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 East at Gahanna Dermatology East

Dermatology East

540 Officenter Place Suite 240 Columbus, 43230
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

495 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

80 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Feb 01, 2019

She is wonderful.

Reviewed on Jan 30, 2019

Well done!

Reviewed on Jan 29, 2019

Dr. Kaffenberger is an excellent physician. I have utmost trust in her care.

Reviewed on Jan 28, 2019

On the same page. Trust level very high.

Reviewed on Jan 28, 2019

She was wonderful. Talking about everyday life helped me relax and keep my mind off of the procedure.

Reviewed on Jan 28, 2019

Dr. Kaffenberger has provided me top notch, well thought out and sensitive treatment and care for an extremely uncomfortable and challenging condition. I have messaged her through MyChart and she had always responded in a timely fashion. She seems to sincerely care about me as a patient, never makes me feel rushed, and always makes me feel heard and a partner in my health care. She seems extremely knowledgeable and up to date with her specialty, explains things well, and is clear about her plan for my treatment. I have been extremely impressed by her upbeat, intelligent and caring demeanor.

Reviewed on Jan 20, 2019

Dr Kaffenberger is the only provider for me at OSU Dermatology.

Reviewed on Jan 18, 2019

Delightful...This was my first time with Dr Kaffenberger. She is a keeper!

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2019

knowledgeable with great bed side manner

Reviewed on Sep 04, 2018

Very polite and friendly. Quickly assessed and treated the issue.

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