Thomas A. Pietras, MD, FAAD
Board-Certified Dermatologist
4.9 /5
203 reviews
Google Forefront Dermatology
Good visit real informative!
Google Forefront Dermatology
Everything went great! Dr. Pietrus was very thorough, and explained just the right amount of details to me. He was very friendly and seem to have lots of expertise. And he answered any questions that I had very clearly & thoroughly, & treated many suspicious spots on my arm, neck, hand, & face. I was happy with my appointment and feel very secure in his care.
Google Forefront Dermatology
He is awesome, he genuinely shows concern and develops a treatment plan customized to the patient.
Forefront Dermatology
Always trust what you tell me as a patient.
Forefront Dermatology
Forefront Dermatology
I hope the treatment-while not fun-will go as smoothly as the appointment.
Forefront Dermatology
Was able to take off small mass at initial appointment rather than having to make another trip. Came back in exam to answer a question for me.
Forefront Dermatology
The Dr.s runners were excellent and kept me informed of the waiting in the exam room for the Dr.
Survey Forefront Dermatology
I really appreciate Dr Pietras's thorough explanation of his findings, and the fact he wrote them down and provided a handout within which he underlined pertinent information. Great job!
Forefront Dermatology
My negative scores are because I was not able to make my appointment online. When I called they said they had sent responses, but they were not in my email inbox or spam. When I called, the scheduler was helpful in getting me in earlier than the next projected appointment time because I was leaving town for a few months.

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.