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Joseph L. Jorizzo, MD

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Joseph L. Jorizzo, MD

Joseph L. Jorizzo, MD



Physician Rating

4.5 out of 5

458 Ratings

Contact Information

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  • American Academy of Dermatology

  • American College of Cryosurgery

  • American College of Physicians

  • American College of Clinical Pharmacology

  • American Federation of Clinical Research

  • American Laryngological Rhinological and Otological Society

  • American Medical Association

  • American Society of Clinical Oncology

  • Association of Professors of Dermatology

  • Association of Physician Assistant Programs

  • British Association of Dermatologists

  • British Biochemistry Society

  • British Toxicology Society

  • Chauncy Leake History of Medicine Society

  • Clinical Society of Genitourinary Surgeons

  • Dermatology Foundation

  • Dowling Club-UK

  • Eye Study Club

  • Fayette County Medical Society

  • Forsyth County Medical Society

  • Forsyth Prepared Childbirth Association

  • Galveston County Medical Society

  • Hawthorne Surgical Center

  • Houston Dermatological Society

  • Hughston Sports Medicine Society

  • Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers Communications Society

  • Immunology Club - University of Texas

  • NPI: 1316923360

Clinical Interests

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

Education & Training

  • AB

    1972 - Boston University

  • MD

    1975 - Boston University School of Medicine

  • Internship

    1976 - Internal Medicine: North Carolina Memorial Hospital

  • Residency

    1979 - Dermatology: North Carolina Memorial Hospital

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Dermatology Dermatology


Research Contact Information

Research Interests

  • Immunosuppressive Agents, Dermatomyositis, Keratosis, Dermatologic Agents, Keratosis, Actinic

Recent Publications

  • An update on the use of hydroxychloroquine in cutaneous lupus erythematosus: A systematic review.
    Shipman WD, Vernice NA, Demetres M, Jorizzo JL. J. Am. Acad. Dermatol. 2020 Mar; 82(3):709-722.
  • Managing Ulcers Associated with Pyoderma Gangrenosum with a Urinary Bladder Matrix and Negative-Pressure Wound Therapy.
    Dillingham CS, Jorizzo J. Adv Skin Wound Care. 2019 Feb; 32(2):70-76.
  • Effectiveness of the Tacrolimus Swish-and-Spit Treatment Regimen in Patients With Geographic Tongue.
    Aung-Din D, Heath M, Wechter T, Cline A, Feldman SR, Jorizzo JL. JAMA Dermatol. 2018 12; 154(12):1481-1482.
  • Morgellons disease: insights into treatment.
    Aung-Din D, Sahni DR, Jorizzo JL, Feldman SR. Dermatol. Online J. 2018 Nov; 24(11)
  • Reply to: "Comment on 'Desquamative gingivitis: Clinical findings and diseases'".
    Maderal AD, Lee Salisbury P, Jorizzo JL. J. Am. Acad. Dermatol. 2019 03; 80(3):e59.
  • Eosinophilic fasciitis: a case series with an emphasis on therapy and induction of remission.
    Tull R, Hoover WD, De Luca JF, Huang WW, Jorizzo JL. . 2018; 7:212529.
  • A Pilot Study Characterizing Factors in Adherence to Cutaneous Lupus Treatment.
    Ro T, Tull RZ, Cardwell LA, Farhangian ME, Moustafa F, Richardson I, Jorizzo JL, Feldman S, Huang W. J Cutan Med Surg. ; 22(5):530-532.
  • Desquamative gingivitis: Clinical findings and diseases.
    Maderal AD, Lee Salisbury P, Jorizzo JL. J. Am. Acad. Dermatol. 2018 05; 78(5):839-848.
  • Desquamative gingivitis: Diagnosis and treatment.
    Maderal AD, Lee Salisbury P, Jorizzo JL. J. Am. Acad. Dermatol. 2018 05; 78(5):851-861.
  • Nomenclature of Cutaneous Vasculitis: Dermatologic Addendum to the 2012 Revised International Chapel Hill Consensus Conference Nomenclature of Vasculitides.
    Sunderkötter CH, Zelger B, Chen KR, Requena L, Piette W, Carlson JA, Dutz J, Lamprecht P, Mahr A, Aberer E, Werth VP, Wetter DA, Kawana S, Luqmani R, Frances C, Jorizzo J, Watts JR, Metze D, Caproni M, Alpsoy E, Callen JP, Fiorentino D, Merkel PA, Falk RJ, Jennette JC. . 2018 02; 70(2):171-184.

All Publications

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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."
Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey

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
Likelihood of recommending CP
Patients' confidence in CP
Time CP spent with patient
Wait time at clinic

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.

  • 8/11/2018


  • 8/9/2018

    Dr. & PA. & nurses are very smart, helpful & nice.

  • 8/6/2018

    Dr.. Jorrizo is an excellent physician with whom I have had an opportunity to be seen by for a number of years. He is caring, compassionate, and always listens to my needs and helps.

  • 7/17/2018

    Dr. Jorizzo and his resident, Dr. Tully, were friendly and informative. They allayed my concerns about a skin rash I have had. They also gave me good advice about management of this condition.

  • 7/17/2018

    Dr. Jorrizo was to the point, treated my lesion, explained why others didn't work and very concerned about pain. He's my dermatologist.

