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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
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.
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

Bax CE, Ravishankar A, Yan D, Concha J, Kushner CJ, Zamalin D, Feng R, Payne AS, Werth VP.: Identifying the required degree of disease clearance to improve quality of life in pemphigus vulgaris. Br J Dermatol Oct. 2020 Notes: doi: 10.1111/bjd.19625. Online ahead of print.

Yan D, Borucki R, Sontheimer RD, Werth VP.: Candidate drug replacements for quinacrine in cutaneous lupus erythematosus. Lupus Sci Med. 7(1:e000430), Oct. 2020 Notes: doi: 10.1136/lupus-2020-000430.

Zeidi M, Chen KL, Patel B, Ravishankar A, Lim R, Werth VP.: Increased MxA protein expression and dendritic cells in spongiotic dermatitis differentiates dermatomyositis from eczema in a single-center case-control study. J Cutan Pathol. Sept. 2020 Notes: doi: 10.1111/cup.13880. Online ahead of print.

Ravishankar A, Concha JS, Yan D, Bax C, Yeguez A, Casciola-Rosen L, Werth VP.: Accuracy of Commercial Panels to Evaluate Myositis Autoantibodies: A Single-Institution Perspective. J Am Acad Dermatol 4:S0190-9622(20): 32538-X, Sept. 2020 Notes: doi: 10.1016/j.jaad.2020.08.111. Online ahead of print.

Borucki R, Werth VP.: Expert Perspective: An Evidence-Based Approach to Refractory Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus. Arthritis Rheumatol August 2020 Notes: doi: 10.1002/art.41480. Online ahead of print.

Patel J, Borucki R, Werth VP.: An Update on the Pathogenesis of Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus and Its Role in Clinical Practice. Curr Rheumatol Rep. 22(10): 69, August 2020 Notes: doi: 10.1007/s11926-020-00946-z.

Ravishankar A, Yan D, Bax CE, Concha JS, Feng R, Werth VP.: Response of Dermatomyositis to the Antimalarial Quinacrine: A Retrospective Cohort Study. J Am Acad Dermatol S0190-9622(20): 32282-9, July 2020 Notes: doi: 10.1016/j.jaad.2020.07.081. Online ahead of print.

Chakka S, Krain RL, Ahmed S, Concha JSS, Feng R, Merrill JT, Werth VP.: Evaluating change in disease activity needed to reflect meaningful improvement in quality of life for clinical trials in cutaneous lupus erythematosus. J Am Acad Dermatol 16:S0190-9622(20): 32216-7, July 2020 Notes: doi: 10.1016/j.jaad.2020.07.047. Online ahead of print.

Chakka S, Concha JSS, Bax C, Zeidi M, Werth VP.: The effects of immunostimulatory herbal supplements on autoimmune skin diseases. J Am Acad Dermato 15:S0190-9622(20): 31101-4, June 2020 Notes: doi: 10.1016/j.jaad.2020.06.037.

Skopelja-Gardner S, An J, Tai J, Tanaka L, Sun X, Hermanson P, Kawasumi M, Green M, Gale M, Kalus A, Werth VP, Elkon KB.: The early response to Ultraviolet B light induces local and systemic Type I interferon signatures dependent on cGAS. Scientific Reports 10(1): 7908, May 2020 Notes: doi: 10.1038/s41598-020-64865-w.

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