Thomas A. Pietras, MD, FAAD
Board-Certified Dermatologist
4.9 /5
129 reviews
Google Forefront Dermatology
Excellent dermatologist great listener awesome guy
Google Forefront Dermatology
Very caring and thorough doctor. He did not rush you at all and was a very thorough in his exam and listened to concerns. He was very well spoken. Highly recommend him.
Google Forefront Dermatology
Great bedside manner and Dr. explains well and answers questions fully.
Google Forefront Dermatology
Thorough, thoughtful and comprehensive treatment.
Google Forefront Dermatology
Dr. Pietras makes you feel comfortable and explains in great detail changes/findings on your skin. I am glad I chose Forefront Dermatology.
Forefront Dermatology
Professional and friendly staff!
Forefront Dermatology
Dr. Pietras was very honest about my concerns. He gave me the option of waiting to evaluate further development of the spot on my shoulder, rather than urging me to undergo treatment which might not be necessary. I will recommend him to anyone who asks about my experience with deratogists.
Forefront Dermatology
It seems to take 10 minutes or more to get someone on the phone when calling to get questions answered.
Forefront Dermatology
First time I have had to wait! Busy today...I guess word is out that your care is top notch. Thank you!
Forefront Dermatology
I greatly appreciate Dr Pietrus' determination to figure out the multiple problems affecting my face. He has been persistent and encouraging as we find what work and what doesn't, and is very thorough in his analysis and explanation of my conditions and treatment plans.

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
American Board of Dermatology
Professional Memberships
American Academy of Dermatology
American Medical Association
Iowa Dermatologic Society
Linn County Medical Society
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

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.