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Carmela C. Vittorio, MD

Carmela C. Vittorio, MD Physician

Associate Professor of Dermatology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Dr. Vittorio is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

Clinical Specialties


  • Dermatology

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Dermatology, 1994

Clinical Expertise:

  • Laser Hair Removal
  • Skin Cancer

Practice Locations and Appointments

  • Penn Dermatology

    Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine South Pavilion, 1st Floor 3400 Civic Center Boulevard Philadelphia, PA 19104 800-789-PENN (7366)

    A facility of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Insurance Accepted

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

Education and Training

Medical School: University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Residency: Brown University, Rhode Island Hospital
Residency: Brown University


American Academy of Dermatology, American Medical Association, International Society for Cutaneous Lymphoma, Medical Dermatology Society, New England Dermatologic Society, 1994-1999, Pennsylvania Academy of Dermatology, Pennsylvania Medical Society, Philadelphia County Medical Society, Philadelphia Dermatologic Society 1999-present, Rhode Island Dermatologic Society 1994-1999, Rhode Island Medical Women’s Association 1994-1999, The College of Physicians of Philadelphia, Women's Dermatologic Society,

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Vittorio is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

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:

Hivnor C, Shapiro M, Vittorio CC: Intravenous cidofovir for recalcitrant verruca vulgaris in the setting of HIV. Arch Dermatol 140 : 13-14,2004.

McGinnis KS, Junkins-Hopkins JM, Crawford G, Shapiro M, Rook AH, Vittorio CC: Low dose oral bexarotene in combination with low dose interferon alpha in the treatment of cutaneous T-cell lymphoma: Clinical synergism and possible immunologic mechanisms. J Amer Acad Dermatol 50 (3): 375-379,2004.

McGinnis KS, Ubriani R, Newton S, Junkins-Hopkins JM, Vittorio CC, Wysocka M, Rook AH: The addition of interferon gamma to oral bexarotene therapy with photopheresis Arch Dermatol 141 (9): 1176-1178,2005.

Richardson SK, McGinnis KS, Shapiro M, Lehrer MS, Kim EJ, Vittorio CC, Junkins Hopkins JM, Rook AH: Extracorporeal photopheresis and multimodality immunomodulatory therapy in the treatment of cutaneous T-Cell lymphoma. J Cutan Med Surg E-pub : 2003.

Richardson SK, McGinnis KS, Shapiro M, Lehrer MS, Kim EJ, Vittorio CC, Junkins Hopkins JM, Rook AH: Extracorporeal Photopheresis and Multimodality Immunomodulatory Therapy in the Treatment of Cutaneous T-Cell Lymphoma. J Cutan Med Surg : 2004.

Lehrer MS, Crawford G, Gelfand J, Leyden JJ, Vittorio CC: The effect of wax epilation prior to hair removal with a long-pulsed alexandrite laser – a pilot study J Dermatologic Surg 29 : 118-123,2003.

Prins C, Vittorio C, Padilla RS, Hunziker T, Itin P, Forster J, Brocker ED, Saurat JH, French LE: Effect of high-dose intravenous immunoglobulin therapy in Stevens-Johnson syndrome: a retrospective, multicenter study Dermatology 207 (1): 96-99,2003.

Gelfand JM, Wasik MA, Vittorio CC, Rook AH, Junkins-Hopkins JM: Progressive epidermotropic primary cutaneous CD30+, CD8+ anaplastic large T-cell lymphoma in a patient with sarcoidosis. J Amer Acad Dermatol 51 (2): 304-308,2004.

Shapiro M, Wasik MA, Junkins-Hopkins JM, Rook AH, Vittorio CC, Itakura H, Frankel MC, Georgala S, Schuster SJ: Complete remission in advanced blastic NK-cell lymphoma/leukemia in elderly patients using the Hyper-CVAD regimen Amer J Hematol 74 (1): 46-51,2003.

Academic Contact Info

University of Pennsylvania
Perelman School of Medicine
Department of Dermatology
2 Maloney
3600 Spruce Street

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 662-2589
Patient appointments: 800-789-PENN (7366)

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