Joseph L. Jorizzo, M.D.Wake Forest Baptist Health

Doctor Rating

4.5 out of 5

305 Ratings

Joseph L. Jorizzo, M.D.


Clinical Interests

Rheumatologic/Immunodermatology, Allergic Skin Disease, Nail Disease, Skin Care, Skin and Systemic Disease, Dermatology (general), Pediatric Dermatology, Phototherapy, Skin Cancer

Contact Information

New Patient Appointments: 336-716-WAKE
Returning Patient Appointments: 336-716-3926
Department: 336-716-3926


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Education & Training

  • A.B., Boston University , 1972
  • M.D., Boston University School of Medicine , 1975
  • Internship, Internal Medicine, North Carolina Mem Hosp, 1976
  • Residency, Dermatology, North Carolina Mem Hosp, 1979

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Dermatology, Dermatology


  • Am Coll Of Cryosurgery
  • Am Federation Of Clinical Rese
  • Am Laryn. Rhino. And Otoglc So
  • Am Medical Assn
  • Am Soc of Clinical Oncology
  • Assn Of Professors Of Dermatol
  • Assn Of P.A. Programs
  • British Assn Of Dermatologists
  • British Toxicology Society
  • Clincl Society Of Genitourinar
  • Dermatology Foundation
  • Dowling Club-Uk
  • Eye Study Club
  • Fayette County Medical Society
  • Forsyth County Medical Society
  • Forsyth Prepared Childbirth As
  • Hawthorne Surgical Center
  • Am Academy Of Dermatology

NPI Number

  • 1316923360
Joseph L. Jorizzo, M.D.

Doctor Rating

4.5 out of 5

305 Ratings

Joseph L. Jorizzo, M.D.

Professor, Dermatology

Research Interests

drugs/therapeutic agents pharm

Contact Information

Academic: 336-716-2764 | Department: 336-716-3926


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Recent Publications

Orbai AM, Truedsson L, Sturfelt G, Nived O, Fang H, Alarcon G, Gordon C, Merrill J, Fortin P, Bruce I, Isenberg D, Wallace D, Ramsey-Goldman R, Bae SC, Hanly J, Sanchez-Guerrero J, Clarke A, Aranow C, Manzi S, Urowitz M, Gladman D, Kalunian K, Costner M,. Anti-C1q antibodies in systemic lupus erythematosus. Lupus. 2015;24(1):42-49.

Baartman B, Kosari P, Warren CC, Ali S, Jorizzo JL, Sato M, Kurup SK. Sight-threatening ocular manifestations of acute febrile neutrophilic dermatosis (Sweet's syndrome). Dermatology. 2014;228(3):193-197.

Sugai DY, Gustafson CJ, De Luca JF, Davis SA, Jorizzo JL, O'Rourke KS, Feldman SR. Trends in the outpatient medication management of lupus erythematosus in the United States. J Drugs Dermatol. 2014;13(5):545-552.

Baquerizo KL, Teague DJ, Strowd LC, Jorizzo JL, Sangueza OP. Painful plaques on extremities of a woman [challenge]. Am J Dermatopathol. 2014;36(7):588-589.

Baquerizo KL, Teague DJ, Strowd LC, Jorizzo JL, Sangueza OP. Painful plaques on extremities of a woman [answer]. Am J Dermatopathol. 2014;36(7):597.

Alavi A, Sajic D, Cerci FB, Ghazarian D, Rosenbach M, Jorizzo J. Neutrophilic dermatoses: an update. Am J Clin Dermatol. 2014;15(5):413-423.

Hoover WD III, Jorizzo JL, Clark AR, Feldman SR, Holbrook J, Huang KE. Efficacy of cryosurgery and 5-fluorouracil cream 0.5% combination therapy for the treatment of actinic keratosis. Cutis. 2014;94(5):255-259.

Momen SE, Jorizzo J, Al-Niaimi F. Erythema elevatum diutinum: a review of presentation and treatment. J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol. 2014;28(12):1594-1602.

Ceilley RI, Jorizzo JL. Current issues in the management of actinic keratosis. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2013;68(1 Suppl 1):S28-S38.

Yosipovitch G, Tan A, LoSicco K, Manabat CG, Kannagra A, Carroll C, Chan YH, Ng P, Jorizzo J. A comparative study of clinical characteristics, work-up, treatment, and association to malignancy in dermatomyositis between two tertiary skin centers in the USA and Singapore. Int J Dermatol. 2013;52(7):813-819.

Kwatra SG, Jorizzo JL. Bullous pemphigoid: a case series with emphasis on long-term remission off therapy. J Dermatolog Treat. 2013;24(5):327-331.

Koch SB, Cerci FB, Jorizzo JL, Krowchuk DP. Linear morphea: a case series with long-term follow-up of young, methotrexate-treated patients. J Dermatolog Treat. 2013;24(6):435-438.

