Jessica Kaffenberger

Jessica Kaffenberger, MD

  • Dermatology
  • Physician

Clinical Associate Professor of Dermatology

4.9 out of 5
  • 232 Patient Satisfaction Ratings
  • 99 Patient Comments

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About Me

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

  • Dermatomyositis
  • Sunburn
  • Scleroderma, Localized
  • Pruritus
  • Skin Diseases
  • Dermatitis
  • Skin Ulcer
  • Cellulitis
  • Skin Diseases, Infectious
  • Lupus Erythematosus, Cutaneous
  • Port-Wine Stain
  • Acne Vulgaris
  • Lice Infestations
  • Callosities
  • Nevus
  • Scabies
  • Skin Care
  • Nail Diseases
  • Keratosis, Seborrheic
  • Lichen Planus
  • Herpes Simplex
  • Folliculitis
  • Eczema
  • Dermatitis, Seborrheic
  • Dermatitis, Perioral
  • Rosacea
  • Psoriasis
  • Pemphigus
  • Onychomycosis
  • Dermatitis, Atopic
  • Dermatitis, Contact
  • Alopecia
  • Vitiligo
  • Warts
  • Tinea
  • Cicatrix
  • Exanthema
  • Pressure Ulcer
  • Intertrigo
  • Pyoderma Gangrenosum
  • Pemphigoid, Bullous
  • Hemangioma
  • Dermatitis Herpetiformis
  • Pigmentation Disorders
  • Burns
  • Skin Cancers
  • Dermatology
  • Urticaria

Locations Where I Practice


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

Education History

Medical School

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

Chief Resident

Penn State Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, PA

7/1/2013 - 6/30/2014

Board Certification

American Board of Dermatology

Academic Information

My Department
My Division



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

  • Overall
    4.9 out of 5
  • Explains Things Carefully
    4.9 out of 5
  • Listens Carefully
    4.9 out of 5
  • Gives Understandable Instructions
    4.9 out of 5
  • Knows My Medical History
    4.8 out of 5
  • Shows Respect
    4.9 out of 5
  • Time Spent Together
    4.9 out of 5
  • Reviewed on Jan 13, 2023

    Excellent physician. Listened to my concerns and arranged appropriate follow up

  • Reviewed on Jan 06, 2023

    Very thorough explanations.

  • Reviewed on Jan 04, 2023

    Excellent, helpful, knowledgeable.

  • Reviewed on Dec 09, 2022

    I have referred everyone in my family to Dr. Kaffenberger she is great

  • Reviewed on Nov 23, 2022

    We always work together well to address all areas of concern I have.

  • Reviewed on Nov 16, 2022

    She was fine

  • Reviewed on Nov 12, 2022

    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.

  • Reviewed on Nov 11, 2022

    Doctor. Listened to my. Concern with deep sympathy

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.