Joshua W. Hagen, MD, PhD, FAAD, FACMS
Board-Certified Dermatologist
Fellowship-Trained Mohs Surgeon
4.8 /5
117 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
google
5.0/5
Forefront Dermatology
Excellent, highly skilled, a physician who listens to his patients and takes the appropriate time to detail. His demeanor puts one at ease almost immediately. I am extremely pleased with his care of my issues. I highly recommend this physician to anyone needing his surgical skills.
google
5.0/5
Forefront Dermatology
Dr. Hagen has a very calming presence. He explains what he is doing so you know what to expect. I think he is very knowledgeable and skilled with his procedures. He has the magic touch!
google
5.0/5
Forefront Dermatology
Dr. Hagen is very experienced in his field and explained great details about the procedure and other alternative medications that are available for what I am already using. He performed a PRP procedure that went really smooth with no issues and I was back up and running in an hour. The cost of the procedure is very comparable and reasonable as well. I highly recommend him for hair loss treatments!
google
5.0/5
Forefront Dermatology
Dr. Hagen was very professional and thorough. As someone who has had numerous pre-cancer surgeries, I will certainly be going back to him when I have to have the unfortunately, inevitable next one. But again very pleased with him and the staff overall...... Scotty
healthgrades
5.0/5
Forefront Dermatology
Dr. Hagen excised a melanoma in situ above me knee with local anesthetic.
google
5.0/5
Forefront Dermatology
Comfort with Dr Hagen
google
5.0/5
Forefront Dermatology
Friendly and efficient\nDidn't waste time\nWonderful job on the stitches...
google
5.0/5
Forefront Dermatology
The staff was nice and helpful. The schedule had me there at 8:30. By 8:35 I was in the room. My procedure was done and out of the office by 8:55. Vey efficient. And wonderful people.
google
5.0/5
Forefront Dermatology
Dr Hagen was wonderful! He fully explained the procedure before starting and answered all my questions. I highly recommend him!!
google
5.0/5
Forefront Dermatology
Dr. Hagen is professional and efficient. Visit was seamless.
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