Jessica Kaffenberger

Jessica Kaffenberger, MD

  • Dermatology

Appointments: (614) 293-1707

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.


  • 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

Specialties and Conditions I Treat

  • Dermatology
  • Burns
  • 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
  • Herpes Simplex
  • Folliculitis
  • 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

Education and Training

Medical Degree

Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine


Penn State Hershey Medical Center
7/1/2011 - 6/30/2013

More About My Work

My Background

Board Certification

American Board of Dermatology

My Department

Internal Medicine

My Division



368 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

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  • Overall
    4.9 out of 5
  • Explains Things Clearly 4.9
  • Listens Carefully 4.9
  • Gives Understandable Instructions 4.9
  • Knows My Medical History 4.7
  • Shows Respect 4.9
  • Time Spent Together 4.9

33 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Mar 09, 2018

great experience with the doctor. she listened to my concerns and I liked that she was proactive.

Reviewed on Mar 08, 2018


Reviewed on Mar 08, 2018

All went well.

Reviewed on Mar 05, 2018

Prompt & very knowledgeable.

Reviewed on Mar 02, 2018

Can't be beat very good.

Reviewed on Mar 02, 2018

know's my health history, my phobias, and concerns

Reviewed on Mar 02, 2018

professional. caring

Reviewed on Feb 22, 2018

very easy to talk to and truly wanting to be successful with the issue she treating me for

Reviewed on Feb 15, 2018

She is the best, sat and talked to me about my issues until everything was covered. I felt comfortable talking to her and she didn't rush on to the next patient.

Reviewed on Feb 10, 2018

Very efficient & caring.

Reviewed on Feb 10, 2018

She knew right away what my new symptoms meant and was fully up-to-date on current treatment. It turned out that the problem could be (and was) solved in a day or two using medications that I already use. This was great!

Reviewed on Feb 04, 2018


Reviewed on Jan 15, 2018

She was very thorough in her exam and very personable.

Reviewed on Jan 11, 2018

She is awesome!

Reviewed on Dec 20, 2017

I've been going to this facility for a number of years and am very satisfied.

Reviewed on Dec 17, 2017

Dr. Kaffenberger is an outstanding physician. Having been exposed to Agent Orange in Vietnam, I'm always concerned with skin cancer issues! She is very good at addressing areas of concern.

Reviewed on Dec 14, 2017

The doctor is very professional, knowledgeable, friendly and gentle.

Reviewed on Dec 13, 2017

She is very personable, very easy to talk to, very honest but in a non-threatening way.

Reviewed on Dec 13, 2017

Good: Upbeat, attentive and professional

Reviewed on Dec 10, 2017

She always remembers me and shows genuine interest in me and whats going on.

Reviewed on Dec 02, 2017

Dr. Kaffenberger shows a genuine concern for your health.

Reviewed on Dec 01, 2017

Very good.

Reviewed on Nov 29, 2017

Very thorough. Appreciated her telling me to call with any problem and get an immediate appt. if necessary.

Reviewed on Nov 29, 2017

Great young physician!! I even discuss family of both of us.

Reviewed on Nov 24, 2017

very professional knowledgeable and personable

Reviewed on Nov 15, 2017

It was nice.

Reviewed on Nov 01, 2017

She was prompt in arriving in the exam room and answered all my questions clearly.

Reviewed on Nov 01, 2017

Thorough, direct, knowledgeable. Very personable.

Reviewed on Oct 25, 2017

Jessica Kaffenberger is awesome, she cares about her patients and is very informative

Reviewed on Oct 21, 2017


Reviewed on Oct 20, 2017

full trust in her!

Reviewed on Sep 19, 2017

Dr. Kaffenberger is very competent, knowledgable, and skilled in her operations.

Reviewed on Sep 15, 2017

Unlike my previous dermatologist (same office), she listened to my concerns, and spent time answering my questions.

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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 03/26/2018, 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 at 614-293-7802.

  • Novartis