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

  • 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
  • Intertrigo
  • Pemphigoid, Bullous
  • Hemangioma
  • Dermatitis Herpetiformis
  • Pigmentation Disorders
  • Tinea
  • Exanthema
  • Skin Cancers
  • Urticaria
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Skin Diseases
  • Cellulitis
  • Lice Infestations
  • Scabies
  • Psoriasis
  • Nail Diseases
  • Dermatitis, Atopic
  • Vitiligo
  • Cicatrix
  • Pressure Ulcer
  • Pyoderma Gangrenosum
  • Burns
  • Dermatology

Locations Where I Practice

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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.

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 Mar 30, 2020

    She froze some spots on nose & told & told me to follow up if it grows back - but I know it will be difficult for her to see me on the spot because she is very busy - but - I also know in the past this medical group can provide another dr. quickly which has worked for me in the past.

  • Reviewed on Mar 27, 2020

    vary good

  • Reviewed on Mar 20, 2020

    She didn't wash her hands & left before I could ask more question, I waited over 35 minutes in the room before the dr. came in.

  • Reviewed on Mar 17, 2020

    Dr. Kaffenberger was sensitive, informed, knowledgeable, and very helpful. He has always been accessible for health issues, kind, and helpful. I left feeling hopeful and informed. I feel confident in her expertise, which is very important !! Her kindness is equally important.

  • Reviewed on Mar 15, 2020

    very thorough

  • Reviewed on Mar 12, 2020

    She is very good. She conducts professional and thorough exams. Friendly. Much good print information.

  • Reviewed on Mar 04, 2020

    Was on top of my condition.

  • Reviewed on Mar 03, 2020

    Dr. Kaffenberger is wonderful! She is very competent, professional, and will take care of my condition.

  • Reviewed on Feb 21, 2020

    very efficient

  • Reviewed on Feb 18, 2020

    Great dermatologist. Very thorough and very knowledgable.

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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.