Thomas A. Pietras, MD, FAAD
Board-Certified Dermatologist
4.9 /5
672 reviews
Survey
5.0/5
Forefront Dermatology
My visits are friendly. He is good with his patients.
Survey
5.0/5
Forefront Dermatology
Dr. Pietras is the best! Very patient and explains things in a way that makes sense and is down-to-earth. Highly recommend! :-)
Survey
5.0/5
Forefront Dermatology
Fast and efficient service
Google
5.0/5
Google Forefront Dermatology
Fast and efficient service
Survey
4.0/5
Forefront Dermatology
Once I was seen by Dr. Pietras he explained the way forward and confirmed what I was doing to keep the contact dermatits reactions under control. Based on a past history of a certain medication he recommended getting skin cancer check yearly. My only disappointment was the very long wait in the treatment room before seeing the Dr. It was close to 1/2 hour. If there are delays with the Dr. I understand that some patients take more than the alloted time, but no one came and advised me of a wait time. I was beginning to feel they forgot I was even there.
Survey
5.0/5
Forefront Dermatology
I was able to get in to see Dr Pietras right away and he took care of my concern.
Survey
5.0/5
Forefront Dermatology
Very Friendly and knowledgeable staff. Would recommend highly!
Survey
5.0/5
Forefront Dermatology
Love Dr.Pietras. Kind, efficient and thorough! Always answers all my questions!
Survey
5.0/5
Forefront Dermatology
Dr Pietras is knowleable and friendly. He met me at the appointed time, everything went smoothly and was professional. I can’t imagine how anything could have been handled better.
Survey
5.0/5
Survey Forefront Dermatology
Always a great and thorough experience. Appreciate that nothing is overlooked and real care is given.
Education

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
Certificates
American Board of Dermatology
Professional Memberships
American Academy of Dermatology
American Contact Dermatitis Society
American Medical Association
Iowa Dermatological Society - President 2020-2021, Vice President 2019-2020 Alpha Omega Alpha
Iowa Medical Society
Linn County Medical Society



Achievements
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
Publications

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.