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, 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
  • Tinea
  • Exanthema
  • Intertrigo
  • Pemphigoid, Bullous
  • Hemangioma
  • Dermatitis Herpetiformis
  • Pigmentation Disorders
  • 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

Hahnemann University Hospital

Penn State Hershey Medical Center

Penn State Hershey Medical Center

Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine

Academic Information

Board Certification

American Board of Dermatology

My Department

Internal Medicine

My Division



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 Dec 13, 2019

    Dr Kaffenberger was very kind and understanding. She made me feel very comfortable.

  • Reviewed on Dec 11, 2019

    Very nice and caring

  • Reviewed on Dec 11, 2019

    She was very pleasant. Seemed to be in a hurry.

  • Reviewed on Nov 04, 2019

    She was very personable, knowledgable and thorough in explanation. I was very happy with my appointment and care.

  • Reviewed on Nov 04, 2019

    Good, everyone was knowledgeable, professional and personable.

  • Reviewed on Oct 22, 2019

    Dr. Kaffenberger has always been what others should strive to be: Professional, thorough, kind & caring!

  • Reviewed on Oct 17, 2019

    Dr. Kaffenberger is an amazing physician in so many ways. I have been seeing her for almost 9 months for diagnosis & treatment of an extensive full-body rash that left another dermatologist completely at a loss. From the very first moment I saw Dr. Kaffenberger she was thorough, compassionate, complete in explaining what she was doing that day to determine the source of my condition, the initial topical & oral medication she was providing & how to take it, and letting me know she would be accessible through MyChart between follow-up visits. The labs she ordered& the biopsies took helped rule in/rule out underlying causes although I continue to experience flares, she has been available between visits to address these & come up w/revised dosing of my Prednisone Rx. She also seems to know quite a bit about my recently diagnosed rare disease, CVID, a primary immune deficiency which probably is one of the root causes of the condition she is overseeing. Dr. Kaffenberger goes the extra mile to help, and treat me as a partner in my healthcare. I have excellent physicians at OSU. She ranks as one of the best.

  • Reviewed on Oct 14, 2019

    Great care!

  • Reviewed on Oct 08, 2019

    All good.

  • Reviewed on Sep 22, 2019

    she was professional but also was very personal and friendly. she answered all my questions and I felt comfortable with her knowledge and her recommendations on what might happen next.

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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.