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Lisa K. Pappas-Taffer, MD

Lisa K. Pappas-Taffer, MD Physician

Medical Director of Penn Dermatology at Bucks County Assistant Professor of Clinical Dermatology

Dr. Pappas-Taffer is employed by Penn Medicine.

Patient Satisfaction Ratings

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Clinical Specialties


  • Dermatology

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Dermatology, 2012

Clinical Expertise:

  • Autoimmune Disorders
  • Blistering Diseases
  • BOTOX Therapy
  • BOTOX Therapy for Wrinkles
  • Chemotherapy Side Effects
  • Connective Tissue Disease
  • Dermatitis Herpetiformis (Duhring's Disease)
  • Dermatologic Surgery
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Dysplastic Nevi (Atypical Moles)
  • Erythema Multiforme
  • Excessive Sweating (Hyperhidrosis)
  • Hair Loss (Alopecia Areata)
  • Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV)
  • Hives (Urticaria)
  • Immunodermatology
  • Lichen Planopilaris
  • Lichen Sclerosis
  • Lupus
  • Malignant Melanoma
  • Mole Check
  • Morphea (Localized Scleroderma)
  • Oral Lichen Planus
  • Organ Transplant and Cancer
  • Pyoderma Gangrenosum
  • Radiation Dermatitis
  • Scleroderma (Systemic Sclerosis)
  • Sclerotherapy
  • Sclerotherapy for Varicose and Spider Veins
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Phototesting
  • Skin Tag Removal (Acrochordon Removal)

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: Wayne State University School of Medicine
Residency: NYU Langone Medical Center
Residency: Brown University, Rhode Island Hospital


American Academy of Dermatology, National Association of Professors of Dermatology, National Atlantic Dermatologic Society, Local Medical Dermatologic Society, National Philadelphia Dermatologic Society, Local Rheumatologic Dermatology Society, National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Pappas-Taffer 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:

Pearson DR, Werth VP, Pappas-Taffer L: Systemic sclerosis: Current concepts of skin and systemic manifestations Clinics in Dermatology. : 2018.

Kim HJ, Langenhan JL, Robinson ES, Privette E, Achtman JC, Mitrani RA, Zeidi M, Sharma MR, Feng R, Nevas JL, Calianno C, Okawa J, Taylor L, Pappas-Taffer L, Werth VP: Effect of long-term treatment with tumor necrosis factor-a inhibitors on single-dose ultraviolet-induced changes in human skin Br J Dermatol 177 (6): 1762-1764. doi: 10.1111/bjd.15897. Epub 2017 Nov 15.,2017.

Chansky PB, Wanat K, Pappas-Taffer L, Rosenbach M, Micheletti RG: A cross-sectional survey of voriconazole prescribers: Assessing current practice and knowledge of cutaneous side effects J Am Acad Dermatol 77 (4): 769-70. doi: 10.1016/j.jaad.2017.04.1136.,2017.

Pappas-Taffer L: Lichen sclerosus Medscape : 2017.

Pappas-Taffer L, Callen JP: Treatment of Skin Disease SCLE : 2017.

Matthews N, Moustafa F, Kaskas N, Robinson-Bostom L, Pappas-Taffer L: Dermatologic Toxicities of Anticancer Therapy Abeloff's Clinical Oncology 6th Edition : 2017.

Robinson ES, Payne AS, Pappas-Taffer L, Feng R, Werth VP: The incidence of herpes zoster in cutaneous lupus erythematosus (CLE), dermatomyositis (DM), pemphigus vulgaris (PV), and bullous pemphigoid (BP) J Am Acad Dermatol 75 (1): 42-8. doi: 10.1016/j.jaad.2016.02.1153.,2016.

Pappas-Taffer L, Gonzalez-Rivera T, Werth VP: Lupus Erythematosus Rheumatic Skin Dieases in Clinical Medicine 1st ed : 2016.

Langenhan J, Novoa R, Pappas-Taffer L: Acquired port-wine stain with superimposed eczema following penetrating abdominal trauma Cutis 96 (6): 391-4,2015.

Pearl JM, Klein RS, Pappas-Taffer L, Lipoff JB: Parental leave in dermatology residency: Ethical considerations J Am Acad Dermatol 73 (4): 707-9. doi: 10.1016/j.jaad.2015.05.016. Review.,2015.

Academic Contact Info

3400 Civic Center Boulevard
Department of Dermatology

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