Medical School

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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    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.


    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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    Center for Pediatric Vascular Lesions

    The UMN Amplatz Children's Hospital Pediatrics Specialty Clinic, in conjuction with Pediatric Dermatology, is pleased to announce the opening of the Center for Pediatric Vascular Lesions. Call 612-672-5932 for more information, 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


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 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

February 11, 2015
Evening Grand Rounds

5:00 - 8:00 pm
Campus Club, Coffman Union

David Swanson, MD
Associate Professor of Dermatology
Mayo Clinic Scottsdale

Friday, February 20, 2015
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Pediatric Dermatology Progress and Practices
University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital Auditorium
2450 Riverside Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55454

Register for this course
Register by December 22nd to take advantage of the Early Registration special rates!

Weekly Lecture Schedule

For the week of December 22, 2014 – December 26, 2014

No Lectures Scheduled


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