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Amy Kathleen Forrestel, MD

Amy Kathleen Forrestel, MD Physician

Assistant Professor of Clinical Dermatology

Languages spoken:

  • Spanish

Dr. Forrestel is employed by Penn Medicine.

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Clinical Specialties


  • Dermatology

Programs & Centers:

Clinical Expertise:

  • Acne
  • Anal Warts (Condyloma Acuminata)
  • Athlete's Foot
  • Autoimmune Blistering Disorders
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Bullous Pemphigoid
  • Cellulitis
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Fungal Skin Infections (Dermatomycosis)
  • Genital Warts (Condyloma Acuminatum)
  • Graft Versus Host Disease
  • Henoch–Schönlein purpura
  • Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV)
  • Melanoma
  • Merkel Cell Carcinoma
  • Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer
  • Scabies
  • Shingles
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Cancer Surgery
  • Staph Infection
  • Warts
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Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Amerihealth Caritas
  • Amerihealth Caritas Medicare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • Clover Health Plan
  • CVS Health
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • eLAP Services
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Homestead Smart Health Plans
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana / Choicecare
  • Independence Blue Cross (Keystone East)
  • Intergroup
  • Keystone First
  • Keystone First Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Health and Wellness (Centene) Medicare
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Provider Partners Health Plan
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Remedy Partners at Penn Medicine
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan
  • Veterans Choice Program

Education and Training

Medical School: Yale University
Residency: Temple University Hospital
Residency: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania


Medical Dermatology Society, National Philadelphia Dermatologic Society, Local Philadelphia Dermatologic Society, National Steering Committee – International Alliance for Global Health, International

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Forrestel is employed by Penn Medicine.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Penn Presbyterian Medical Center: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.


Selected Publications:

Forrestel AK, Kovarik CL, Katz KA: Sexually Acquired Syphilis. Part 2: Laboratory diagnosis, management, and prevention. J Am Acad Dermatol 19 (30598-5): 2019.

Forrestel AK, Kovarik CL, Katz KA: Sexually Acquired Syphilis. Part 1: Historical aspects, microbiology, epidemiology, and clinical manifestations J Am Acad Dermatol (19): 30597-3,2019.

Forrestel, AK.: “Beyond the Tzanck: Bedside Diagnostics.” Oral Presentation. American Academy of Dermatology Conference. Washington DC. : 2019.

Forrestel AK, Micheletti RG: Skin Manifestations of Internal Organ Disorders. In: Kang S, Amagai M, Bruckner AL, Enk AH, Margolis DJ, McMichael AJ, Orringer JS 9e New York, NY: McGraw-Hill : 2019.

Forrestel AK: Cutaneous cryptococcus Inpatient Dermatology : 2018.

Forrestel AK.: “Global Health Today: Logistics and Evolving Ethical Quandaries.” Oral Presentation. Seminar on Global Health & Workshop on Bioethics. Surabaya, Indonesia. : 2017.

Forrestel AK.: Sneaky Secondary Syphilis American Academy of Dermatology Conference, Orlando, FL. : 2017.

Forrestel AK, Rosenbach M.: TEN in the Time of Polypharmacy American Academy of Dermatology Conference. Orlando, FL. : 2017.

Forrestel AK, Kovarik CL, Mosam A, Gupta D, Maurer TA, Micheletti RG.: Diffuse HIV-associated seborrheic dermatitis - a case series Int J STD AIDS 27 (14): 1342-1345,2016.

Tracey EH, Forrestel A, Rosenbach M, Micheletti RG.: Inpatient Dermatology Consultation in Patients with Hematologic Malignancies. J Am Acad Dermatol. 75 (4): 835-836,2016.

Academic Contact Info

Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine
Department of Dermatology
3400 Civic Center Blvd
7th Floor, South Tower

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)