Thomas A. Pietras, MD, FAAD
Board-Certified Dermatologist
4.9 /5
410 reviews
Survey
5.0/5
Forefront Dermatology
Dr. Pietras is an amazing doctor....kind, always concerned about the patient's comfort, and clearly is very capable. So happy to have him as my dermatologist!
Survey
5.0/5
Forefront Dermatology
Everything went perfect for my appointment.
Survey
5.0/5
Survey Forefront Dermatology
I have a rare genetic skin condition. Dr. Pietras has been willing to listen to what I have found out about treating it and has gone along with some of my crazy ideas. SO far so good. He cares about his patients.
Google
5.0/5
Google Forefront Dermatology
Dr Pietras listens to me about my skin condition and the methods I have employed to address it. He allowed me to try different process' than what the literature proposed and is inquisitive about how they are working. He has a handle on HHD and shares this with his peers. All in all, the best Derm I have found in the Cedar Rapids area in 20 years !
Survey
5.0/5
Survey Forefront Dermatology
The visits was quick and everyone was great
Survey
5.0/5
Survey Forefront Dermatology
Dr. Pietras did an an excellent job on the incision on my leg. I felt no pain and he and the nurse that accompanied him helped me feel comfortable and not scared about the needles. Highly recommend. Great doctor and great practice.
Google
5.0/5
Google Forefront Dermatology
Dr. Pietras did an an excellent job on the incision on my leg. I felt no pain and he and the nurse that accompanied him helped me feel comfortable and not scared about the needles. Highly recommend. Great doctor and great practice.
Google
5.0/5
Google Forefront Dermatology
The visits was quick and everyone was great
Survey
5.0/5
Survey Forefront Dermatology
Excellent care and treatment
Google
5.0/5
Google Forefront Dermatology
Excellent care and treatment
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.