Benjamin Kaffenberger

Benjamin Kaffenberger, MD

  • Dermatology

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.

Highlights

  • 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

Specialties and Conditions I Treat

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

Education and Training

Medical Degree

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

Residency

Dermatology
Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
7/1/2011 - 6/30/2014

More About My Work

My Background

Board Certification

American Board of Dermatology
7/24/2014

My Department

Internal Medicine

My Division

Dermatology

Reviews

482 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

91 Patient Comments

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.

Reviewed on Jun 27, 2018

Very nice care.

Reviewed on Jun 26, 2018

He is very nice and takes his time and answers all your questions?

Reviewed on Jun 21, 2018

Dr. K. is a caring dr. and always is trying new ideas to solve my problem.

Reviewed on Jun 17, 2018

It was a good experience.

Reviewed on Jun 17, 2018

nice

Reviewed on Jun 15, 2018

Dr. Kaffenberger is an excellent doctor. He is knowledgeable, thorough, and explains things well. He is also very personable, an all around great provider!

Reviewed on Jun 04, 2018

Excellent doctor, caring, attentive, great listener and wonderful person, highly intelligent and compassionate.

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Consulting and Related Relationships

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As of 03/26/2018, Dr. Kaffenberger has reported no relationships with companies or entities.