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

Locations Where I Practice

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Education and Training

Education History

Medical School

Ohio State University College of Medicine, Columbus, OH
MD
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

Internal Medicine

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.

697 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

  • Overall
    4.9 out of 5
  • Explains Things Clearly
    4.9 out of 5
  • Listens Carefully
    4.9 out of 5
  • Gives Understandable Instructions
    4.9 out of 5
  • Knows My Medical History
    4.7 out of 5
  • Shows Respect
    4.9 out of 5
  • Time Spent Together
    4.9 out of 5
  • Reviewed on May 14, 2020

    We asked lots of questions about my itch. He was uncomfortable prescribing meds. affecting my immune system during the pandemic. Prescribed a medicine to be added to my body cream that has helped.

  • Reviewed on May 12, 2020

    Very personable and focused on my needs

  • Reviewed on May 05, 2020

    Ben did a fine job.

  • Reviewed on Apr 20, 2020

    Dr. Kaffenberger is an excellent health care provider & has provided courteous, friendly & professional care. I have been to see him numerous times over the years & appreciate his careful, attentive healthcare approach. Thank you, Dr. Kaffenberger!

  • Reviewed on Apr 19, 2020

    I would it as good being the first time I had seen him.

  • Reviewed on Apr 09, 2020

    Strong bedside manner & non judgmental.

  • Reviewed on Apr 07, 2020

    Felt good about his assessment and recommendations

  • Reviewed on Mar 26, 2020

    Love Dr. Kaffengerger. Always takes necessary time and interest.

  • Reviewed on Mar 23, 2020

    Compassionate doctor. Takes time to listen. Genuinely concerned.

  • Reviewed on Mar 01, 2020

    Excellent doctor. A great member of the OSU staff. Thanks for all you do. T.

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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 11/21/2019, Dr. Kaffenberger has reported no relationships with companies or entities.