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 & Medical Training

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

Certifications & Licensure

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

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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