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Katherine Thacker Steele, MD

Katherine Thacker Steele, MD Physician

Assistant Professor of Clinical Dermatology

Dr. Steele is employed by Penn Medicine.

Patient Satisfaction Ratings

Patient Rating Breakdown

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Overall Ratings

Clinical Specialties


  • Dermatology

Programs & Centers:

Practice Locations and Appointments

  • Penn Dermatology Perelman

    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
  • 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
  • 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: University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Residency: Brigham and Women's Hospital
Residency: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania


Society of Dermatology Hospitalists, National The American Academy of Dermatology, National The Medical Dermatology Society, National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Steele 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:

Bauml JM, Steele KT.: Clinical Pearls on the Management of Immune- Mediated Adverse Events Affecting the Skin. Medscape CME : 2018.

Jayakumar KL, Samimi SS, Vittorio CC, Micheletti RG, Steele KT, Ogunleye TA, Richardson V, Chiesa Fuxench ZC, Rosenbach M: Expediting Patient Appointments with Dermatology Rapid Access Clinics Dermatology Online Journal : 2018.

Gatica-Torres M, Steele KT, Chang B, Zhang PJ, Rubin AI.: Painful pseudoclubbing of a single nail unit Skin Appendage Disorders : 2018.

Lipoff JB, Steele KT, Jariwala N.: Eyebrow and eyelash loss in a patient with paresthesias JAMA 317 (1): 81-82,2017.

Reid MJ, Steenhoff AP, Thompson J, Gabaitiri L, Cary MS, Steele K, Mayisela S, Dickinson D, Ehrenkranz P, Friedman HM, Linkin DR.: Evaluation of the effect of cellular SMS reminders on consistency of antiretroviral therapy pharmacy pickups in HIV-infected adults in Botswana: a randomized controlled trial. Health Psychol Behav Med. 5 (1): 101–109,2017.

Steele KT, Steenhoff AP, Nkomazana O, Ocular Bisson GP.: Ocular surface squamous neoplasia among HIV-infected patients in Botswana S Afr Med J. 105 (5): 379-83,2015.

Micheletti RG, Steele KT, Kovarik CL: Robotic teledermatopathology from an African J Am Acad Dermatol 70 (5): 952-954,2014.

Reid MJ, Dhar SI; Cary M, Liang P, Thompson J, Gabaitiri L, Steele K, Mayisela S, Dickinson D, Friedman H, Linkin DR, Steenhoff AP: Opinions and attitudes of participants in a randomized controlled trial examining the efficacy of SMS reminders to enhance antiretroviral adherence: a cross sectional survey J Acquire Immune Deficiency Syndrome 65 (2): e:86-8,2014.

Steele KT, Sullivan BJ, Wanat KA, Rosenbach M, Elenitsas R: Diffuse dermal angiomatosis associated with calciphylaxis in a patient with end stage renal disease J Cutan Pathol 40 (9): 829-32,2013.

Steele KT, Boos M, Xu X, Kovarik CL, Vittorio CC, Wanat KA: A blistering eruption in an immunocompromised man Hosp Physician : e1-e4,2013.

Academic Contact Info

Department of Dermatology
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
3600 Spruce Street

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