Thomas A. Cortese, JR., MD, PHD
Dermatologist
4.9 /5
23 reviews
I believe that physicians must carefully listen to each patient before a diagnosis is made and treatment is started. I owe this philosophy to my father, who said, ‘Always treat your patient the way you would want to be treated.
- Thomas A. Cortese, JR., MD, PHD
Google
5.0/5
Google Forefront Dermatology
My mom sees him and another dermatologist i forgot her name. They are both great. Dr.cortese is in the hospital not doing to well. Keep him and his family in your thoughts and prayers.
Google
5.0/5
Google Forefront Dermatology
It's always a delight to visit Forefront Dermatology! I know they (Dr. Cortese) knows me well and in his wisdom, will treat me for any skin situation that needs attention. I am so blessed to have such a wonderful physician caring for my skin's needs these 40 years! Thanks to Forefront Dermatology for you locations and hours! Gratefully, Carol Chappel
Survey
5.0/5
Forefront Dermatology
He’s very knowledgeable
Survey
5.0/5
Forefront Dermatology
Dr. Cortese was my previous Dermatologist and well known to me. I am very pleased that he has returned to practice and available to me and my wife. I have the highest trust in his knowledge as I have been hoping for someone of his ability to become available for us and the Lord has provided. . . Thank you Dr. Cortese!!
Google
5.0/5
Google Forefront Dermatology
The doctor was very knowledgeable did not feel like I was being rushed in and out took time to answer all my questions and the staff is so friendly
Survey
5.0/5
Survey Forefront Dermatology
Dr. Cortese, his assistant, and staff were all very professional, smiling and courteous. This was my first time to a Dermatologist and they all made me feel very comfortable. Treatment, along with explanations were clear and helpful.
Google
5.0/5
Google Forefront Dermatology
Dr. Cortese, his assistant, and staff were all very professional, smiling and courteous. This was my first time to a Dermatologist and they all made me feel very comfortable. Treatment, along with explanations were clear and helpful.
Survey
5.0/5
Survey Forefront Dermatology
The people who work here always explain why they're prescribing something new, which I appreciate.
Survey
5.0/5
Survey Forefront Dermatology
I have been to 2-3 dermatology, but Dr.Thomas Cortese was intelligent, smart and went to full details to explain the problem. I highly recommend Him to everybody who needs help with their skin issues.
Google
5.0/5
Google Forefront Dermatology
I have been to 2-3 dermatology, but Dr.Thomas Cortese was intelligent, smart and went to full details to explain the problem. I highly recommend Him to everybody who needs help with their skin issues.
Education

Undergraduate:
Indiana University – Bloomington, IN

Medical School:
Indiana University School of Medicine – Indianapolis, IN

Dermatology Residency:
Indiana University School of Medicine – Indianapolis, IN

Professional Memberships
American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology
American Academy of Family Practice
American Association for the Advancement of Science
International Society for Dermatologic Surgery
American Medical Association
American Society for Dermatologic Surgery
Indiana Academy of Family Practice
Indiana State Medical Association
International Academy of Cosmetic Surgery
International Society of Topical Dermatology
Indianapolis Medical Society
Pan American Medical Association
Society of Investigative Dermatology
Achievements
Vincent LaPenta Science Award
Paul C. Schulte Scholarship Award
Lion's Club Scholarship Award
Indiana University Orientation Leader Award
Indiana University Founder's Day Scholarship Award
United States Army Commendation Award and Medal, Presidio of San Francisco
Physician Recognition Award, AMA
Continuing Education Award, AAD
Publications

Some Effects of DMSO on Human Skin In Vivo: Sulzberger, M. B.; Cortese, T.A., Jr.; Fishman, L.; and Wiley, H.S.: Annals of the New York Academy of Science 141, 437-450, March 1967.

Friction Blisters: Clinical and Histological Investigations: Fukuyama, K. and Cortese, T.A., Jr.; Proc. XIII. International Congress of Dermatology 1968.

Friction Blisters Produced Under Controlled Conditions: Cortese, T.A., Jr.; Griffin T.B.; and Sulzberger, M.B.; Proc. XIII International Congress of Dermatology, 1968.

Coffee Reaginic Human Sera Tested in Human Volunteers and Macaque Monkeys: Layton, L.L.; Panzini, R.; and Cortese, T.A., Jr.; International Archives of Allergy, 33: 417-427, 1968.

Treatment of Friction Blisters. An Experimental Study: Cortese, A.A., Jr.: Fukuyama, K.; Epstein, W.: and Sulzberger, M.B.; Archives of Dermatology, 97: 717-721, 1968.

Experimental Friction Blisters in Macaque Monkeys: Cortese, T.A., Jr.; Griffin, T.B.; Layton, L.L.; and Hutsell, T.C.; Journal of Investigative Dermatology 53: 172-177, 1969.

Epidermal RNA, DNA and Protein Synthesis During Injury and Healing of Experimental Friction Blisters: An Auto-Radiographic Study: Epstein, W.L.; Fukuyama, K.; and Cortese, T.A., Jr.; Archives of Dermatology 99: 94-106, 1969.

In Vivo Observations of Skin Appendages in the Bat Wing: Cortese, T.A., Jr.; and Nicoll, P.A.; Journal of Investigative Dermatology 54: 1-10, 1970.

Complications of Ear Piercing: Cortese, T.A., Jr.; and Dickey, R.A.; AFP/GP 4: 66-72, 1971.
DMS0 in Dermatology: Dimethyl Sulfoxide, ed. S.W. Jacob, E. Rosenbaum, D. C. Wood, Vol. 1 New York: Marcel Dekker. 479 pp., 1971.

The Physiology of Skin: Nicoll, P.A. and Cortese, T.A., Jr. Am. Rev. Physiol. 34: 177-203, 1972.
Skin Care and the Season: Cortese, T.A., Jr.; and Sumrall, A.J.: Indianapolis Woman. 24-5, October 1985.