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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 employed by Penn Medicine.

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

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Penn Medicine.

Overall Ratings

Patient Comments

Clinical Specialties

Specialty:

  • 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
Dermatomyositis
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
  • Keystone First Medicare
  • 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:
Residency: Northwestern Medical Center
Residency: New York University Medical Center

Memberships

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 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

Description of Research Expertise:

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

Selected Publications:

George M, Kreider M, Shah R, Miller Jr W, Merkel PA: Abnormal Pulmonary Function Tests, Interstitial Lung Disease, and Lung Function Decline in Patients with Classic and Clinically Amyopathic Dermatomyositis Br J Dermatol 176 (262-264): 2017.

van Vollenhoven R.: …Remission in SLE, consensus findings from a large international task force on definitions of remission in SLE (DORIS) Ann Rheum Dis 76 (554-561): 2017.

Furie R, Khamashta M, Merrill JT, Werth VP, Kalunian K, Brohawn P, Illei GG, Drappa J, Wang L: Anifrolumab, an Anti-Interferon-Alpha Receptor Monoclonal Antibody, in Moderate to Severe Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Arthritis & Rheumatol 69 (376-386): 2017.

Ang CC, Anyanwu C, Robinson E, Okawa J, Fujimoto M, Hamaguchi Y: Clinical signs associated with an increased risk of interstitial lung disease: a cohort study of 108 patients with dermatomyositis Br J Dermatol 176 (231-233): 2017.

Haber JS, Merola JF: Classifying Discoid Lupus Erythematosus: Background, Gaps, and Difficulties Int J Womens Derm 13 (S62-S66): 2017.

Caplan A, Fett N, Rosenbach M, Werth VP: Prevention and management of glucocorticoid-induced side effects: A comprehensive review: Gastrointestinal and endocrinologic side effects J Am Acad Dermatol 76 (11-16): 2017.

Caplan A, Fett N, Rosenbach M, Werth VP: Prevention and management of glucocorticoid-induced side effects: A comprehensive review: Ocular, cardiovascular, muscular, and psychiatric side effects and issues unique to pediatric patients J Am Acad Dermatol 76 : 2017.

Caplan A, Fett N, Rosenbach M, Werth VP: Prevention and management of glucocorticoid-induced side effects: A comprehensive review: A review of glucocorticoid pharmacology and bone health J Am Acad Dermatol 76 (1-9): 2017.

Caplan A, Fett N, Rosenbach M, Werth VP: Prevention and management of glucocorticoid-induced side effects: A comprehensive review: Infectious complications and vaccination recommendations J Am Acad Dermatol 76 (191-198): 2017.

Tiao J, Feng R, Bird S, Choi JK, MD, Dunham J, George M, Gonzalez-Rivera TC, Kaufman JL, Khan N, Luo JJ, Micheletti R, Payne AS, Price R, Quinn C, Rubin AI, Sreih AG, Thomas P, Okawa J: The Reliability of the Cutaneous Dermatomyositis Disease Area and Severity Index (CDASI) Among Dermatologists, Rheumatologists, and Neurologists Br J Dermatol 176 (423-4730): 2017.

Academic Contact Info

Division of Dermatology
Veterans Administration Hospital
University and Woodland Avenues

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

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