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Department of Dermatology


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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

Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Dermatology Research Day
Speaker:  Zigang Dong, MD, Dr. P.H
Professor, Department of Cellular and Molecular Biology
Director, The Hormel Institute
Precision Medicine of Skin Cancer:  From Molecular Target to Prevention and Therapy

Department of Dermatology Weekly Event Schedule
February 8, 2016 – February 12, 2016

Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Dermatology Department Conference Room, 4th floor PWB

Solar UV Light-Induced Skin Cancer
Zigang Dong, MD, Dr. P.H.
Professor, Cellular and Molecular Biology
Director, The Hormel Institute
Immunobullous Disease Dermatopathology
Dan Miller, MD, Assistant Professor
JAAD Journal Club
Maria Hordinsky, MD, Professor & Chair
Greg Hannon, MD, Dermatology Resident
Dermatology Research Day - Campus Club, Room ABC
4:30-5:15 - Poster Viewing
5:15-5:45 - Project  Awards & Presentations
5:45-6:15 - Dinner (RSVP only)
6:15-7:00 - Lecture: Dr. Zigang Dong
Precision Medicine of Skin Cancer: From Molecular Target to Prevention and Therapy
7:00-8:00 - Research presentations

Friday, February 12, 2016
VAMC 3B-108

ITE Review - Lasers
Ronda Farah, MD, Assistant Professor
Dermoscopy Series III
Sara Hylwa-Deufel, MD, Assistant Professor
Charles Crutchfield, MD, Adjunct Professor

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