Thomas A. Pietras, MD, FAAD
Board-Certified Dermatologist
4.9 /5
475 reviews
Survey
5.0/5
Forefront Dermatology
Dr. Pietras always takes his time talking through our concerns and answering our questions. He takes time relating to my son and involving him in the appointment.
Survey
5.0/5
Forefront Dermatology
I am very happy with Dr Pietras' office. He is does so very professional and looks so closely with doing my skin cancer check. He explains different things he see or has concerns for. When talking of my medicine (cream) I am to use he explains it well and what we may be doing in 6 months if the cream does not complete the task he is wanting. His nurse/assistant is very nice also. She was noting things and after the doctor left she made sure I understood everything and asked if there were any questions at all. She also made my next appointment right there. Thank you Kim
Google
5.0/5
Google Forefront Dermatology
I am very happy with Dr Pietras' office. He is does so very professional and looks so closely with doing my skin cancer check. He explains different things he see or has concerns for. When talking of my medicine (cream) I am to use he explains it well and what we may be doing in 6 months if the cream does not complete the task he is wanting. His nurse/assistant is very nice also. She was noting things and after the doctor left she made sure I understood everything and asked if there were any questions at all. She also made my next appointment right there. Thank you Kim
Google
5.0/5
Google Forefront Dermatology
Dr. Pietras always takes his time talking through our concerns and answering our questions. He shows genuine care for his patients and is very knowledgeable in his field. Highly recommend!
Survey
5.0/5
Forefront Dermatology
Always very thorough and explains what he's seeing as he is examining the skin on different parts of the body. Glad to hear that Forefront is bringing on more Dermatologist.
Survey
5.0/5
Forefront Dermatology
My experience at the office of DR. Pietrus was , as always, very good. The staff and Dr. P are always very kind and professional. I have always felt I have received the best possible care.
Survey
5.0/5
Forefront Dermatology
Personable and professional
Survey
5.0/5
Forefront Dermatology
Dr. Pietras has always been great to have as a dermatologist. I have been going to him for years and he has respected my thoughts and wishes and has given me multiple options for my acne. I would highly recommend him and forefront dermatology.
Survey
5.0/5
Forefront Dermatology
Always a good visit with Dr. Pietras. Thorough with understandable explanations.
Survey
5.0/5
Survey Forefront Dermatology
He explained things in detail so we'll!!
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.