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.


  • 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

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

Locations Where I Practice

Dermatology West_Small Dermatology West

Dermatology West

1328 Dublin Road Suite 100 Columbus, OH 43215

Please note: Not all physicians schedule patients at each listed location. Please call the “Schedule an appointment” number shown above for scheduling assistance.

Education and Training


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



506 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

99 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Aug 13, 2018

Wonderful physician. Very concerned, took time to answer all my questions. Followed up frequently. Very impressed. I am grateful and thankful to Dr. Kaffenberger.

Reviewed on Jul 31, 2018

Dr. Kaffenberger is wonderful - very knowledgeable & personable always a pleasure to work with the Dermatology Service there.

Reviewed on Jul 31, 2018

Good - Dr. Bev Kaffenberger is a very good doctor. He is caring, friendly, and knowledgeable. They were running late and he and his assistant both apologized for being behind... so appreciated. I feel very lucky to have Dr. Ben Kaffenberger as my dermatologist.

Reviewed on Jul 22, 2018

Dr Kaffenberger obviously prepares for every appointment, and kindly recalls even the smallest of personal details. quite possibly the best doctor I have ever encountered.

Reviewed on Jul 21, 2018

I have had only good experiences with Dr. Kaffinberger. He is well trained, competent, and has a concern and caring for his patients.

Reviewed on Jul 19, 2018

Dr. Kaffenberger is very considered & knowledgeable. He is also very courteous, friendly respective.

Reviewed on Jul 17, 2018

Love Dr. Kaffenberger - very caring and easy to communicate with.

Reviewed on Jul 06, 2018

Dr. K. always takes the time to ask about my summer and my family. He also checks on my appointments with other OSU physicians.

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2018

Very good. Friendly, knows what he is doing.

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2018

Ben Kaffenberger is very complete in his exam I deeply trust his dermatologic judgment.

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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.