Thomas A. Pietras, MD, FAAD
Board-Certified Dermatologist
4.9 /5
500 reviews
google
5.0/5
Forefront Dermatology
Doctor Pietras is great! Excellent in what he does and who he is as a person. I drive 75 miles to see him rather than a local doctor.
google
5.0/5
Forefront Dermatology
Dr. Pietras and the staff from the minute you walk in are amazing! We have always had a great experience, he listens to what you say and has helped our daughters skin tremendously. It’s a night and day difference, would recommend him to anyone needing to see a dermatologist
google
5.0/5
Forefront Dermatology
Everything was great. Really liked all the staff.
google
5.0/5
Forefront Dermatology
Dr. Pietras is a good & thorough doctor. I like his personality & mannerisms.
google
5.0/5
Forefront Dermatology
Pamela, in the front office was awesome. She was so personable. Made you feel very much at home. Very gracious! Rachael in the back office was very personable and professional. She explained everything so you could understand. Very patient. Dr Pietras was very nice, professional and knowledgeable. I love this office!
google
5.0/5
Forefront Dermatology
I had a great experience at my appointment. The receptionist who checked me in was friendly and made things go quickly and easily. The nurse I had was also very kind and attentive. Dr. Pietras took the time to answer my questions but was able to get me in and out rather quickly. It was a great experience!
google
5.0/5
Forefront Dermatology
Promptly saw me, was thorough and professional, answered all questions. Pleasant without feeling awkward during the exam.
google
5.0/5
Forefront Dermatology
Doctor Pietras is great. He is very thorough and caring.
google
5.0/5
Forefront Dermatology
Very thorough with skin check and informative when it came to simple question about different skin spots.
google
4.0/5
Forefront Dermatology
Very professional, quick, and explained everything that was being done as well as what the diagnosis was. It was a positive diagnosis and there is nothing to be concerned about.
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.