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

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.

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.

Anyanwu Cynthia O, Ang Chia Chun, Werth Victoria P: Oral mucosal involvement in bullous lupus. Arthritis and rheumatism 65(10): 2622, Oct 2013.

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

Privette Emily D, Werth Victoria P: Update on pathogenesis and treatment of CLE. Current opinion in rheumatology 25(5): 584-90, Sep 2013.

Foering J, Chang A, Piette E, Okawa J, Werth V.P.: Characterization of clinical photosensitivity in cutaneous lupus erythematosus. J Am Acad Dermatol 69(2): 205-13, Aug 2013 Notes: In Press.

Okon L G, Werth V P: Cutaneous lupus erythematosus: diagnosis and treatment. Best practice & research. Clinical rheumatology 27(3): 391-404, Jun 2013.

Rosenbach Misha, Yeung Howa, Chu Emily Y, Kim Ellen J, Payne Aimee S, Takeshita Junko, Vittorio Carmela C, Wanat Karolyn A, Werth Victoria P, Gelfand Joel M: Reliability and convergent validity of the cutaneous sarcoidosis activity and morphology instrument for assessing cutaneous sarcoidosis. JAMA dermatology 149(5): 550-6, May 2013.

Chang Aileen Y, Ghazi Elizabeth, Okawa Joyce, Werth Victoria P: Quality of life differences between responders and nonresponders in the treatment of cutaneous lupus erythematosus. JAMA dermatology 149(1): 104-6, Jan 2013.

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Last updated: 07/22/2014
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