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, 2018

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

  • Burns
  • Dermatology
  • Sunburn
  • Scleroderma, Localized
  • Pruritus
  • Dermatitis
  • Skin Ulcer
  • Skin Diseases, Infectious
  • Lupus Erythematosus, Cutaneous
  • Port-Wine Stain
  • Acne Vulgaris
  • Callosities
  • Nevus
  • Skin Care
  • Rosacea
  • Pemphigus
  • Onychomycosis
  • Keratosis, Seborrheic
  • Lichen Planus
  • Herpes Simplex
  • Folliculitis
  • Eczema
  • Dermatitis, Seborrheic
  • Dermatitis, Perioral
  • Dermatitis, Contact
  • Alopecia
  • Warts
  • 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

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.

583 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 Jan 17, 2020

    she is excellent glad I have her

  • Reviewed on Jan 09, 2020

    I could not get better care any place I go. She is friendly, interested in my personal care, and she is very good at her work. I like her a lot.

  • Reviewed on Jan 07, 2020

    She was filling in for Dr. Plotner & was very good with my laser treatment.

  • Reviewed on Jan 05, 2020

    Very good.

  • Reviewed on Dec 20, 2019

    personable helpful friendly capable

  • Reviewed on Dec 17, 2019

    Love Dr. Kaffenberger, would go anywhere in Columbus to see her.

  • Reviewed on Dec 13, 2019

    Dr Kaffenberger was very kind and understanding. She made me feel very comfortable.

  • Reviewed on Dec 11, 2019

    Very nice and caring

  • Reviewed on Dec 11, 2019

    She was very pleasant. Seemed to be in a hurry.

  • Reviewed on Nov 04, 2019

    She was very personable, knowledgable and thorough in explanation. I was very happy with my appointment and care.

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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 11/21/2019, Dr. Kaffenberger has reported no relationships with companies or entities.