Dr. Shannon Watkins

Meet Dr. Shannon Watkins

Shannon Watkins, MD FAAD, is a board-certified dermatologist committed to providing her patients with the most up-to-date care and treatment options. She is passionate about helping her patients look and feel their best in a comfortable, relaxed environment. Her professional interests include aesthetic dermatology, acne, rosacea, and hair loss (having completed specialized training in both). She welcomes the opportunity to meet and care for new patients in her community. Dr. Watkins loves treating acne, rosacea, hair loss, helping patients perfect their skincare regimen, and performing subtle aesthetic treatments to help patients look their best.


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Education and Training

Dr. Watkins completed her Dermatology residency training at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/ Weill Cornell Medical Center in New York City (also serving on the Dermatology housestaff at the adjacent Memorial-Sloan Kettering Cancer Center). She then completed a Hair and Cosmetics fellowship with pioneering hair-transplant surgeon Dr. Marc Avram, thereafter serving on medical staff for almost a decade, while simultaneously maintaining an Assistant Clinical Professorship (Dermatology) at Weill Cornell. She completed her medical training at the Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons, and her undergraduate degree in Biology (Cum Laude) at Brown University.


Dr. Watkins has significant experience in the diagnosis and treatment of a broad array of skin conditions, including hair loss and restoration, acne, rosacea, melasma, psoriasis, eczema, and sun damage. In consultation, she will discuss your goals, recommend and align with you on a bespoke suite of advanced aesthetic techniques to help you achieve the best version of yourself.

These include:

  • Neuromodulators such as Botox, Xeomin, and Dysport
  • Fillers such as Juvederm, Restylane and Belotero
  • Laser and microneedling treatments to refresh and rejuvenate the skin


When not seeing patients, Dr. Watkins enjoys spending time with her husband and three children enjoying their active life in San Francisco: surfing, skiing, yoga, trying new restaurants, and traveling home to visit her family in Hawaii.

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2299 Post Street Suite 312

San Francisco, CA 94115

Call: 415-292-6350

Trusted, Proven

Dr Watkins was very attentive and listened and suggested options.

N.D. Google

I completely trust Dr. Watkins to provide the best care and services possible.

K.F. Google

The most wonderful experience - always. Everyone is so nice and professional. Dr. Watkins is a gem.

B.T. Google

Dr Watkins is a delight. Always on time and still manages to spend quality time with me listening to what I need/creating a plan for me. She’s personable, competent and has the light touch in looking for! Highly recommend!!

J.D. Google

Dr. Shannon Watkins is excellent! This was my first visit to BACD, and I could not have been happier with her care. She addressed all my concerns efficiently, yet I never felt rushed. I trust her intelligence, experience and recommendations. Pinching myself that I found her. The office staff is really wonderful as well. Great follow through and very kind. Highly recommend!

N. Google


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