Todd Rickett, MD, PhD
Board-Certified Dermatologist
5.0 /5
21 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
Google Forefront Dermatology
Dr. Rickett is a quality doctor. Good experience and quality prices
Vitals Forefront Dermatology
I felt Dr. Rickett cared about me as a patient, he listened to my concerns, provided a thorough examination, and then gave great information about simple procedures he would perform.
Google Forefront Dermatology
Dr. Ricketts was VERY thorough and explained everything in great detail with my son during our visit. He asked me questions and shared several options that we had as far as treatments for my nervous 6 year old. He made us feel relaxed and was so kind! I definitely recommend Dr. Ricketts!!
Google Forefront Dermatology
Dr. Rickety and his staff were very kind to me and took time to answer my questions and address my concerns.
Forefront Dermatology
Since going from Dermatology Specialist sf Louisville to Forefront, the time to see a doctor has increased largely. When I used to come see you folks several years ago, a 2:30 appointment meant I am with a doctor at 2:30. Now a 2:30 appointment means, I'll be sitting in an examination room to see my doctor in another 30-40 minutes. He's a WONDERFUL doctor and you folks are a great dermatology office but you probably need to get a better handle on scheduling.
Vitals Forefront Dermatology
Excellent service. Dr. Rickett is very good about explaining everything he does. I really like this office. Everyone is so friendly & professional.
Forefront Dermatology
Staff worked me in the same day I called, as a new patient. Dr. Rickett was very understanding and unbiased toward my condition and medical history with recovery. Staff were very friendly. I hope that the Release of Information policy with regard to who can access my medical information is closely followed according to how I specified on the form. Thank you!
Forefront Dermatology
Loved Dr Fowler but I feel very confident with Dr Ricketts. He has a very good bedside manner and listens.
Forefront Dermatology
I had interactions with no less than 8 members of your staff during my appointment (2 doctors, 2 nurses, 2 techs, 2 front office staff). Everyone was very nice, listened and were very supportive. I was very impressed with the consistent, high level of patient awareness in the office. It's very common to encounter office staff in medical offices who don't seem to like their jobs and could care less about the role they play in a patient's satisfaction with their experience. Not here! Your employees seemed happy. Likewise, both physicians I encountered were delightful.
Forefront Dermatology
Everyone was very nice to me. A very caring group. Thanks for your help.

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
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


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.