Thomas A. Pietras, MD, FAAD
Board-Certified Dermatologist
4.9 /5
531 reviews
Survey
5.0/5
Forefront Dermatology
Very helpful and caring.
Survey
5.0/5
Survey Forefront Dermatology
As always, Dr. Pietras was wonderful. He did a thorough examination, listened to my concerns, and answered the questions that I had. He is a wonderful physician and I consider myself fortunate to have him as my dermatologist.
Google
5.0/5
Google Forefront Dermatology
As always, Dr. Pietras was wonderful. He did a thorough examination, listened to my concerns, and answered the questions that I had. He is a wonderful physician and I consider myself fortunate to have him as my dermatologist.
Survey
5.0/5
Forefront Dermatology
Excellent Dr. Very ki d, caring and thorough! Highly recommend!
Survey
5.0/5
Forefront Dermatology
He’s an excellent doctor and always helps me with any issues I have with my skin! Always on time as well I have never waited!
Survey
4.0/5
Forefront Dermatology
Everyone did a very nice job and I appreciate it. I did have to wait 25 minutes after getting to the exam room but overall I guess that’s not too bad.
Survey
5.0/5
Forefront Dermatology
I really appreciate Dr. Pietras’ professional manner and thorough treatment.
Survey
5.0/5
Forefront Dermatology
Dr. Pietras is as good as they come. He's skilled, professional and caring. Our family is grateful to have him providing support to our child. Thank you!
Survey
5.0/5
Forefront Dermatology
Dr. Petris is excellent.
Survey
5.0/5
Forefront Dermatology
He gently, quickly, and safely removed two large lipomas from my arms and I couldn’t be more thankful!
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.