Victoria P. Werth

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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.
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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 Itmat Expertise

Dr. Werth's research is in the area of autoimmune skin diseases, with a focus on cutaneous lupus erythematosus, dermatomyositis, and pemphigus.

Selected Publications

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

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.

Murrell DF, Marinovic B, Caux F, Prost C, Ahmed R, Wozniak K, Amagai M, Bauer J, Beissert S, Borradori L, Culton D, Fairley JA, Fivenson D, Jonkman MF, Marinkovich MP, Woodley D, Zone J, Aoki V, Bernard P, Bruckner-Tuderman L, Cianchini G, Venning V, Diaz L, Eming R, Grando SA, Hall RP, Hashimoto T, Herrero-González JE, Hertl M, Joly P, Karpati S, Kim J, Chan Kim S, Korman NJ, Kowalewski C, Lee SE, Rubenstein DR, Sprecher E, Yancey K, Zambruno G, Zillikens D, Doan S, Daniel BS, Werth VP: Definitions and outcome measures for mucous membrane pemphigoid: recommendations of an international panel of experts. J Am Acad Dermatol 72(1): 168-74, 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.

Micheletti RG, Werth VP: Small vessel vasculitis of the skin. Rheum Dis Clin North Am 41(1): 21-32, 2015.

Shimizu T, Takebayashi T, Sato Y, Niizeki H, Aoyama Y, Kitajima Y, Iwatsuki K, Hashimoto T, Yamagami J, Werth VP, Amagai M, Tanikawa A: Grading criteria for disease severity by pemphigus disease area index. J Dermatol 41(11): 969-73, November 2014.

Anyanwu CO, Stewart CL, Werth VP: Thalidomide-induced Orofacial Neuropathy. J Clin Rheumatol 20(7): 399-400, October 2014.

Korgavkar K, Firoz EF, Xiong M, Lew R, Marcolivio K, Burnside N, Dyer R, Weinstock MA; VAKCC Trial Group (includes Werth VP): Measuring the severity of topical 5-fluorouracil toxicity. J Cutan Med Surg. 18(4): 229-35, July-August 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(3): 291-296, March 2014.

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Last updated: 03/20/2015
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