Patient Rating:

4.9 out of 5

139 Patient Ratings
93 Patient Comments

John J. Zone, M.D.

Chair, Department of Dermatology

Clinical Details


Schedule An Appointment Clinical Office Address
(801) 581-2995 U of U Dermatology Boise
1618 S Millennium Way
Meridian, ID 83642
(801) 581-2955 Dermatology Murray Clinic
6095 South 300 East, Suite 160
Murray, UT 84107
(801) 581-2955 University Hospital
Dermatology, Clinic 28
50 N Medical Dr
Salt Lake City, UT 84132


John J. Zone, MD has specialized expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of blistering diseases of the skin. This includes dermatitis herpetiformis, linear IgA disease, pemphigus and pemphigoid. He is board certified in dermatology, immunodermatology and internal medicine. He runs both a research and clinical laboratory dedicated to diagnosis, treatment and research of these blistering diseases. Dr. Zone deals primarily with the practice of medical dermatology and expert management of dermatitis herpetiformis, gluten intolerence, linear IgA disease, pemphigus, pemphigoid, lichen planus and oral ulcers that are frequently related to immune conditions.

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Dermatology - Professor
Board Certification American Board of Dermatology (Dermatology)
American Board of Dermatology (Sub: Clin&Lab Derm Imm)
American Board of Internal Medicine (Internal Medicine)

Patient Ratings

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Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

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My confidence in doctor
Time doctor spent with me
Doctor spoke using clear language
Doctor's effort to include me in decisions
Doctor's concern for questions & worries
Doctor's explanation of condition/problem
Wait time at clinic
Doctor's friendliness and courtesy

Patient Comments

Patient comments are gathered from our Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey and displayed in their entirety. Patients are de-identified for confidentiality and patient privacy.

March 22, 2014

I'm very impressed with the help I've received and the encouragement provided.

March 13, 2014

Dr. Zone is an amazing Doctor. Always friendly, very knowledgeable.

February 26, 2014

I have been going to Dr. Zone for over 20 years...our patient/doctor relationship has lasted longer than most marriages. He has always taken a genuine interest in ALL of my health issues, not just my dermatologic issues. It has been my good fortune to have him as my doctor all these years.

February 23, 2014

Dr. Zone is the BEST!

February 22, 2014

no problems

February 08, 2014

Dr Zone actually called the pharmacy to inquire about the cost of medication for me! Very kind.

February 07, 2014

Dr. Zone was very good and so were his assistant, and the PA.

January 22, 2014

Dr. Zone is fantastic. He is caring and really wants to resolve the medical issues. I feel like I am in good hands with my unique condition.

December 11, 2013

He came very highly recommended by a Dr. I like and respect.

December 11, 2013

One of the best Doctor's and staff I have known.

November 19, 2013

Dr. Zone is exceptional in every way!

November 18, 2013

Dr. Zone is fantastic!

November 14, 2013


November 11, 2013

John Zone is a rare breed. While being an excellent physician, he also knows how to relate to the patient at his/her level of understanding.

October 29, 2013

Dr. Zone has always made me feel like he cares about me and making sure I have a good quality of life. You can also see this in his staff.

October 21, 2013

Exceptional Doctor!!!!

October 14, 2013

Excellent job in explaining his plan of attack.

October 07, 2013

This office and Dr. Zone do such a good job, that I ENJOY coming in for a check up!

September 24, 2013

Outstanding clinician, clearly unparalleled expertise, tremendous follow up. Dr. Zone exemplifies traits that all physicians should strive to achieve: compassionate, considerate, professional in demeanor with a down-to-earth human touch, and exemplary care.

September 09, 2013

Dr. Zone takes a genuine interest in all of my health issues, not just my dermatological issues.

September 09, 2013


August 19, 2013


August 18, 2013

Dr. Zone is amazing!

August 18, 2013

Dr. Zone is fantastic!

August 17, 2013

Dr. Zone is fantastically great in all ways!

August 15, 2013

It was nice not to be rushed out of the office. Dr. Zone spent a lot of time with me which I really appreciated.

August 12, 2013

My experience with Dr Zone has been that if he's anxious to spend the time with each of his patience so they understand what's going on. I always feel that he's interested in me, not the previous patient or the next one he has to see. And he demonstrates his interest in me by staying focused on my needs.

