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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.

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Clinical Specialties

Clinical Expertise:

  • Acne
  • Allergic Vasculitis
  • Anal Warts (Condyloma Acuminata)
  • Athlete's Foot
  • Autoimmune Blistering Disorders
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Benign Neoplasm of Skin
  • Birthmarks
  • Bullous Pemphigoid
  • Cellulitis
  • Chemical Peel
  • Chronic Wounds
  • Cracked and Dry Skin
  • Cutaneous T-Cell Lymphoma
  • Dermal Fillers
  • Dermatitis
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Epidermolysis Bullosa
  • Erythema
  • Female Pattern Baldness
  • Folliculitis
  • Fungal Skin Infections (Dermatomycosis)
  • Genital Warts (Condyloma Acuminatum)
  • Glomangioma
  • Glomus Tumor
  • Hair Diseases
  • Hair Lice
  • Hair Loss (Alopecia Areata)
  • Hemangiomas
  • Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV)
  • Hirsutism
  • Hives (Urticaria)
  • 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
  • Vitiligo
  • Warts
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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: 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:

Pappas-Taffer L: Cellcept treatment for Morphea - Retrospective Poster at the 2019 Medical Dermatology Society Meeting, Washington DC : 2019.

Pappas-Taffer L, Rosenbach M, Wanat KA, Micheletti R: Palmoplantar eruptions from chemotherapy Guide to inpatient dermatology: caring for dermatologic issues in hospitalized patients 1st ed : 2018.

Guzman AK, Pappas-Taffer LK, Elston DM, James WD: Acute and recurrent facial pustulosis: a unique clinical entity? JEADV (32): 164-207,2018.

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

Pappas-Taffer L, Rosenbach M, Wanat KA, Micheletti R: Systemic sclerosis Guide to inpatient dermatology: caring for dermatologic issues in hospitalized patients 1st ed : 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.

Academic Contact Info

3400 Civic Center Boulevard
Department of Dermatology

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