Francis Hsiao MD, PhD

Francis Hsiao MD PhDDr. Francis Hsiao is a board-certified dermatologist with advanced fellowship training in Mohs micrographic, reconstructive, cosmetic and laser surgery. He has been invited to lecture in multiple national and international meetings. He makes patient care his top priority. His ultimate goal is for all his patients to love how their skin looks and feels. Subscribing to the philosophy that healthy skin stems from a regular lifestyle, healthy diets, and gentle skin care, Dr. Hsiao believes that each person needs a personalized plan to optimally nurture their skin. In addition, he is also an expert in botox, fillers, laser technology, and cosmetic surgical procedures. He employs these techniques to help his patients achieving their goals. .

Dr. Hsiao grew up in the Bay area. He pursued his bachelor and graduate degrees at Ivy-league institutions, Cornell University and Harvard University, where he was supported by the prestigious Howard Hughes Medical Institute and National Science Foundation. He was fortunate to be mentored by several giants in academics, including two Nobel Prize laureates. Dr. Hsiao was among a handful of medical students to be sponsored by the highly competitive NIH Medical Scientist Training Program to pursue a combined MD-PhD degree. At Tufts University, Dr. Hsiao fell in love with dermatology as a medical student, and has been an advocate for it since. He was trained as a dermatologist at University of California’s Davis Medical Center, and was subsequently selected to complete a highly-rigorous Mohs micrographic, cosmetic, and laser surgical fellowship at Boston University. Prior to joining California Skin Institute, Dr. Hsiao was on faculty in Rhode Island, and served as an Associate Program Director for a Procedural Dermatology and Mohs Surgery fellowship. As a widely-published author, doctor, and caregiver, Dr. Hsiao places a premium on top-quality patient care.

Dr. Hsiao is pleased to return to the Bay area as both a dermatologic surgeon and a member of a vibrant community. He is fluent in Chinese, and his office staff can speak additional languages. When not in the clinic, Dr. Hsiao enjoys tennis, running, fitness training, cooking, arts, music, theatre, live performance, and spending time with his friends and family in the Bay area.

Patient Testimonials

Dr. Hsaio is an excellent mohs surgeon. His work is outstanding. And, he always asks about the patient’s concerns and is very kind and calm. Highly recommended him with no reservation.
-S.P.


Dr Hsiao and his support staff are friendly, thoughtful, and genuinely concerned about their patients. Dr Hsiao answered all of my questions, made sure my skin was healthy, and was sensitive to my budget. He even referred me to a pharmacy who filled my prescription for free. When a billing question came up the front office did everything they could to help me resolve it and reduce my costs. I would not hesitate to go back and recommend Dr Hsiao and his team.

-Mark F.

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