Benjamin Kaffenberger

Benjamin Kaffenberger, MD

  • Dermatology
  • Physician

Clinical Associate Professor of Dermatology

Accepting new patients
4.9 out of 5
  • 386 Patient Satisfaction Ratings
  • 148 Patient Comments

Insurances We Accept

614-293-1707

About Me

As a dermatologist at The Ohio State University, 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 and hidradenitis suppurativa.

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.

In addition to my clinical work, I am a member of the Translational Therapeutics Program at the OSUCCC – James, where my research focuses on the early identification, description and treatment of novel cutaneous toxicities from targeted anticancer therapies. I am also interested in studying cutaneous graft-versus-host disease, teledermatology and automated assessments, and biobanking cancer and non-cancer skin tissue.

My work has been published in top dermatology, peer-reviewed journals, and I am the dermatology representative to the National Comprehensive Cancer Network for immune-related adverse events.

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, 2018 and 2019
  • 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
  • Named to Castle Connolly's Regional Top Doctors list
  • My research interests include drug hypersensitivity syndromes, autoimmune and autoinflammatory diseases, and conducting clinical trials to develop new therapeutics

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

  • Dermatomyositis
  • Skin Diseases
  • Lupus Erythematosus, Cutaneous
  • Hidradenitis Suppurativa
  • Skin Care
  • Dermatitis, Atopic
  • Pyoderma Gangrenosum
  • Vasculitis
  • Skin Cancers
  • Graft vs Host Disease

Locations Where I Practice

Please note: Not all physicians schedule patients at each listed location.

Education and Training

Education History

Medical School

Ohio State University College of Medicine, Columbus, OH
8/9/2006 - 6/13/2010

Internship

Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, OH
6/17/2010 - 6/30/2011

Residency

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

Board Certification

American Board of Dermatology
7/24/2014

Academic Information

My Department

Dermatology

My Division

Dermatology

More About My Work

Reviews

The overall patient satisfaction rating is an average of all patient responses to the six doctor communication related questions shown below from the Clinician and Group Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems survey. For additional information about the patient satisfaction survey, please visit our Patient Satisfaction Survey page.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their view and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Ohio State Wexner Medical Center.

386 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

  • Overall
    4.9 out of 5
  • Explains Things Carefully
    4.9 out of 5
  • Listens Carefully
    4.9 out of 5
  • Gives Understandable Instructions
    4.9 out of 5
  • Knows My Medical History
    4.9 out of 5
  • Shows Respect
    4.9 out of 5
  • Time Spent Together
    4.9 out of 5
  • Reviewed on May 15, 2024

    Dr. Kaffenberger is top notch. Always is super thorough and takes his time when we are there to see him. He is very mindful of our 3 hour drive, and is just a fantastic physician!

  • Reviewed on May 14, 2024

    Very good

  • Reviewed on May 13, 2024

    Dr. Ben recently did a skin graft for me. He knew I was nervous so he really did an excellent job at walking me through everything and making sure I was comfortable. As complications arose following the procedure he responded right away to my concerns and got me into his office so that we could address the issue. He knew I was dishearten by the residual scarring so he did his best to make things look as clean as possible. I'm so thankful for is empathy, compassion, and dedication.

  • Reviewed on May 04, 2024

    He is the most caring person that I've ever met.

  • Reviewed on May 03, 2024

    Gentle;professional; friendly. Feel like I finally got where I needed to be.

  • Reviewed on Apr 26, 2024

    Good

  • Reviewed on Apr 23, 2024

    Dr. Kaffenberger is fantastic. He provides high quality care in a very compassionate and understanding way.

  • Reviewed on Apr 23, 2024

    They were all better than good. Wonderful and caring people in the right profession.

Consulting and Related Relationships

At The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, we support a faculty member’s research and consulting in collaboration with medical device, research and/or drug companies because a faculty member’s expertise can guide important advancements in the practice of medicine and improve patient care. In order to provide effective management of these relationships, the University requires annual disclosures from all faculty members with external interests related to their University responsibilities.

As of 09/29/2023, Dr. Kaffenberger has reported relationships with the companies or entities listed below. If you have questions about the relationships listed below, please ask the faculty member. If you have questions about how these relationships are monitored by The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, please contact our Compliance Office.

  • Novartis
  • Novocure
  • Biogen
  • American Academy of Dermatology
  • Elsevier Publishing
  • ADC Therapeutics

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