Professional Biography
Vicky Werth was initially on the full-time staff at NYU until 1989, at which time she joined the dermatology faculty at the University of Pennsylvania. She has been at Penn since 1989, and has clinical and research interests in medical dermatology. This includes caring for patients with autoimmune blistering and connective tissue diseases, as well as research into the cause of photo-exacerbated skin diseases such as lupus erythematosus and dermatomyositis. She also is conducting a multicenter trial looking at the role of dapsone as a steroid-sparing agent in pemphigus vulgaris. She co-founded the Medical Dermatology Society and spearheaded an effort to have a 5-year combined residency program in internal medicine and dermatology, which was recently approved.

Dr. Werth's MEDLINE referenced publications can be seen at this site.

Undergraduate Education
Catholic University B.A., M.S. 1976 · Major: Chemistry, Physical Chemistry

Medical Degree
Johns Hopkins Medical School 1980

Postgraduate Training
Internship and Residency (Internal Medicine): Northwesten University Medical Center 1980 -1983
Dermatology: New York University Skin and Cancer 1983-1986
Immunodermatology Fellowship 1986-1988

Board Certification
American Board of Internal Medicine 1983
American Board of Dermatology 1986
Immunodermatology and Immunopathology 1989


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