Dr. Ashley Kittridge, DO, FAOCD, FAAD
Dr. Ashley Kittridge is a board-certified dermatologist in the South Hills of Pittsburgh with a passion for quality patient care and with an expertise in medical and cosmetic dermatology. She is the owner and founder of the first direct care dermatology practice in the Pittsburgh area and a co-founder of Direct Care Physicians of Pittsburgh. Her practice model puts the patient at the center of their care and eliminates distractions from insurance companies and government regulations. Dr. Kittridge is dedicated to working directly with and for her patients and not a third party.
After graduating from Allegheny College in Meadville, Pennsylvania Dr. Kittridge attended medical school at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in Erie, Pennsylvania. Dr. Kittridge was a member of Sigma Sigma Phi Honors Society, was awarded academic achievement awards and scholarships and graduated near the top of her class. She subsequently completed an AOA/ACGME accredited internship at the Western Pennsylvania/Allegheny General Hospital and went on to complete her residency in dermatology at Case Western Reserve University/University Hospitals in Cleveland, Ohio where she was the lead of medical student education and awarded resident teaching awards.
During her career Dr. Kittridge has published numerous peer-reviewed articles and book chapters on topics including autoimmune blistering disorders of the skin, cutaneous findings in rheumatology disorders, hair loss, and atypical skin infections. She has presented at the American College of Mohs Surgery and the American Osteopathic Association national meetings. She has presented at local conferences on the topics of melanoma, cutaneous findings of malignancy and cutaneous findings of rheumatology disorders and has lectured students at Kent State University.
Dr. Kittridge is a fellow of the American Osteopathic College of Dermatology (FAOCD) and the American Academy of Dermatology (FAAD). She is also a member of the American Society of Dermatology Surgery, International Peels Society, Pittsburgh Academy of Dermatology, Pennsylvania Academy of Dermatology and Pennsylvania Osteopathic Medical Association.
Her interests include the complete spectrum of general adult and pediatric dermatologic conditions including acne, eczema, psoriasis, autoimmune skin disorders and skin cancer. She also practices dermatologic surgery. She has experience performing thousands of surgical procedures, and a compliment of cosmetic dermatology procedures including peels, micro-needling, platelet rich plasma injections, injectable soft tissue fillers and neuromodulators (Botox®, Dysport®, Xeomin®). Dr. Kittridge remains active in her education and continues to further her knowledge with the most up-to-date general, surgical and cosmetic dermatology treatments. Performing peels is one of her favorite procedures. As a member of the International Peels Society, Dr. Kittridge has worked directly with national and international leaders in the field to adapt extremely effective, efficient and safe chemical peeling techniques. Chemical peeling is an art and a science. It is not a one size fits all approach.
Dr. Kittridge grew up in the South Hills of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and is happy to have returned to her roots to practice dermatology. In her free time, Dr. Kittridge is often found doing some form of exercise; from hanging from gymnastics rings to walking on her hands. One of her favorite days of the year falls in July, when both she and her husband get to celebrate a shared birthday!