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, 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

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

Locations Where I Practice

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Education and Training

Education History

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


Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
6/30/2011


Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
6/30/2014

Academic Information

Board Certification

American Board of Dermatology
7/24/2014

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.

652 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 Sep 06, 2019

    First treatment did not help. My skin moles were still active and apparent. Need to get a follow up, but took 3 weeks to get. Need to be more accessible sooner.

  • Reviewed on Sep 06, 2019

    Excellent!

  • Reviewed on Sep 04, 2019

    Dr. Kaffenberger was outstanding - very knowledgeable, easy to understand, a great listener and I would definitely recommend to others! I'm a very satisfied patient! Ben is a rock star!

  • Reviewed on Sep 04, 2019

    Excellent as usual

  • Reviewed on Sep 03, 2019

    Always friendly and knowledgeable, keeps up with previous visits and listens to my concerns.

  • Reviewed on Sep 03, 2019

    Great listener, great provider!

  • Reviewed on Aug 29, 2019

    Dr. Kaffenberger is excellent. The Dermatology Department and Wexner Medical Center is fortunate to have him.

  • Reviewed on Aug 29, 2019

    All good. Listened and prescribed medication that got me out of bed and able to begin to function.

  • Reviewed on Aug 28, 2019

    Ohio State University is an amazing hospital, with great doctors.

  • Reviewed on Aug 20, 2019

    excellent care; took plenty of time with me , listened well,explained procedures before beginning procedure, very concerned about comfort during skin biopsy; explained what next steps in care/treatment would be depending on biopsy outcome

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