Thomas A. Pietras, MD, FAAD
Board-Certified Dermatologist
4.9 /5
110 reviews
Google Forefront Dermatology
Short wait, friendly staff. Dr. Pietras explained my issues and answered my questions in an unhurried manner. Felt heard.
Google Forefront Dermatology
Excellent care and he is very compassionate with his patients. He encourages questions and ensures patients have an understanding of what they are being treated for.
Google Forefront Dermatology
Dr. Pietras is a great Dr. He is thorough and takes his time to cover everything.
Google Forefront Dermatology
Dr. Pietras was very professional and answered all our questions plus was very thorough in his exam for skin cancers.
Google Forefront Dermatology
I always receive great service from Dr. Pietras and his staff. Dr. Pietras does a great job you won't be disappointed.
Google Forefront Dermatology
Had an appointment with Dr Pietras on May 1st 2018. He took care of my problem. Very polite & thorough & answered all my questions. I was surprised there was no reminder call before my appointment. I had a reminder on the calendar so I was punctual getting there on time. My appointment was at 9:40 and I sat in the waiting room for half hour before I got in. I thought I would at least get an apology for that long of a wait but nothing was mentioned so I didn't say anything either.
Google Forefront Dermatology
Dr. Pietras was very professional and took the time to listen and answer all my questions. You can tell he and his staff care very much about their patients and educating them on their conditions. Would and have recommended him to family and friends.
Google Forefront Dermatology
Friendly, knows his business, and doesn't do unnecessary procedures.
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 !
Google Forefront Dermatology
Very friendly. Short wait. Very thorough in explaining everything and answering my questions. Good bedside manners.

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.