Strowd LC, Jorizzo JL. Review of dermatomyositis: establishing the diagnosis and treatment algorithm. J Dermatolog Treat. 2013;24(6):418-421.

Kaufman WS, McNamara EK, Curtis AR, Kosari P, Jorizzo JL, Krowchuk DP. Febrile ulceronecrotic Mucha-Habermann disease (pityriasis lichenoides et varioliformis acuta fulminans) presenting as Stevens-Johnson syndrome. Pediatr Dermatol. 2012;29(2):135-140.

Bolognia JL, Jorizzo JL, Schaffer JV, Callen JP, Cerroni L, Heymann WR, Hruza GJ, Mancini AJ, Patterson JW, Rocken M, Schwarz T, eds.. In: Dermatology. 3rd ed. Edinburgh: Elsevier/Saunders;2012: .

Jorizzo JL, Vleugels RA. Dermatomyositis In: Bolognia JL, Jorizzo JL, Schaffer JV, Callen JP, Cerroni L, Heymann WR, Hruza GJ, Mancini AJ, Patterson JW, Rocken M, Schwarz T, eds. Dermatology, vol 1. 3rd ed. Edinburgh: Elsevier/Saunders;2012: 631-641.

Ezra N, Jorizzo J. Hydroxychloroquine and smoking in patients with cutaneous lupus erythematosus. Clin Exp Dermatol. 2012;37(4):327-334.

Kinney MA, Jorizzo JL. Small-vessel vasculitis. Dermatol Ther. 2012;25(2):148-157.

Petri M, Orbai AM, Alarcon GS, Gordon C, Merrill JT, Fortin PR, Bruce IN, Isenberg D, Wallace DJ, Nived O, Sturfelt G, Ramsey-Goldman R, Bae SC, Hanly JG, Sanchez-Guerrero J, Clarke A, Aranow C, Manzi S, Urowitz M, Gladman D, Kalunian K,. Derivation and validation of the Systemic Lupus International Collaborating Clinics classification criteria for systemic lupus erythematosus. Arthritis Rheum. 2012;64(8):2677-2686.

Lee J, Jorizzo J, Lebwohl M, Markowitz O, Levy S. Cryosurgery followed by imiquimod 3.75% to treat actinic keratosis. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2011;64(2 Suppl 1):AB2.

Strowd LC, Taylor SL, Jorizzo JL, Namazi MR. Therapeutic ladder for pemphigus vulgaris: emphasis on achieving complete remission. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2011;64(3):490-494.

Namazi MR, Jorizzo JL, Fallahzadeh MK. Rubeosis faciei diabeticorum: a common, but often unnoticed, clinical manifestation of diabetes mellitus. ScientificWorldJournal. 2010;10():70-71.

Gold LS, Cruz A, Eichenfield L, Tan J, Jorizzo J, Kerrouche N, Dhuin J-C. Effective and safe combination therapy for severe acne vulgaris: a randomized, vehicle-controlled, double-blind study of adapalene 0.1%-benzoyl peroxide 2.5% fixed-dose combination gel with doxycycline hyclate 100 mg. Cutis. 2010;85(2):94-104.

Miller J, Yentzer BA, Clark A, Jorizzo JL, Feldman SR. Pyoderma gangrenosum: a review and update on new therapies. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2010;62(4):646-654.

Gold LS, Dhuin JC, Tan J, Jorizzo J. Adapalene 0.1%/benzoyl peroxide 2.5% gel with doxycycline hyclate 100 mg tablets compared to vehicle gel with doxycycline hyclate 100 mg tablets in the treatment of severe acne vulgaris [abstract]. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2010;62(3 Suppl):AB13.

Tran B, Lee A, Jorizzo J. Cutaneous sarcoidosis mimicking childhood granulomatous periorificial dermatitis [abstract]. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2010;62(3 Suppl):AB112.

Wilson R, Lee A, Jorizzo J. Subacute Addison disease mimicking Laugier-Hunziker syndrome [abstract]. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2010;62(3 Suppl):AB121.

Uhlenhake EE, Sangueza OP, Lee AD, Jorizzo JL. Spreading pigmented actinic keratosis: a review. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2010;63(3):499-506.

Jorrizzo JL, Markowitz O, Lebwohl MG, Bourcier M, Kulp J, Meng TC, Levy S. A randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled, multicenter, efficacy and safety study of 3.75% imiquimod cream following cryosurgery for the treatment of actinic keratoses. J Drugs Dermatol. 2010;9(9):1101-1108.

Eichenfield LF, Jorizzo JL, Dirschka T, Taub AF, Lynde C, Graeber M, Kerrouche N. Treatment of 2,453 acne vulgaris patients aged 12-17 years with the fixed-dose adapalene-benzoyl peroxide combination topical gel: efficacy and safety. J Drugs Dermatol. 2010;9(11):1395-1401.

