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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
Education:
MS (Physical Chemistry)
Catholic University, 1976.
BA (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.
Certifications
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

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

Description of Clinical Expertise

Autoimmune skin disease
Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
Dermatomyositis
Pemphigus vulgaris

Selected Publications

Concha JSS, Merola JF, Fiorentino D, Werth VP: Reexamining mechanic’s hands as a characteristic skin finding in dermatomyositis. J Am Acad Dermatol 17(32592-6), November 2017.

Sunderkötter CH, Zelger B, Chen KR, Requena L, Piette W, Carlson JA, Dutz J, Lamprecht P, Mahr A, Aberer E, Werth VP, Wetter DA, Kawana S, Luqmani R, Frances C, Jorizzo J, Watts JR, Metze D, Caproni M, Alpsoy E, Callen JP, Fiorentino D, Merkel PA, Falk RJ, Jennette JC: Dermatological Addendum to the 2012 International Chapel Hill Consensus Conference Nomenclature of Vasculitides. Arthritis Rheumatol 10(1002), November 2017.

Chansky PB, Olazagasti JM, Feng R, Werth VP. : Cutaneous dermatomyositis disease course followed over time using the Cutaneous Dermatomyositis Disease Area and Severity Index (CDASI). J Am Acad Dermatol 17(32578), October 2017.

Kim HJ, Langenhan JL, Robinson ES, Privette E, Achtman JC, Mitrani RA, Zeidi M, Sharma MR, Feng R, Nevas JL, Calianno C, Okawa J, Taylor L, Pappas-Taffer L, Werth VP. : Effect of Long-term Treatment with TNFα Inhibitors on Single-dose UV-induced Changes in Human Skin. Br J Dermatol doi: 10.1111/bjd.15897, August 2017.

Szczęch J, Samotij D, Werth VP, Reich A: Trigger factors of cutaneous lupus erythematosus: a review of current literature. Lupus 26(8)(791-807), July 2017.

Pomerantz H, Chren MM, Lew R, Weinstock MA; VA Keratinocyte Carcinoma Chemoprevention (VAKCC) Trial Group*. : Validation and comparison of quality-of-life measures for topical 5-fluorouracil treatment: results from a randomized controlled trial. Clin Exp Dermatol 4295)(488-495), July 2017.

Aggarwal R, Rider LG, Ruperto N, Bayat N, Erman B, Feldman BM, Oddis CV, Amato AA, Chinoy H, Cooper RG, Dastmalchi M, Fiorentino D, Isenberg D, Katz JD, Mammen A, de Visser M, Ytterberg SR, Lundberg IE, Chung L, Danko K, García-De la Torre I, Song YW, Villa L, Rinaldi M, Rockette H, Lachenbruch PA, Miller FW, Vencovsky J: International Myositis Assessment and Clinical Studies Group and the Paediatric Rheumatology International Trials Organisation. 2016 American College of Rheumatology/European League Against Rheumatism Criteria for Minimal, Moderate, and Major Clinical Response in Adult Dermatomyositis and Polymyositis: An International Myositis Assessment and Clinical Studies Group/Paediatric Rheumatology... Arthritis Rheumatol 69(5)(898-910), May 2017.

Mittal L, Werth VP: The quinacrine experience in a population of cutaneous lupus erythematousus and dermatomyositis patients. J Am Acad Dermatol 77(374-377), 2017.

Elman SA, Joyce C, Nyberg F, Furukawa F, Goodfield M, Hasegawa M, Marinovic B, Szepietowski JC, Dutz J, Werth VP, Merola JF: Development of classification criteria for discoid lupus erythematosus: Results of a Delphi exercise. J Am Acad Dermatol 77(261-267), 2017.

Chansky PB, Werth VP: Accidental hydroxychloroquine overdose resulting in neurotoxic vestibulopathy. BMJ Case Rep 10(1136/bcr-2016-218786. ), 2017.

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