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Victoria P. Werth, M.D.

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Professor of Dermatology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and the Veteran's Administration Medical Center
Department: Dermatology

Contact information
Division of Dermatology
Veterans Administration Hospital
University and Woodland Avenues
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215-823-4208
Fax: 215-823-5171
BA (Chemistry)
Catholic University, 1976.
MS (Physical Chemistry)
Catholic University, 1976.
M.D. (Medicine)
Johns Hopkins University, 1980.
Post-Graduate Training
Intern in Medicine, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, 1980-1981.
Resident in Internal Medicine, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, 1981-1983.
Resident in Dermatology, New York University, 1983-1986.
Chief Resident in Dermatology, New York University, 1985-1986.
Research Fellow in Dermatology, New York University, 1986-1988.
Dermatology Foundation Fellow, New York University, 1987-1989.
American Board of Internal Medicine, 1983.
American Board of Dermatology, 1986.
American Boards of Immunodermatology and Immunopathology, 1989.
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Description of Research Expertise

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

Description of Clinical Expertise

Autoimmune skin disease
Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
Pemphigus vulgaris

Selected Publications

Presto JK, Hejazi EZ, Werth VP: Biological therapies in the treatment of cutaneous lupus erythematosus Lupus September 2016 Notes: pii:0961203316670731,[Epub ahead of print]

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), June 2016.

Werth, V. P. & Hordinsky, M: How Can We Promote Physician-Directed Research in Complex Medical Dermatology? J Invest Dermatol 136(5)(885-7), May 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), February 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), January 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), fe 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, Inanc M, Kamen DL, Rahman A, Steinsson K, Franks AG Jr, Sigler L, Hameed S, Pham N, Brey R, Weisman MH, McGwin G Jr, Magder LS, Petri M: Anti-C1q antibodies in systemic lupus erythematosus. Lupus 24(1): 42-9, January 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, December 2015.

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