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Douglas J. Pugliese, MD, MPH

Douglas J. Pugliese, MD, MPH Physician

Chief, Dermatology, Penn Presbyterian Medical Center Assistant Professor of Clinical Dermatology

Dr. Pugliese is employed by Penn Medicine.

About Dr. Douglas J. Pugliese

2007-08 - Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal with 2 gold stars

2006 - Iraqi Campaign Medal

2005 - Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal

Patient Satisfaction Ratings

Patient Rating Breakdown

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Clinical Specialties


  • Dermatology
  • Wound Care

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Dermatology, 2012

Clinical Expertise:

  • Acne
  • Allergic Vasculitis
  • Anal Warts (Condyloma Acuminata)
  • Athlete's Foot
  • Autoimmune Blistering Disorders
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Benign Neoplasm of Skin
  • Birthmarks
  • Bone Infection (Osteomyelitis)
  • Bullous Pemphigoid
  • Cellulitis
  • Chemical Peel
  • Chronic Wounds
  • Compromised Skin Grafts
  • Compromised Tissue Flaps
  • Cracked and Dry Skin
  • Critical Limb Ischemia (CLI)
  • Cutaneous T-Cell Lymphoma
  • Dermal Fillers
  • Dermatitis
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Diabetic Foot Infection
  • Diabetic Ulcers
  • Epidermolysis Bullosa
  • Erythema
  • Female Pattern Baldness
  • Folliculitis
  • Foot Ulcer
  • Foot Wound
  • Fungal Skin Infections (Dermatomycosis)
  • Gangrene
  • Genital Warts (Condyloma Acuminatum)
  • Glomangioma
  • Glomus Tumor
  • Hair Diseases
  • Hair Lice
  • Hair Loss (Alopecia Areata)
  • Hemangiomas
  • Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV)
  • Hirsutism
  • Hives (Urticaria)
  • Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
  • Hypertrichosis
  • Keloid Scar
  • Laser Skin Rejuvenation
  • Lipoma
  • Liposuction (Lipoplasty)
  • Male Pattern Baldness
  • Melanoma
  • Merkel Cell Carcinoma
  • Nail Disorders
  • Nail Fungus
  • Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer
  • Photosensitivity Reactions
  • Pigmented Lesions
  • Pressure Ulcers
  • Psoriasis
  • Rash
  • Rosacea
  • Scabies
  • Scalp Disorders
  • Shingles
  • Skin Aging
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Cancer Surgery
  • Skin Disorders
  • Skin Patch Tests
  • Skin Pigmentation Disorders
  • Skin Ulcer
  • Staph Infection
  • Sun Damaged Skin
  • Unna Boot
  • Vitiligo
  • Warts
  • Wound Complications
  • Wound Medication
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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: Drexel University Center City Hahnemann Campus
Residency: Massachusetts General Hospital
Residency: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania


Association for the Advancement of Wound Care, National Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology (FAAD), National Medical Dermatology Society, National Philadelphia Dermatological Society, Local

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Pugliese 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:

Charny JW, Nelson CA, Mochel M, Pugliese DJ.: Ascending Erythematous Nodules on the Left Arm. Cutis. 102 (6): E15-E17,2018.

Douglas J. Pugliese: Stasis Dermatitis Inpatient Dermatology : 379-382,2018.

Douglas J. Pugliese: Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis Inpatient Dermatology : 237-240,2018.

Douglas J. Pugliese: Intertrigo Inpatient Dermatology : 391-393,2018.

Pugliese DJ.: Infection in Venous Leg Ulcers: Considerations for Optimal Management in the Elderly. Drugs & Aging. 33 (2): 87-96.,2016.

Piette EW, Wanat KA, Pugliese DJ.: Ulcerated Plaque With Lymphocutaneous Spread. JAMA Dermatol. 151 (8): 895-6.,2015.

Kantor J, Margolis D, Pugliese D.: Venous Ulcers Evidence Based Dermatology, 3rd edn. : 624-631,2014.

Imadojemu S, Pugliese DJ, MPH, Kovarik CL.: Solitary Nodular Lesion on the Scalp. Cutis. 93 (3): E1-E3,2014.

Obi C BA, Holler P MD, PhD, Pugliese D MD, MPH, Abraham R MD, Xu X MD, PhD, Sobanko J MD, Rosenbach M MD, Wanat K MD.: Leukemia labialis: a rare presentation of leukemia cutis limited to the lips J Am Acad Dermatol 67 (4): e146-147,2012.

Douglas J. Pugliese, MD, MPH, Alice Gottlieb MD, PhD, Sylvia Hsu, MD, Neil J. Korman, MD, PhD, Mark G. Lebwohl, MD, Melodie Young, ARNP, Bruce F. Bebo, Jr, PhD, Andrew Blauvelt, MD, and Abby S. Van Voorhees, MD.: Treatment of Psoriasis in the Setting of Excessive Alcohol Intake: From the Medical Board of the National Psoriasis Foundation. Psoriasis Forum. 17 (2): 119-130,2011.

Academic Contact Info

Penn Medicine University City
Department of Dermatology
3737 Market Street
Suite 1100

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 662-8060
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)

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