Thomas A. Cortese, JR., MD, PHD
4.8 /5
12 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 Forefront Dermatology
Dr. Cortese is great.
Forefront Dermatology
Dr. Cortese was very thorough. Professional yet warm. Seems like excellent treatment plan. Very knowledgeable.
Forefront Dermatology
It was a very easy process. I was in on time and well taken care of during my visit.
Forefront Dermatology
The paying bill part is not Forefront's is the nature of this horrid mess of insurance chaos that all patients and office staff have to figure out. I appreciate all that your staff does to help in this matter. I am on Medicare now and it was a nightmare to get signed up. I still don't understand it all. I'm just grateful for the concern and care that you provide for me.
Google Forefront Dermatology
He took time to explain exactly why he was treating the way he did. He also spoke like a regular person rather then doctor talk. Reception and MA's are also incredible, patient and informative. Love this practice and really impressed by Dr. Cortese!!
Google Forefront Dermatology
The best dermatologist of Indiana state .
Forefront Dermatology
Dr Cortese is very knowledgeable and caring. He takes the time to listen to me and explain what is going on and what the plan is. My Condition is very complex and he cares enough to keep searching for answers
Google Forefront Dermatology
All involved in my visit are always professional and frendly. Dr. Cortese is very knowledgeable. There is usually a very low wait time. I would recommend him above many I have seen.
Google Forefront Dermatology
I really loved this office , employees made you feel at home . The doctor was amazing and I highly recommend him . Can’t wait for my next visit . Michele Barnhart
Google Forefront Dermatology
Amazing nice Doctor and I will always follow his advises, as a kidney transplant renal failure patient and have many skin problems since I was with him last year everything he prescribe me was amazing like a magic on my skin to be soft and clear and I'm gratefully thankful of what he did with me ... Rand Tawfeeq

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
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

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 Investivagaions: 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.