Joshua W. Hagen, MD, PhD, FAAD, FACMS
Board-Certified Dermatologist
Fellowship-Trained Mohs Surgeon
5.0 /5
139 reviews
Skin is our first visual communication with the world around us and tells so much about a person’s history and health status.
- Joshua W. Hagen, MD, PhD
Survey
5.0/5
Forefront Dermatology
Wexford Cardiology is an exceptionally professional office. My PCP, Melissa, is wonderful and gives me a thorough skin cancer check every 6 months. She is very caring and detects suspicious lesions and takes care of them right away. Dr. Hagen is wonderful. He has taken care of my skin cancer via Mohs surgery, which was painless. I barely felt the needle that delivered the anesthesia. He is a very gifted, kind physician.
Survey
5.0/5
Forefront Dermatology
Was very good operation and treatment
Survey
5.0/5
Forefront Dermatology
The staff is always lovely. The wait time was minimal. Dr. Hagen is always friendly and professional. I appreciate his calm demeanor and willingness to listen to me.
Survey
4.0/5
Forefront Dermatology
Very professional doctor. Very reassuring and didn’t waste any time getting to work. Everyone there was friendly and pleasant.
Survey
5.0/5
Forefront Dermatology
Friendly stafff. Dr. Hagen is very professional explaining what he is going to do and how you should feel after the proceduee. Offering his assistance anytime needed if questions come up once your home or you have any concerns. The office is neat and clean. All over a good experience.
Survey
5.0/5
Forefront Dermatology
Dr. H. was all that a physician should be...caring, professional and personable. He and his staff made me comfortable and at ease.
Survey
5.0/5
Survey Forefront Dermatology
I was grateful for the bedside manner. I hate it when I go to see a doctor and they have no personality and just aren’t friendly. I want someone knowledgeable that can break down what’s happening but friendly enough to make it easier to experience. That’s the experience I had!
Google
5.0/5
Google Forefront Dermatology
I was grateful for the bedside manner. I hate it when I go to see a doctor and they have no personality and just aren’t friendly. I want someone knowledgeable that can break down what’s happening but friendly enough to make it easier to experience. That’s the experience I had!
Survey
5.0/5
Forefront Dermatology
This was the first time I saw this Dr. The staff and Dr. were very professional and warm. They answered any questions that you had and also explained the whole procedure. My experience at the visit was excellent.
Survey
5.0/5
Forefront Dermatology
Very friendly , very understanding of what the procedure was going to entail. Clean and professional!
Education

Undergraduate Degree:
BS, University of Wisconsin – Madison, WI

Doctorate Degree:
PhD, Cornell University – New York, NY

Medical School:
MD, Cornell University – New York, NY

Dermatology Residency:
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center – Pittsburgh, PA

Mohs Fellowship:
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center – Pittsburgh, PA

Certificates
American Board of Dermatology
Professional Memberships
American Academy of Dermatology
American College of Mohs Surgery
American Society of Dermatologic Surgery
Pennsylvania Academy of Dermatology & Dermatologic Surgery
American Medical Association
Achievements
Chief Resident, Department of Dermatology, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Ruth L. Kirschstein F30 Individual Pre-Doctoral Fellowship, NIH-NINDS
Anderson Cancer Symposium, Rockefeller University, Top Poster Award
Jacob Rossbach Scholarship
Pharmacy Alumni Association Scholarship
L.R. Ingersoll Award
Krauskopf Award
Publications

Hagen J*, Sayin U*, Osting S*, Rutecki P, Sutula T. 2003. Spontaneous seizures and loss of axo-axonic and axo-somatic inhibition induced by repeated brief seizures in kindled rats. J Neurosci. Apr 1;23(7):2759-68 PMID: 12684462

Sutula TP, Hagen J, Pitkanen A. 2003. Do epileptic seizures damage the brain? Curr Opin Neurol. Apr;16(2):189-95 PMID: 12644748

Okamura K, Hagen JW, Duan H, Tyler DM, Lai EC. 2007. The mirtron pathway generates microRNA-class regulatory RNAs in Drosophila. Cell. Jul 130(1):89-100 PMID: 17599402

Hagen JW*, Silver SJ*, Okamura K, Perrimon N, Lai EC. 2007. Functional screening identifies miR-315 as a potent activator of Wingless signaling. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA. Nov 104(46):18151-6 PMID: 17989227

Hagen JW and Lai EC. 2008. Seeing is believing: strategies for studying microRNA expression. Pp 42-57. MicroRNAs: From Basic Science to Disease Biology. Cambridge University Press.

Tyler DM, Okamura K, Chung WJ, Hagen JW, Berezikov E, Hanon GJ, Lai EC. 2008. Functionally distinct regulatory RNAs generated by bidirectional transcription and processing of microRNA loci. Genes Dev. Jan 22(1):26-36. PMID: 18172163.

Hagen JW, Lai EC. 2008. MicroRNA control of cell-cell signaling during development and disease. Cell Cycle. Aug 7(15):2327-32. Review PMID: 18677099.

Sun K, Orezchowski-Westholm J, Tsurudome K, Hagen JW, Lu Y, Kohwi M, Betel D, Gao FB. Haghighi AP, Doe CQ, Lai EC. 2012. Neurophysiological defects and neuronal
gene deregulation in Drosophila mir-124 mutants. PLOS Genetics. Feb;8(2):e1002515.

Hagen JW, Magro CM, Crowson AN. 2012. Emerging adverse cutaneous drug reactions. Dermatol Clin. Oct;30(4):695-730. PMID: 23021055.

Hagen JW, Levis WR. A potential role for miRNAs in topical drug development. J Drugs Dermatol. 2013 Feb;12(2):152. PMID: 23377385

Hagen JW, Schaefer JT, Magro CM. CD20+ mycosis fungoides: a report of three cases and review of the literature. Am J Dermatopathol. 2013 Dec;35(8):833-41. Review. PMID: 24247573

Hagen JW, Magro CM. Indolent CD8+ lymphoid proliferation of the face with eyelid involvement. Am J Dermatopathol. 2014 Feb;36(2):137-41. PMID: 24556898

Magro CM, Hagen JW, Crowson AN, Liu YC, Mihm M, Drucker NM, Yassin AH. Hypopigmented interface T-cell dyscrasia: a form of cutaneous T-cell dyscrasia distinct from hypopigmented mycosis fungoides. J Dermatol. 2014 Jul;41(7):609-17. PMID: 24806661

Magro CM, Momtahen S, Hagen JW. Osteopontin expression in biopsies of calciphylaxis. Eur J Dermatol. 2015 Jan-Feb;25(1):20-5. PMID: 25847841

Hagen JW, Swoger JM, Grandinetti LM. Cutaneous Manifestations of Crohn Disease. Dermatol Clin. 2015 Jul;33(3):417-31. Review. PMID: 26143422