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John R. Stanley, MD

John R. Stanley, MD Physician

Professor of Dermatology

Dr. Stanley is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

About Dr. John R. Stanley

Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine's annual Top Docs issue from 2004 - 2008, and 2010 - 2016

Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012-14

Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2003-2004, 2005-2006, 2007-2008, 2009-2010, 2011-2012, 2013-2014

Patient Satisfaction Ratings

Patient Rating Breakdown

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Clinical Specialties


  • Dermatology

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Dermatology - Clinical and Laboratory Dermatological Immunology, 1985
  • Dermatology, 1978

Clinical Expertise:

  • Dermatitis Herpetiformis (Duhring's Disease)
  • Erythema Multiforme
  • Pemphigus

Practice Locations and Appointments

  • Penn Dermatology

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

    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: Harvard Medical School
Residency: University of Washington Hospitals
Residency: New York University Medical Center
Fellowship: National Institutes of Health


American Academy of Dermatology, National American Dermatological Association, National American Federation for Clinical Research, National American Skin Association, National American Society for Clinical Investigation, National Association of American Physicians, National College of Physicians of Philadelphia, Local Dermatology Foundation, National German Epidermolysis Bullosa Rare Disease Network, International Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences, National International Pemphigus Foundation, International National Institute of Arthritis, Musculoskeletal, and Skin Diseases (NIAMS) , National National Institutes of Health , National Philadelphia Dermatological Society, Local Society for Investigative Dermatology , National Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences, National Veterans Administration, National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Stanley 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:

Hammers CM, Stanley JR: Mechanisms of Disease: Pemphigus and bullous pemphigoid. Annual Review of Pathology: Mechanisms of Disease In Press : 2016.

Hammers CM, Chen J, Lin C, Kacir S, Siegel DL, Payne AS, Stanley JR: Persistence of anti-desmoglein 3 IgG B-cell clones in pemphigus patients over years J. Invest. Dermatol. 135 : 742-749,2015.

Toumi A, Saleh MA, Yamagami J, Abida O, Kallel M, Masmoudi A, Makni S, Turki H, Hachiya T, Kuroda K, Stanley JR, Masmoudi H, Amagai M: Autoimmune reactivity against precursor form of desmoglein 1 in healthy Tunisians in the area of endemic pemphigus foliaceus J Dermatol Sci 70 (1): 19-25 ,2013.

Kouno K, Lin C, Schechter N, Siegel D, Yang X, Seykora JT, Stanley JR: Targeted delivery of tumor necrosis factor-related apoptosis-inducing ligand to keratinocytes with a pemphigus monoclonal antibody J Invest Dermatol : 2013.

Hammers CM, Stanley JR: Antibody phage display: Technique and applications J. Invest. Dermatol. 134:e17 (doi:10.1038/jid 2013.521): 2013.

Hammers CM, Stanley JR: Desmoglein-1, differentiation, and disease J. Clin. Invest. Doi:10.1172/JCI69071 : 2013.

Lunardon L, Tsai KJ, Propert KJ, Fett N, Stanley JR, Werth VP, Tsai DE, Payne AS: Adjuvant rituximab therapy of pemphigus: A single center experience with 31 patients Arch Dermatol 148 : 1031-1036,2012.

Yamagami J, Payne AS, Kacir S, Ishii K, Siegel DL, Stanley JR: Homologous regions of heavy chain complementarity determining region 3 (H-CDR3) of pemphigus antibodies cause pathogenicity J Clin Invest 120 : 4111-4117,2010.

Yamagami J, Kacir S, Ishii K, Payne AS, Siegel DL, Stanley JR: Antibodies to the desmoglein 1 precursor proprotein but not to the mature cell surface protein cloned from individuals without pemphigus. J Immunol 183 (9): 5615-5621. doi: 10.4049/jimmunol.0901691.,2009.

Yamagami J, Kacir S, Ishii K, Payne AS, Siegel DL, Stanley JR: Antibodies to the desmoglein 1 precursor proprotein but not to the mature cell surface protein cloned from individuals without pemphigus J Immunol 183 : 5615-5621,2009.

Academic Contact Info

University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Department of Dermatology
421 Curie Boulevard

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

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