Thomas A. Pietras, MD, FAAD
Board-Certified Dermatologist
4.9 /5
223 reviews
Google
5.0/5
Google Forefront Dermatology
Dr. Pietras was his usual friendly self. He is very thorough in his exam and explains everything very well.
Google
5.0/5
Google Forefront Dermatology
Always thorough and informative
Survey
5.0/5
Survey Forefront Dermatology
He explained things in a way that I could understand them..
Google
5.0/5
Google Forefront Dermatology
He explained things in a way that I could understand them..
Survey
5.0/5
Forefront Dermatology
Tom was very kind and explained everything in simple layman terms. He did a complete exam, excellent.
Survey
5.0/5
Survey Forefront Dermatology
This was my initial visit to Forefront Dermatology, I was referred by my NP Pat ODonnell. My appointment was for a full body check up for skin cancer follow up. I have had squamous cancer sites removed five years ago. I was very impressed with Dr Pietras’s nurse who walked me through preliminary questions n information gathering. Dr Pietras quickly introduced himself, thanked me for coming for check up. I could instantly tell he was a dr very concerned with my health concerns. His exam was very thorough n asked pertinent questions about my condition. Dr Pietras fully explained his diagnosis n treatment plan. He also did a biopsy, which was basically pain free. I am looking forward to have Dr Pietras n his staff for all of my dermatology needs. I would recommend Forefront Dermatology for anyone needing dermatology services. Please feel free to contact if you need more information. Randy Boyd
Google
5.0/5
Google Forefront Dermatology
This was my initial visit to Forefront Dermatology, I was referred by my NP Pat ODonnell. My appointment was for a full body check up for skin cancer follow up. I have had squamous cancer sites removed five years ago. I was very impressed with Dr Pietras’s nurse who walked me through preliminary questions n information gathering. Dr Pietras quickly introduced himself, thanked me for coming for check up. I could instantly tell he was a dr very concerned with my health concerns. His exam was very thorough n asked pertinent questions about my condition. Dr Pietras fully explained his diagnosis n treatment plan. He also did a biopsy, which was basically pain free. I am looking forward to have Dr Pietras n his staff for all of my dermatology needs. I would recommend Forefront Dermatology for anyone needing dermatology services. Please feel free to contact if you need more information. Randy Boyd
Survey
5.0/5
Forefront Dermatology
Dr Pietras is very kind, understanding and helpful. He is very professional and thorough. I appreciate this in a Dr.
Google
5.0/5
Google Forefront Dermatology
Dr. Pietras is always professional, friendly and thorough. We feel fortunate to have him as our dermatologist. His office staff is also top notch.
Survey
5.0/5
Forefront Dermatology
Dr. Pietras was GREAT!! I would recommend him to anyone needing a dermatologist! The front reception ladies are not friendly and frankly snobbish. This is not the first time they have given me that same impression!!!!
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 Medical Association
Iowa Dermatologic 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.