Bret Davis, MD, FACP

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Areas of Expertise

  • Medical and surgical dermatology
  • Skin cancer
  • Inflammatory and other diseases of the skin are the main focus of this practice. This is not a cosmetically oriented practice. 


  • Dr. Davis was American Board of Medical Specialties certified (Internal Medicine) after primary care medicine residency in Cambridge, Massachusetts. This was immediately followed by training as Boston University Medical Center Skin Oncology Fellow, in a two-year clinical fellowship primarily focusing on skin cancer, with specific duties in the care of patients with cutaneous lymphoma (T cell), and with general dermatology clinics as well. He was subsequently American Board of Medical Specialties certified (Dermatology) following residency at the then joint Boston University / Tufts University program in Dermatology. Dr. Davis also spent one year (40% time) at the Boston University Mohs Surgery division thereafter. In addition, he worked at a single specialty dermatologic practice of 3 offices and 6 dermatologists, in Massachusetts, before joining the Santa Barbara Medical Foundation Clinic in 1999, pre-dating the Sansum Clinic merger.

Practicing since:

 1996 (24 years)

At Sansum Clinic since:

 1999 (21 years)

Training & Certification

Medical School/Graduate School

  • University of Washington


  • Dermatology, Boston University/Tufts University
  • Internal Medicine, Cambridge Hospital/Harvard University


  • Internal Medicine, Cambridge Hospital/Harvard University


  • Clinical Fellowship, Skin Oncology, Boston University


  • Dermatology, American Board of Dermatology
  • (Formerly) Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine

Additional Information


  • Fellow, American College of Physicians (FACP)
  • Fellow, American Academy of Dermatology
  • Member, California Medical Association
  • Member, Santa Barbara County Medical Society
  • (Previously) Instructor, Dermatology, Boston University School of Medicine, (1991-1993; 1996-1997)

Sansum Clinic Involvement

  • Member, Board of Trustees
  • Member, Board of Directors, Sansum Santa Barbara Medical Clinic, Inc.
  • Department Chair, Dermatology 
  • Member, two clinical and two non-clinical committees