Todd Rickett, MD, PhD
Board-Certified Dermatologist
4.9 /5
39 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
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.
Vitals Forefront Dermatology
Dr. Rickett and the staff are professional and took their time to listen to my concern. He evaluated and explained his findings while offering a diagnosis for the age spots on my face. He treated the spots and I am happy to say all have healed very well and no more brown spots.
Forefront Dermatology
The office went above and beyond to get me on a new medication due to confusion because of insurance prior to the appointment. My appointment took much longer than probably anticipated. Also, I’m sure the the lengthy time it took to address my needs/situation made patients after my appointment delayed, but I would have never known from the excellent customer service. It’s great to know that still exists. I appreciated that I was not rushed out of the office. I left the in great spirits because of the new medication.
Forefront Dermatology
The negative issue I had was a very important part of my visit. When my balck was taped up for the allergy testing she said she'd been doing this long enough to know it wasn't going to hold. I was very concerned about this because I have no way of reinforcing it myself and I why would she give me this to worry about with such an important and expensive test?
Forefront Dermatology
Great experience.
Vitals Forefront Dermatology
Very prompt, very courteous, very thorough, and a very nice guy.
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.

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.