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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 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

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Clinical Specialties


  • Dermatology
  • Wound Care

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Dermatology, 2012

Clinical Expertise:

  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Chronic Wounds
  • Dermatologic Surgery
  • Dysplastic Nevi (Atypical Moles)
  • Genital Warts (Condyloma Acuminatum)
  • Hair Loss (Alopecia Areata)
  • Hives (Urticaria)
  • Leg Ulcers
  • Melanoma
  • Mole Check
  • Precancerous Lesions
  • Pyoderma Gangrenosum
  • Skin Check
  • Skin Lesion Biopsy
  • Skin Lesion Removal
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Venous Stasis Ulcer Management
  • Wound Healing

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


Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology (FAAD), National Member of the Association for the Advancement of Wound Care, National Member of the Medical Dermatology Society, National Member of the 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. : 2016.

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

Piette E, Wanat K, Pugliese D.: Ulcerated Plaque With Lymphocutaneous Spread. JAMA Dermatol. 151 (8): 895-6.,2015.

Kantor J, Margolis D, Pugliese D.: Venous Ulcers In: Williams H, Bigby M, et al, (eds.) Evidence Based Dermatology, 3rd edn. : 2014.

Imadojemu S BA, Pugliese D MD, MPH, Kovarik C MD.: What is Your Diagnosis? Pilomatricoma. Cutis. 3 (93): 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.

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 cutis limited to the lips. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2 (17): 119-130,2012.

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. 2 (17): 119-130,2011.

Douglas J. Pugliese,MD,MPH: Obesity as a Risk Factor for Psoriasis in US Adults: Results from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 2003-2004 was a cross-sectional study completed as a requirement for the Quantitative Methods concentration during my completion of a Master of Public Health degree and was presented in poster form at the 2009 Harvard School of Public Practicum Project Poster Dqay : 2009.

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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