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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

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

Wednesday, October 14, 2015
Dermatology Department Conference Room, 4th Floor, PWB

Guest Lectures
Janet Fairley, MD, Professor of Dermatology, University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine

JAAD Journal Club
Maria Hordinsky, MD, Professor
CME: Sigrid Collier, MD, Med/Derm Resident

Patient Viewing – Derm Surgery Clinic, 4th floor PWB

“Predictive models of clinical improvement in rituximab-treated myositis patients using clinical features, autoantibodies, and biomarkers.”
Jeannette Olazagasti, MS4

Evening Grand Rounds/Sheldon Mandel Lectureship
5:45-6:30 Case Discussions – Campus Club, 4th Floor Coffman, Room ABC
6:30-8:00 Buffet Dinner/Lecture – Campus Club, 4th Floor Coffman, Room ABC

Bugs, Brains, and Blisters: An Update on Bullous Pemphigoid
Janet Fairley, MD, Professor of Dermatology, University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine


Friday, October 16, 2015
Hennepin County Medical Center – Orange 5, Room 131

Cuong Nguyen, MD, Med/Derm Resident

Dermal and Subcutaneous Tumors II
Kevin Gaddis, MD, Dermatology Resident

Antivirals and Antiparasitics
Joseph Scherman, MD, Dermatology Resident



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