Ritesh Agnihothri, MD

Ritesh Agnihothri, MD

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Languages Spoken

  • English

About Me

I am a board-certified dermatologist and a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology. I am grateful for the privilege of participating in your care.

I was born and raised in upstate New York. I completed my undergraduate studies at the University of Rochester, where I majored in biology and performed dermatologic research. I graduated with a distinction in research and also had concentrations in violin performance and medical anthropology. I then completed a two-year post-baccalaureate research fellowship at the National Institutes of Health, in Bethesda, Maryland.

In medical school at the George Washington University School of Medicine, I spent the early years preparing myself for a career in internal medicine but later was drawn to dermatology due to its multifactorial nature that spans the two separate but interconnected branches of medicine. I went onto complete my internship in Internal Medicine in Seattle, Washington before returning to the University of Rochester for my dermatology residency, where I served as chief resident. I have enjoyed publishing and reviewing scientific manuscripts throughout my training and have presented my research at national and international conferences.

I fell in love with the Bay Area when I moved here for my fellowship at UC San Francisco and am excited to make Redwood City my new home! I was struck by the Bay Area’s beauty, diversity and spirit of acceptance for all. This matches my personal philosophy for my practice of medicine. I enjoy partnering with my patients to deliver evidence-based care and to help them achieve their health goals.

My Training, Certifications and Licensing

Medical Education

George Washington University, Washington, DC


Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, WA


  • Medical Dermatology Society, Mentorship Award
  • National Psoriasis Foundation, Mentorship Award
  • Patient Safety Award, Virginia Mason Medical Center

Professional Affiliations

  • Fellow, American Academy of Dermatology
  • Medical Dermatology Society

Hobbies and interests

In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. I have played classical violin for most of my life. I also enjoy traveling the U.S. visiting our National Parks with my camera and admiring the incredible beauty found in the outdoors. I love dogs (and cats) and hope to adopt one of my own someday soon! During the pandemic, I have enjoyed discovering new recipes to make using my Instant Pot.

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