Joshua W. Hagen, MD, PhD
Board-Certified Dermatologist
Fellowship-Trained Mohs Surgeon
5.0 /5
82 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
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Survey Forefront Dermatology
Dr Hagen is an excellent health care provider. Does a very nice job of explaining the procedure as well as the follow up that is required.
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Google Forefront Dermatology
Dr Hagen is an excellent health care provider. Does a very nice job of explaining the procedure as well as the follow up that is required.
Survey
5.0/5
Forefront Dermatology
Dr. Hagen is wonderful, I would recommend him to anyone. The nursing and office staff are very pleasant and courteous.
Survey
5.0/5
Forefront Dermatology
The only discomfort I had was when Dr. Hagan was numbing the facial area. He is very soft spoken, low key, and for some reason I was not nervous, and completely trusted him. Must be his attitude. And I found out very quickly that the area is clear now, so all I have to do is heal Joan Minsky
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5.0/5
Forefront Dermatology
Dr Hagan couldn't be more knowledgeable, professional and caring. Wonderful care. Would recommend him to anyone.
Survey
5.0/5
Forefront Dermatology
Dr. Hagan and his staff were very informative regarding the procedure. They were courteous and showed concern for my comfort during the procedure. I would highly recommend Dr. Hagan to my family and friends.
Survey
5.0/5
Forefront Dermatology
A well oiled machine! Very good doctors, well trained staff, modern equipment and a clean facility. All made for a comfortable visit! Would highly recommend Dr. Joshua Hagen!
Survey
5.0/5
Forefront Dermatology
Everyone in this office was really nice and explained the percidior to me.
Survey
5.0/5
Forefront Dermatology
Couldn’t have been treated any better. Everyone was polite And kind.
Survey
5.0/5
Forefront Dermatology
Dr. Hagen is the best! He is so kind and probably the best doctor I’ve ever seen. I’ve referred tons of my friends and family, all of which have transferred their care to him. Highly recommended!
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