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

  • Burns
  • Dermatology
  • 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

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.

233 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 Jan 13, 2021

    good

  • Reviewed on Jan 11, 2021

    I am really happy that she is my provider. I fell relax, and comfortable in her present.

  • Reviewed on Jan 08, 2021

    a+

  • Reviewed on Dec 22, 2020

    Dr. Kaffenberger is an absolutely caring, wonderful doctor and listened to my concerns. She called me to discuss test results in a way to which was very understandable without using unknown medical terminology. She is awesome!

  • Reviewed on Dec 13, 2020

    Super nice and very knowledgeable, I do not feel that the issues I did have were a reflection on her at all.

  • Reviewed on Dec 10, 2020

    Dr. Jessica Kaffenberger is the best!

  • Reviewed on Nov 13, 2020

    Dr. Kaffenberger is one of the best physicians I've ever seen. When I first visited her almost two years ago I had a serious, difficult to diagnose condition that was hard to resolve. She seemed extremely knowledgeable about its potential causes, took skin biopsies and ordered and full complement of blood tests to see whether she could get more information to lead to a diagnosis and underlying cause for my condition in order to resolve it and make me more comfortable. Over the months that followed, as I improved, she tireless worked and collaborated with other members of my care team to arrive at an additional diagnosis of a rare disease that might be contributing to the condition, and if not, once treatment was begun for that condition, my overall health <span class='highlight hasPHI'>began</span> to improve tremendously. She has always been and continues to be accessible, responsive to questions and MyChart inquiries, and responds quickly with answers to my questions and concerns. Finally, she is one of the kindest and most caring physicians I know.

  • Reviewed on Nov 05, 2020

    Good.

  • Reviewed on Nov 04, 2020

    Very good.

  • Reviewed on Nov 04, 2020

    Dr. Kaffenberger was friendly, she listened closely to my health concerns. She then explained to me in detail her assessment and treatment for my condition and how to use the medications prescribed to me. I feel very comfortable & confident under her care.

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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 11/01/2020, Dr. Kaffenberger has reported no relationships with companies or entities.