As a dermatologist, I specialize in psoriasis and complex medical dermatology. I am also the director of many clinical trials and lead our dermatology research fellowship. My passion for medicine is fueled through the pursuit and discovery of new treatments so that I may provide the best available options to successfully treat my patients.
I truly believe in providing my patients with the highest quality care and I am honored to be trusted to help care for them. It is fulfilling to be able to use my expertise to develop individualized care for people of all ages with various needs. I co-direct the dermatology-rheumatology psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis clinic and I also lead a complex medical dermatology clinic. I care for many autoimmune diseases including psoriasis, blistering disorders, hidradenitis, lichen planus, lupus, dermatomyositis, granuloma annulare and many others. Additionally, I also care for all general dermatology conditions (acne, skin checks, skin cancers, and rashes) in my general dermatology clinics.
I am also passionate about education and serve as the Vice Chair of Education in Dermatology as well as the Division Director of Medical Dermatology. I enjoy teaching and mentoring many medical students and residents each year.
One of the things I enjoy most about working here at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center is the opportunity to work with physicians of all different specialties. Ohio State is very unique in that it allows me to combine educational aspects with my work and expanding progress as a physician.
I’m originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, but I have found a new home here in Columbus and at Ohio State. In my free time I love spending time with my family as well as traveling, being outdoors, and reading.
- Vice Chair of Education in Dermatology and Division Director of Medical Dermatology
- Rated in the top 10% of physicians in the nation for patient satisfaction 2017, 2018, 2020, 2021, 2022
- Named to Castle Connolly's Regional Top Doctors list
Procedures and Conditions I Treat
- Scleroderma, Localized
- Skin Diseases
- Skin Ulcer
- Skin Diseases, Infectious
- Lupus Erythematosus, Cutaneous
- Port-Wine Stain
- Acne Vulgaris
- Lice Infestations
- Skin Care
- Nail Diseases
- Keratosis, Seborrheic
- Lichen Planus
- Herpes Simplex
- Dermatitis, Seborrheic
- Dermatitis, Perioral
- Dermatitis, Atopic
- Dermatitis, Contact
- Pressure Ulcer
- Pyoderma Gangrenosum
- Pemphigoid, Bullous
- Dermatitis Herpetiformis
- Pigmentation Disorders
- Skin Cancers
Locations Where I Practice
1328 Dublin Road
Suite 100 Columbus, OH 43215
540 Officenter Place
Columbus, OH 43230
in Officenter Gahanna
540 Officenter Place
Suite 240 Columbus, OH 43230
Please note: Not all physicians schedule patients at each listed location.
Education and Training
Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, Hershey, PA
8/14/2006 - 5/16/2010
Hahnemann University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
7/1/2010 - 6/30/2011
Penn State Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, PA
7/1/2011 - 6/30/2013
Penn State Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, PA
7/1/2013 - 6/30/2014
American Board of Dermatology
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.
232 Patient Satisfaction Reviews
4.9 out of 5
Explains Things Carefully
4.9 out of 5
4.9 out of 5
Gives Understandable Instructions
4.9 out of 5
Knows My Medical History
4.8 out of 5
4.9 out of 5
Time Spent Together
4.9 out of 5
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 09/30/2022, Dr. Kaffenberger has reported no relationships with companies or entities.
Excellent physician. Listened to my concerns and arranged appropriate follow up
Very thorough explanations.
Excellent, helpful, knowledgeable.
I have referred everyone in my family to Dr. Kaffenberger she is great
We always work together well to address all areas of concern I have.
She was fine
Because of my past history of basal cell skin cancer, Dr. Jessica Kaffenberger ( Dermatology West ) sees me every six months. I find her to be not only an EXCELLENT physician but also an outstanding communicator. I wish that I could see HER for all of my health-related challenges.
Doctor. Listened to my. Concern with deep sympathy
She was the best!
Very helpful, kind, informative & I will see her again for my dermatology needs.
Dr. Kaffenberger was very reassuring about what she saw during the check up (no new skin cancer) and was able to freeze off a number of spots that were bothering me.
Dr. Kaffenberger is a great doctor who has care, concern and empathy for her patients. She is one of the best doctors I have had and know I will receive great care.
Love my provider!
This was the first time we met. Trying new medications for my condition. She was very nice, mindful of my concerns.
I was a NEW patient. I had been going to the same dermatologist (not OSU) for over 15 years and she retired. I decided to switch to OSU so my information could be on MyChart. A friend recommended Jessica and I thought she was WONDERFUL. She listed to all of my concerns no matter how small. I had to have a biopsy and she explained every step of the process. She even took time to explain facial sunscreen issues I had been having and gave me samples to try. I have already recommended her to a friend and will continue to do so. Glad I made the switch!
My care provider has always been kind and concerned for my welfare. Takes away any fears or concern I might have at the time of my visit.
She seemed to be knowledgeable, and she took all the time that was necessary.
I believe Dr Kaffenberger is exceptional in every way
I had a suspicious mole that seemed to develop overnight. I expressed my concern to the scheduler and they worked with doctor to squeeze me in. I truly appreciated that.
Dr. Kaffenberger is a great, knowledgeable doctor and I feel very fortunate to have her as my dermatologist.
Dr. Kaffenberger is very knowledgeable and helpful. I always feel that she is very concerned about my health. She explains everything very clearly. I really appreciate her.
ListensAnswers questions with patience
I sent a picture of a skin condition through My Chart to Dr. Kaffenberger that concerned me and I was called within a few days to come in. I appreciated both her response and that My Chart was so easy to use in this way.
All is good with Dr. Kaffenburger
I am able to trust Dr. Kaffenberger implicitly. She is a fantastic listener and shows care and confidence in working with me to treat my condition. She is outstanding in every way and I am grateful to have her as my provider.
