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Dr. Atsuko Kodama, MD, PhD

Skin Pathology Specialist (Dermatopathology), Dermatologist

Professional statement

Atsuko Kodama is a renowned and passionate skin pathology specialist (Dermatopathologist) located in Philadelphia, PA. She completed her residency at the University of Texas, Southwestern, where she also completed a fellowship in dermatopathology, also in Japan and the United States. Dr. Kodama provides a full range of skin care and specializes in diseases related to the skin. These include rashes, eczema, cancers, rosacea, and fungi. She performs cancer and disease screenings, biopsies, filler treatments, and photodynamic therapy. Dr. Kodama’s knowledge of skin cancer is extensive; before returning to treating patients, she performed cancer research at the University of Texas for many years. She is a member of the American Academy of Dermatology, the American Medical Association, the American Society of Dermatopathology, and the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery. She is also a scientist and earned her PhD in molecular biology and biochemistry.

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Specialties

  • Dermatologist
  • Skin Pathology Specialist (Dermatopathology)

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Board certifications

  • American Board of Dermatology
  • Dermatopathology (Dermatology)

Education and training

  • Medical School - Kobe University School of Medicine
  • University of Texas, Southwestern, Nancy B. and Jake L. Hamon Center for Therapeutic Oncology Research (Fellowship)
  • University of Texas, Southwestern (Internal Medicine)
  • University of Texas, Southwestern, Fellowship in Dermatopathology
  • University of Texas, Southwestern, Residency in Dermatology
  • Kobe University School of Medicine, PhD in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry

Professional memberships

  • American Academy of Dermatology

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Japanese
  • Russian
  • Spanish

