Jessica Kaffenberger

Jessica Kaffenberger, MD

  • Dermatology
  • Physician What's this? A physician, or doctor, is extensively trained to diagnose and treat complex medical problems. Often, physicians focus their practice on certain disease categories, treatment methods or patient types. Physicians can diagnose and treat illness, prescribe medication, offer medical consultation and advice, perform surgery and more.

Appointments: (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 clinical trials
  • Director of Medical Student Education
  • Rated in the top 10 percent of physicians in the nation for patient satisfaction, 2017

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

  • Burns
  • Dermatology
  • Sunburn
  • Scleroderma, Localized
  • Pruritus
  • Skin Ulcer
  • Acne Vulgaris
  • Nevus
  • Rosacea
  • Pemphigus
  • Onychomycosis
  • Keratosis, Seborrheic
  • Lichen Planus
  • Folliculitis
  • Eczema
  • Dermatitis, Perioral
  • Alopecia
  • Tinea
  • Intertrigo
  • Pemphigoid, Bullous
  • Hemangioma
  • Pigmentation Disorders
  • Dermatitis
  • Skin Diseases, Infectious
  • Lupus Erythematosus, Cutaneous
  • Port-Wine Stain
  • Callosities
  • Skin Care
  • Herpes Simplex
  • Dermatitis, Seborrheic
  • Dermatitis, Contact
  • Warts
  • Exanthema
  • Dermatitis Herpetiformis
  • 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

Dermatology West_Small Dermatology West

Dermatology West

1328 Dublin Road Suite 100 Columbus, OH 43215

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Education and Training

Medical Degree

MD
Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine
5/16/2010

Residency

Dermatology
Penn State Hershey Medical Center
7/1/2011 - 6/30/2013

More About My Work

My Background

Board Certification

American Board of Dermatology
7/24/2014

My Department

Internal Medicine

My Division

Dermatology

Reviews

503 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

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  • Overall
    4.9 out of 5
  • Explains Things Clearly 4.9
  • Listens Carefully 4.9
  • Gives Understandable Instructions 4.9
  • Knows My Medical History 4.7
  • Shows Respect 4.9
  • Time Spent Together 4.8

93 Patient Comments

Reviewed on May 07, 2019

All good. Dr. Kaffenberger has an excellent manner.

Reviewed on Apr 26, 2019

Dr. Kaffenberger is a knowledable physician that cares about her patients

Reviewed on Apr 23, 2019

Dr. Kaffenberger is excellent. She is determined to help, courteous, empathetic, demonstrates effective listening, and prompt in doing what she says she will. She will personally reply to MyChart messages promptly, refer to other providers for input when necessary, and is incredibly client-centered. I would recommend her to anyone and wish that my entire health team (non-OSU providers) demonstrated even half of her effectiveness, passion, and drive.

Reviewed on Apr 11, 2019

Very attentive, thorough, personable.

Reviewed on Apr 04, 2019

All were excellent. So happy I was able to see this doctor

Reviewed on Apr 03, 2019

Always very pleasant, efficient and quick - great examination.

Reviewed on Mar 26, 2019

Dr. Kaffenburger also made me feel extremely comfortable and that my problem was not uncommon. I felt very relaxed and like I could talk with her about any health issues I was having.

Reviewed on Mar 12, 2019

Care provider always professional.

Reviewed on Mar 10, 2019

All good

Reviewed on Mar 08, 2019

Dr. Kaffenberger always makes it seem like she has all the time in the world for our appointment and yet we always get things completed efficiently

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Consulting and Related Relationships

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As of 12/20/2018, Dr. Kaffenberger has reported no relationships with companies or entities.