  • 7/10/2018

    Very good doctor and one who knows his area very well. I would highly recommend him to anyone who needs this type of care.

  • 7/10/2018


  • 7/3/2018

    Dr. Jorizzo is a fabulous dermatologist. I know of none better.

  • 7/3/2018

    *Dr. Jorizzo is a great doctor!!!

  • 6/25/2018

    Dr. Jurizzo usually has a few medical students/residents with him and when he enters our room, he ALWAYS asks if they can join us. We understand that these observations are a part of their education, but I am very appreciative that our needs are put first!

  • 6/20/2018

    Dr. Jorizzo is all business. He is very busy, but concentrates on the current patient. He is very intelligent, driven and thorough. I am thankful for his help!

  • 6/7/2018

    We were so pleased, we mailed him a thank you card. Within 5 days, my daughter was already experiencing relief.

  • 6/6/2018


  • 5/30/2018

    I relocated to the NC area originally from Rochester, NY. Dr. Jorizzo reminded me of the respect that was always given when I lived in upstate NY. Then months later I find out that he is also from Rochester, NY. I have seen a few doctors in NC one time and never went back because of the way I was talked down to, treated, never given a chance to talk and rushed in and out to get to the next insurance charge. Dr. Jorizzo treated me with respect from the time I met him and still to this day a few years later. I hope the interns that he teaches also take with them his respect and care for his patience . It is hard to find a doctor that listens to you, really listens to you and shows his legitimate concern. I am very grateful that I was referred to him by a doctor in Statesville.

  • 5/7/2018

    Have recommended others.

  • 4/30/2018

    Dr. Jorrizzo is a wonderful physician.

  • 4/24/2018

    This was a consultation and Dr J knew of my problem and was very informative.

  • 4/11/2018

    I have much respect for this physician. I have been treated for this disease for 16 yrs. This is the first provider to get it under control for more than 3 months.

  • 3/27/2018

    very good

  • 3/26/2018

    Am not taking any meds from this provider

  • 3/13/2018

    Good is good. Like you know good.

  • 3/13/2018

    Gives me confidence.

  • 3/5/2018

    Dr. Jorizzo, for such a renowned physician in his field, is exceptionally thoughtful, kind and generous with his time. Dr. Jorizzo is extremely detailed and always prepared with knowledge of my condition from previous appointments. I am extremely grateful to be a patient of such a great person and also an exceptional dermatologist.

  • 2/27/2018

    Very good visit

  • 2/27/2018

    I had an excellent experience with Dr. Jorizzo, and I would highly recommend him to my friends/family/colleagues.

  • 2/27/2018

    I don't think that Dr. Jorizzo took enough time with me because he was so behind in his schedule. With this being said he rushed through everything.

  • 2/24/2018

    good experience

  • 2/11/2018

    Always recommend this group

  • 2/7/2018

    great experience

  • 2/6/2018

    The doctor is so busy I had to stop him going out the door to ask a question

  • 1/8/2018

    No complaints

  • 1/3/2018

    Dr. JL is a big asset to WFUBMC

  • 12/28/2017

    Dr. Jorizzo exceeded my expectations as far as his diligence, thoughtfulness, and the amount of time he spent with me in order to leverage his exemplary and impressive medical expertise to address a condition of mine that was weighing very heavily on me.

  • 12/13/2017

    Very courteous doctor; showed concern over my skin condition and gave me good pointers as well as medicine that is working well.

  • 12/5/2017

    TOTAL confidence in Dr. Jorizzo.

  • 12/4/2017

    this was my first encounter with Dr Jorizzo and not surprisingly he was as courteous, professional and commandingly talented in his field of dermatology as previously experienced with other physicians associated with the wake forest network. once again I received platinum quality medical treatment which supported my anxiety as well as my health issues

  • 12/3/2017

    Dr Jorizzo is a great provider who cares!

  • 11/22/2017

    Dr. didn't talk to me. Spoke w/his resident, student & my husband as if I wasn't in room. Didn't look at any records that I brought w/me. Stood at door w/hand on knob w/feet out the door.

  • 11/21/2017

    Dr. Joseph Jorizzo was amazing. My children have very bad eczema and with his treatment plan their skin was cleared up within 3 days! I might have waited awhile to see him but he was well worh the wait!

  • 11/21/2017

    Dr. Joseph Jorizzo was amazing. My children have very bad eczema and with his treatment plan their skin was cleared up within 3 days! I might have waited awhile to see him but he was well worh the wait!

  • 11/14/2017

    Dr Jorizzo is one of the best in his field.

  • 11/11/2017

    can't get meds prescribed because of stupid insurance regs - Dr. office is helping me navigate this

  • 11/5/2017

    great bedside manner.

  • 10/31/2017

    Everyone was kind and helpful

  • 10/31/2017

    very good experience

  • 10/30/2017

    I would have liked more time with this provider especially considering that I had driven 2 hours to see him

  • 10/30/2017

    This care provider was referred for a very specific disease.

  • 10/26/2017

    Dr. Jorizzo is fantastic. I am glad I was able to see him for my unusual rash. He is a kind, courteous, incredibly knowledgeable well-recognized expert in his field and I am grateful to be his patient.

  • 9/25/2017

    If anyone ever needed this particular expertise I would certainly recommend.


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