July 23, 2013

Great experience!!!i

July 22, 2013

always good

July 22, 2013

I have been seeing Dr. Zone for over 15 years. Don't knoq what I'll do when he retires!

July 21, 2013

Awesome experience. He didn't seem rushed to get to the next patient and took the time to talk to me and my husband in a personable manner. I felt he was genuinely interested in me and my issues in a professional manner. He was very knowledgeable about my problem.

July 18, 2013

LOVE Dr. Zone! He has always engaged me in decision making processes and kept me in the information loop of my care plan. I will be up a creek without a paddle if\when he retires.

July 15, 2013

Dr. Zone is absolutely wonderful in so many ways!!

June 28, 2013

Dr. Zone is superb in every way! He saw me on short notice, was very thorough and explained everything clearly. He is exceptionally talented and personable!

June 27, 2013

I am very impressed with Dr. Zone's knowledge in many aspects of medicine and his willingness to explain things !

June 10, 2013

I hope he keeps working until I'm gone. He's a jewel.

June 10, 2013

Doctor Zone is very good and has the knowledge concerning my problems

June 04, 2013

All good! :)

June 04, 2013

Thank you for your patience and understanding. What a wonderful, remarkable Doctor!

May 27, 2013

I really like Dr. Zone. He listens and makes you feel like your care is a collaborative effort.

April 17, 2013


April 15, 2013

I saw Dr. Sarah (Cipriani? Cant remember last name) and Dr. Chang and Dr. Zone. All were wonderful and very solicitous. Dr. Sarah called us at home and was supremely understanding and caring. Dr. Zone spent incredible time talking with us and helping us through a very worrisome illness. Overall, excellent care!

April 09, 2013

0 complaints. Happy patient!!

April 08, 2013

I have complete trust in Dr. Zone. He has taken excellent care of my skin conditions for over 20 years. I would never go to anyone else unless so directed by Dr. Zone.

April 03, 2013

Dr. Zone is the best!

March 18, 2013

Dr. Zone was great. I had a very good experience. I was nervous about what would need to be done (how many tissue samples would have to be taken, how deep they'd have to go, how much pain I'd be in afterwards) and told him I was a big baby. He was very reassuring and put me at ease with his relaxed attitude and teasing, although he was always very professional. I really liked him and feel good about the care I will receive from him. I assumed I'd hear back about the biopsy results some time last week, but so far have not. Soon, I'm sure.

March 05, 2013


February 28, 2013

very good

February 26, 2013

Dr. Zone is extraordinarily knowledgeable and personable--he is fantastic!

February 26, 2013

Dr. Zone is superb in every way!

January 22, 2013

Dr Zone is an excellent doctor. I feel he is the reason of why I can do the things i can do in my life. I could not be this healthy if it wasn't for him

January 16, 2013

Dr. Zone exemplifies a great physician from his clinical excellence to his great interactive skills.

January 07, 2013

John Zone is a superb dermatologist with a fine sense of humor and excellent clinical skills

December 18, 2012

Dr. Zone told me he would email my other doctor and me butprobably wouldn't be able to before Saturday. It is now Monday evening and I've heard nothing.

December 03, 2012

I have seen Dr. Zonefor many many years and we have a great relationship. He's great.

November 27, 2012

Very concerned to make the painful procedure more comfortable,

November 19, 2012

I have great confidence in Dr. Zone and have always found him to be extremely helpful.

November 08, 2012

Dr. Zone is "THE BEST"!

October 29, 2012


October 16, 2012

Dr. Zone is the best......

October 11, 2012

I love Dr. Zone and do refer patients to him. He's a very positive person and I always come away feeling better.

October 09, 2012

Dr. Zone is the only doctor I have who I would recommend to someone else. I do wish we had removed more of the brown spots.

October 08, 2012

Nobody is better than Dr Zone

October 08, 2012

Dr. Zone is our FAVORITE MD.

October 02, 2012

Dr Zone does a wonderful job treating me like an equal. I appreciate his sense of humor and yet ability to answer questions and talk about my health with knowledge and professionalism.

September 23, 2012

Dr . Zone is fabulous in every way!!!

September 23, 2012


September 17, 2012

Excellent care, as always.

September 14, 2012

Dr. Zone is unbelievably wonderful in all ways! He goes out of his way to give outstanding care! He is a delight to be with! We can't thank him enough!

September 03, 2012

Love, love, love Dr. Zone! Best Dr.'s I've ever been to.

