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Zelma Chiesa Fuxench, MD

Zelma Chiesa Fuxench, MD Physician

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

Dr. Chiesa Fuxench is employed by Penn Medicine.

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Clinical Specialties

Specialty:

  • Dermatology

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Dermatology, 2013

Clinical Expertise:

  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Bullous Pemphigoid
  • Dysplastic Nevi (Atypical Moles)
  • Genital Warts (Condyloma Acuminatum)
  • Hair Loss (Alopecia Areata)
  • Lupus
  • Pemphigus
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma

Description of Clinical Expertise

Atopic Dermatitis
Psoriasis

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)
  • 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 Health and Wellness (Centene) Medicare
  • 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
  • Vetrans Choice Program (6/2018 Not Active)

Education and Training

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

Memberships

American Academy of Dermatology-Fellow, National American Medical Association, National Association of Professors of Dermatology, National International Transplant Skin Cancer Collaborative, International Medical Dermatological Society, National 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:

Silverberg JI, Gelfand JM, Margolis D, Fonacier L, Boguniewicz M, Schwartz LB, Simpson EL, Grayson M, Ong PY, Chiesa Fuxench ZC.: Severity strata for POEM, PO-SCORAD and DLQI in a population-based sample of US adults with atopic dermatitis. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 9 : 2018.

Silverberg JI, Gelfand JM, Margolis DJ, Boguniewicz M, Fonacier L, Grayson MH, Simpson EL, Ong PY, Chiesa Fuxench ZC.: Patient-burden and quality of life in atopic dermatitis in US adults: A population-based cross-sectional study. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 6 : 2018.

Mehta NN, Shin DB, Joshi AA, Dey AK, Armstrong AW, Duffin KC, Fuxench ZC, et al.: Effect of 2 Psoriasis Treatments on Vascular Inflammation and Novel Inflammatory Cardiovascular Biomarkers: A Randomized Placebo-Controlled Trial. Circ Cardiovasc Imaging 11 (6): e007394,2018.

Silverberg J, Margolis D, Fonacier L, Boguniewicz M, Schwartz L, Simpson E, Grayson M, Chiesa Fuxench ZC. Peck O.: Moderate to severe atopic dermatitis is associated with allergic, autoimmune and cardiovascular comorbidities in US adults. Society for Investigative Dermatology Annual Meeting : 2018.

Chiesa Fuxench ZC and Peck O.: Atopic Dermatitis in America Study: a population-based study on the prevalence and impact on disease severity and quality of life Society for Investigative Dermatology Annual Meeting : 2018.

Silverberg J, Margolis D, Fonacier L, Boguniewicz M, Schwartz L, Simpson E, Grayson M, Ong P, Chiesa Fuxench ZC.: Severity strata for POEM, PO-SCORAD and DLQI in a population-based sample of US adults with atopic dermatitis. Society for Investigative Dermatology Annual Meeting : 2018.

Michelletti R, Chiesa-Fuxench ZC, Noe M, et al.: Stevens-Johnson Syndrome/Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis: a multicenter retrospective study of 377 adult patients from the United States. J Invest Dermatol. : 2018.

Michelletti R, Chiesa-Fuxench ZC, Noe M, et al.: Stevens-Johnson Syndrome / Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis: a multicenter retrospective study of 377 adult patients from the United States. J Invest Dermatol. : 2018.

Ogdie A, Grewal SK, Noe MH, Shin DB, Takeshita J, Chiesa Fuxench ZC, Carr RM, Gelfand JM.: Risk of incident liver disease in patients with psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis: a population-based study J Invest Dermatol 138 (4): 760-767,2018.

Silverberg JI, Chiesa Fuxench ZC, Gelfand JM, et al: Construct validity of self-reported global atopic dermatitis severity in a population-based cohort of adults. 10th George Rajka International Symposium on Atopic Dermatitis : 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)