Iris Z. Ahronowitz, MD

Clinical Associate Professor of Dermatology (Clinician Educator)

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Dr. Ahronowitz completed both medical school and dermatology residency training at the University of California San Francisco. She cares for patients with a wide range of complex dermatologic disorders in both the inpatient and outpatient settings. She greatly enjoys teaching and mentoring both residents and medical students. Her research interests are in medical dermatology, infectious diseases/HIV dermatology, dermatologic conditions of solid organ transplant recipients, and medical education.


  • Kaposi’s Varicelliform Eruption After Treatment With Ixekizumab in a Patient With Pityriasis Rubra Pilaris Cureus. 2023 May; 15(5):e38395. . View in PubMed
  • A retrospective analysis of rates of dermatology follow-up and new skin cancer diagnosis among solid organ transplant recipients during the COVID-19 pandemic JAAD Int. 2023 Mar; 10:53-54. . View in PubMed
  • Clinical presentation of verruca vulgaris in HIV Dermatol Online J. 2022 Jan 15; 28(1). . View in PubMed
  • Examining low rates of dermatology visits in solid organ transplant recipients J Am Acad Dermatol. 2022 06; 86(6):1369-1372. . View in PubMed
  • Diffuse cutaneous leishmaniasis and HIV co-infection: A case report and review of the literature J Cutan Pathol. 2021 Jun; 48(6):802-806. . View in PubMed
  • Skin cancer and dermatoses in a majority-Hispanic population of solid organ transplant recipients J Am Acad Dermatol. 2020 Aug; 83(2):607-610. . View in PubMed
  • Nodular secondary syphilis in three HIV-positive patients: a case series Int J STD AIDS. 2020 09; 31(10):1004-1007. . View in PubMed
  • Crusted papules on the neck after cryotherapy Clin Exp Dermatol. 2020 Jan; 45(1):104-106. . View in PubMed
  • Violaceous Plaques and Nodules: Answer Am J Dermatopathol. 2020 Jan; 42(1):63-64. . View in PubMed
  • Violaceous Plaques and Nodules: Challenge Am J Dermatopathol. 2020 Jan; 42(1):e3. . View in PubMed
  • Management of refractory pain from hereditary cutaneous leiomyomas with nifedipine and gabapentin Cutis. 2019 Sep; 104(3):E19-E22. . View in PubMed
  • Herpes zoster in hospitalized adults: Practice gaps, new evidence, and remaining questionsJ Am Acad Dermatol. 2018 Jan; 78(1):223-230. e3. . View in PubMed
  • Severe drug-induced dermatoses Semin Cutan Med Surg. 2014 Mar; 33(1):49-58. . View in PubMed
  • 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography-computed tomography imaging in the management of Merkel cell carcinoma: a single-institution retrospective study Dermatol Surg. 2013 Sep; 39(9):1323-33. . View in PubMed
  • Importance of genetic studies in patients with multiple merkel cell carcinomasActa Derm Venereol. 2012 Nov; 92(6):633; author reply p. 634. . View in PubMed
  • Etiology and management of pyoderma gangrenosum: a comprehensive review Am J Clin Dermatol. 2012 Jun 01; 13(3):191-211. . View in PubMed
  • An isolated Merkel cell carcinoma metastasis at a distant cutaneous site presenting as a second ‘primary’ tumor J Cutan Pathol. 2011 Oct; 38(10):801-7. . View in PubMed
  • A role for the p53 pathway in the pathology of meningiomas with NF2 loss J Neurooncol. 2009 Feb; 91(3):265-70. . View in PubMed
  • Mutational spectrum of the NF2 gene: a meta-analysis of 12 years of research and diagnostic laboratory findings Hum Mutat. 2007 Jan; 28(1):1-12. . View in PubMed