About Us

William M. Gould, M.D. William M. Gould, M.D. William grew up in New York, went to Dartmouth College and then to medical school at Yale. He had his internship in internal medicine in New York. In addition to residency years in Boston and at Stanford, he served two years in the USAF Medical Corps. He also worked as a volunteer dermatologist in Honduras, Guatemala, Botswana, and Thailand. “People often ask why I became a dermatologist. I certainly had some excellent role models and mentors when I was a young physician. And I feel immensely grateful for their guidance and instruction. The scientific part of dermatology steadily advances, and it is a continuing source of interest and stimulation for me, but it is the daily challenge in the care of the individual patient that gives me the greatest pleasure and satisfaction. I am enormously privileged to be a physician.”

Elizabeth B. Gould, M.D. Elizabeth B. Gould, M.D. Elizabeth grew up in the Bay Area. She majored in English Literature at Brown University, and then attended medical school at SUNY Downstate in New York. After completing a medical residency at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, she received her Board Certification in Internal Medicine. She then completed three years of Dermatology residency at Stanford. “While now limiting my practice to all aspects of dermatology, my internal medicine training gives me a foundation of medical knowledge on which I draw every day. I’m sure I was influenced to consider dermatology because of my father’s enthusiasm for his career, and working with him is a gift. I very much enjoy all aspects of dermatology. I particularly like seeing people of different ages, from new babies to patients with 100 years of life experience. In addition to the interesting medical challenges, I cherish the relationships with my patients and our ongoing conversations.”

Sarah N. Jacobson, M.D. Sarah N. Jacobson, M.D. Sarah grew up on the Monterey Peninsula and completed her undergraduate degree at Dartmouth College. She performed clinical research at UCSF and then went on to obtain her M.D. at the University of Michigan Medical School in Ann Arbor. She served her internship in Internal Medicine at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and then returned to the top ranked University of Michigan dermatology department to complete her three-year residency in Dermatology. Sarah is a diplomate of the American Board of Dermatology, and is a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology. She joined the practice of Elizabeth and William Gould in 2006.