Todd Rickett, MD, PhD
Board-Certified Dermatologist
4.9 /5
33 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
I was able to get an appointment within a few days of calling which is quite speedy compared to some other dermatology office I have visited. Office staff was very friendly and waiting room time was minimal.
Google Forefront Dermatology
As I look at the other patient's comments, I’ve noticed many five stars using words such as, awesome, terrific and outstanding. While this is a good thing, I don’t think that it is fair to either the doctor or a potential patient without a little more information. While I consider my Labrador retriever awesome, I don’t want her to handle my skin cancer. Doctor Ricketts is a board-certified dermatologist. Being board-certified is a decisive factor for me in selecting a physician. This first tells me that besides completing medical school and his residency; Dr. Rickett, has also gone above and beyond those standards in dermatology and has received extensive specialty specific training and has passed all required tests. The next thing I look for in a doctor is the following: Did I feel at ease with him? Did he listen to my opinions and concerns? Did he answer all my questions? Did he explain things in a way I understood? Did he encourage me to ask questions? Did he treat me with respect? I can answer yes to all those questions. I feel very comfortable recommending him and his staff. I trust your experience will be equally positive.
Google Forefront Dermatology
Dr. Rickett is a very good dermatologist. He takes the time to listen and help find a solution to your problems.
Google Forefront Dermatology
While I did have to wait a fairly long time I was very pleased with Dr. Rickett's concern for my skin allergy. In fact it was the best session I've had since the retirement of Judith Holtman. He was a very good listener and responded to my questions and concerns.
Vitals Forefront Dermatology
Very comfortable environment
Google Forefront Dermatology
Dr. Rickett is hands down the best. Dr. Rickett and his staff will make sure you receive nothing less than a five star experience and I would definitely recommend you see for yourself how professional he and his staff will treat you and your loved ones.
Google Forefront Dermatology
Great Dermotologist, and has been able to see me on a timely basis! Very thorough and listens very well.
Forefront Dermatology
I thought Dr. Rickett was awesome!
Forefront Dermatology
Dr. Rickett is very kind, attentive, and thorough. I felt extremely comfortable and that he took his time, not trying to rush on to the next patient. He also acknowledged that I had to wait to see him and apologized for any inconvenience, which I appreciated.
Forefront Dermatology
His office is very friendly and they answer any questions we have?The Dr is so nice and friendly,he is always so polite and shows that he cares.

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.