Thomas A. Pietras, MD, FAAD
Board-Certified Dermatologist
4.9 /5
147 reviews
Google Forefront Dermatology
Doctor Pietras and staff our outstanding. I would recommend them to anyone need skin care.
Google Forefront Dermatology
Two years ago did a skin peel do to sun damage to ears,forearms,face and scalp. Presently after a thorough skin exam need to treat a few areas for actinic keratosis. One spot on scalp,back of hands and part of neck. I am not looking forward to the treatment with prescribed ointment but would not like the development of cancer either. John L
Google Forefront Dermatology
Dr. Pietras and staff were very helpful and explained everything really well. He answered all my questions and didn’t seem rushed to get to his next appointment.
Google Forefront Dermatology
Dr. Pietras does a great job. He is very thorough and takes his time during appointments. He takes time to listen to all concerns. I would highly recommend Dr. Pietras.
Google Forefront Dermatology
Great visit. Straight forward, efficient, and thorough. Took care of two issues of the three I came in with. Understood and completely agreed with issue 3. I will come back if needed sometime. Thanks so much!! Konnie Mitchell
Forefront Dermatology
Dr. Pietras is a terrific, caring, professional doctor whom I would highly recommend. The check-in process could be improved with less paperwork. (It didn't help I was given duplicate forms by mistake.)
Forefront Dermatology
It took almost two months to get an appointment. Otherwise he’s an excellent doctor.
Forefront Dermatology
Forefront Dermatology
Overall a very positive experience. When trying hard to come up with something to complain about, the only thing I could think of was the forms I had to fill out when I arrived. They were easy to fill out, but there seemed to be more than there needed to be. I wonder if they they could be condensed from 4 different forms, down to just one or two. I do I really need to give you permission to provide prescriptions every time I'm there? The answer isn't going to change.
Google Forefront Dermatology
Dr. Pietrus is very thorough and explains everything in great detail. It is apparent that he cares about the patient and about providing excellent care.

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.