Benjamin Kaffenberger

Benjamin Kaffenberger, MD

  • Dermatology

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.


  • 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

Specialties and Conditions I Treat

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

Locations Where I Practice

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Education and Training

Medical Degree

Ohio State University College of Medicine


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

More About My Work

My Background

Board Certification

American Board of Dermatology

My Department

Internal Medicine

My Division



457 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

78 Patient Comments

Reviewed on May 19, 2018

He was able to choose the correct testing for my diagnosis. I found this very helpful to me both emotionally and physically. I am very grateful.

Reviewed on May 11, 2018

Dr. Kaffenberger is an exceptional doctor. Very kind, & highly intelligent. He is the best doctor I have ever seen. Bedside manner is exceptional and rare at this level. He follows up always when I call & goes above & beyond with his care.

Reviewed on May 05, 2018

Very thorough exam & explanation of what caused my medical issue. Very comprehensive treatment plan.

Reviewed on May 04, 2018

Dr. Ben knows my illness very well, he listens well and always has answers for me. I am a complicated case, and he always helps me.

Reviewed on Apr 24, 2018

friendly, knowledgeable, courteous and respectful

Reviewed on Apr 18, 2018

Calm, knowledgeable, listened and explained everything very well.

Reviewed on Apr 18, 2018

Dr. Kaffenberger is one of the best.

Reviewed on Apr 18, 2018

Dr Kaffenberger was very thorough and attentive

Reviewed on Apr 09, 2018

He's great. He listens to me and gives me choices of care to choose.

Reviewed on Mar 25, 2018

Good explanation of my medical problems and why additional treatments are necessary now and probably be needed in the future.

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Consulting and Related Relationships

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As of 03/26/2018, Dr. Kaffenberger has reported no relationships with companies or entities.