Benjamin Kaffenberger

Benjamin Kaffenberger, MD

  • Dermatology
  • Physician What's this? A physician, or doctor, is extensively trained to diagnose and treat complex medical problems. Often, physicians focus their practice on certain disease categories, treatment methods or patient types. Physicians can diagnose and treat illness, prescribe medication, offer medical consultation and advice, perform surgery and more.

Appointments: (614) 293-1707

About Me

As a dermatologist at Ohio State, I specialize in hospital dermatology and work with individuals who have complex medical diseases, drug and allergic reactions, and autoimmune skin diseases. I am interested in diseases like Stevens-Johnson syndrome, drug and allergy hypersensitivity syndromes, pyoderma gangrenosum and ulcerating skin conditions, vasculitis, hidradenitis suppurativa, graft-versus-host disease and skin conditions in cancer patients.

I take the time to talk with my patients about their conditions. I help them to understand all aspects of their diagnosis, answer any questions they may have and help them find the most cost-effective treatment option possible.

I like the collegial and world-class atmosphere that Ohio State offers. I also enjoy the challenge of treating rare and difficult diseases.

When I’m not working I enjoy spending time with my wife and children, especially in the outdoors.

Highlights

  • Rated in the top 10 percent of physicians in the nation for patient satisfaction, 2014, 2016, 2017
  • Mikhail Novikov Faculty of the Year Award, Department of Family Medicine, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, 2015
  • Dermatology Foundation Career Development Award, 2018
  • My research interests include drug hypersensitivity syndromes, autoimmune and autoinflammatory diseases, and conducting clinical trials to develop new therapeutics

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

  • Stevens-Johnson Syndrome
  • Hidradenitis Suppurativa
  • Drug Eruptions
  • Graft vs Host Disease
  • Lupus Erythematosus, Cutaneous
  • Skin Care
  • Dermatitis, Contact
  • Vasculitis
  • Skin Cancers
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Skin Diseases
  • Dermatitis, Atopic
  • Pyoderma Gangrenosum

Locations Where I Practice

Dermatology West_Small Dermatology West

Dermatology West

1328 Dublin Road Suite 100 Columbus, OH 43215

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Education and Training

Medical Degree

MD
Ohio State University College of Medicine
6/13/2010

Residency

Dermatology
Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
7/1/2011 - 6/30/2014

More About My Work

My Background

Board Certification

American Board of Dermatology
7/24/2014

My Department

Internal Medicine

My Division

Dermatology

Reviews

566 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

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  • Overall
    4.9 out of 5
  • Explains Things Clearly 4.9
  • Listens Carefully 4.9
  • Gives Understandable Instructions 4.9
  • Knows My Medical History 4.7
  • Shows Respect 4.9
  • Time Spent Together 4.9

140 Patient Comments

Reviewed on May 03, 2019

Excellent style & bed-side manner.

Reviewed on May 02, 2019

Good.

Reviewed on May 01, 2019

Dr. Kaffenberger is an excellent, caring doctor.

Reviewed on Apr 28, 2019

very informative

Reviewed on Apr 27, 2019

Always friendly yet professional. Thorough and explains any issues and follow up.

Reviewed on Apr 25, 2019

Dr. Ben Kaffenberger is without a doubt the most caring and compassionate physician I have ever met. He is brilliant, he listens to me very carefully, answers my questions in words that I am able to understand, and he provides options for treatment. I never feel rushed even though I know Dr. Kaffenberger is booked solid. My dad is a cancer patient and extremely important to me, so it should speak volumes to know that I insisted that my father also be seen by Dr. Kaffenberger. He is simply the best! OSUMC is EXTREMELY fortunate to have Dr. Ben Kaffenberger.

Reviewed on Apr 21, 2019

Dr. Kaffenberg is very thorough in his exam for my ongoing fight against skin Cancer.

Reviewed on Apr 18, 2019

Very professional. VERY knowledgeable!

Reviewed on Apr 08, 2019

Good.

Reviewed on Apr 04, 2019

awesome

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Consulting and Related Relationships

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As of 12/20/2018, Dr. Kaffenberger has reported no relationships with companies or entities.