August 21, 2012

Appreciate Dr. Zone so much! He was very sensitive to me and my concerns, recommendations and follow-up.

August 13, 2012

Dr John Zone is wonderful. He is attentive, caring, and willing to go the extra mile for exceptional patient care.

August 13, 2012

Dr. Zone is an excellent doctor. Kudos

August 07, 2012

We LOVE LOVE Dr Zone and feel very fortunate to have him as our specialist!!!!

July 30, 2012

I've never had a doctor that I've liked as much as Dr. Zone...for anything. I trust him completely!

July 30, 2012


June 25, 2012

Dr. Zone is an exceptional person and provider. He is my family's favorite MD.

June 22, 2012

I like how Dr. Zone gets you involved in your care.

June 18, 2012

He is the best!

May 07, 2012

Dr. Zone has a way of engaging you to be apart of your situation. I feel he listens to what the patient says and takes that into consideration as he works through what ever is going on.

April 18, 2012

Dr. Zone is the best.

March 22, 2012

Very confident in Dr Zone's ability and overall plan...couldn't be in better hands!

March 22, 2012

Dr. Zone always provides excellent quality care. He is thorough, careful and easy to talk to. I have the ultimate in confidence in him and his treatment.

March 19, 2012

Best experience I have had regarding my condition.

March 08, 2012

He is a great doctor. He saved my life.

March 06, 2012

I always recommend Dr. Zone to everyone. I wouldn't go anywhere else.

February 16, 2012

Dr. Zone instilled a great deal of confidence in me about his expertise and experience in managing my auto immune disease. I am grateful to be his patient.

February 15, 2012

Dr. Zone is fantastic!

February 15, 2012

Dr. Zone is exceptional in every way. He is extraordinary in explaining what is wrong in plain language. He takes extra care to be sure everything is checked out thoroughly.

January 26, 2012

Dr Zone has always been very professional, friendly and an excellent provider to me.

January 26, 2012

Dr. Zone spends the time with me and discusses my case with me.

January 25, 2012

If I could give Dr. Zone a rating of "10" I would. He has always gone above and beyond his responsibilities and taken a genuine interest in my various health issues. His advice has led me to excellent other doctors at the U of U Hospital that participate in my care. You are fortunate to have him on your staff, as am I.

January 25, 2012

I've been seeing Dr. Zone for years. Always a good experience. I especially appreciate that I never feel rushed and do feel like he'll take the time with me that the situation calls for.

Academic Profile

Research Interests

  • Immunopathology
  • Celiac Disease
  • Bullous Disease
  • Lichen Planus
  • Melanoma
  • Dermatitis Herpetiformis
  • Pemphigus
  • Linear IgA Disease

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Dermatology - Professor
Board Certification American Board of Dermatology (Dermatology)
American Board of Dermatology (Sub: Clin&Lab Derm Imm)
American Board of Internal Medicine (Internal Medicine)

Academic Office Locations

Academic Office Phone Number Academic Office Address
(801) 581-6465 School of Medicine
30 N Medical Dr
Salt Lake City, UT 84132

Academic Bio

Dr. Zone has had an interest in celiac disease and the cutaneous manifestations of celiac disease since beginning his investigative career in 1977. This has included studies of basic mechanisms of mucosal immunology mediated by IgA. These studies have defined the mechanism by which IgA epidrmal transglutaminase antibody is deposited in the skin in dermatitis herpetiformis, a cutaneous manifestation of celiac disease. The recent publication in the Journal of immunology is the first to describe the passive transfer of IgA antibodies to epidermal transglutaminase to human skin transplanted to SCID mice. During the years of studying transglutaminase antibodies in patients with celiac disease, he has led extensive studies of the inheritance of celiac disease, findings in high risk populations such as Down's syndrome, and correlation of serological testing with small intestinal biopsy findings. A representative sampling of the publications related to Dr. Zone's extensive studies of IgA, transglutaminase antibodies and celiac disease is present in the attached bibliography. Dr. Zone's extensive work in celiac disease serology will be central to the population screening procedures that will be undertaken in this proposal.


