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Victoria P. Werth, MD

Victoria P. Werth, MD Physician

Chief, Dermatology, Philadelphia V.A. Hospital Professor of Dermatology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and the Veteran's Administration Medical Center Professor of Medicine

Dr. Werth is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

About Dr. Victoria P. Werth

Recognized annually in Philadelphia  magazine's Top Docs issue, 2008-2012, and 2015-2017

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 - Dermatopathology, 1989
  • Dermatology, 1986
  • Internal Medicine, 1983

Clinical Expertise:

  • Autoimmune Disorders
  • Blistering Diseases
  • Bullous Pemphigoid
  • Connective Tissue Disease and Pregnancy
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Lupus
  • Morphea (Localized Scleroderma)
  • Nephrogenic Fibrosing Dermopathy
  • Skin Scleroderma
  • Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE)

Description of Clinical Expertise

Autoimmune skin disease
Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
Pemphigus vulgaris

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: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Residency: Northwestern Medical Center
Residency: New York University Medical Center


American Academy of Dermatology Program for Dermatology for the 21st Century , National American Academy of Dermatology, member, National American Board of Dermatology , National American College of Physicians, American College of Rheumatology, Canadian Dermatology Society, National Committee on Government and Public Relations. Society of Investigative Dermatology (2002-), Data Safety Monitoring Board for High Dose Immunoblative Cytoxan for Lupus Erythematosus (Michelle Petri, Johns Hopkins), 1999-present, Dermatology Field Advisory Committee,(reports to Central Office, VA), National Dermatology Foundation, Dermatology Study group Co-Chair (1999) National Association of V.A. Dermatologists, Secretary- , European Society of Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus, International FOCIS Abstract Review Committee, National Leaders Society Campaign for the Dermatology Foundation, National Lupus Foundation of America, National Lupus Foundation of Delaware Valley (1998-), Local Lupus Research Institute, Local Medical Advisory Board, Dermatomyositis support group, Arthritis Foundation (Pennsylvania), 2002-, Medical Advisory Board, International Inflammatory Myositis Foundation, International Medical Advisory Board, National Pemphigus Foundation (1997-), National Medical Advisory Board, Scleroderma Foundation, 2002-, National Medical Dermatology Society , Myositis Criteria Study, International National Association of Rheumatologic Dermatology Society, National National Association of VA Dermatologists, National NIH Autoimmune Centers of Excellence, National NIH Meeting on Pemphigus, National NIH/NIAMS Study Section (AMS), National Pennsylvania Academy of Dermatology, Philadelphia College of Physicians, Philadelphia Dermatology Society, Local Rheumatologic Dermatology Society, National Skin Rheumatism and Autoimmunity, International Society of Investigative Dermatology, National Society of Investigative Dermatology, National Society of Investigative Dermatology, National Symposium on Scoring Systems in Dermatology, World Congress of Dermatology, International Task Force on Government Medicine, American Academy of Dermatology , National Task Force on Internal Medicine, American Academy of Dermatology, National Workforce Retreat, National World Congress of Dermatology, International

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Werth 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.


Description of Research Expertise:

Tumor necrosis factor
Cutaneous lupus
Clinical and translational research in cutaneous autoimmune diseases

Selected Publications:

Presto JK, Hejazi EZ, Werth VP: Biological therapies in the treatment of cutaneous lupus erythematosus Lupus : 2016.

Wan J, Imadojemu S, Werth V.P: Management of rheumatic and autoimmune disease in pregnancy and postpartum In Advances in Obstetric Dermatology 34(3) (344-52): 2016.

Werth, V. P. & Hordinsky, M: How Can We Promote Physician-Directed Research in Complex Medical Dermatology? J Invest Dermatol 136(5) (885-7): 2016.

Achtman, J., Kling, M. A., Feng, R., Okawa, J. & Werth, V. P: A cross-sectional study of untreated depression and anxiety in cutaneous lupus erythematosus and dermatomyositis J Am Acad Dermatol 74(2) (377-9): 2016.

Haber JS, Werth VP, Rubin A: Ice-pack Dermatosis: A Diagnositic Pitfall for Dermatopathologists that Mimics Lupus Erythematosus J Cut Pathol 43 (1-4): 2016.

Taio J, Feng R, Carr K, Okawa J, Werth VP: Using the American College of Rheumatology and Systemic Lupus International Collaborating Clinics Criteria to Determine Diagnosis of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus in Subacute Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus J Am Acad Dermatol 74 (5) (862-9): 2016.

Baumrin E, Webster G, Werth VP: Addison’s Disease and DLE: a rare association of polyglandular autoimmune syndrome type II J Clin Rheumatol 22(7) (382-6): 2016.

Hejazi, E. Z. & Werth, V. P: Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus: An Update on Pathogenesis, Diagnosis and Treatment Am J Clin Dermatol 17(2) (135-46): 2016.

Orbai AM1, Truedsson L2, Sturfelt G3, Nived O3, Fang H1, Alarcón GS4, Gordon C5, Merrill J6, Fortin PR7, Bruce IN8, Isenberg DA9, Wallace DJ10, Ramsey-Goldman R11, Bae SC12, Hanly JG13, Sanchez-Guerrero J14, Clarke AE15, Aranow CB16, Manzi S17, Urowitz MB18, Gladman DD18, Kalunian KC19, Costner MI20, Werth VP21, Zoma A22, Bernatsky S15, Ruiz-Irastorza G23, Khamashta MA, Jacobsen S, Buyon JP, Maddison P, Dooley MA, Van Vollenhoven RF, Ginzler E, Stoll T, Peschken C, Jorizzo JL, Callen JP, Lim SS, Fessler BJ,: Anti-C1q antibodies in systemic lupus erythematosus Lupus 24 (1): 42-9,2015 .

Yeung H, Farber S, Birnbaum BK, Dunham J, Ogdie-Beatty A, Patterson KC, Payne AC, Porteous M, Rossman, MD, Sharim R, Takeshita J, Werth VP, Price S, Rosenbach M: Reliability and validity of cutaneous sarcoidosis outcome instruments among dermatologists, pulmonologists, and rheumatologists JAMA Dermatol 151(12) : 1317-1322,2015.

Academic Contact Info

Division of Dermatology
Veterans Administration Hospital
University and Woodland Avenues

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 823-4208
Fax: (215) 823-5171
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)

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