Jessica Kaffenberger

Jessica Kaffenberger, MD

  • Dermatology
  • Physician

Clinical Associate Professor of Internal Medicine

4.9 out of 5
  • 244 Patient Satisfaction Ratings
  • 103 Patient Comments

Insurances We Accept

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, 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
  • Skin Diseases
  • Dermatitis
  • Skin Ulcer
  • Cellulitis
  • Skin Diseases, Infectious
  • Lupus Erythematosus, Cutaneous
  • Port-Wine Stain
  • Acne Vulgaris
  • Nevus
  • Scabies
  • Skin Care
  • Nail Diseases
  • Keratosis, Seborrheic
  • Lichen Planus
  • Herpes Simplex
  • Folliculitis
  • Eczema
  • Dermatitis, Seborrheic
  • Dermatitis, Perioral
  • Lice Infestations
  • Callosities
  • Rosacea
  • Dermatitis, Atopic
  • Dermatitis, Contact
  • Alopecia
  • Vitiligo
  • Warts
  • Tinea
  • Cicatrix
  • Exanthema
  • Pressure Ulcer
  • Intertrigo
  • Pyoderma Gangrenosum
  • Pemphigoid, Bullous
  • Hemangioma
  • Dermatitis Herpetiformis
  • Pigmentation Disorders
  • Psoriasis
  • Pemphigus
  • Onychomycosis
  • Burns
  • Skin Cancers
  • Dermatology

Locations Where I Practice

Please note: Not all physicians schedule patients at each listed location.

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.

244 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
    4.8 out of 5
  • Shows Respect
    4.9 out of 5
  • Time Spent Together
    4.9 out of 5
  • Reviewed on Mar 16, 2022

    Love me provider! She is excellent!! Kind respectful and takes me concerns seriously.

  • Reviewed on Mar 13, 2022

    I did not feel rushed and she was focused on me when with me. Quick responses in my chart

  • Reviewed on Mar 10, 2022

    ALWAYS EXCELLENT!!

  • Reviewed on Mar 08, 2022

    Very pleased. Answered questions and explained thoroughly.

  • Reviewed on Mar 02, 2022

    Very kind and understanding. Addressed all my concerns

  • Reviewed on Feb 22, 2022

    Dr. Kaffenberger is an outstanding doctor and a valuable asset to the WMC team. I started seeing her for a stubborn skin condition that was visible and made me very self-conscious. After trying the initial prescribed medications, she recommended a follow-up appointment, which was very helpful. We were able to discuss different treatments and revise the medications I was using. Because she proactively recommended a follow-up appointment to review the medications I was using, I feel confident I am using the best products to treat my condition. Had she not done this, I probably would have continued using the products initially prescribed with just "ok" results instead of the great results she allowed me to have. I feel she really cares about her patients and their health outcomes. She takes time to listen to concerns, answer questions, and explain aspects of my condition and treatment options. Dr. Kaffenberger is personable, professional, knowledgeable, and I am grateful that she is my doctor.

  • Reviewed on Feb 22, 2022

    I've always had great experiences with my provider.

  • Reviewed on Feb 11, 2022

    Dr. was also very attentive and my visit went above and beyond than I expected it to. Very pleased.

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 10/25/2021, Dr. Kaffenberger has reported no relationships with companies or entities.