Thomas A. Pietras, MD, FAAD
Board-Certified Dermatologist
4.9 /5
461 reviews
google
5.0/5
Forefront Dermatology
From the second you walk in the staff is wonderful, their always kind and very welcoming. We love seeing Pietras! He’s very informative and understanding. My daughters skin has improved drastically since we started seeing him!
google
5.0/5
Forefront Dermatology
Dr Pietras performed a thorough examination of my body for skin cancer. Some of the areas that I had concerns with were discounted which was a relief. The Doctor gave very good explanations in easy to understand language what they were and what I needed to be concerned with. He also provided alternative ways forward with pro’s and con’s. Very professional and I recommend him for any dermatology issues.
google
5.0/5
Forefront Dermatology
I always have a good experience with Dr. Pietras and the staff. Everyone is very professional and they genuinely care about my well-being!
google
5.0/5
Forefront Dermatology
Pleasant experience. Treated with courtesy I and respect by Dr. Piatris and staff. I felt that my skin care was quick and thorough. I have suggested this doctor to several friends and relatives for skin care.
google
5.0/5
Forefront Dermatology
I was very nervous at first as I have never had a problem like the one that I have. I was not aware of what to expect. I figure the wait would be rather long in the waiting room, however, it was just the opposite. I was greeted by a very friendly nurse and escorted into a procedure room. After she explained what the doctor would be doing, I felt somewhat better. The Doctor came in, introduced himself and went into complete detail as to what I should expect during his treatment. He was very gentle and very caring as to how I was feeling during the procedure. After the procedure was over with, He gave me instructions as what I should expect during recovery. His nurse explained how I was to treat the wounds. I highly recommend this doctor, nurse and department to anybody that requires a similar type of procedure done.
google
5.0/5
Forefront Dermatology
Had a great experience. Dr. Pietras kept me informed every step of the procedure. Everyone was very nice and professional.
google
5.0/5
Forefront Dermatology
Professional and caring.
google
5.0/5
Forefront Dermatology
Very, very impressed with my visit!
google
5.0/5
Forefront Dermatology
Dr Pietras takes the time to answer all questions and takes my concerns seriously.
google
5.0/5
Forefront Dermatology
I was greeted by Tiffany, the rooming nurse. She was kind, thorough and empathetic to my discomfort. I was asked to change in a very respectful and comfortable exchange. Dr. Pietras was equally kind, patient and careful to listen to my convoluted experience after being bitten by a spider in the PNW. Trust is a previous commodity in healthcare and I will happily follow up with them.
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.