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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

Patient Rating Breakdown

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Clinical Specialties

Clinical Expertise:

  • Acanthosis Nigricans
  • Acne
  • Acne Scar
  • Acne Surgery
  • Actinic Cheilitis
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Acute Generalized Exanthematous Pustulosis
  • Albinism
  • Allergic Contact Dermatitis
  • Allergic Vasculitis
  • Alopecia Areata
  • Anal Condyloma
  • Anal Warts
  • Anal Warts (Condyloma Acuminata)
  • Angioma
  • Angular Cheilitis
  • Anhidrosis
  • Aphthous Ulcers
  • Athlete's Foot
  • Atypical Mole
  • Autoimmune Blistering Disorders
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Becker's Nevus
  • Bedbugs
  • Benign Neoplasm of Skin
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Lip
  • Biologic Therapy for Skin Diseases
  • Birthmarks
  • Boil
  • Brittle Nails
  • Bullous Disease
  • Bullous Pemphigoid
  • Cafe Au Lait Spots
  • Calcinosis Cutis
  • Cancer of the Eyelid
  • Carbuncle
  • Cellulite
  • Cellulitis
  • Chemical Peel
  • Cherry Angioma
  • Chronic Wounds
  • Cicatricial Pemphigoid
  • Cold Sore
  • Condyloma Lata
  • Contact and Allergic Dermatitis of the Eyelid
  • Contact Dermatitis
  • Cosmetic Dermatology
  • Cosmetic Laser Eyelid Surgery
  • Crabs
  • Cracked and Dry Skin
  • Crows Feet
  • Cryosurgery of Skin Lesions
  • Cutaneous Amyloidosis
  • Cutaneous B Cell Lymphoma
  • Cutaneous Candidiasis
  • Cutaneous Horn
  • Cutaneous Larva Migrans
  • Cutaneous T-Cell Lymphoma
  • Cutaneous Vasculitis
  • Dandruff
  • Dermal Fillers
  • Dermatitis
  • Dermatitis Herpetiformis
  • Dermatofibrosarcoma Protuberans
  • Dermatographism
  • Dermatologic Surgery
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Dermatophytosis
  • Dermoscopy
  • Destruction of Benign Skin Lesions
  • Destruction of Premalignant Skin Lesion
  • Diaper Rash
  • Drug Reaction
  • Dyschromia
  • Dyshidrosis
  • Dyskeratosis Follicularis
  • Dysplastic Nevus
  • Eczema
  • Edema of Eyelid
  • Electrosurgery for Skin Lesions
  • Epidermoid Cysts
  • Epidermolysis Bullosa
  • Erythema
  • Erythema Ab Igne
  • Erythema Marginatum
  • Erythema Migrans
  • Erythema Multiforme
  • Erythema Nodosum
  • Erythroderma
  • Excision of Benign Lesions
  • Excision of Malignant Lesions
  • Facial Aging
  • Female Pattern Baldness
  • First Degree Burns
  • Folliculitis
  • Fungal Skin Infections (Dermatomycosis)
  • Furuncle
  • Genital Herpes
  • Genital Herpes, Female
  • Genital Herpes, Male
  • Genital Warts (Condyloma Acuminatum)
  • Glomangioma
  • Glomus Tumor
  • Granuloma Annulare
  • Granuloma Inguinale
  • Hair Diseases
  • Hair Lice
  • Hair Loss (Alopecia Areata)
  • Hemangiomas
  • Herpes Simplex Dermatitis of the Eyelid
  • Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV)
  • Herpetic Whitlow
  • Hidradenitis Suppurativa
  • Hirsutism
  • Hives (Urticaria)
  • Hyperhidrosis
  • Hyperkeratosis
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Hyperpigmentation of Eyelids
  • Hypertrichosis
  • Ichthyosis
  • Impetigo
  • Impetigo Herpetiformis
  • Inclusion Cyst
  • Ingrown Hair
