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Zelma Chiesa Fuxench, MD MSCE

Zelma Chiesa Fuxench, MD MSCE Physician

Assistant Professor of Dermatology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Languages spoken:

  • English
  • Spanish

Dr. Chiesa Fuxench is employed by Penn Medicine.

Patient Satisfaction Ratings

Patient Rating Breakdown

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

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Overall Ratings

Clinical Specialties

Specialty:

  • Dermatology

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Dermatology, 2013

Clinical Expertise:

  • Acne
  • Anal Warts (Condyloma Acuminata)
  • Athlete's Foot
  • Autoimmune Blistering Disorders
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • 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)
  • Hair Diseases
  • Hair Lice
  • Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV)
  • Hirsutism
  • Hives (Urticaria)
  • Hypertrichosis
  • Keloid Scar
  • Laser Skin Rejuvenation
  • 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 Disorders
  • Skin Patch Tests
  • Skin Pigmentation Disorders
  • Skin Ulcer
  • Staph Infection
  • Sun Damaged Skin
  • Vitiligo
  • Warts
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Practice Locations and Appointments

  • Penn Dermatology Perelman

    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
  • 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: University of Puerto Rico
Residency: University of Puerto Rico Medical Sciences Campus

Memberships

American Academy of Dermatology, National American Medical Association, National Association of Professors of Dermatology, National Climate Change and Enviromental Affairs Expert Research Group, National Medical Dermatological Society, National Pennsylvania Academy of Dermatology, Local Puerto Rico Society of Dermatology, National Society for Investigative Dermatology, National Women’s Dermatological Society, National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Chiesa Fuxench 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:

Atopic Dermatitis, comorbidities in Atopic Dermatitis

Selected Publications:

Noe MH, Wan MT, Shin DB, Armstrong AW, Duffin KC, Chiesa Fuxench ZC et al.: Patient-Reported Outcomes of Adalimumab, Phototherapy, and Placebo in the Vascular Inflammation in Psoriasis Trial: A Randomized Controlled Study. J Am Acad Dermatol : [Epub ahead of print],2019.

Silverberg JI, Gelfand JM, Margolis DJ, Boguniewicz M, Fonacier L, Grayson MH, Ong PY, Chiesa Fuxench Z, Simpson EL.: Atopic Dermatitis in US Adults: From Population to Health Care Utilization. J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract. 7 : 1524-1532,2019.

Silverberg JI, Gelfand JM, Margolis DJ, Boguniewicz M, Fonacier L, Grayson MH, Ong PY, Chiesa Fuxench ZC, Simpson EL.: Validation and interpretation of short form 12 and comparison with dermatology life quality index in atopic dermatitis in adults. J Invest Dermatol : [Epub ahead of print],2019.

Silverberg JI, Margolis DJ, Boguniewicz M, Fonacier L, Grayson MH, Ong PY, Chiesa Fuxench ZC, et al.: Distribution of atopic dermatitis lesions in United States adults. J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol : Epub ahead of print],2019.

Chiesa Fuxench ZC, Block JK, Boguniewicz M, Boyle J, et al.: Atopic Dermatitis in America Study: A Cross-Sectional Study Examining the Prevalence and Disease Burden of Atopic Dermatitis in the US Adult Population. J Invest Dermatol 139 (3): 583-590,2019.

Silverberg JI, Gelfand JM, Margolis DJ, Boguniewicz M, Fonacier L, Grayson MH, Ong PY, Chiesa Fuxench ZC, et al.: Symptoms and diagnosis of anxiety and depression in atopic dermatitis in U.S. adults. Br J Dermatol : 2019.

Wan MT, Torigian DA, Alavi A, Alvarez J, Chiesa Fuxench ZC, et al.: Prevalence of clinically significant incidental findings by whole-body FDG-PET/CT scanning in moderate-to-severe psoriasis patients participating in clinical trials. J Am Acad Dermatol : 2019.

Fix WC, Chiesa-Fuxench ZC, Shin T, Etzkorn J, Howe N, Miller CJ, Sobanko JF.: Use of a vibrating kinetic anesthesia device reduces the pain of lidocaine injections: A randomized split-body trial. J Am Acad Dermatol 80 (1): 58-59,2019.

Silverberg JI, Gelfand JM, Margolis DJ, Boguniewicz M, Fonacier L, Grayson MH, Ong PY, Chiesa Fuxench ZC, et al.: Measurement Properties of the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale Used in Atopic Dermatitis in Adults. J Invest Dermatol : 2018.

Silverberg JI, Chiesa Fuxench ZC, Gelfand JM, Margolis DJ, Boguniewicz M, Fonacier L, Grayson MH, Simpson EL, Ong PY.: Content and construct validity, predictors, and distribution of self-reported atopic dermatitis severity in US adults. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 121 (6): 729-734,2018.

Academic Contact Info

Department of Dermatology
University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine
3400 Civic Center Boulevard
Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine
7th Floor, South Tower
Office #726

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 349-5557
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)