Education History

Type School Degree
Residency SUNY - Buffalo
Residency SUNY at Syracuse
Internal Medicine
Internship SUNY at Syracuse
Internal Medicine
Professional Medical SUNY at Syracuse
Undergraduate University of Notre Dame
Premedical Sciences


Selected Provider Publications

Journal Article

  1. Shigeta M, Saiki M, Tsuruta D, Ohata C, Ishii N, Ono F, Hamada T, Dainichi T, Furumura M, Zone JJ, Karpati S, Sitaru C, Hashimoto (2012)Two Japanese cases of dermatitis herpetiformis associated each with lung cancer and autoimmune pancreatitis but showing no intestinal symptom or circulating immunoglobulin A antibodies to any known antigens.  Journal of Dermatology, 39(12),1002-5
  2. McCaughey C, Machan M, Bennett R, Zone JJ, Hull C(2011)Pimecrolimus 1% cream for oral erosive lichen planus: a 6-week randomized, double-blind, vehicle-controlled study with a 6-week open-label extension to assess efficacy and safety.  Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV, 25(9),1061-7
  3. Zone JJ, Schmidt LA, Taylor TB, Hull CM, Sotiriou MC, Jaskowski TD, Hill HR, Meyer L(2011)Dermatitis herpetiformis sera or goat anti-transglutaminase-3 transferred to human skin-grafted mice mimics dermatitis herpetiformis immunopathology.  Journal of Immunology, 186(7),4474-80
  4. Jaskowski TD, Donaldson MR, Hull CM, Wilson AR, Hill HR, Zone JJ, Book L(2010)Novel screening assay performance in pediatric celiac disease and adult dermatitis herpetiformis.  Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition, 51(1),19-23
  5. Jaskowski TD, Hamblin T, Wilson AR, Hill HR, Book LS, Meyer LJ, Zone JJ, Hull C(2009)IgA anti-epidermal transglutaminase antibodies in dermatitis herpetiformis and pediatric celiac disease.  Journal of Investigative Dermatology, The, 129(11),2728-30
  6. Donaldson MR, Book LS, Leiferman KM, Zone JJ, Neuhausen S(2008)Strongly positive tissue transglutaminase antibodies are associated with Marsh 3 histopathology in adult and pediatric celiac disease.  Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology, 42(3),256-60
  7. Hull CM, Liddle M, Hansen N, Meyer LJ, Schmidt L, Taylor T, Jaskowski TD, Hill HR, Zone J(2008)Elevation of IgA anti-epidermal transglutaminase antibodies in dermatitis herpetiformis.  British Journal of Dermatology, 159(1),120-4
  8. Petersen MJ, Zone J(2008)The Relationship between Autoimmune Bullous Disease and Systemic Disorders.  Journal of Investigative Dermatology, The, 128(E3),E28-E30
  9. Donaldson MR, Zone JJ, Schmidt LA, Taylor TB, Neuhausen SL, Hull CM, Meyer L(2007)Epidermal Transglutaminase Deposits in Perilesional and Uninvolved Skin in Patients with Dermatitis Herpetiformis.  Journal of Investigative Dermatology, The, 127(5),1268-71
  10. Zone JJ, Taylor T, Hull C, Schmidt L, Meyer (2007)IgE basement membrane zone antibodies induce eosinophil infiltration and histological blisters in engrafted human skin on SCID mice.  Journal of Investigative Dermatology, The, 127(5),1167-74
  11. Donaldson MR, Firth SD, Wimpee H, Leiferman KM, Zone JJ, Horsley W, O'gorman MA, Jackson WD, Neuhausen SL, Hull CM, Book L(2007)Correlation of duodenal histology with tissue transglutaminase and endomysial antibody levels in pediatric celiac disease.  Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, 5(5),567-73
  12. Zone J(2005)Skin manifestations of celiac disease.  Gastroenterology, 128(4 Pt 2),S87-91
  13. Zone JJ, Egan CA, Taylor TB, Meyer L(2004)IgA autoimmune disorders: development of a passive transfer mouse model.  Journal of Investigative Dermatology Symposium Proceedings, The, 9(1),47-51
  14. Book L, Zone JJ, Neuhausen S(2003)Prevalence of celiac disease among relatives of sib pairs with celiac disease in U.S. families.  American Journal of Gastroenterology, 98(2),377-81
  15. Neuhausen SL, Weizman Z, Camp NJ, Elbedour K, Sheffield VC, Zone JJ, Carmi (2002)HLA DQA1-DQB1 genotypes in Bedouin families with celiac disease.  Human Immunology, 63(6),502-7
  16. Neuhausen SL, Feolo M, Camp NJ, Farnham J, Book L, Zone J(2002)Genome-wide linkage analysis for celiac disease in North American families.  American Journal of Medical Genetics, 111(1),1-9
  17. Zone J(2001)Clinical spectrum, pathogenesis and treatment of linear IgA bullous dermatosis  Journal of Dermatology, 2811651-653
  18. Lewis C, Book L, Black J, Sawitzke A, Cannon-Albright L, Zone J, Neuhausen (2000)Celiac disease and human leukocyte antigen genotype: accuracy of diagnosis in self-diagnosed individuals, dosage effect, and sibling risk.  Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition, 31(1),22-7
  19. Smith JB, Smith SW, Zone J(1998)Dermatitis herpetiformis and cigarette smoking  Gut, 43732
  20. Marinkovich MP, Taylor TB, Keene DR, Burgeson RE, Zone J(1996)LAD-1, the linear IgA bullous dermatosis autoantigen, is a novel 120-kDa anchoring filament protein synthesized by epidermal cells.  Journal of Investigative Dermatology, The, 106(4),734-8
  21. Zone JJ, Taylor TB, Kadunce DP, Chorzelski TP, Schachner LA, Huff JC, Meyer LJ, Petersen M(1996)IgA antibodies in chronic bullous disease of childhood react with 97 kDa basement membrane zone protein.  Journal of Investigative Dermatology, The, 106(6),1277-80
  22. Thuong-Nguyen V, Kadunce DP, Hendrix JD, Gammon WR, Zone J(1993)Inhibition of neutrophil adherence to antibody by dapsone: a possible therapeutic mechanism of dapsone in the treatment of IgA dermatoses.  Journal of Investigative Dermatology, The, 100(4),349-55
  23. Cannon-Albright LA, Goldgar De, Meyer LJ, Lewis CM, Anderson DE, Fountain JW, Hegi ME, Wiseman RW, Petty EM, Bale AE, Olopade OI, Diaz MO, Kwiatkowski DJ, Piepkorn MW, Zone JJ, Skolnick M(1992)Assignment of a locus for familial melanoma MLM to chromosome 9p13-p22  Science, 2581148-1152
  24. Cannon-Albright LA, Goldgar DE, Wright EC, Turco A, Jost M, Meyer LJ, Piepkorn M, Zone JJ, Skolnick M(1990)Evidence against the reported linkage of the cutaneous melanoma-dysplastic nevus syndrome locus to chromosome Ip36.  American Journal of Human Genetics, 46(5),912-8
  25. Zone J, Ward J, Boyce E, Schupbach (1982)Penicillamine-induced pemphigus.  JAMA: The Journal of the American Medical Association, 247(19),2705-7
  26. Zone JJ, LaSalle BA, Provost T(1980)Circulating immune complexes of IgA type in dermatitis herpetiformis.  Journal of Investigative Dermatology, The, 75(2),152-5


