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

Doctor Rating

4.5 out of 5

313 Ratings

Joseph L. Jorizzo, M.D.


Clinical Interests

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

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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 Academy Of 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 P.A. Programs
  • Assn Of Professors Of Dermatol
  • 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

NPI Number

  • 1316923360
Joseph L. Jorizzo, M.D.

Doctor Rating

4.5 out of 5

313 Ratings

Joseph L. Jorizzo, M.D.

Professor, Dermatology

Research Interests

drugs/therapeutic agents pharm

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Recent Publications

Landis ET, Taheri A, Jorizzo JL. Gulliver's sign: a recognizable transition from inflammatory to healing stages of pyoderma gangrenosum. J Dermatolog Treat. 2015;26(2):171-172.

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.

Moustafa FA, Sandoval LF, Jorizzo JL, Huang WW. Systemic treatment of papular dermatitis: a retrospective study. J Dermatolog Treat. 2015;26(5):431-434.

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.

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Professor, Dermatology

Clinical Interests

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

Joseph L. Jorizzo, M.D.

Professor, Dermatology

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Doctor Rating

4.5 out of 5

Joseph L. Jorizzo, M.D.313 Ratings


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Sometimes I feel a little "hurried" & sometimes I don't understand his "conclusions."


No complaints


Having been under another system's care without much results, Dr. Joseph Jorizzo has demonstrated more understanding, care and best treatment practices which has healed wound issue in a shorter length of time with less pain.


my son's doctor is the best very kind n good at what he does


The PA did a great job of examination and discussing conditions with me. The doctor was friendly and courteous but did not let me talk or ask questions. He was overbearing.


Very good relationship and appreciate his approach and treatment of my disease. He knows how to ' talk ' to a patient, and that's important.


excellent doctor and good people skills


He could spend more time talking to his patients and the interact with the children rather than just striding out after he tells you what to do. He has helped our child.


I feel like Dr. Jorizzo gave me my life back in 2000 after 10 years of searching for a complete and accurate diagnosis. When I came to a roadblock in my healthcare, he was once again totally on top of the medical condition and very helpful in helping me locate a physician here in Texas - offering to talk personally to a doctor I found.


He's hard to get an appointment with, especially for follow up care within a defined timeframe. But I hold out for him, as I've seen other doctors there who don't seem to know as much about this condition.


I have probably been seeing Dr. Jorizzo for about 20 years for an annual skin check with one episode when he treated a skin problem early on.


*Dr. Jorizzo helped wonderfully with my issue.


this doctor is one of the most well-informed, honest, caring doctors I have ever had the privilege to have. he has my utmost respect and is a ten in every aspect.


very knowledgeable I am finally confident I have found someone who can help me THANK GOD!!!!!!


They were very nice very good experience.


Seemed less attentive than usual, perhaps due to med student with him.


The intern and doctor were very friendly and helpful when they learned of our time constraints. They moved quickly and were very kind. We just felt very rushed because of the delay. Considering we only see the doctor once a year, it was disheartening.


Nothing but good experiences, excellent care.


I can't imagine seeing a better dr for my particular needs. In addition I know it is hard to balance the needs of a teaching institution completely with patient needs in regard to time waiting and making the patient feel comfortable with more than one dr in the room but this office is consistently superb at accomplishing everything in a balanced, empathetic way.


Joe Is the best in his field!


an excellent care provider


Like always, thank you Dr. Jorizzo for your great care


All excellent...


Dr. Jorizzo is a brilliant doctor.


Dr. Jorizzo is the very best doctor I have ver had -- and I have had a large number in my 68 years, due to several severe health problems. He literally saved my life when I first met him and he has been nothing but the best during the over 15 years that I have been treated by him.


As previously stated; I love this doctor.


Dr. Jorizzo did a better job the first time I saw him than this second appt. He was running behind and was in a big hurry-obviously had no time for me to ask him anything. Just said to use the medicine twice a day instead of once and come back in six months and he was out the door.




Dr. Jorizzo is a brilliant doctor who cares about his patients and spends a lot of time with them each visit. My only complaint is that I had some lab work done and received the test results with no explanation as to what they meant.


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.


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


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. !!!!


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.

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