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Dr. Michael Stierstorfer, MD, Dermapathologist
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Dr. Michael Stierstorfer, MD

Dermatologist | Procedural Dermatology

5/5(33)
311 N Sumneytown Pike Suite 1E North Wales PA, 19454
Rating

5/5

About

Dr. Michael Stierstorfer is a dermatologist practicing in North Wales, PA. He is the founder of North Wales Dermatology and has served North Wales and the surrounding region for over 25 years. He specializes in medical, surgical and cosmetic dermatology with a focus on a wide range of dermatologic conditions. He values the input of his patients in making accurate diagnoses and determining the best plan of care. As a clinical associate professor of dermatology at the University of Pennsylvania, he teaches and supervises skin surgery for dermatology residents in training.

Dr. Stierstorfer also pioneered the discovery that hidden food allergies often cause irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and offers skin patch testing to find these allergies. He is the author of the book, You May Not Have Irritable Bowel Syndrome, An Introduction to Allergic Contact Enteritis and the Food Allergies that Cause It and has published in a number of peer-reviewed dermatology journals.

Education and Training

Temple University School of Medicine 1985

Board Certification

American Board of Dermatology (ABD)

DermatologyAmerican Board of DermatologyABD

Provider Details

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Dr. Michael Stierstorfer, MD
Dr. Michael Stierstorfer, MD's Expert Contributions
  • Hidden Food Allergies: A Cause of Irritable Bowel Syndrome

    An estimated 30 to 45 million Americans suffer from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). It has a major impact on quality of life and is responsible for frequent absenteeism from work and school. Those who have it know the symptoms all too well—frequent episodes of belly pain, often accompanied by...

Areas of expertise and specialization

Food allergy patch testing for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)Skin cancer and skin cancer screeningAcneRosaceaPsoriasisEczemaACDS-90 patch testing for contact dermatitisOther rashesBotoxWartsSpider vein (legs) sclerotherapySkin infectionsOther

Faculty Titles & Positions

  • Clinical Associate Professor of Dermatology University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine 1990 - Present

Awards

  • Dermatology Faculty Teaching Award 2008 University of Pennsylvania Department of Dermatology 
  • Top Doctors 2018 Philadelphia Magazine 
  • Top Doctors 2019 Philadelphia Magazine 
  • Top Doctors 2020 Philadelphia Magazine 
  • Top Doctors 2021 Philadelphia Magazine 
  • Top Doctors 2022 Philadelphia Magazine 

Treatments

  • Acne
  • Psoriasis
  • Dermatitis
  • Moles
  • Warts
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Skin Cancer
  • Birthmark
  • Rash
  • Seborrheic Keratosis
  • Sebaceous Cyst

Professional Memberships

  • Pennsylvania Dermatologic Society  
  • American Academy of Dermatology  
  • Philadelphia Dermatologic Society  
  • American Contact Dermatitis Society  

Treatments

  • Skin cancer surgery, Botox, leg spider vein sclerotherapy, medical treatments for all skin conditions

Internships

  • Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Hanover NH

Teaching and speaking

  • Clinical Associate Professor of Dermatology, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

Areas of research

Food allergies as triggers for irritable bowel syndrome.  www.ibs-80.com

Dr. Michael Stierstorfer, MD's Practice location

North Wales Dermatology

311 N Sumneytown Pike Suite 1E -
North Wales, PA 19454
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New patients: 215-699-1929
Fax: 610-871-2998

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Dr. Michael Stierstorfer, MD has a rating of 5 out of 5 stars based on the reviews from 33 patients. FindaTopDoc has aggregated the experiences from real patients to help give you more insights and information on how to choose the best Dermatologist | Procedural Dermatology in your area. These reviews do not reflect a providers level of clinical care, but are a compilation of quality indicators such as bedside manner, wait time, staff friendliness, ease of appointment, and knowledge of conditions and treatments.

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An accomplished dermatologist, Dr. Stierstorfer is the founder of North Wales Dermatology. He strives to provide the highest quality dermatology care in an empathetic, efficient, and cost-effective manner.

Having served North Wales and the surrounding region for over 25 years, he specializes in medical, surgical, and cosmetic dermatology with a focus on a wide range of dermatologic conditions. He values the input of his patients in making accurate diagnoses and determining the best plan of care. 

In addition to his work in general dermatology, Dr. Stierstorfer has pioneered the discovery that hidden food allergies are often a cause of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Based upon his clinical research, he has developed IBS-80, a series skin patch tests comprising 80 common foods and food additives to identify these allergies. In his studies, when foods identified by the patch testing were removed from the patient’s diet, over half experienced significant improvement or resolution of their  IBS symptoms. The testing is now available by prescription for physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants to test their IBS patients.

Dr. Stierstorfer graduated with his medical degree from the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University in 1985. He furthered his training with an internship in internal medicine and residency in dermatology at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center.

Dedicated to excellence, the doctor is board-certified in dermatology by the American Board of Dermatology (ABD). The ABD is a voluntary, non-profit, private, autonomous organization formed for the primary purpose of protecting the public interest by establishing and maintaining high standards of training, education, and qualifications of physicians rendering care in dermatology. 

Continuously advancing his professional skills, Dr. Stierstorfer is an active member of the Pennsylvania Dermatological Society, the American Academy of Dermatology (Fellow), the Philadelphia Dermatological Society, and the American Contact Dermatitis Society.

As a Clinical Associate Professor of Dermatology at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, he has been teaching and supervising skin surgery for dermatology residents in training since 1990.

In addition to having been published in a number of peer-reviewed dermatology journals, Dr. Stierstorfer is the author of the book, You May Not Have Irritable Bowel Syndrome, An Introduction to Allergic Contact Enteritis and the Food Allergies that Cause It.

Having received special recognition throughout his career, his various accolades include: Philadelphia Magazine Top Doctors Award: 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022​; Dermatology Clinical Effectiveness Research Network (DCERN); participant in the Major League Baseball Skin Cancer Screening and Awareness Program; University of Pennsylvania Department of Dermatology Attending Teaching Award, 2008; and The Magic Wand Initiative at Massachusetts General Hospital, Guest Panelist, 2022.

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