About Me

As a dermatologist, I specialize in psoriasis and complex medical dermatology. I am also the director of numerous clinical trials. 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 and promote their satisfaction.

I truly believe in providing my patients with the highest quality care, and this can only be accomplished through devotion to clinical research. I love caring for my patients and providing them with the best treatments available. It’s fulfilling to be able to use my expertise to develop individualized care for people of all ages with various needs.

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 especially enjoy educating our medical students and residents.

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 enjoy traveling, being outdoors, reading and spending time with my family.
Highlights
  • Principal investigator of psoriasis clinical trials
  • Director of Medical Student Education
  • Rated in the top 10 percent of physicians in the nation for patient satisfaction, 2017

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

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

Locations Where I Practice

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Education and Training

Education History


Hahnemann University Hospital
6/30/2011


Penn State Hershey Medical Center
6/30/2013


Penn State Hershey Medical Center
6/30/2014

MD
Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine
5/16/2010

Academic Information

Board Certification

American Board of Dermatology
7/24/2014

My Department

Internal Medicine

My Division

Dermatology

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.

557 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
    4.8 out of 5
  • Reviewed on Aug 07, 2019

    Always friendly, thorough exam, answered all my questions, provided needed treatment, explained treatment before it happened, wouldn't think of going to anyone else.

  • Reviewed on Aug 05, 2019

    No bad experiences so far! I feel like I am listened to.

  • Reviewed on Jul 29, 2019

    Dr. Jessica Kaffenberger is an awesome doctor. Too bad not all OSU doctors are like her!!

  • Reviewed on Jul 29, 2019

    Dr. kaffenberger took the time to listen and understand my new situation and and the risks it poses to my health moving forward. She also took the time to explain what she was doing and why.

  • Reviewed on Jul 19, 2019

    through check exam and good report. very personable

  • Reviewed on Jul 01, 2019

    She is top notch! One of the best experiences I have ever had with a care provider. I trust her 100% with my health. She explains everything, brings her knowledge & education to the patient's level, she listens & is down to earth. We love having her as one of our family's care givers.

  • Reviewed on Jun 20, 2019

    Jessica Kaffenberger called me to provide results of a test, and was very completely clear what to deal with it.

  • Reviewed on Jun 19, 2019

    She was wonderful, and very honest about my problem. I would go back and I have already given her name to someone.

  • Reviewed on Jun 15, 2019

    all good

  • Reviewed on Jun 10, 2019

    Dr. Kaffenberger addressed all of my concerns, and explained them completely.

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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.