Smith ES, Hallman JR, DeLuca AM, Goldenberg G, Jorizzo JL, Sangueza OP. Dermatomyositis: a clinicopathological study of 40 patients. Am J Dermatopathol. 2009;31(1):61-67.

Lee AD, Jorizzo JL. Optimizing management of actinic keratosis and photodamaged skin: utilizing a stepwise approach. Cutis. 2009;84(3):169-175.

Patel MJ, Jorizzo JL. Cutaneous vasculitis In: Rakel RE, Bope ET, eds. Conn's current therapy 2008. Philadelphia: Elsevier Saunders;2008: 801-803.

Haverstock CL, Jorizzo JL. Rheumatoid arthritis, rheumatic fever, and gout In: Wolff K, Goldsmith LA, Katz SI, Gilchrest BA, Paller AS, Leffell DJ, eds. Fitzpatrick's dermatology in general medicine. 7th ed. New York: McGraw Hill Medical;2008: 1569-1577.

Bolognia JL, Jorizzo JL, Rapini RP. In: Dermatology. 2nd ed. St. Louis (MO): Mosby Elsevier;2008: .

Jorizzo JL, Carroll CL, Sangueza OP. Dermatomyositis In: Bolognia JL, Jorizzo JL, Rapini RP, eds. Dermatology. 2nd ed. St. Louis (MO): Mosby Elsevier;2008: 575-584.

Carroll CL, Lang W, Snively B, Feldman SR, Callen J, Jorizzo JL. Development and validation of the dermatomyositis skin severity index. Br J Dermatol. 2008;158(2):345-350.

Walsh SN, Jorizzo JL, Haverstock C, Sangueza OP. A linear orofacial macule. Am J Dermatopathol. 2008;30(2):194-195.

Namazi MR, Jorizzo JL. Dramatic verrucae confined to the lower lip [editorial]. ScientificWorldJournal. 2008;8():507.

Iorizzo LJ III, Jorizzo JL. The treatment and prognosis of dermatomyositis: an updated review. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2008;59(1):99-112.

Menter A, Vamvakias G, Jorizzo J. One-week treatment with once-daily fluorouracil cream 0.5% in participants with actinic keratoses. Cutis. 2008;81(6):509-516.

Foss CE, Clark AR, Inabinet R, Camacho F, Jorrizo JL. An open-label pilot study of alefacept for the treatment of pyoderma gangrenosum. J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol. 2008;22(8):943-949.

Jorizzo J, Grossman R, Nighland M. Tretinoin microsphere gel in younger acne patients. J Drugs Dermatol. 2008;7(8 Suppl):s9-s13.

Avashalumov K, Pichardo R, Jorizzo JL, Sangueza OP, Goldenberg G. Bullous mastocytosis: report of a patient and a brief review of the literature. Am J Dermatopathol. 2008;30(5):455-457.

Gallahan W, Jorizzo J, Bloomfeld R. Metastatic Crohn's disease: a rare cutaneous manifestation of inflammatory bowel disease [abstract]. Am J Gastroenterol. 2008;103(Suppl):S256-S257.

Namazi MR, Hinckley ML, Jorizzo JL. Multiple collections of soft bluish nodules on the body. Familial glomangiomas. Arch Dermatol. 2008;144(10):1383-1388.

Namazi MR, Jorizzo JL. Ant-induced alopecia: a case report and literature review [letter]. Arch Dermatol. 2008;144(11):1526-1527.

Patel MJ, Jorizzo JL. Cutaneous vasculitis In: Rakel RE, Bope ET, eds. Conn's current therapy 2007. Philadelphia: Saunders Elsevier;2007: 944-948.

Elewski BE, Del Rosso JQ, Joseph WS, Ribotsky BM, Rich P, Jorizzo JL, Draelos ZD. Modern methods to treat superficial fungal disease [roundtable discussion]. Cutis. 2007;79(2 Suppl):6-29.

Jorizzo J. Efficacy with calcipotriene and betamethasone dipropionate ointment in patients with moderate and severe psoriasis [abstract]. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2007;56(2 Suppl):AB194.

Torti DC, Jorizzo JL, McCarty MA. Oral lichen planus: a case series with emphasis on therapy. Arch Dermatol. 2007;143(4):511-515.

Dawn A, Thevarajah S, Cayce KA, Carroll CL, Duque ML, Chan YH, Jorizzo JL, Yosipovitch G. Cutaneous blood flow in dermatomyositis and its association with disease severity. Skin Res Technol. 2007;13(3):285-292.

Jorizzo JL. Becoming an academic clinician: learning from Clayton E. Wheeler Jr. [in memoriam]. J Invest Dermatol. 2007;127(8):1847-1848.

