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

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4.6 out of 5

382 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

4.6 out of 5

382 Ratings

Joseph L. Jorizzo, M.D.

Professor, Dermatology

Research Interests

drugs/therapeutic agents pharm

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Recent Publications

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

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.

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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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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


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


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


Good experience.


On my first visit with Dr. Jorizzo, I definitely felt he had one hand on the door, about to leave, all the time he was with me. I do realize he is a very busy man, much in demand, and while the information he gave was excellent, we were still talking as he left the room. My last visit, however, went much better. Dr. J. seemed more relaxed, listened to what I had to say, and responded to my questions in an easy manner. I have no concerns about his knowledge and ability, just like everyone else, wish he could be more relaxed when spending time with ME!


Great experience and Dr. Lorizzo was very busy as he should be.


Have had an excellent experience with this provider. Have faith in his treatment plan. He explains things well.


Great service!


I always come with a list of questions and he always takes the time to answer them




Dr Jorrizo is the BEST!


Have recommended *Dr. Jorizzo to several other people.


Dr. J always takes times to explain my conditions in a way that I understand & Aldo understand the treatment. He treats me with great respect & concern. He is a excellent Dr.


I have recommended Dr. Jorizzo to all of my family, friends and coworkers, even those who are out of town. I trust Dr. Jorizzo's expertise and advice. I have seen other dermatologists in this department, and every single doctor has been top notch. Grateful for their help!


Dr. Jorizzo is a most caring physician and proud he is mine.


Always a good experience when I visit this practice.


Dr. J is a good doctor and he knows his "stuff"


I feel totally comfortable with Dr. Jorrizzo's office & his expertise.


Very confident with Dr. Jorizzo each time. He spends time to listen to any situation.


#8. - Physicians never have enough time to spent with you.


Dr. Jorizzo is an excellent doctor who treats everyone with kindness and respect. I noticed that from the first time I met him how he treated his staff around him and of course myself. Besides this; Dr. Jorizzo is an excellent doctor academically.


Dr J is the most knowledgeable Dermatalogist I have experienced. I went to several before getting dr J that could help with my problem. Thanks Dr J!


After waiting 45 minutes, dr came in with others & spent the next 3 minutes telling me what i didNOT have, interrupting when I tried to answer question he asked me & made me feel like I was making a big deal about nothing. I have had headaches & depressions in my head for 13 months & my dermatologist sent me to him thinking that, being with a bigger hospital, perhaps he had seen my condition or could offer suggestions of where to go from there. It was obvious that he not glanced at my chart, when he asked if it was suggested I try a medication, which was listed in capital letters on my medication list. I was told to return to my dr at home - that was his only positive statement. Sorry I wasted his time!


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.

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