Provider's gender

Female

NPI number

1699976340

Office locations

Philadelphia Center For Dermatology

8400 Roosevelt Blvd, Suite 200

Philadelphia, PA 19152

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The doctor was kind and genuinely concerned for my well being. She explained everything clearly and answered all of my questions.
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Fully explained what was going on and recommended treatment for now... will follow up in a few months ...
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I was very pleased to be able to get an appointment within two days of going on Zocdoc. I had a rash on the top of my foot went to my family doctor and she didn’t no what it was gaveme creams nothing worked and then she sent me to a foot doctor and she didn’t no what it was gave me cream that didn’t work. When I was seen by Dr. Kodama I was so happy as soon as she looked at it she told me what it was. Would recommend her to anyone. Her staff was very friendly too.
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I feel like the staff or very knowledgeable.
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It was good
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This was the shortest visit ever at a doctor's office for me. The doctor looked at my skin and listened to my concern problems. She educated me on what to look for on my skin and to continue to protect myskin from the sun like I was already doing. I'm not sure if there was suppose to be a more thorough exam needed but I have been reading the brochure that was given to me. I wished she had late hour appointments.
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Great doctor very attentive
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Good! Quick!
Less than 3 months ago
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Everyone was very cordial and professional. The only wait time that I really experienced was of my referral not being there on time. I would recommend her to everyone.
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Absolutely an amazing Doctor. Very attentive and explains in detail as to what your procedure will be. I recommend anyone to visit. Her staff is very upbeat and kind.
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I liked Dr Kodama very much....very thorough with everything!!!!
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Extremely informative. She took the time to explain things to me. Office staff very friendly as well.
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Wonderful staff. Very professional. I was quite nervous going into this appointment as it was my first skin screening ever, and Dr. Kodama made me feel very comfortable. I left the office with some product samples for a trouble spot onmy shoulder as well as plenty of information on safe skin practices and what to look out for in the future. A completely positive experience! I am so glad I found this office!
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Let me start with the positives: Dr Kodama's staff was warm and professional. They helped to ease my 85 year old mother's nerves as they performed the procedure. The doctor herself was also very caring and patient with my mom, eventaking over for her assistant to speed things up. I truly appreciate how they treated my mother. My only complaint would be that we waited over 30 minutes from our appointment time before we were taken to an exam room, though once we were in a room, we didn't have to wait too long for the doctor to come in. Overall, I would definitely recommended Dr Kodama.
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It was great
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I have been to about 6 doctors before her and no one could help me or tell me what was wrong. She was able to diagnose me and provide me with the care I needed in minutes. AMAZING! I am so happy I went to her
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I am a retired surgeon and took a chance as the wait time for former colleagues in the field of dermatology is absurd. I had an appt with Dr. Kodama in less than 24 hours. The staff is great, the doctoris great. The best doctor's office experience I have had in a very long time.
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She is very understanding and knowlegable about her field.
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Dr. Kodama is very nice. She will great you openly that you wouldn't feel uncomfortable talking to her. Not like to others "M.D." who doesn't have the professionalism to deal with you emotionally. I am always hesitate to see ormeet new doctor because its very hard to find a great doctor now a day who can deal with sensitivity to their patients. So, Dr. Atsuko Kodama is one of the old type MD who serve patient from the heart.
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Rather than brushing me off when I came to her with a wicked sunburn (like I half expected), she gave me four prescriptions for medications that very quickly had me feeling 100% better. Dr. Kodama is a terrific doctor, and her staff is wonderful, too!
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Very fruitful. Dr. Kodama gave me instructions how to treat my skin problem correctly and efficiently.
Less than 1 year ago
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My appointment was for acne and scarring left by stitches. I gained more from a single appointment with Dr. Kodama than I have from many others over the years. She listened, discussed and examined with great detail. She gave me aperscription with a plan, an explanation for each step and a timeline. She went over my daily skin care routine and pointed out products that could cause breakouts. THE BEST PART was she gave me a list of drugstore health and beauty product options including facewash/masks, face lotions, sunscreens, and makeup (foundations/coverups/powders) with a check next to her first recommendation. This was a weight off my shoulder, in the form of not having to worry about what to use and not use or playing a guessing game about which product caused my sensitive skin to breakout! I also left with instructions, a foundation sample, sunscreen sample and coupons.
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excellent mannerism; will refer to collagues and family
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Wasnt quite what i was expecting. She came in after the Medical assistant compiled all of the notations from and began prescribing right away. I managed to ask several questions about my needs. She answered everything. Seems very knowledgeable.This is close to home. Will try to go again and see a different prespective. The staff there are wonderful.
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Was seen quickly. English is not the doctor's first language and had some difficulty understanding her. But her assistant was there the whole time and able to clarify if I had a question. Solid, professional visit.
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Good visit but she never sent my prescription to the pharmacy so I had to keep calling back to remind them to send it.
More than 1 year ago
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Very efficient
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Quite pleased
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Amazing. Thorough. Got me in and out quickly.
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Beautiful experience. She knows her stuff staff are personable and great . Will never go anywhere else.
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Very nice and professional
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Vey thorough. Took tome to explain my concerns in detail.
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The Doc was great! Told me what it was in less than a min. Showed me excellent information and pics.
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Awful!!!
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This has been by far the best dermatology experience I have had yet! The staff that I worked with seemed to be a direct reflection of Dr. Atsuko Kodama. They were all very knowledgeable, kind, attentive, patient, and positive. No matterwhat issue I had, they responded with a solution, a smile, and a confident we can help attitude. I actually am excited and hopeful after my experience, which is a first for me!!
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I really enjoyed the calm atmosphere of the waiting area. This was my daughters first visit. She has Autism and they made her feel very welcomed!
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Great doctor, office employee's were very friendly and professional. Doctor answered all my questions and treated me right away in her office. I would highly recommend her to anyone who is searching for a good dermatologist.
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The wait was not bad at all and those minutes are worth the understanding and sympathy she shows while you're seen. Her staff is equally as wonderful and acknowledged me immediately after walking into the office, being checked in promptly. I'vehad a skin issue for a while and felt insecure and was desperate for help identifying and choosing a regimen to control it. She helped me with both and know I feel like I can help myself by knowing whats going on with my skin and feel more in control of it .Thank you, Dr. Kodama, can't wait to see you soon.
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She sat down with me and was very knowledgeable. She was also caring & thorough!
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I really enjoyed it, good comunicating doctor patient , everybody is nice and very helpful. The shortest waiting time I have experienced.
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This was just my first visit for what will probably be an extended thing, but so far so good. Dr. Kodama is warm, interested and a tiny bit hard to understand, but the assistant, Linda, is great at helping the patient-doctor relationship work. I look forward to my next appointment.
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Dr Kodama and all of the staff at this office was INCREDIBLE to say the least! The service, care, and concern that was illustrated was by far the best I've ever received in all of my experiences at doctors offices. Thestaff at the front was very welcoming, friendly, and had a genuine smile. It made me feel so comfortable and valued as a new patient. I even called prior to me arriving because I was lost and running a little late, they assisted me with directions and assured me that I would still be seen. I felt OK walking into the visit and I felt AMAZING when I left:):) the dr. Kodama was very patient and listened to all of my concerns, she was very informative and educated me on my diagnosis. Pam (assistant) gave me a big hug at the end of my visit along with some very encouraging words. My concerns were addressed and medications sent right over to my pharmacy!! I loved this experience and I highly recommend this doctor and her amazing staff!!
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best doctor
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I found my visit there extremely satisfying. The staff was very courteous and the doctor was attentive to my problems and explained everything to me. I will definitely be going back and am trying to convince my husband to try a visit there.
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I didn't know what to expect, but once we began communication, I was satisfied with her diagnosis. I think she's brilliant!
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Dr. Atsuko Kodama is very knowledgeable and knows how to take care of different kinds of skin issues. She helped me when I had acne and also helped with a wound on my shoulder. She is a great dermatologist.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr Kodama is very competent, friendly, patient. She explains conditions thoroughly and educates patients on better skin care. No rush in the office.
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Th staff was very friendly! My appointment was brief but she addressed all my concerns and was extremely comforting!
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Dr Kodama and her staff were friendly and I got a same-day appointment, which was important to me. But I would never go back. I had a reaction to medication she prescribed and when I called the office for help, theynever returned the call. I called the after-hours emergency line and the person who answered was extremely unprofessional, and prescribed another drug without even asking my symptoms that made the issue worse.
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Super friendly staff...and the doctor super nice answered all my questions made me feel good
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