliction was and then offer me several treatment options. Such relief!! 5 stars to her.
WONDERFUL. It is always nice when you meet someone that has a solution to your problems.I felt I got great care and left feeling great.She is super nice and intelligent.I will definitely go back!
Lovely doctor, really clean and nice office, helpful medical opinion. Perfect!
I had an exceptionally positive experience at my first appointment with Dr. Dawson. I liked the method used to make my appointment. Everything was done on-line using a user friendly website. I was taken immediately at the time of my appointment. When I met the Dr. she was very clear about my choices to take care of my problem. Her examination was thorough and next steps were clear. This was the most positive dermatology appointment I've had in years. I recommend Dr. Dawson with no hesitation. Roberta R.
I was very pleased with my visit. I was given very helpful responses to all my questions.
I'm not one to leave reviews, but I can't recommend Dr. Dawson enough - courteous, clear, kind, and efficient. I have never had more faith in the private medical system!
New to San Francisco and I booked an apt for my husband who needed to be seen right away. I also booked an appt for myself. She was on time, professional, I got in/out on time, she was thorough and answered all my questions, never felt rushed. I sent her contact info to my local SF friends as a recommendation since I was so happy. Would (and have) recommend her absolutey
Easy to talk to and she did a great job setting up a thorough treatment plan.
Dr. Dawson is excellent. I've seen her a couple times already, and I have tremendous confidence in her expertise. Additionally, she's friendly and kind, so the visits have also been pleasant. Highly recommended.
Immediate response time. The office is very nice, efficient, and everyone quite friendly!
She was super helpful and knew how to help right away. Dr. Dawson gave various options for solutions.
Friendly and knowledgeable. She was very considerate of my low pain tolerance, tried to be as gentle as she could have been.
It was a nice office. The doctor was very nice.
This is my third visit with Dr Dawson and she is always professional and very easy to talk with. She's very knowledgeable on skin issues!
Dr. Dawson and her team were kind, understanding, and very efficient. Highly recommend.
Dr. Dawson was a pleasure. Great bedside manner, took her time patiently to help me through my questions, and very action oriented with proposing clear solutions. I will be back!
Thorough, patient very excellent medical advise! I have found my doctor! Yes I recommend Dr Dawson Carole S.
Dr. Dawson was kind, methodical, and efficient without it feeling rushed. Strongly recommend!
The appointment was very efficient and Annelise was very thorough and had a great demeanor.
Spot on diagnosis. Really nice way of talking and explaining things. Clean office. Would definitely go back to her for any skin related issues. She also went out of her way to call me back after our visit to discuss more findings.
Excellent! I'm new to SF and didn't have any local doctors so very pleased to have found Dr. Dawson
Dr. Dawson was kind, empathetic, professional and efficient. The office was spotlessly clean and welcoming as were the office staff. We came in for a possible mole on cheek, and she not only biopsied that -- but she found another suspicious growth which she burned off at the appointment. She explained process and what she was going to do before doing it and then made sure all our questions were answered. Highly recommend her. In fact, the visit was for my husband and I needed to see a dermatologist so I scheduled an appointment with her in two weeks time. Very satisfied patients.
First visit with Dr. Dawson as new SF resident. They were prompt and Dr. Dawson was beyond professional, knowledgable and welcoming. My prescriptions were immediately called in (wrong pharmacy but harmless oversight) and looking forward to my follow up. I did fill out forms on Zocdoc but they office didn't receive them and I had to fill out more forms again, but no major problem.
I went here because I was dissatisfied with my previous dematoligist. Dr Dawson gives off an amazing positive vibe, she is prompt, knowledgeable, and thorough. I told her what I was concerned about, she took her time to examine, and discussed here analysis and a couple paths forward to chose from. I walk out HIGHLY satisfied.
I have what I call "white coat anxiety." All doctors make me anxious. Don't know why, but it happens. Dr. Dawson made me feel more at ease than I have ever felt before. She has such a calming bedside manner, explained health matters clearly, and answered all of my questions. Plus, she is exceptionally qualified and thorough. I will definitely be returning. She is one of the best docs I've seen.
I was able to fill out medical forms online and was therefore able to be seen right away when I arrived. Dr. Dawson was very nice and extremely knowledgeable about medical topics even beyond dermatology. I highly recommend her.
She was kind, knowledgeable, patient, efficient. Best dermatologist I've seen so far. Highly recommended.
Dr. Dawson was gentle, efficient, and kind. Even with a biopsy, the experience was very pleasant. I will definitely return for all my dermatology needs in the future.
Very professional, helped me with my problem. Office staff are very friendly too and experienced no wait time.
Short wait, and she was very helpful.
Annelise was professional, knowledgeable and timely. I also found her office inviting, clean and well-run. My appointment was 3 hours ago and I have already recommended her to someone!
Dr. Annelise Dawson is most definitely one of the best doctors I've ever been too. She was great!
Dr. Dawson was super personable, very efficient and knowledgeable. I felt like she quickly diagnosed the issue, proposed a treatment, made me aware of the potential side effects and offered up follow up support on the weekend. All and all a great experience.
Had a good bedside manner and was comforting with a sensitive issue.
Dr. Dawson is super friendly and kind. I felt like she was genuinely concerned and wanted to find the best solution for my issue. The receptionist was not inviting or friendly at all, however the excellent care Dr. Dawson provided made up for it.
Dr. Dawson was very professional and kind, making sure to address my questions and concerns while also putting things into perspective (as I tend to overthink/overworry!). Though the office was expectedly busy on a Friday morning, I did not feel rushed at all, which was lovely. Additionally, I have been looking for a dermatologist who focuses on medical priorities like skin cancer screenings vs. trying to push unnecessary cosmetic procedures. Dr. Dawson focused on my objectives for the visit and was both efficient and thoughtful in her approach- a tough balance to achieve!
Dr Dawson was great! She took the time to understand my condition, previous history, etc. I would highly recommend her and look forward to my future visits.
Annelise is very professional and has a great attention to detail. She removed my two suspicious moles with minimal pain and stitches. Highly recommend.
i recomend it
nice well located office, was seen very quickly
Great visit. Thorough yet efficient. Answered all my questions (medical and cosmetic) and didn't push anything.