William James, MD

William James, MD

Dermatology Philadelphia, PA

Professor of Dermatology, University Pennsylvania

Office Address

  • 3400 Spruce St
    2 Rhoads Pavilion
    Philadelphia, PA 19104
    Phone: (215) 662-2737
    Fax: (215) 349-8339

William James, MD

Dermatology Philadelphia, PA

Professor of Dermatology, University Pennsylvania

Clinical Specialties & Interests

  • Dermatology: General Dermatology, Acne & Rosacea
  • Clinical Interests: Travel Medicine; contact dermatitis

Education & Training

  • Letterman Army Medical Center
  • Walter Reed Army Medical Center
  • Indiana University School of MedicineIndiana University School of Medicine
  • US Military Academy

Certifications & Licensure

  • PA State Medical LicensePA State Medical License1995 - 2016
  • IN State Medical LicenseIN State Medical License1977 - 2015
  • American Board of DermatologyDermatological Immunology/Diagnostic & Laboratory Immunology
  • American Board of DermatologyDermatology

    Awards, Honors, & Recognition

    • America's Top DoctorsCastle Connolly, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008
    • Philadelphia MagazineCastle Connolly, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2005
    • Philadelphia Dermatological Society Founder’s Award2013

    Publications & Presentations


    Journal Articles

    • Mucinous Nevus  Cobos, G, Braunstein I, Abuabara K, Chu EY, James WD, JAMA Derm, 7/1/2014
    • The Reliability of Teledermatology to Triage Inpatient Dermatology Consultations  Barbieri JS, Nelson CA, James WD, Margolis DJ, Littman-Quinn R, Kovarik CL, Rosenbach M, JAMA Derm, 1/1/2014
    • Alcohol-induced Vasculitis: Case Report and Commentary  Katrina A, Samimi S, Chu EY, Bluebond ND, James WD, Merkel PA, J Am Acad Dermatol, 1/1/2014

    Books/Book Chapters

    • Clinical Decision Support: Dermatology Chapter: Granulomatous Rosacea 
      Carlos CA, James WD
      Editors: .
    • Andrews’ Diseases of the Skin  
      James WD, Berger TG, Elston DM
      Editors: .Elsevier, London
      Edition 11th,2011
    • Treatment of Skin Disease Chapter: Sweet’s Syndrome 
      Chachkin SL, Gelfand JM, James WD
      Editors: Lebwohl M, Coulson I, Bert-Jones J, Heymann WR.


    • Small Groups Lead to Enthusiastic Learners James WD, Miller J, Arch Dermatol, 1/1/1999
    • Staphylococcus Aureus Colonization of Multiple Sites in HIV Patients Leyden J, McGinley K, James WD, et al, J Invest Dermatol, 1/1/1991
    • Single Dose UVB Affects Delayed Hypersensitivity Skin Test but Not the Immediate or Late Cutaneous Allergic Reaction Carpenter GB, Samlaska CP, James WD, Squire EN, J All Clin Immunol, 1/1/1990


    • Newer Diagnoses in Clinical Dermatology Multiple locations - 1/1/2014
    • Mistakes in Clinical Diagnosis American Academy of Dermatology, Denver, Colorado - 1/1/2014
    • Masters in Clinical Dermatology American Academy of Dermatology, San Francisco, California - 1/1/2014


    Professional Memberships

    • American Academy of Dermatology - AADFellow

    Hospital Affiliations

    Insurance Accepted

    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • AmeriHealth Direct POS
    • Amerihealth HMO
    • AmeriHealth PPO
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
    • Coventry Carelink Health Plans PPO
    • First Health PPO
    • Great West PPO
    • HealthAmerica HealthAssurance PPO
    • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
    • IBC Keystone HMO / POS
    • IBC Personal Choice PPO
    • Multiplan PHCS PPO
    • Multiplan PPO
    • Oxford Health Freedom
    • Oxford Health Liberty
    • QualCare HMO
    • QualCare PPO
    • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
    • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
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