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Department of Dermatology


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    Welcome to the U of M Department of Dermatology

    We are committed to providing excellent patient care, conducting investigational research and training the next generation of dermatologists.

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    Pediatric Dermatology at the University of Minnesota

    The Pediatric Specialty Care Explorer Clinic is in the East Building at 2450 Riverside Ave., Minneapolis. Call 612-365-6777 for an appointment.


    Melanoma and Skin Cancer Program

    The Melanoma and Skin Cancer team provides multidisciplinary, comprehensive care from the initial screening to diagnosis, treatment and ongoing follow-up. For more information call the Cancer Care referral line: 855-486-7226, 8 am - 4:30 pm, Monday-Friday.

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    World Congress of Hair Research Meeting 2014

    Dr. Maria Hordinsky (third from left) and other International Board members from around the world met on Jeju Island in South Korea.

Welcome to the Department of Dermatology

We are committed to providing excellent patient care, conducting investigational research and training the next generation of dermatologists. Explore our Web site to learn more about our world-renowned clinical programs, nationally recognized educational program, and pioneering clinical trials. We are dedicated to improving dermatological care not only for today, but for the future.

We are currently recruiting for this study. 
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Department Highlights

General announcements 

The Department of Dermatology is proud to congratulate Christina Boull, M.D., who will be our first Pediatric Dermatology fellow starting July 1, 2015. Congratulations Dr. Boull!

Dr. Ingrid Polcari named Associate Program Director for the Dermatology Residency Program.

Check out this video on sunburn care and prevention featuring Pediatric Dermatologist Ingrid Polcari, MD.

UMN Amplatz Children's Hospital Pediatric Specialty Clinic and Pediatric Dermatology announce Center for Pediatric Vascular Lesions. 

Recent honors, awards and presentations

Dermatology resident Diana Cohen, MD was nominated/selected to attend the inaugural Dermatology Entrepreneurship Conference in May, 2015.

Dermatology resident Kevin Gaddis, M.D., has been nominated and selected to serve as a representative to the Association of American Medical Colleges Organization of Resident Representatives (AAMC ORR).

Lisa Hurliman MD, PhD and Leah Swanson, BS presented at the annual Society for Investigative Dermatology meeting on May 9, 2014 in Albuquerque.

Medical Student Dan Groth and Department Chair Maria Hordinsky, M.D., presented at the 8th World Congress for Hair Research 2014 on Jeju Island in South Korea.

Research Fellow Nathan Welty received the 2014 J. Jacob Kaplan award from the University of Minnesota Foundation and a travel award to the 13th International Symposium on Dendritic Cells from the Club Francophone des Cellules Dendritiques (CFCD).

Botond Igyarto, PhD, received a New Faculty Grant from the University of Minnesota Medical Foundation, a Research Scholar Award from the American Skin Association and a Career Development Award from the Dermatology Foundation.


Read more about these honors awards and presentations

 Photo Credit: Marna Ericson, PhD, Assistant Professor Vessels (red), tryptase (blue) and collagen type 4(green) staining in dermis of control scalp skin. Image was collected using laser scanning confocal microscopy and is an in-focus projection of 13 1.62-micron optical sections . I800Xmag.

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Lecture Schedule & Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events


Friday, April 24, 2015
Minnesota Dermatological Society Spring Meeting
University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital Auditorium
2450 Riverside Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55454

Speaker: Randall Roenigk, MD
Professor of Dermatology
Mayo Clinic Rochester
"Tips for Reconstruction and Good Ole’ TCA"

Weekly Lecture Schedule


For the week of April 27, 2015 – May 1, 2015

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Location: Dermatology Department Library, 4th Floor, PWB

1:00-3:00: Kodachromes
- Caleb Creswell, MD, Adjunct Assistant Professor

3:00-4:00: Pediatric Dermatology: Histiocytoses - Kristen Hook, MD, Assistant Professor

Friday, May 1, 2015
Location: Dermatology Department Library, 4th Floor, PWB

1:30-2:30: Pharmacology: Miscellaneous Medications (except thalidomide) - Tiffany Shih, MD, Dermatology Resident

2:30-3:30: Dermpath Unknowns - Kamruz Darabi, MD, Dermatopathologist, Ridgeview Clinics

3:30-4:30: Hair Diseases
- Maria Hordinsky, MD, Professor and Chair

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