There was very short wait time, shorter then most doctors. Answered all my questions about my condition and explained treatment so I understood.
Dr. Kaffenberger is a great dermatologist and has a great "exam table-side" manner. She really seemed on top of my medical history.
Diagnosed the problem of Lipoma on forehead. Suggested that Dr. Carr follow up with a surgery to remove it and why. I will do this.
She is wonderful. Always thoughtful & sweet.
She is very friendly & makes me feel like we are working together to overcome my health concerns. I feel heard.
Dr. treats patients with empathy and constantly prescribes new & helpful instructions w/procedures. She was also concerned about cost of a prescription, so offered an out of state pharmacy mail order convenience.
Dr. Kaffenberger always takes the time to solve any problem or concern I have.
Dr. K is the best!
She took the time to answer my questions. She gave good explanations of my medical conditions and treatment.
Dr. Jess is excellent. Have recommended her to other family members.
Love me provider! She is excellent!! Kind respectful and takes me concerns seriously.
I did not feel rushed and she was focused on me when with me. Quick responses in my chart
Very pleased. Answered questions and explained thoroughly.
Very kind and understanding. Addressed all my concerns
Dr. Kaffenberger is an outstanding doctor and a valuable asset to the WMC team. I started seeing her for a stubborn skin condition that was visible and made me very self-conscious. After trying the initial prescribed medications, she recommended a follow-up appointment, which was very helpful. We were able to discuss different treatments and revise the medications I was using. Because she proactively recommended a follow-up appointment to review the medications I was using, I feel confident I am using the best products to treat my condition. Had she not done this, I probably would have continued using the products initially prescribed with just "ok" results instead of the great results she allowed me to have. I feel she really cares about her patients and their health outcomes. She takes time to listen to concerns, answer questions, and explain aspects of my condition and treatment options. Dr. Kaffenberger is personable, professional, knowledgeable, and I am grateful that she is my doctor.
I've always had great experiences with my provider.
Dr. was also very attentive and my visit went above and beyond than I expected it to. Very pleased.
Excellent. Thorough & thoughtful. I was referred to OSU Dermitology for a second opinion by my PCP from fall visits at another dermatologist . I was experiencing a condition that had somewhat worsened.
Wonderful, Dr explained her concerns, is a great listener
Dr. Kaffenberger is always professional and friendly! She takes care of my entire family. Always asks about family members. Always concerned about my well being.
The doc was completely attentive and evaluated my situation from what I told her
Always friendly, polite, professional & takes her time so that Indont feel like I'm just a number. She makes me feel as though she is there to care for me, as a patient. I never feel that she is in a hurry.
Very nice. Explained things very well
I think Dr Kaffenberger is exceptional in every way. She understands my chronic pain, she is extremely knowledgeable and a wonderful Dr. I think she is an asset to Ohio States medical teams
Caring, listening, takes the time to answer questions.
Fun visit, willing to take a moment to speak outside of the visit needs.
Answered all my questions. Checked areas I had concerns about.
Always is very caring & makes me comfortable. Very knowledgeable. Very personable.
Dr. Kaffenberger is a very professional, concerned and kind doctor. She had genuine concern for my health, knew my medical history and explained any treatment. I trust her completely with my dermatological needs and believe her advice and recommendations.
Dr. Kaffenberger is fantastic - appointments never feel rushed and she has a great memory for details
Always takes the time to listen to my questions and address concerns. Seems very knowledgeable about potential treatments that work (actually). I really appreciate her. Best dermatologist ever. (Dr. Kaffenberger.)
Always is aware of my overall health issues. Always does thorough exam.
Excellent doctor very nice!
She listened and explained my condition
Personable & respectful.
Excellent, personable, explained procedure, gave clear instruction.
Excellent visit with Dr. Kaffenberger (Jessica). Very thorough examination and detailed attention to area of concern.
Physician and nurse very knowledgable and expressed strong interest in my concerns. Very thorough and systematic.
First visit - Very impressed with Dr. Kaffenberger.
She was great.
Great experience - timely, great care - no complaints. Dr. J. Kaffenberger & her team were super.
Excellent, she listened to me and was interested in what I was saying.
Doctor seemed rushed - stayed on point did not provide any additional good to know info.
She is always concerned and attentive.
She was excellent! Very thorough and answered all of my questions.
Dr. Kaffenberger listened to all of my concerns, and explained very carefully what the plan of care was.
dr Kaffenberger is absolutely fantastic. I trust her knowledge implicitly
Dr Kaffenberger was great! I felt like she truly listened to my concerns and even things that I thought I was exaggerating she understood were problematic for me and helped work toward a solution.
Great. Caring. Efficient.
Dr. Jessica Kaffenberger is the best Dermotologist I have ever seen. She is very knowledgable, professional and friendly. She has noticed sreas of my skin that need special attention including dry skin, scalp, pre cancer of my skin and skin cancer, Basil Cell (she did out patient surgury on it). She is currently doing a skin biopsy on an area on my left fore arm.
She's amazing! I prefer seeing her and will wait just to see her. My first dr. I was not a fan of. She goes above and beyond.
Very personable, professional and attentive.
good experience froze 2 raised spots on skin
I felt like I was heard for the first time in a long time. I felt like she was actually listening and not rushing through my visit which made me feel more comfortable to share my concerns.
excellent doctor very nice very concerned very professional
she was very nice, knowledgeable, and gentle during the examination
always good experience.
Very good - everyone seemed professional, efficient, and personable. (This was not my normal dr. but a specialist that was removing a basal cell skin cancer.)
Very thorough which I appreciate b/c. I have a lot of moles. Never felt rushed.
she was great easy to understand and very knowledgeable