Todd Rickett, MD, PhD
Board-Certified Dermatologist
4.9 /5
150 reviews
Establishing a good doctor-patient relationship is a fundamental step in understanding the patient’s issues and developing an individualized treatment plan.
- Todd Rickett, MD, PhD
Survey
4.0/5
Forefront Dermatology
We were referred by my sister over 3 years ago and it was worth the switch. Very thorough, very knowledgeable and very friendly the entire staff.
Survey
4.0/5
Forefront Dermatology
I never received a phone call to set up follow up appointment.
Survey
5.0/5
Forefront Dermatology
Although I have gone to Forefront Dermatology for many years, I had never met Dr. Ricketts. I was overdue for my checkup with another physician and was grateful for the ability to schedule an appointment within a few days. Dr Ricketts was very thorough, professional, and listened for my feedback. He provided information on his assessment and proceeded with a needed procedure during my visit. He was light handed in administering the numbing shot and before I had time to be anxious it was done! Both Dr. Ricketts and his assistant provided good information about the procedures performed and the follow-up required. I would recommend him.
Google
5.0/5
Google Forefront Dermatology
Great doc. He was the only one to find my husband's cancer. He had been seeing differentdocs for 5 yrs.
Survey
5.0/5
Forefront Dermatology
Dr Rickett and his staff were very helpful to me when I had a patch test done. The very last day of the reading I couldn’t make it because of traffic jam due to an accident. They advised me to take pictures and we talked on FaceTime to be able to get my final results. I didn’t have to make that long drive again for the results. Thank you Dr Rickett and staff.
Survey
5.0/5
Survey Forefront Dermatology
Office visit was safe and efficient. Very satisfied, thanks!
Google
5.0/5
Google Forefront Dermatology
Office visit was safe and efficient. Very satisfied, thanks!
Survey
5.0/5
Forefront Dermatology
Dr. Rickett is extremely knowledgeable and patiently takes the time to address any concerns and answer all questions raised during my appointments with him. Dr. Rickett and Forefront Dermatology respond promptly to issues arising between visits. He is always kind and understanding. Both my children are now seeing Dr. Rickett for their dermatology needs and are as impressed as I am by the care he provides to his patients. I am very grateful to have initially been referred to Dr. Rickett by my allergist.
Survey
5.0/5
Survey Forefront Dermatology
All COVID protocols were followed, I saw no other patients, both the doctor and nurse were respectful, informative and very kind. Good job! Susan
Survey
5.0/5
Survey Forefront Dermatology
Enjoyed our visit with Dr. Ricketts and his nurse. They made us feel most relaxed.
Education

Undergraduate Degree:
BS, University of Louisville – Louisville, KY

Doctorate Degree:
PhD, Purdue University – West Lafayette, IN

Medical School:
MD, Indiana University School of Medicine – Indianapolis, IN

Dermatology Residency:
Rush University Medical Center – Chicago, IL

Professional Memberships
American Academy of Dermatology
American Society for Dermatologic Surgery
American Society for Dermatopathology
Society for Investigational Dermatology
American College of Physicians
American Association for the Advancement of Science
American Medical Association
American Institute of Chemical Engineers
National Neurotrauma Society
Sigma Xi Graduate Research Honor Society
Society for Clinical and Translational Sciences
Achievements
American College of Physicians "Young Achiever"
Alpha Omega Alpha honor medical society
Baptist Regional Medical Achievement Scholarship
National Dean’s List
University of Louisville, Trustee's Advance Scholarship
Ernst award for Excellence in Undergraduate Engineering
Othmer Award for Excellence in Chemical Engineering
Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholarship
Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society

Publications

Cao P, Zheng Y, Zheng T, Sun C, Lu J, Rickett T, and Shi R. A model of acute compressive spinal cord injury with a minimally invasive balloon in goats. Journal of the Neurological Sciences. 2014. 337 (1-2): p 97-103.

Amoozgar Z*, Rickett T*, Park J, Tuchek C, Shi R, and Yeo Y.  Semi-interpenetrating network of polyethylene glycol and photocrosslinkable chitosan as an in situ forming nerve adhesive.  Acta Biomateralia. 2012. 8(5): p 1849-58. * indicates equal contribution of the authors.

 Rickett T*, Amoozgar Z*, Tuchek C, Park J, Yeo Y, and Shi R. Rapidly photo-crosslinkable chitosan hydrogel for peripheral neurosurgeries.  Biomacromolecules. 2011. 12(1): p 57-65. * indicates equal contribution of the authors.

 Rickett T, Connell S, Bastijanic J, Hegde S, and Shi R. Functional and mechanical evaluation of nerve stretch injury. Journal of Medical Systems. 2011. 35(5): p 787-793.

Li J, Rickett T, and Shi R. Biomimetic nerve scaffolds with aligned intraluminal microchannels: a “sweet” approach to tissue engineering.  Langmuir.  2009. 25(3) p 1813-7.

Rickett T, Li J, Patel M, Sun W, Leung G, and Shi R. Ethyl-cyanoacrylate is acutely non-toxic and provides sufficient bond strength for anastomosis of peripheral nerves. Journal of Biomedical Materials Research: Part A. 2009. 90(3): p 750-4.

Gunderman R, and Rickett T.  Engineering and radiology: implications for education.  Academic Radiology. 2012. 19(8): p 1041-1042.

Shi R, Rickett T, and Sun W. Acrolein-mediated injury in nervous system trauma and disease.  Molecular Nutrition and Food Research. 2011. 55(9): p 1320-31.

Li J, Rickett T, and Shi R. Peripheral nervous system repair: current progress and future trends in axonal regeneration and guidance. Progress in Neuroscience (China) 5, 2008.

Rickett T, Abdulla F, and Venkataraman G.  Primary Cutaneous aggressive epidermotropic CD8+ T cell lymphoma. In Ed Shao H (Ed.). Cutaneous Lymphomas. 2017, Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science Publishers.