Joshua W. Hagen, MD, PhD
Board-Certified Dermatologist
Fellowship-Trained Mohs Surgeon
5.0 /5
67 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
Google Forefront Dermatology
My experience with Dr. Hagen at Forefront Dermatology was as beyond A+. Dr. Hagen took the time to listen to my needs and concerns and he addressed them in a kind and caring manner. I really appreciated that he was genuinely respectful - I never felt like “Hey - I am the doctor and I don’t have time to listen to all this *#*##!” It is an awesome doctor who can treat his clients in a manner where he/she stands beside them, rather than above them! Dr. Hagen stands beside you, while he conveys his knowledge and recommendations with an extremely caring and calming demeanor, which is so important if you are like me and get highly anxious when needles are involved. I highly recommend Dr. Hagen.
Survey
5.0/5
Forefront Dermatology
Doctor was very good, took his time to answer questions. The nurse was super. Young gal. She really knew her stuff and made the process of getting my skin treated with a red light much more manageable.
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Forefront Dermatology
100%
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5.0/5
Forefront Dermatology
Dr Hagen is thorough, patient and clarifies all questions. Highly recommend his, has a great “ chair” side manner. 2 thumbs up!!!
Survey
5.0/5
Forefront Dermatology
I would not continue to come back if I didn't really respect Dr Hagan's skill and expertise. I defer to his judgment. It's been 2 years that I have been a patient. I have been other places so I have comparisons. I also liked his medical assistant. Thank you.
Survey
5.0/5
Forefront Dermatology
Dr. Hagen has operated on both my husband and me and we are very pleased with him and his staff. They are very professional, pleasant, and kind. I would recommend him to anyone in need of his services.
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Forefront Dermatology
I appreciated the speed with which I was able to be seen. I felt relieved following the visit and treatment. Everyone in this office is very responsive and kind.
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Highly recommend
Google
5.0/5
Google Forefront Dermatology
He was extremely thorough in explaining what the procedure would entail and made sure I wasn’t in any pain. Ashley was so nice and caring, they both made my experience a pleasant one!
Google
5.0/5
Google Forefront Dermatology
Dr. Hagen is great....professional, courteous and very knowledgeable. He takes his time to explain everything, I’ve never felt rushed out of his office.
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