Jessica Kaffenberger

Jessica Kaffenberger, MD

  • Dermatology
  • Physician

Clinical Associate Professor of Dermatology

Accepting new patients
4.9 out of 5
  • 271 Patient Satisfaction Ratings
  • 95 Patient Comments

Insurances We Accept


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

  • Skin Cancers
  • Dermatology
  • Urticaria
  • 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
  • Rosacea
  • Psoriasis
  • Pemphigus
  • Onychomycosis
  • Nail Diseases
  • Keratosis, Seborrheic
  • Lichen Planus
  • Folliculitis
  • Eczema
  • Dermatitis, Seborrheic
  • Dermatitis, Perioral
  • Herpes Simplex
  • Dermatitis, Atopic
  • Dermatitis, Contact
  • Alopecia
  • Warts
  • Tinea
  • Cicatrix
  • Vitiligo
  • Exanthema
  • Intertrigo
  • Pyoderma Gangrenosum
  • Pemphigoid, Bullous
  • Hemangioma
  • Dermatitis Herpetiformis
  • Pressure Ulcer
  • Pigmentation Disorders

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 College of Medicine, Hershey, PA
8/14/2006 - 5/16/2010


Hahnemann University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
7/1/2010 - 6/30/2011


Penn State Milton S Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, PA
7/1/2011 - 6/30/2013


Penn State Milton S 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.

271 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
    4.9 out of 5
  • Shows Respect
    4.9 out of 5
  • Time Spent Together
    4.9 out of 5
  • Reviewed on Dec 05, 2023

    Dr K. Always comes in the room with a friendly greeting. She always seems to have my health issues a sincere concern.

  • Reviewed on Nov 26, 2023

    Dr. Kaffenberger is professional, caring, and knowledgeable.

  • Reviewed on Nov 26, 2023


  • Reviewed on Nov 26, 2023

    Dr. K has excellent demeanor and was thorough in her questions and exam. I am most confident of your work with me.

  • Reviewed on Nov 25, 2023

    Dr. Jessica Kaffenberger, MD is an exceptionally gifted physician.Other physicians could learn from her -how to "read" non-verbal cues FROM -and how to deliver information TO patients in conversation that educates and reassures the patient.

  • Reviewed on Nov 19, 2023

    All good

  • Reviewed on Nov 19, 2023

    Dr Kaffenberger is Great !!!

  • Reviewed on Nov 18, 2023

    Friendly and listened to my concerns. Understanding of my medical history and explained procedures and test she was doing. Very caring and pleasant PROFESSIONAL

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 09/29/2023, Dr. Kaffenberger has reported relationships with the companies or entities listed below. If you have questions about the relationships listed below, please ask the faculty member. If you have questions about how these relationships are monitored by The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, please contact our Compliance Office.

  • Intermountain Dermatology Society