Penn Dermatology

Penn Dermatology Faculty and Investigators

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

Robinson ES, Feng R, Okawa J, Werth VP: Improvement in the cutaneous disease activity of patients with dermatomyositis is associated with a better quality of life. Br J Dermatol 172(1): 169-74, January 2015.

Schultz HY, Dutz JP, Furukawa F, Goodfield M, Kuhn A, Lee LA, Nyberg F, Szepietowski JC, Sontheimer RD, Werth VP: From pathogenesis, epidemiology, and genetics to definitions, diagnosis, and novel treatments of cutaneous lupus erythematosus and dermatomyositis: A report from the 3rd International Conference on Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus (ICCLE) 2013. J Invest Dermatol 135(1): 7-12, January 2015.

Shah AA Seiffert-Sinha K, Sirois D, Werth VP, Zrnchik W, Sinha AA: Development of a disease registry for autoimmune bullous diseases: initial analysis for the Pemphigus vulgaris subset. Acta Dermato-Venereologica 95(1): 86-90, January 2015.

Wieczorek Isabela T, Propert Kathleen J, Okawa Joyce, Werth Victoria P: Systemic Symptoms in the Progression of Cutaneous to Systemic Lupus Erythematosus. JAMA dermatology Jan 2014.

Murrell Dedee F, Amagai Masayuki, Werth Victoria P: Scoring Systems for Blistering Diseases in Practice: Why Bother, and Which One Should You Use? JAMA dermatology Jan 2014.

Murrell DF, Amagai M, Werth VP: Why bother with scoring systems for blistering diseases in practice and which one should you use? JAMADerm 150: 245-7, 2014.

Wieczorek IT, Propert KJ, Okawa J, Werth VP: Progression from cutaneous to systemic lupus erythematosus by ACR criteria usually occurs with mild disease and few systemic symptoms. JAMA Dermatol 150: 291-296, 2014.

Verma SM, Okawa J, Propert KJ, Werth VP: The impact of cutaenous lupus damage on Quality of Life. Br J Dermatol 170: 315-21, 2014.

Xu Hong-Hui, Werth Victoria P, Parisi Ernesta, Sollecito Thomas P: Mucous membrane pemphigoid. Dental clinics of North America 57(4): 611-30, Oct 2013.

Santoro Frank A, Stoopler Eric T, Werth Victoria P: Pemphigus. Dental clinics of North America 57(4): 597-610, Oct 2013.

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Last updated: 02/25/2015
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