Jorizzo J, Dinehart S, Matheson R, Moore JK, Ling M, Fox TL, McRae S, Fielder S, Lee JH. Vehicle-controlled, double-blind, randomized study of imiquimod 5% cream applied 3 days per week in one or two courses of treatment for actinic keratoses on the head. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2007;57(2):265-268.

Neville JA, Williford PM, Jorizzo JL. Pilot study using topical imiquimod 5% cream in the treatment of nodular basal cell carcinoma after initial treatment with curettage. J Drugs Dermatol. 2007;6(9):910-914.

Cohen JL, Jorizzo JL, Kircik LH. Use of topical emulsion for wound healing. J Support Oncol. 2007;5(10 Suppl 5):1-9.

Goldenberg G, Sangueza OP, Jorizzo JL. Successful treatment of relapsing polychondritis with mycophenolate mofetil. J Dermatolog Treat. 2006;17(3):158-159.

Savin R, Jorizzo J. The safety and efficacy of sertaconazole nitrate cream 2% for tinea pedis. Cutis. 2006;78(4):268-274.

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Professor, Dermatology

Clinical Interests

Rheumatologic/Immunodermatology, Allergic Skin Disease, Nail Disease, Skin Care, Skin and Systemic Disease, Dermatology (general), Pediatric Dermatology, Phototherapy, Skin Cancer
Joseph L. Jorizzo, M.D.

Joseph L. Jorizzo, M.D.

Professor, Dermatology

Doctor Rating

4.5 out of 5

Joseph L. Jorizzo, M.D.305 Ratings

Doctor Ratings

The overall Patient Rating score is the average of responses to the nine questions listed below. The questions are from the Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Responses are measured on a 1 to 5 scale, where 1 represents "very poor" and 5 represents "very good."
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CP concern for questions/worries
CP efforts to include in decisions
CP explanations of prob/condition
CP spoke using clear language
Friendliness/courtesy of CP
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Patients' confidence in CP
Time CP spent with patient
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Patient Comments

Comments are taken from the Care Provider section of the Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Comments are posted exactly as they are written. Comments are added weekly. To protect patient privacy and confidentiality, patient names are not included.


I have highest respect for this provider especially in providing resources for further education and treatment for a rare disease.


I have already recommended *Dr. J to someone! Very impressive and brilliant doctor!


I have always been very pleased with the care and attention I received during my visits.


I have already recommended Dr Jorrizo to friends and family.


I felt as though I'd known or been an active part of the Wake Health family from my very first visit. This has never wavered during my care with you all. I truly "Preach" to all my friends and family, as well as to strangers when I overhear someone lament about a 2nd opinion, etc. !!!!


experience as each time I go .... gave me hope , encouragement , and advice , and most of all information to use to battle this disease .


Dr. Jorizzo is the smartest person I know. He provides excellent care. Because of "flare-ups" of my condition, I have had to contact him personally by phone or email and he always responds quickly to help.


The Dr. is great and I hope you reward him well......


Amazing provider- really helped me with a difficult and unusual medical condition. Highly recommend!


Both Dr. Jirizzo and the Intern were very thorough and pleasant to deal with.


Most times I feel as though my time with Dr. Jorizzo is a bit hurried. Seems he's always on a tight schedule, which I can appreciate, however, I'd like a bit more conversation.


I had a great experience and everyone was nice however I did feel like the provider was speaking to the residents rather then me. I would gave liked to discuss options if the first therapy did not work. I would have liked to develop more of a plan of care.




If I did not understand I felt comfortable asking questions. The answers I received were in such a way that I had no problems with completely comprehending their meaning.


I went in to have a spot checked on my forehead where there were two little bumps that kept getting irritated. That was addressed by the doctor explaining what they were and telling me what was involved in removing them (incision, extraction). I asked for that to be done, and it was. Then the doctor pointed out 2 more places on one arm that he said were pre-cancerous and he advised freezing them which I agreed to do. All of the care was excellent and I will definitely keep this doctor as my dermatologist.


Wish I had him as a doctor sooner when my problem 1st began.


*Dr. Jorizzo is the best.


Very busy clinic. They use fellows, which makes it seem more personal, but time with the physician is limited. It is just the nature of dermatology.




Dr Jorizzo is my Dermatologist and he is the "Best in the Business"


I have recommended Dr. Jorizzo to my daughter.


dr Jorizzo is an excellent doctor.




I understand dr Jorizzo is a very busy man however from what little I've spoken to him I have the utmost confidence in his abilities which has been quite refreshing. my first 2 visits I felt a bit rushed however my last visit we had a bit more time to talk which was nice.


I know I'm not the only one he needs to see that day. So I understand.


*Jorizzo is an excellent care provider.


Always good.




I was extremely happy with my doctor. He was courteous, not in a hurry, took time to explain my skin condition and the application of the medication he was prescribing.

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