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Department of Dermatology


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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.

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.

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Department Highlights

U of MN graduate Dr. Megan Wood brings free sunscreen to the Minnesota State Fair

Dr. Megan Wood, University of Minnesota Medical School Graduate, and Dr. Rehana Ahmed-Saucedo, Assistant Professor, conducted a survey at the 2014 MN State Fair and found that the majority of respondents would use sunscreen at the fair if it were available for free. This summer, Dr. Wood brought the idea to life. She and staff mentor Dr. Ingrid Polcari, Assistant Professor of Pediatric Dermatology, obtained a grant from the Masonic Cancer Center and partnered with Pharmaceutical Specialties, Inc. to provide free SPF 30 sunscreen in readily available pump dispensers at each information booth throughout the fair. Volunteers from the medical school and the Department of Dermatology will collect observational data that will be used to optimize sustainable future applications. Dr. Wood’s quest to provide free sunscreen as a measure for skin cancer prevention is highly personal, as she recently lost her father to malignant melanoma. Read More

General announcements

The Department of Dermatology welcomed Dr. Noah Goldfarb to the department as a faculty member this Spring. Dr. Goldfarb is one of only a few physicians in Minnesota with an expertise in rheumatologic dermatology—which enables him to treat complex autoimmune conditions that affect the skin.

University of Minnesota Pediatric Dermatologists attended the Annual Society for Pediatric Dermatology Meeting in Boston.

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

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). 


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Lecture Schedule & Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

October 14, 2015
Sheldon Mandel Lectureship
Janet Fairley, MD

Chair, John S. Strauss Professor and Head
Professor of Dermatology
University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine
Topic: Bullous diseases

Practical Dermatology Fall Course:
Topics for Primary Care
October 16-17, 2015
Double Tree Minneapolis Park Place, Minneapolis

November 11, 2015
Robert Goltz International Lectureship
Georg Stingl, MD

Professor of Dermatology
Head, Division of Immunology, Allergy and Infectious Diseases
Medical University of Vienna

Weekly Lecture Schedule - for the week of August 24, 2015 – August 28, 2015

Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Location: Dermatology Department Conference Room, 4th Floor, PWB

1:00-2:00: International Grand Rounds - Diana Cohen, MD; Paul Jou, MD; Elisabeth Hurliman, MD, PhD; Joseph Scherman, MD; Kevin Gaddis, MD, Dermatology Residents
2:00-3:00: Vascular Lesions - Sheilagh Maguiness, MD, Assistant Professor
3:00-3:15: Evidence-Based Medicine - Kevin Gaddis, MD, Dermatology Resident
3:30-4:00: Afternoon Grand Rounds: Patient Viewing (Dermatologic Surgery and Laser Center, Clinic 4A PWB)
4:00-5:00: Afternoon Grand Rounds: Case Discussions (Dermatology Department Conference Room, 4th Floor, PWB)

Friday, August 28, 2015
Location: Dermatology Department Conference Room, 4th Floor, PWB

1:30-2:30: Renal Vasculitis - Scott Reule, MD, Assistant Professor, Division of Renal Diseases and Hypertension
2:30-3:30: Dermoscopy II - Sarah Hylwa, MD, Assistant Professor
3:30-4:30: Dermpath Unknowns - Kamruz Darabi, MD, Dermatopathology, Ridgeview Clinics


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