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Cherie M. Ditre, MD

Cherie M. Ditre, MD Physician

Director, Skin Enhancement Center Associate Professor of Clinical Dermatology

Dr. Ditre is employed by Penn Medicine.

About Dr. Cherie M. Ditre

Recognized by America's Top Doctors for 2017

Recognized in Philadelphia magazine's May 2018 Top Docs issue

Patient Satisfaction Ratings

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Clinical Specialties


  • Dermatology

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Dermatology, 1992

Clinical Expertise:

  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Blistering Diseases
  • BOTOX Therapy
  • BOTOX Therapy for Wrinkles
  • Chemical Peel for Acne Scars
  • Chemical Peel for Wrinkles
  • Collagen Implant Injections
  • Cosmetic Facial Surgery
  • Cosmetic Surgery
  • Crow's Feet
  • Cryosurgery
  • Dermatologic Surgery
  • Drooping Eyelid (Ptosis)
  • Ethnic Skin Disorder
  • Excessive Body Hair
  • Excessive Sweating (Hyperhidrosis)
  • Facial Fat Injection
  • Facial Lesions
  • Facial Skin Lesion Removal
  • Head Lesions
  • Hirsutism
  • Laser Skin Resurfacing for Wrinkles
  • Laser Wart Removal
  • Melanoma
  • Neck Lesions
  • Port Wine Stains Laser Therapy
  • Precancerous Lesions
  • Pulsed Dye Laser Treatment
  • Removal of Skin Growths
  • Sclerotherapy for Varicose and Spider Veins
  • Seborrheic Dermatitis (Seborrheic Eczema)
  • Skin Allergies
  • Skin Lesion Biopsy
  • Skin Lesion Removal
  • Skin Tag Removal (Acrochordon Removal)
  • Spider Veins Laser Treatment
  • Tattoo Removal
  • Vascular Lesions Laser Treatment
  • Zyderm Collagen Implantation

Description of Clinical Expertise

Cosmetic Dermatology- established the Skin Enhancement Center formally at Radnor - I instituted lasers on a full time basis here at Radnor to include hair removal for both Caucasian and non-Caucasion skin types, port wine stain and other vascular malformations,acne scarring, resurfacing lasers active and deep fx, Intense Pulse LIght for pigmentary and vascular disorders, Photodynamic Therapy equipment for acne and actinic keratosis treatment; Isolaz Pneumatic Broad Band Light for active acne treatment;started botox treatment for both cosmetic reasons and hyperhidrosis; sclerotherapy for leg veins; Chemical peels from Superficial to Medium depth; Microdermabrasion ; Fillers and contouring agents.

I established an approved cosmeceutical dispensing unit at Penn.

I established cosmetic dermatology teaching/preceptorship of rotating residents and foreign dermatologist as well as our own dermatology residents

I established a clinical photographic system to follow patient progress and map paitient goals.

I drafted the SEC cosmetic dermatology web site.

Patient care has been enhanced by the newer progam products, procedures and treatments. The Center offers the cosmetic dermatologic patient a full service spectrum of care.

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)
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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: University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Residency: Graduate Hospital
Fellowship: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Residency: University of Michigan Medical Center


American Academy of Dermatology, National American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, National American Society of Cosmetic Dermatology and Aesthetic Surgery, National American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery (ASLMS), National Pennsylvania Academy of Dermatology, Local Pennsylvania Medical Society, Local Philadelphia County Medical Society, Local Philadelphia Dermatological Society, Local

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Ditre is employed by Penn Medicine.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.


Description of Research Expertise:

I completed first study that was approved by IRB No. 809287 for the first cosmetic dermatology study at Radnor entitled: Comparison of 30% Salicylic Acid Peel versus Pneumatic Broadband Light in the Treatment of Mild to Moderately Severe Facial Acne Vulgaris ( paper in progress); now starting second acne study 2 started April 30, 2010 approved by IRB No. 811425: Comparison of Pneumatic Broadband Light plus Adapalene 0.3% gel versus Adapalene 0.3% gel Monotherapy in the Treatment of Mild to Moderately Severe Facial Acne vulgaris.

Selected Publications:

Ditre CM: Practical Uses of Retinols and Applications in Dermatology Cosmetic Dermatol 19 : 2005.

Ditre CM: Treatment of Actinic keratosis and Photodamaged Skin with 5% 5-Fluorouracil and Glycolic Acid Peels”. Cosmetic Dermatol 17 (3): 2004.

Ditre CM: Glycolic Acid Peels Dermatologic Therapy 13 : 165-172,2000.

Ditre CM: Glycolic acid Peels Skin & Aging : 1998.

Ditre CM: Skin Changes in Menopause Spain : 1997.

Ditre CM: Glycolic Acid Peels Cosmetic Dermatologic Surgery : 43-52,1998.

Bernstein EF, Underhill CB, Lakkakorpi J, Ditre CM, Uitto J, Yu RJ, Van Scott EJ: Citric acid increases viable epidermal thickness and glycosaminoglycan content of sun-damaged skin Dermatolog Surg 23 (8): 689-694,1997.

Ditre CM, Griffin TD, Murphy GF, Sueki H, Telegan B, Johnson WC, Yu RJ, Van Scott EJ: Effects of alpha-hydroxy acids on photoaged skin: A pilot clinical, histologic and ultrastructural study J Am Acad Dermatol 34 (2 Pt 1): 187-195,1996.

Griffin TD, Murphy GF, Sueki H, Telegan B, Johnson WC, Ditre CM, Yu RJ, Van Scott EJ: Increased factor XIIIa transglutaminase expression in dermal dendrocytes after treatment with alpha-hydroxy acids: Potential physiologic significance J Amer Acad Dermatol 34 (2 Pt 1): 196-203,1996.

Academic Contact Info

Penn Medicine at Radnor
250 King of Prussia Road

Radnor, PA 19087
Phone: (610) 902-2400
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)

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