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

  • Stevens-Johnson Syndrome
  • 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

Locations Where I Practice

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Education and Training

Education History


Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
6/30/2014


Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
6/30/2011

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

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.

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 Dec 12, 2019

    Dr. Kaffenburger is an excellent doctor.

  • Reviewed on Dec 09, 2019

    Dr. Kaffenberger is caring and an excellent doctor challenging health problem and he always listens and provides excellent attent and information.

  • Reviewed on Dec 09, 2019

    Excellent care.

  • Reviewed on Nov 27, 2019

    Dr. Kaffenberger provided me w/exceptional care & effort to understand my condition & what the best treatment method would be.

  • Reviewed on Nov 27, 2019

    Excellent care! I'm... to have all young, intelligent caring doctors.

  • Reviewed on Nov 22, 2019

    so knowledgeable about my issues

  • Reviewed on Nov 21, 2019

    Dr. Kaffenberger came in specifically to see me and treat an area of concern on a day that he doesn't normally see patients. I couldn't be happier with OSU Medical. Dr. Thomas is the best I have dealt with. Dr. Kaffenberger is an excellent dermatologist.

  • Reviewed on Nov 20, 2019

    very knowledgeable about my health problem and very professional and courteous

  • Reviewed on Nov 18, 2019

    Front desk staff so friendly and welcoming upon entering office.

  • Reviewed on Nov 18, 2019

    Apologized for running late. The appt. itself went smoothly.

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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.