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.

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

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

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

Residency

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

More About My Work

My Background

Board Certification

American Board of Dermatology
7/24/2014

My Department

Internal Medicine

My Division

Dermatology

Reviews

415 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

47 Patient Comments

Reviewed on May 11, 2018

She listened to my concerns & helped me feel better about them. She was very relatable, didn't rush me and was overall great!

Reviewed on May 09, 2018

great

Reviewed on May 02, 2018

I've always had a nice time with Dr. Kaffenberger. Always pleasant, personable and professional!

Reviewed on Apr 27, 2018

very good

Reviewed on Apr 20, 2018

Very knowledgeable and friendly.

Reviewed on Apr 19, 2018

Good experience with explaining my problem and how to care for it.

Reviewed on Apr 18, 2018

No bad experiences.

Reviewed on Apr 11, 2018

All good!!

Reviewed on Apr 11, 2018

On time, efficient & knowledgeable.

Reviewed on Apr 11, 2018

Dr. Kaffenberger has gone above and beyond in the care of my melanomas. I truly believe due to her due diligence she has kept my concerns in check all 3 times she has found them. She is outstanding! If she has not been able to do my surgeries she has found very competent surgeons to take her place.

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Consulting and Related Relationships

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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