  1. Chan LS, Ahmed AR, Anhalt GJ, Bernauer W, Cooper KD, Elder MJ, Fine JD, Foster CS, Ghohestani R, Hashimoto T, Hoang-Xuan T, Kirtschig G, Korman NJ, Lightman S, Lozada-Nur F, Marinkovich MP, Mondino BJ, Prost-Squarcioni C, Rogers RS 3rd, Setterfield JF, West DP, Wojnarowska F, Woodley DT, Yancey KB, Zillikens D, Zone J(2002)The first international consensus on mucous membrane pemphigoid: definition, diagnostic criteria, pathogenic factors, medical treatment, and prognostic indicators.  Archives of Dermatology, 138(3),370-9


  1. Egan CA, Reddy D, Nie Z, Taylor TB, Schmidt LA, Meyer LJ, Petersen MJ, Hashimoto T, Marinkovich MP, Zone J(2001)IgG anti-LABD97 antibodies in bullous pemphigoid patients' sera react with the mid-portion of the BPAg2 ectodomain.  Journal of Investigative Dermatology, The, 116(2),348-50
  2. Smith JB, Fowler JB, Zone J(1994)The effect of ibuprofen on serum dapsone levels and disease activity in dermatitis herpetiformis.  Archives of Dermatology, 130(2),257-9
  3. Zone J(1981)Potassium iodide and vasculitis.  Archives of Dermatology, 117(12),758-9

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