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, atopic dermatitis, alopecia, and hidradenitis clinical trials
  • Director of Medical Student Education
  • Rated in the top 10 percent of physicians in the nation for patient satisfaction, 2017, 2018, 2020
  • Castle Connolly Top Doctor, 2021

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

  • Urticaria
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Sunburn
  • Scleroderma, Localized
  • Pruritus
  • Dermatitis
  • Skin Diseases
  • Skin Ulcer
  • Cellulitis
  • Skin Diseases, Infectious
  • Lupus Erythematosus, Cutaneous
  • Port-Wine Stain
  • Acne Vulgaris
  • Lice Infestations
  • Callosities
  • Nevus
  • Scabies
  • Skin Care
  • Rosacea
  • Nail Diseases
  • Keratosis, Seborrheic
  • Lichen Planus
  • Herpes Simplex
  • Folliculitis
  • Psoriasis
  • Pemphigus
  • Onychomycosis
  • Eczema
  • Dermatitis, Seborrheic
  • Dermatitis, Perioral
  • 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

Locations Where I Practice

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Education and Training

Education History

Medical School

Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, Hershey, PA
MD
8/14/2006 - 5/16/2010

Internship

Hahnemann University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA

7/1/2010 - 6/30/2011

Residency

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
7/24/2014

Academic Information

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.

230 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 May 23, 2021

    Dr. Kaffenberger listened to all of my concerns, and explained very carefully what the plan of care was.

  • Reviewed on May 23, 2021

    dr Kaffenberger is absolutely fantastic. I trust her knowledge implicitly

  • Reviewed on May 21, 2021

    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.

  • Reviewed on May 18, 2021

    Great. Caring. Efficient.

  • Reviewed on May 17, 2021

    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.

  • Reviewed on May 10, 2021

    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.

  • Reviewed on Apr 08, 2021

    Very personable, professional and attentive.

  • Reviewed on Apr 08, 2021

    good experience froze 2 raised spots on skin

  • Reviewed on Apr 07, 2021

    Very professional

  • Reviewed on Apr 07, 2021

    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.

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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 11/01/2020, Dr. Kaffenberger has reported no relationships with companies or entities.