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

Doctor Rating

4.6 out of 5

353 Ratings

Joseph L. Jorizzo, M.D.

Professor, Dermatology

Clinical Interests

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

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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

4.6 out of 5

353 Ratings

Joseph L. Jorizzo, M.D.

Professor, Dermatology

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Recent Publications

A retrospective analysis of pediatric patients with lichen sclerosus treated with a standard protocol of class I topical corticosteroid and topical calcineurin inhibitor. Anderson K, Ascanio NM, Kinney MA, Krowchuk DP, Jorizzo JL.. J Dermatolog Treat. 2016;27(1):64-66.

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

Anti-C1q antibodies in systemic lupus erythematosus. 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,.. Lupus. 2015;24(1):42-49.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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. Yosipovitch G, Tan A, LoSicco K, Manabat CG, Kannagra A, Carroll C, Chan YH, Ng P, Jorizzo J.. Int J Dermatol. 2013;52(7):813-819.

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

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

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

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

Dermatomyositis. Jorizzo JL, Vleugels RA. 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.

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

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

Derivation and validation of the Systemic Lupus International Collaborating Clinics classification criteria for systemic lupus erythematosus. 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,.. Arthritis Rheum. 2012;64(8):2677-2686.

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

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

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

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. Gold LS, Cruz A, Eichenfield L, Tan J, Jorizzo J, Kerrouche N, Dhuin J-C.. Cutis. 2010;85(2):94-104.

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

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]. Gold LS, Dhuin JC, Tan J, Jorizzo J.. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2010;62(3 Suppl):AB13.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Rheumatoid arthritis, rheumatic fever, and gout. Haverstock CL, Jorizzo JL. 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: .

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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

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my only problem was the wait time


Dr. Jurizzo was fabulous with us, patient with our requests, and very descriptive regarding my condition and the test results he was interpreting.


Dr. Jorizzo is obviously very knowledgeable and I trust his assessments. It was hard to absorb everything he said as he was a fast talker.


I would like this dr. to spend a little more time with me.


I left there with the feeling my doctor really cared about my problem.


*Dr. Jorizzo and his staff have ALWAYS BEEN gracious.


The dr always has a resident and other students with him. I find that he tends to talk to them rather than to me. I understand he is teaching them, but I am the patient. On the few occasions that I have seen him by himself, he is very attentive.


Dr. Yorizzo is one of the best doctors I have ever gone to. He was able to find the root of the problem by going over my medical history and my current symptoms and provided the correct diagnosis. The resident rotating with him was very competent as well.


I have been coming for treatment for 2 years and have everything explained all along the course of treatment.


Dr is very friendly and personable


Extremely satisfied.


Dr. Joseph Jorizzo is an excellent physician. I highly recommend him.


All of my experiences with Wake Dermatology have been really good and even though I have had different kinds of skin Cancer including Melanoma my care has been great and I have always been treated kindly.


I have been a patient of this provider for many years and put full trust in his care. He always shows great interest and concern. The best.


I plan to use this doctor and site in the future instead of the Mt. Airy site due to the concern and help he gave me regarding my problem.


I feel more like a gineau pig than patient and thats to be expected here, I understand that ...but shouldn't my care be a I'm paying for the physician's time and expertise ?


he is fabulous!!!!


Dr J is an excellent provider! He cares about me & takes time to ensure I understand his terminology about my condition! So glad I have Dr J as my provider he is the best !!!


I know Dr. Jorizzo is a very busy doctor so I think they need to give him more time with each patient and then maybe I can see him at my appointed time. This is my only complaint. I love him and his staff but wait too long to see him. I have waited sometimes almost an hour after my appointed time, very frustrating.




We are getting to the end of my treatment and he made sure I understood how to come down on the doses of medicine I am taking.




My provider apologized for the wait. I do not believe it was his fault. The waiting room was full non-stop!


*Dr. Joseph Jorizzo is outstanding!


Dr. Jorizzo is an excellent Doctor. I would not hesitate to recommend him to my friends. it always a pleasure dealing with Dr. Jorizzo and for his help and explanation for me.


I cannot say enough good about this Dermatology Dept and I have used them for many years and I have been very fortunate that they always have responded in a timely way to help correct my skin cancers.


only complaint with this provider is shortness of time spent with patient


Dr. J is the best!


He always explains the situation at hand. Dr. Jorizzo has been the first physician I have had in 50 years to explain four of my medical diagnoses with explanations on how to deal with diagnoses, take care of and protect from complications. Others have stated "Just do it." He has explained the situation with clarity, concise manner and answered all questions thoroughly. He was recommended to me and I will recommend Dr. Jorizzo to others.


Very confident with Dr. Jorizzo




I always have a list of questions or concerns and he always goes over them with me.


Dr. Jorizzo is the finest, met professional, most knowledgeable and most caring doctor I have seen in the over 35 years that I have been seeing a variety of specialists for several autoimmune and chronic illnesses. He is the very best example I have ever met of the medical profession. We need more like him.


Dr. Jorizzo in the best Dr and great knowledge not just his own field but in every single field I asked him about all my health issues. he is amazing and his knowledge is Un believable! best Dr I have ever had. attitude and knowledge and experience. I have 100% confidence on him and I always recommend him to all family and friends. genius


Dr J. is top notch. I don't know what I would do without him.


excellent interest in my condition and answered all of my questions with concern!

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