Todd Rickett, MD, PhD
Board-Certified Dermatologist
4.9 /5
48 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
Forefront Dermatology
I felt like I was not hurried out like I have been at other Drs. Everything was explained and all of my questions were answered. I have been trying to get my skin cleared for years and now have a medicine that works well for me. Thanks!
Forefront Dermatology
I am a 60 year old male that has been to other dermatology practices in the past for treatment or removal of moles, warts and skin tags. These practices appeared more tailored toward beauty treatment services and I often was the only male in a waiting room full of females. After some online research, I made an appointment at Forefront Dermatology. Dr. Rickett was pleasant and professional during my first appointment and made me feel very comfortable. I have a second appointment already scheduled and would expect nothing less. I think I finally found a dermatologist that fits my requirements.
Forefront Dermatology
Everyone was so friendly and very efficient. I called on Monday and received an appointment quickly. Everyone was friendly and efficient. I called on Monday and received an appointment on Thursday. Dr. Rickett told me to call anytime I had a question or wanted to be seen. i
Forefront Dermatology
Very satisfied
Vitals Forefront Dermatology
Everyone was courteous, polite, and very helpful. Dr Rickett is a plus to his profession. He was compassionate to my situation, my upcoming surgery, and vents. Thank you so much, what a nice young, professional .
Google Forefront Dermatology
Dr. Rickett was very nice and extremely helpful. I have been to other dermatologists in Louisville and haven’t had the best of experiences, but this one was different. Dr. Rickett heard my wishes and walked me through my course of treatment; making sure that I was comfortable. I would recommend him to anyone seeking a dermatologist in the Louisville area.
Google Forefront Dermatology
Mr.Ricketts was a very nice Dr.And answered every question that i needed answered. He is helping me and every way possible.We also have had very nice nurses also.Thank you Dr.Ricketts for all of your help.
Forefront Dermatology
Turn exam room temperature up a little.
Forefront Dermatology
The dr and his nurse were both very pleasant. This was my first visit.
Google Forefront Dermatology
Went in for consultation and was evaluated by Mr. Rickett. He was very professional, cool, calm, and collected in his assessment, and offered suggestions for my particular case. I highly recommend Forefront Dermatology for great customer service.

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.