Jessica Kaffenberger

Jessica Kaffenberger, MD

  • Dermatology
  • Physician

Clinical Associate Professor of Dermatology

4.9 out of 5
  • 240 Patient Satisfaction Ratings
  • 101 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
  • Named to the Castle Connolly list of “Regional Top Doctors,” 2021-2022

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

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

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
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.

240 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 Oct 10, 2022

    Dr. Kaffenberger was very reassuring about what she saw during the check up (no new skin cancer) and was able to freeze off a number of spots that were bothering me.

  • Reviewed on Oct 10, 2022

    Dr. Kaffenberger is a great doctor who has care, concern and empathy for her patients. She is one of the best doctors I have had and know I will receive great care.

  • Reviewed on Sep 25, 2022

    Great!

  • Reviewed on Sep 16, 2022

    Love my provider!

  • Reviewed on Sep 09, 2022

    This was the first time we met. Trying new medications for my condition. She was very nice, mindful of my concerns.

  • Reviewed on Sep 06, 2022

    I was a NEW patient. I had been going to the same dermatologist (not OSU) for over 15 years and she retired. I decided to switch to OSU so my information could be on MyChart. A friend recommended Jessica and I thought she was WONDERFUL. She listed to all of my concerns no matter how small. I had to have a biopsy and she explained every step of the process. She even took time to explain facial sunscreen issues I had been having and gave me samples to try. I have already recommended her to a friend and will continue to do so. Glad I made the switch!

  • Reviewed on Aug 25, 2022

    My care provider has always been kind and concerned for my welfare. Takes away any fears or concern I might have at the time of my visit.

  • Reviewed on Aug 10, 2022

    She seemed to be knowledgeable, and she took all the time that was necessary.

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 09/30/2022, Dr. Kaffenberger has reported no relationships with companies or entities.