Patrick Bitter, Sr., Dermatologist
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Patrick Bitter, Sr.


450 Sutter Street Suite 800 San Francisco California, 94108


Patrick H. Bitter Sr., MD, works for Epi Center Med Spa in San Francisco, which is the first LEED certified medical spa in the world. A trained dermatologist, he is also an attending physician at the Good Samaritan Hospital. Dr. Bitter has over 40 years of experience in dermatology with particular expertise in laser treatments, skin rejuvenation, and cosmetic dermatology. He studied medicine at The University of Groningen, which is one of the oldest universities in the Netherlands, as well as one of its largest. He obtained his medical degree in 1960 and relocated to the United States, where he continued his post-graduate training. Board eligible for certification in dermatology, Dr. Bitter was included into the esteemed Who?s Who of US Dermatologists in 2013 for his outstanding work and passion for medicine.

Education and Training

University of Groningen

Board Certification

Board Eligible

Provider Details

MaleEnglish 62 years of experience
Patrick Bitter, Sr.
Patrick Bitter, Sr.'s Expert Contributions

Areas of expertise and specialization

Cosmetic DermatologyLasersSkin Rejuvenation

Faculty Titles & Positions

  • Invented the PhotoFacialSM procedure; known as IPL Photo Rejuvenation Now -


  • Who's Who of US Dermatologists, 2013   


  • University of michigan

Professional Society Memberships

  • American Academy of Dermatology, American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine

Articles and Publications

  • Textbook on Photo Facial Procedure

What do you attribute your success to?

  • Determination, Being Inquisitive

Hobbies / Sports

  • Triathalons, Iron Man, Bicycling

Favorite professional publications

  • Journal of American Academy of Dermatology

Patrick Bitter, Sr.'s Practice location

450 Sutter Street Suite 800 -
San Francisco, California 94108
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