Thomas A. Pietras, MD, FAAD
Board-Certified Dermatologist
4.9 /5
121 reviews
Forefront Dermatology
First time I have had to wait! Busy today...I guess word is out that your care is top notch. Thank you!
Forefront Dermatology
I greatly appreciate Dr Pietrus' determination to figure out the multiple problems affecting my face. He has been persistent and encouraging as we find what work and what doesn't, and is very thorough in his analysis and explanation of my conditions and treatment plans.
Forefront Dermatology
I love Dr. P. Tell all my friends to go to him.
Google Forefront Dermatology
Dr Pietras listens to me about my skin condition and the methods I have employed to address it. He allowed me to try different process' than what the literature proposed and is inquisitive about how they are working. He has a handle on HHD and shares this with his peers. All in all, the best Derm I have found in the Cedar Rapids area in 20 years !
Google Forefront Dermatology
I am always confident that Dr. Pietras knows the right answers and can communicate the results in a clear manner that my mother-in-law can understand. The only thing I would suggest would be that if you have taken things away (don't use this or that), that you be sure to mention that it can be added back when testing or results are complete. A plan for ongoing care needs to be communicated by the doctor at the end of each visit, especially to reassure an elderly patient.
Google Forefront Dermatology
Dr. Pietras is a thorough dermatologist. He answers all your questions and explains everything to you. When you leave you feel like you have everything answered and a plan in place for future visits. The office staff is friendly and being at the PCI complex offers covered and valet parking. Recommend highly.
Google Forefront Dermatology
Fast and thorough
Google Forefront Dermatology
Excellent experience with everyone I encountered at this practice!
Google Forefront Dermatology
I always receive great service from Dr. Pietras and his staff. Dr. Pietras does a great job you won't be disappointed.
Forefront Dermatology
My experience was outstanding outside of the front desk person was very monotone borderline rude. I didn’t catch her name but she had dark hair with a braid.

Undergraduate degree:
Coe College – Cedar Rapids, IA

Medical School:
University of Iowa- Iowa City, IA

Dermatology Residency:
University of Iowa- Iowa City, IA

Hospital Affiliations
St. Luke's Hospital
American Board of Dermatology
Professional Memberships
American Academy of Dermatology
American Medical Association
Iowa Dermatologic Society
Linn County Medical Society
Gold Star Patient Care Award - University of Iowa
Resident Teaching Award - University of Iowa
Leadership and Excellence Award - University of Iowa
Gold Humanism Honor Society

Spohn GP, Pietras TA, Stone MS. Delayed-Onset Sclerema Neonatorum in a Critically Ill Premature Infant. Pediatric Dermatology.2016 Mar-Apr;33(2):e168-9 PMID: 27001336

Messingham KN, Pietras TA, Fairley JA. Role of IgE in bullous pemphigoid: a review and rationale for IgE directed therapies. Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia. 2012 June; 147(3):251-7.

Fernanadez KH, Hochwalt PC, Ritchie J, Pietras TA, Asarch A. Resident Rounds: Part I Program Spotlight; The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics (UIHC). Journal of Drugs and Dermatology. 2012 Jun 1;11(6); 762.

Asarch A, Hochwalt PC, Ritchie J, Pietras TA, Fernandez KH. Resident Rounds: Part II Inherited Palmoplantar Keratodermas. Journal of Drugs and Dermatology. 2012 Jun 1;11(6); 767-8.

Pietras TA, Asarch A, Fernandez KH, Hochwalt PC, Ritchie J, Stone MS. Resident Rounds: Part III Generalized Linear Porokeratosis. Journal of Drugs and Dermatology. 2012 Jun 1;11(6); 772-3.

Pietras TA, Baum CL, Swick BL. Co-existent Kaposi Sarcoma. Cryptococcosis and Mycobacterium avium intracellulare in a Solitary Cutaneous Nodule in a Patient with AIDS: Report of a Case and Literature Review. Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. 2010 Apr; 62(4): 767-80.

Pietras TA, Shi Q, Lee JD, Rizzo M. Traffic-entry behavior and crash risk for older drivers with impairment of selective attention. Perceptual and Motor Skills. 2006 Jun; 102(3):632-44.

Rizzo M, Shi Q, Dawson JD, Anderson SW, Kellison I, Pietras TA. Stops for cops: Impaired response implementation in older drivers with cognitive decline. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board. 2006 No. 1922, 1-8.

Pietras TA, Rowland NE. Effect of opioid and cannabinoid receptor antagonism on orphanin FQ-induced hyperphagia in rats. European Journal of Pharmacology. 2002 May 10;442(3):237-9.