  • Intertrigo
  • Keloid Scar
  • Keloid Scar Removal
  • Keratin Cyst
  • Keratoacanthoma
  • Keratoderma
  • Keratosis Pilaris
  • Kerion
  • Laser Skin Rejuvenation
  • Laser Snoring Treatment
  • Laser Spider Vein Treatment
  • Lentigo
  • Lichen Nitidus
  • Lichen Planus
  • Lichen Sclerosus
  • Lichen Simplex
  • Linear IgA Bullous Disease
  • Lip Disease
  • Lipoma
  • Liposuction (Lipoplasty)
  • Liquid Facelift
  • Livedo Reticularis
  • Livedoid Vasculopathy
  • Liver Spots
  • Localized Scleroderma
  • Lupus Panniculitis
  • Lymphangitis
  • Male Pattern Baldness
  • Melanoma
  • Melasma
  • Merkel Cell Carcinoma
  • Milia
  • Miliaria
  • Mole Examination
  • Mole Mapping
  • Molluscum Contagiosum
  • Mongolian Spot
  • Mucinosis
  • Mycosis Fungoides
  • Nail Disorders
  • Nail Fungus
  • Necrobiosis Lipoidica
  • Nevus
  • Nevus Flammeus
  • Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer
  • Panniculitis
  • Parapsoriasis
  • Paronychia
  • Pemphigus Vulgaris
  • Pernio
  • Petechiae
  • Photosensitivity Reactions
  • Picker's Nodule
  • Pigmentation Disorders
  • Pigmented Lesions
  • Pilar Cyst
  • Pityriasis
  • Plantar Wart
  • Poison Ivy
  • Poison Oak
  • Polymorphous Light Eruption
  • Port Wine
  • Port Wine Stain Treatment
  • Pressure Ulcers
  • Prurigo
  • Prurigo Nodularis
  • Pruritic Urticarial Papules and Plaques of Pregancy (PUPP)
  • Pruritus
  • Pseudofolliculitis Barbae
  • Psoriasis
  • Purpura
  • Pyoderma Gangrenosum
  • Pyogenic Granuloma
  • Rash
  • Rosacea
  • Salmon Patches
  • Scabies
  • Scalp Disorders
  • Scalp Psoriasis
  • Scaly Skin
  • Scleroderma
  • Sebaceous Cyst Removal
  • Sebaceous Hyperplasia
  • Seborrheic Dermatitis
  • Seborrheic Eczema
  • Seborrheic Keratosis
  • Sensitive Skin
  • Sezary Syndrome
  • Shingles
  • Skin Abnormalities
  • Skin Aging
  • Skin Biopsy
  • Skin Bullae
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Cancer Screening
  • Skin Cancer Surgery
  • Skin Changes
  • Skin Disorders
  • Skin Examination
  • Skin Patch Tests
  • Skin Pigmentation Disorders
  • Skin Resurfacing and Rejuvenation
  • Skin Spots
  • Skin Tag Removal
  • Skin Ulcer
  • Solar Dermatitis
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Skin
  • Staph Infection
  • Staphylococcal Scalded Skin Syndrome
  • Stasis Dermatitis
  • Stevens-Johnson Syndrome
  • Striae
  • Striae Gravidarum
  • Subacute Cutaneous Lupus
  • Sun Damaged Skin
  • Sunspots
  • Sweet's Syndrome
  • Telangiectasia
  • Telogen Effluvium
  • Tinea Blanca
  • Tinea Capitis
  • Tinea Corporis
  • Tinea Cruris
  • Tinea Manus
  • Tinea Nigra
  • Tinea Versicolor
  • Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis
  • Trachonychia
  • Tumescent Liposuction
  • Venous Stasis Disease
  • Viral Exanthem
  • Vitiligo
  • Wart Removal
  • Warts
  • Xanthoma
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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

Memberships

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.

Research

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. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.clindermatol.2018.04.004. : 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)